This is a nice early production Remington New Model Army Revolver that was purchased by the US government during the Civil War. Caliber .44 with 8" octagonal barrel. Serial number is in the 28,000 range which dates its production to September 1862. Note the early style German silver cone-shaped front sight which was carried over from the Old Model Army for a short time before going to the pinched steel front sight. Serial numbers are all matching which includes the barrel, cylinder, frame, and grips. Various sub-inspector markings can be found throughout this entire revolver. Good inspector cartouche is visible on the left grip which reads "GP" and stands for "Giles Porter". This is a nice all original example that's in remarkable shape for early Civil War production as most of these early examples saw extended use. Overall, NRA Antique Fine+ Condition with 60% original blue overall. Hammer still shows some original case colors as well. Nice markings and good screws throughout. Original grips are in Very Good Plus to Fine Condition Overall with no chips, cracks, or repairs. The action is perfect and bore is still mostly bright with very strong rifling. Fine+ Overall. If you've been looking for an antique revolver that saw use in the Civil War, but didn't get chewed up, this Remington has a nice combination of history and condition that won't break the bank!