.31 caliber, 4" octagonal barrel, S/N 228. Blued finish, color case hardened hammer, spur trigger, single action 5-shot percussion cylinder, checkered hard rubber grips. Matching numbers on frame and under barrel. Two-line barrel address reads: BEALS PATENT 1856 & 57 & 58 / MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTONS', ILION. N.Y. Frame engraved with neatly executed foliate scrolls, acid etched cylinder with foliate patterns as well. A very fine and scarce factory engraved Remington revolver ca 1859-1860.
Fine. Retains much of the blue on the barrel, with less on the cylinder and traces on the frame. Metal mostly smooth with a couple of small areas of light pinpricking and light cleaning on the barrel. Markings clear, Factory engraving crisp. Cylinder retains nearly all of the acid etched foliate decoration. Hammer with muted case color. Mechanically functional, fine bore with crisp rifling. Fine grips with very light handling marks. A really lovely example of a scarce revolver.