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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Weapons
Weapons
Veterans ➔ Pistol, Remington New Model Army .44 Caliber Revolver

Identifier:
113984
Description:
Standard 6-shot percussion revolver. Interesting carving in wood on left grip, appears to be a shield and the initials "RK" along with some other markings.;Maker: Remington
Model: Army
.44 cal
Percussion revolver
Date:
circa 1863
Dimensions:
5.5" h 14" w 2" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Thank God for Michigan: Stories from the Civil War (June 6 2011 – March 29 2015)
Thank God for Michigan was an exhibition developed by the GRPM to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  The exhibit featured over 150 artifacts from the GRPM's collection and told the story of the Civil War through the lens of soldiers and civilians from Michigan.
Makers/Donors
Taggart, Jack B.

Remington Arms Company
Remington Arms Company can be traced all the way back to 1816 when Eliphalet Remington II hand-crafted his first rifle barrel. The company achieved success with a series of government contracts manufacturing arms for the United States military. In 1856, Eliphalet was joined by his sons and together founded the E. Remington and Sons Company. Following the end of the Civil War, the company began to shift its focus increasingly toward manufacturing arms for civilian and sportsman use, and to more diverse markets. In 1874, Remington produced the first effective typewriter in 1874 and in 1921 expanded into cutlery. The company was also the first to introduce the concept of game loads for shotgun ammunition. To date, they remain a relevant and innovative arms company.