Is This a Remington Revolver ?
I need help identifying this revolver. It appears to be a New Model Remington of 1858. There are no visible name or markings on it. Several local authorities (experts on antique guns (mainly Colt, Sharps, and Winchester experience), have said they believe this to be a very early Remington. They all based this on what they said was the general design, the placement and type of numbers used, and the method of manufacturing. They said that the method of making these early guns, casting, machining, cutting etc.; was totally different than that used after the change in steel making methods in the early 1860's. It is a 44 caliber and seems to be in very good mechanical condition, although it does seem to have a "hair trigger" as the old expression goes. My first thought was that it was a reproduction that someone had aged, but they disagreed with me on that, based on the manufacturing method. And they all added one other thing, if someone wanted fake a reproduction to pass off as a genuine one, they would have at least left some faint trace of the makers name, address, and pat'd, so that someone would think it was real. Any help or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Here are some photos of it.