Grant’s pistols – featured at Rock Island Auction Company – expected to fetch $1-3 million

Items belonging to Civil War President and General Ulysses S. Grant are among the most sought-after 19th-century American artifacts, especially artifacts displayed, owned, or used by Grant during the Civil War, according to a press release from the Rock Island Auction Company.

At its May 13-15 gun auction, Rock Island Auction Society (RIAC) will auction General Ulysses S. Grant’s Remington New Model Army revolvers. The pair of Remington New Model Army revolvers are expected to fetch between $1 million and $3 million, according to the release.

In addition to revolvers, the auction will feature fine antiques to modern classics, including Winchester Model 1873 1 of 100, Custer battle Pickup Colt SAA, Colt Paterson Model 1839 rotary shotgun, and more. View the full catalog of items here.

Grant’s historic presentation engraved Remington New Model Army revolvers are arguably the most important and valuable Remington firearms on the market and are considered a “holy grail” for Civil War collectors, the statement said. .

The set is covered in the art of LD Nimschke, one of the most renowned master engravers of the 19th century, and features handles carved with Grant’s portrait. They are nestled in their original rosewood case with a full range of accessories.

Grant’s revolvers (Photo courtesy of Rock Island Auction Company.)

April 27 marks the 200th anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant’s birthday

“April 12, 2022 marks the 161st anniversary of the start of the Civil War, and we couldn’t think of a better time to announce that Grant’s revolvers will be available to the collecting public. Currently, these firearms make up the set of the most elaborate and historically significant revolvers made during the Civil War,” said Kevin Hogan, president of Rock Island Auction Company. “They are important works of American art, a powerful piece of American history, and completely fresh It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a good gun collector.

The pair of Remington revolvers are an American treasure and are already drawing comparisons to President Abraham Lincoln’s gilded, etched Henry Rifles or President George Washington’s flintlock pistols. They were probably presented to Grant after capturing Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 and thereby securing the length of the Mississippi River for the Union.

“Items belonging to Grant are among the most sought after 19th century American artifacts, especially artifacts displayed, owned or used by General Grant during the Civil War. We at Rock Island Auction Company are no strangers to historic weapons owned by some of the biggest names in American and world history,” Hogan said. “Last year, we sold Napoleon trim, Alexander Hamilton’s Revolutionary War flintlock pistols and epaulettes, and John Wayne’s Colt Single Action Army, to name a few.”

Watch a YouTube video featuring more details on Ulysses S. Grant’s Remington revolvers.

In addition to revolvers, the auction will feature fine antiques to modern classics, including Winchester Model 1873 1 of 100, Custer battle Pickup Colt SAA, Colt Paterson Model 1839 rotary shotgun, and more. View the full catalog of items here.

The May Premier Gun Auction is this spring’s flagship event in fine gun collecting. The auction will feature hundreds of the most historic and publicly available firearms in the world, including well-known names in American history such as George Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, J. Edgar Hoover, Pawnee Bill and others. For more information, visit Rock Island Auction Company’s Premier Firearms Auction.

About Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island Auction Company is the world’s premier firearms, bladed weapons and militaria auction company. Founded in 1993 by its current CEO, Patrick Hogan, RIAC’s 150,000 square foot campus consists of two buildings and hosts approximately 18 auctions each year. For more information, visit www.rockislandauction.com or call 1-800-238-8022.

In addition to revolvers, the auction will feature fine antiques to modern classics, including Winchester Model 1873 1 of 100, Custer battle Pickup Colt SAA, Colt Paterson Model 1839 rotary shotgun, and more. View the full catalog of items here.

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