New Army Conversion Revolver
The Remington 1858 New Army Conversion was among the first of the Civil War percussion era revolvers converted to fire metallic cartridges.
- The original cap-and-ball cylinder was altered or replaced by a cartridge cylinder.
- A new breech face with a loading gate was added.
- The frames were dovetailed to permit the insertion of an ejector assembly.
The earliest model, introduced by Remington in 1868, chambered 5 .46-caliber rimfire cartridges. Later, 6-shot versions were chambered for .44-caliber centerfire rounds. Today, this Remington is offered in a 6-shot, .45 Colt configuration.
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1858 New Army Conversion
Caliber: .45 Colt
Barrel Length: 8″″
Materials: Blue Steel Frame and B/S, Brass T/G
Overall Length: 13.8″
Finish: Blue steel
Number of Grooves: 6
Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Grip: 2-pc walnut
B/S - Backstrap C/H - Case-Hardened T/G - Trigger Guard
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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