Roy sent us these photos of his original Remington Model 1987 Single Action Army that were part of the order delivered to Egypt in the late 1800s. Apparently not many of the 10,000 revolvers ordered by Egypt were actually manufactured. This was because Egypt, or more specially the Khedivate of Egypt, an autonomous state in the Ottoman Empire, had an outstanding debt to Remington for the purchase of Remington Rolling Block rifles chambered in .43 Egyptian.


Roy wrote …

… you said that you like single action revolvers, so you might like to see these two photographs. They are of my original M75 in .44 Remington – from the Egyptian contract. The revolver has a grey patina, but the blue background makes it look white and the white background makes it look blue.

Thanks Roy. That is a nice piece of history you have there!



  • FrenchKiss

    Now that is a beauty. I wonder if it is still serviceable?

  • wetcorps


  • Renegade

    So is it a Model 1875 or a Model 1987?


  • John

    Wow. I wonder what .43 Egyptian is like.

  • Blake

    Super cool. 19th C. Remington-pattern revolvers hold a unique attraction for me.

    Uberti makes a fine replica in plenty of calibers, in case-hardened or nickel finish.

    Personally my choice would be the longer-bbl case-hardened model in .357 mag. Cheap as chips to load & comfortable to shoot with .38sp, and move up to .357 mag. if you need the power. Pairs perfectly with e.g. a Henry Big Boy in .357 mag with a 16″ octagon bbl.

    • Agitator

      For any and all of you in NoVA, Taylor’s is having an open house and range day next weekend, the 15th and 16th. Great opportunity to try out some cowboy action style firearms.

      • Blake

        Thanks! I’ll spread the word.

  • Grindstone50k

    Wow, works of art!

  • Herr Wolf

    Rick Harrison will give you 50 bucks for it

  • jamezb

    I just love a gun with honest “wear and care”

  • Sulaco

    “Roy sent us these photos of his original Remington Model 1987 (1987?) Single Action Army” Say what?

    • Tom

      That is what Remington called them. The terms Army and Navy do not (necessarily) refer to actual adoption by ether force but rather the calibre. So .44 or .45 for the army or .36 for the navy. I guess it helped with marketing too.

      • Zebra Dun

        The .44 and .45 were Army because Army wanted a round and pistol that would kill horses of enemy cavalry, a .44/.45 caliber was thought the best.
        The .36 which was Navy was used because it was intended to kill only people as there are no cavalry attacks at sea to defend against.

        • Tom

          Come on a cavalry boarding action would of been epic :).

          • Zebra Dun

            Epic is the word! I bet somewhere somehow it has happened.

  • Sid

    So, grey or white? Is this the handgun equivalent of the dress-color challenge?