The Colt 1836 patent was due to expire in 1849 but, having the possibility to demonstrate that they had not used it to its full capacity, Colt was able to renew it until 25th February 1857. The extension gave them the chance to force out the competition. When the patent expired, Remington introduced a solid frame design, which was both elegant and reliable. The reliability of the Remington and its accuracy made it so famous that, at the end of the Civil War, when the Government offered the ‘Yankee’ officers to take over as an outfit,the prevailing choice was for the Remington. Product Specifications: Action: Single Action Size: 14″ Caliber: 0.44 Capacity: 6 Barrel: 8″ Octagonal – Blue Finish Sights: Fixed Steel Weight: 3 lbs. Stock/Grip: Walnut Color/Finish: Steel frame, butt plate and trigger guard When ordering reproduction firearms from Regimental Quartermaster, please be aware of the following: Due to state law in New Jersey, we are unable to ship firearms there. We can not ship our reproduction Firearms outside of the United States. Before firing any of the listed firearms, we recommend a thorough cleaning of the rifle or revolver. We offer guides on care and maintenance of the firearms in our book section. We recommend that any live firing should be done with an experienced shooter present. Must be 18 years of age to purchase any firearms. NOTE: ALL black powder musket and revolver shipments require an adult signature for delivery!