I have always admired the look of the 1875 Remington. I never owned one, but did get a chance to shoot a friends in Arkansas one day I liked the feel of it, and shot well with it too. When I watched, "Open Range," with Kevin Costner and Robert Duval, Duval's comment as they sat on their horses, prior to going into town, and checked their weapons,"Took this off a man who owed me money for some cattle. Always liked a gun with some Heft! Fine Weapon." I knew exactly what he meant!
I always preferred the "Look,"of the solid frame Remington Percussion Revolver over the open topped Colt. It just "LOOKED," more businesslike to me! Since the 1875 has such a strong, "Family Likeness," to the 1875, I can't really explain why I never bought one. I think that in England, they were as rare as, "Hen's Teeth," and when I came here, I got sorta,"Indoctrinated," withThe 1873 SA Colt! (In .44-40 to match the 1873 Winchester Rifle,(Uberti!) I fetched with me from Australia.
Congratulations, Electric Miner on having such a fine shooting gun! I had not realized that you had been unwell, but glad to hear you are feling better and "On the Mend!"