This set comes from my own personal collection. Both guns are very elaborately engraved with some of the most spectacular engraving I have ever seen on a Remington. Coverage is at least 95% of all metal. Both guns are fitted with relief carved Goddess of Liberty ivory grips of which bear the writing “Ribus Unum” on the bottom. The guns are fitted to an absolutely spectacular French style original Remington casing in excellent condition with a slightly faded red velour lining. The exterior is Mahogany with a presentation plaque on top. Just a few very minor dings and mars. Also accompanying the set is a correct brass flask, two casting molds, an L shaped nipple wrench and a box of percussion caps.
Condition of the guns is Excellent+ with a considerable amount of original silver finish and gold gilding which is toning slightly. Still crisp and sharp metal with excellent markings. All engraving is very legible. The guns were made as a pair most likely for presentation reasons. The serial numbers are 5 and 226. These guns were alleged to have been presented to General Richard I Dodge. They are pictured in Charley Worman’s Firearms of the American West book; manufactured approximately 1863. Absolutely an outstanding pair of guns and probably the finest double cased set of Remingtons known!