1858 New Army
|Weapon Type||Secondary Weapon|
|Rank Prerequisites||Rank 58|
|Damage||60 → 35|
|Range||75 max → 140 min|
|Hip Accuracy|| |
|Sight Accuracy|| |
|Rate of Fire||140 RPM|
The Remington 1858 New Model Army is a black powder revolver. What set it apart from other revolvers at the time was the easy access to the cylinder, done so by leaving the hammer at half-cock, pulling the lever down halfway and pulling the base pin out to remove the cylinder. It was so straightforward, in fact, that many soldiers and western legends used this feature to their advantage. The facility to remove cylinder also let it be able to reload all the 6 rounds at once, which was an incredible feat for the time. Another feature was the so-called "top-strap" design, which has some part of the gun go over the cylinder, which is said to improve the reliability and structural soundness of the New Army, unlike contemporary Colt revolvers, which had no top strap, and could not remove their cylinders as easily as the Remington's.
During the American Civil War, the 1858 revolver was in close competition with the Colt 1860 Army. Both sides of the war saw the advantages of the Remington 1858. By 1868, metallic cartridge conversions became available for the 1858 Revolver and its carbine variant, the Cattleman's Carbine. However, throughout the era of the Wild West, the older cap-and-ball design still remained in use.
In modern times, there are reproduction variants of the 1858 and its carbine variant, the most well-known of whom are Uberti and Pietta, which are mainly used by reenactors. The model in-game is based on the brass-framed “Confederate” model from Pietta.
The 1858 New Army is a very powerful revolver, having very high damage at all distances. It has one of the longest one-shot headshot ranges of any non-Sniper Rifle weapon. It has a better range than both the Deagle 44 and MP412 REX, and can 1-shot-kill (1SK) to the head up to 127 studs.
However, it also has the slowest Rate of Fire (RoF) out of any Revolver and Pistol, at 140 RPM. Although powerful, if a user misses their shot or only lands a torso shot up close, they are most likely to die due to the low RoF. This severely affects the weapon's ability to deal with multiple enemies at once. Its damage per second (DPS) excluding body shots, is lower than the likes of the REX or Deagle. This issue is exacerbated by its smaller capacity of 6 rounds. However, this is tied with the REX.
Usage & Tactics
The 1858 New Army, like the Deagle, is not like most sidearms. In fact, it is best used as a 'Second Primary', rather than a sidearm. It is best used at around 70-125 studs, where it can 2SK to the body and also 1SK to the head. It is highly recommended, if not a requirement, to aim for the head where possible. This ensures maximum lethality, as body shots are not always enough to down a target. It can be very punishing if a user misses their shots, so lining up shots when engaging enemies will tend to yield better results. At longer ranges, the user will have to counter for bullet drop.
However, in close quarters combat (CQC), a user is unlikely to have such luxury. This is where the weapon falters, being far less potent as a backup weapon in CQC. A Laser would be appropriate, as it would combat this weakness to an extent, allowing the user to hipfire with better accuracy, potentially landing a headshot more frequently, although if the first shot misses, the user's chances of winning the engagement decrease dramatically.
The optic for 1858 New Army is beneficial as well, given the New Army's ability to kill people out to an impressive range. A user may prefer either the Delta or Mini Sight. Barrel attachments are of less importance, although still worth attaching if available.
The 1858 New Army is a revolver centered around precision and accuracy rather than volume of fire and CQC prowess, due to its incredibly slow RoF. It makes it up for this by having longer headshot range capabilities and more damage.
Pros & Cons
- Impressive recoil control.
- Fastest reload time in-class.
- 1SK to the head out to 127 studs.
- 2SK anywhere out to 101 studs, 138 studs for a 2SK bodyshot.
- Can 3SK at long range regardless of hit location, unlike the MP412 REX and Deagle.
- Sluggish RoF.
- Poor muzzle velocity.
- Iron sights only poke slightly above the rear notch; makes aiming precisely at longer distances very difficult without constant practice.
- Below average bodyshot TTK (~429 milliseconds).
- When looked at closely, the revolver's bullets do not appear in the cylinder.
- This is opposed to the Mateba 6, which has white rounds, and the MP412 REX, which has yellow rounds.
- Although there is an animation for single-action, the hammer is still dropped down and can be fired, like it is Double-Action only.
- In the reloading animation, the base pin is never pulled out. Either the cylinder is held on by faith, or the character can't actually replace the cylinder as needed.
- When looking closely at the reload animation, the cylinder appears to clip out of the cylinder pin when reloading.
- When attaching the Ballistics Tracker, the attachment is only half-attached to the barrel.
- This is the oldest weapon in the game, first being produced in 1863 (the date in "Remington 1858 New Model Army" refers to when the design is patented, not when it was first produced).
- This is one of two weapons that have an option to not use metallic cartridges, originally using cap-and-ball ammunition. The other is the 1858 Carbine.
- The third-person model of the weapon when in the test place was that of the MP412 REX.
- This is the 3rd weapon in-game to be a product of Remington Arms, the other two being the Remington 870 and the Remington 700.
- This is the second revolver to be added to the game, the first being the MP412 REX.
- A lot of 1858 New Army's were converted to fire rimfire or centerfire cartridges after the American Civil War.
- This weapon is the only weapon in-game to be held with one hand.
- This is due to the ergonomics of pistols back in the day favoring single handed use and is almost a necessity in American pistol design at the time as the people using them will most likely be on horseback or performing duties that require one hand to be free.
- The 1858 New Army's unlock rank is the same number as its designation.
- The 1858 New Army's chambering in-game is incorrect; the 1858 New Army, in reality, can accept any chambering in .45 caliber, from .454 ball to .45 ACP to .45 Long Colt. There was never an 1858 New Army chambered in .357 Magnum.
- This error is likely due to the modern day replicas and remakes of western revolvers such as the Remington Model 1875, which was based on the Remington 1858, by Uberti and with these being able to be chambered in .357 Magnum.
- William "Buffalo Bill" Cody used a Remington 1858 chambered in .44 from 1863 to 1906.
- A test place update on 2019-23-5 gave the 1858 New Army a fan-fire option, available as an alternate aim mode. It appears to have an increased fire rate up to 350 RPM, making the 1858 a more practical weapon to use in close quarters.
- ↑ wikipedia:Remington Model 1858
- ↑ http://oldglorygunsmith.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/weapons-of-choice-remington-model-1858.html
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remington_Model_1875#Modern_Reproduction
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