Grant’s ‘Lost’ Revolvers up for Auction

If you have a cool million or three just lying around and some space in your gun safe, a pair of vintage Civil War-era cap-and-ball revolvers that had vanished for decades is now up for grabs.

Rock Island is auctioning a matched set of engraved Remington New Army revolvers presented around 1863 to then-Major General Ulysses S. Grant, fresh from his successful campaign against Vicksburg.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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