• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

1875 Remington Revolver

1875 Remington Revolver
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1875 Remington Revolver

Caliber: .44-40 caliber

Barrel length: 7 ½"

Built to compete with the 1873 Colt, the 1875 was Remington's first metallic cartridge revolver. It kept the overall appearance of the 1858 Remington making it heavier than a Colt but sturdier as well. Like other revolvers, it was a six shot single action. This pistol was loaded through a loading gate in the rear and each round had to be extracted one at a time using the ejecting rod. Frank James was known to carry an 1875 Remington.

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Entrance to Visitor Center on south end of building

Fort Smith National Historic Site completed a major renovation of their Visitor Center in the summer of 2000.