.31 caliber, 3" octagonal barrel, S/N 439. Blued finish, checkered gutta percha grips. Single action, 5-shot percussion revolver. Barrel marked in two lines: BEALS' PATENT 1856 & 57 / MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTONS' ILION, NY. Upper line is crisply roll marked, lower line is weak with some letters missing. Matching serial number under barrel and on frame under left grip. Right grip scratch numbered 439, left grip scratch numbered 620. Grips also stamped R and L respectively. Revolver is cased in period casing with a maroon interior that has faded to mostly a dirty brown and contains a spare percussion cylinder, a correct pattern REMINGTONS ILION NY marked copper Eagle with stars flask, an unmarked dual cavity brass round ball mold, a brass loading tool threaded to accept a steel cleaning rod, a Japaned tin of caps with a green paper Eley Brothers label that also reads REMINGTON'S / BELT AND POCKET / PISTOLS, a correct, unopened packet of five cartridges and a key to the case, which functions correctly.
Very good. Retains some blue on the cylinder with flaked loss and some impact marks. Frame and barrel with some minor traces of finish, with the balance a mottled smoky gray patina. Mechanically functional, very good bore with scattered oxidation and some light pitting. Grips with repaired cracks, the left grip the one with the most obvious damage. Accessories and case rate good to fine. Case with some wear and loss on the interior, surface scratches on the exterior with dings and mars, but otherwise quite nice. Spare cylinder with no finish and some pitting, flask with an untouched bronze patina, mold and loading tool with a lovely dull golden color, the cap tin dinged with the label loose and the cartridge packet rating about fine.