The Remington Model 1890 New Model Army was a revolver by the Remington Arms. It was a based upon the successful Remington Model 1875 and the lesser known Model 1888 with both revolvers having the same size, appearance, and the removable cylinder. The 1890 Remington single-actions kept the solid frame and similar styling of the 1875 model, but lacking the large web under the ejector rod housing and equipped with checkered rubber grips. Like the 1875 model, the 1890 was suitably made for metallic cartridges, but only issued in .44-40 caliber.
Overview Remington entered the cartridge revolver market in 1875 when it introduced a big-frame, army-style revolver, a six-shooter to compete with the Colt Peacemaker. Ordinary citizens and Old West lawmen alike recognized the sturdy quality of the new Remington revolvers. Changes made to the 1890 were an attempt to make it more similar to the competing Colt single-action pistols of the era.
After the production of a few Model 1888 transition revolvers with 5 3⁄4-inch barrel, called the "New Model Pocket Army", Remington began production of the Model 1890 Single Action Army revolver. It was manufactured between 1890 and 1896 in very small numbers. It is one of the most sought-after of Remington handguns. Standard barrel length was 7 1⁄2 inches or 5 3⁄4 inches. Of the 2,020 produced, a handful of Remington 1890s saw service as side arms by Indian police on Western reservations.
Modern reproduction The Uberti 1890 revolvers are reproductions (but not exact copies) of the famous old Remington revolver, but chambered for more modern smokeless powder cartridges as the .357 Magnum. So, while it looks and feels like an old-west "cowboy" gun, it has metallurgy common to more modern revolvers. Like all weapons, the Uberti 1890 must be taken apart periodically for cleaning. Because it is a revolver with so few moving parts, however, disassembly in this case is limited to simply removing the cylinder from the main revolver body.
Shooting the 1890 Remington Revolver
Manufacturer: Remington Arms
Operation: Single Action
Cartridge: .44-40 Winchester
Feed system: 6 round cylinder
In Production: 1890-1896
Sights: Milled groove in the rear of the top-strap, Front blade.