Traditions™ 1858 Remington® New Army Revolver
- .44 caliber
- One-piece frame
- Top strap and post sights'
- Choice of brass or stainless steel frame
- Walnut grip
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tejas21853 .44 caliber black powder revolver I really like black powder handguns for their knock down power and that the state and government agencies don't consider the black powder handgun to be a handgun(so you don't have a purchase permit to purchase a black powder pistol). I feel this is a great selling point,but in my opinion any .44 caliber black powder pistol has the same knock down power of any conventional handgun.I own several black powder handguns and rifles and carbines.Price wise the black powder weapon is cheaper to purchase and to shoot for the same power of conventional weapons. August 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Colonel77USAF Misleading Be aware this is NOT an accurate reproduction of the 1858 Army by Remington. The 1858 Army was built on an ALL STEEL frame, not a brass and steel frame. This is something akin to the "Confederate Colt" revolver. The CSA tried to make a copy of the Colt New Army, but used brass in the frame (because they lacked good tooling to drill steel) but the result was a gun that jammed under rapid fire as the brass frame expanded. Confederate soldiers said the gun was "as useful to throw at the enemy as to shoot at them." April 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by goosebuster nice pistol I have the brass frame model for shooting blackpowder. And the steel framed model converted over to shoot 45 colt. both are well built, at first it's a little tricky getting the nipples back in the cylindar after shooting blackpowder. also recommed getting the 30 grain preformed pellets, makes reloading go a little faster. March 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by HistoryNut Solid Beautiful Piece This gun is really fun to shoot. It's easy to relive the glory days of the old west on the range. I bought this gun along with a spare cylinder (not included) which is handy, because being a black powder weapon, it take a few minutes to reload. That said, I highly recommend using the 30 grain triple 7 pellets rather than loose powder. it saves a lot of time. The gun itself looks amazing and is very accurate. Regular round balls do fine, but special bullet-shaped slugs are available in .44. The gun also has little to no kick if you use the recommended 30 grains of powder. My only critique is that it gets really dirty and you must clean it soon after shooting because black powder is very corrosive and the barrel is 8 inches long. The small handle is historically accurate, so no complaints there, but If I had known that there is a version available with a shorter barrel, I would have bought that one. I think the long barrel makes drawing and handling the weapon a little awkward. However, all totaled, I love this gun and heartily recommend it to anyone who loves history, loud bangs and smoke! November 25, 2011
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