1858 Remington New Army Model .44 Caliber Revolver Replica
My fiancee found this in the attic, the cylinder is in rough shape and the action isn't so good when you try to cycle it on some of the chambers. I don't have any pictures at the moment. It has a brass frame and it was dry fired. (people thinking they're in the 1800s.) All of the nipples except for one are missing, which would the the one that is mushroomed. My question besides pricing would be, is it worth it to buy a new cylinder and where could I do such a thing because my searches are proving nothing. Pin that holds the cylinder was very hard to pull and the loading leaver does not drive all the way into the chambers. Also, when cycled the cylinder doesn't turn all the way on some of them. I have not had permission to break the gun down fully yet but what what I've seen it does have some surface rust and some green on the brass. When you look into the cylinder itself the chambers look almost fuzzy. I have not looked into the barrel tho you can see some rust at the muzzle. Would it be worth it to give this gun a good tune up and cleaning, or is it better to let it be as is to be a piece of art? Thank you very much for reading and sorry for the poor writing skills I have displayed.