The Remington New Model Army was one of the most widely used revolvers of the Civil War and became the primary revolver issued to Union cavalry after the fire at the Colt factory in 1863. The New Model Army was manufactured from 1863 to 1875 with a total production of approximately 132,000 and represented the last of Remington's .44 caliber percussion revolvers. These revolvers were incredibly rugged owing to their top strapped frames and were much faster to reload than the Colts of the same era. Buffalo Bill Cody is said to have given his New Model to a foreman on his ranch after using it for decades saying: "It never failed me." He had used the revolver from his time as a soldier in the Civil War through 1906 and even hunted buffalo with it. The revolver has an 8 inch barrel, primarily blued finish, casehardened hammer, fire blued trigger and brass trigger guard. The top barrel flat is marked: "PATENTED SEPT. 14. 1858/E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION NEW YORK. U.S./NEW-MODEL". The serial number is located on the bottom barrel flat, underside of the grips, and on the left side of the frame under the grip. Small single letter inspection marks are stamped on most components. It has smooth oiled walnut grips. The left grip panel is marked with an "RH" cartouche.