Remington Model 1875
|Remington Model 1875|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Maximum range||50 meters|
|Feed system||6-shot Cylinder|
|Sights||Milled groove in the rear of the top-strap, Front blade.|
Remington 1875 was a revolver by the Remington Arms. It was a based upon the successful Remington Model 1858 with both revolvers having the same size, appearance, and the removable cylinder magazine. The 1875 Remington single actions kept the solid frame and overall styling of the percussion models. But the 1875 model was suitably made for metallic cartridge.
Remington entered the cartridge revolver market in 1875 when it introduced a big-frame, army style revolver, a six-shooter to compete with the Colt Peacemaker. Ordinary citizens and Old West lawmen alike recognized the sturdy quality of the new Remington revolvers.
Introduced to compete with Colt's Single Action Army revolvers, this Remington design failed to meet with the commercial success made by Colt's model due to the Hartford firm's two-year head start in production and sales.
Also known as the "Improved Army" or "Frontier Army" revolver, this single-action was a competitor to Colt's popular Single Action Army line. By the time of its introduction, however, Colt had already secured contracts with the U.S. Army, and Remington was forced to seek other markets. The U.S. government purchased fewer than 650 for use by Indian police, and another 1000 were sold to the Mexican government circa 1880. The Egyptian government contracted for delivery of 10,000, but few were produced and delivered due to significant unpaid debts owed by the Egyptians for Rolling Block rifles.
Between 25,000 and 30,000 were manufactured during the years 1875-1889 in three different chamberings: .44 Remington Centerfire; .44-40; and .45 caliber. These were not optional; rather, the caliber of production models was determined by their date of manufacture. .45 caliber cylinders were slightly longer to prevent accidental insertion into a .44 frame. Standard features included a fluted cylinder, walnut grip panels, blued or nickel-plated finish with case-hardened hammer and loading gate, and a lanyard ring. Standard barrel length was 7-1/2 inches, although a very few revolvers were produced with 5-3/4 inch barrels.
Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army revolver
After the production of a few Model 1888 transition revolvers with 5 3/4 inch barrel, called the "New Model Pocket Army", Remington began production of the Model 1890 Single Action Army revolver. It was manufactured between 1890 to 1896 in very small numbers. It is one of the most sought after of Remington handguns. Standard barrel length was 7-1/2 inches and 5 1/2 inches. Of the 2,020 produced, a handful of Remington 1890s saw service as side arms by Indian police on Western reservations.
The Uberti 1875 Outlaw, Frontier, and Police revolvers are reproductions of the famous old Remington 1875 and 1890 revolver, but chambered for more modern smokeless powder cartridges as the .357 Magnum. So, while it looks and feels like an old-west "cowboy" gun, it has metallurgy common to more modern revolvers. Like all weapons, the Uberti 1875 Outlaw must be taken apart periodically for cleaning. Because it is a revolver with so few moving parts, however, disassembly in this case is limited to simply removing the cylinder from the main revolver body.