You are bidding on a great example of a Remington-Beals Navy .36 Caliber Percussion Revolver. The revolver features a 7.5" octagon barrel, 6 shot cylinder, walnut grips, and brass trigger guard. The Remington-Beals Model Revolvers along with subsequent models and variations were percussion revolvers manufactured by Eliphalet Remington & Sons in .31 (Pocket) .36 (Navy) or .44 (Army) caliber, used during the American Civil War, and was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame pistols. It is commonly, though inaccurately, referred to as the Model 1858 due to the patent markings on its cylinder, "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858/E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A./NEW MODEL." This example with excellent mechanics shows use but no abuse. Metal surfaces are nicely aged and patina, original walnut grips fit well and show normal use. The top of is correctly marked “PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858/E. REMINGTON & SONS - ILION, NEW YORK U.S.A. - NEW MODEL.” Serial numbers began at 23,000 in 1861. The serial number of this example is 5896X (correctly located under the barrel and hidden by the loading lever) indicating that it was an early production revolver made during the Civil War. Antique firearm. NO FFL transfer or NICS background check required.
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