Reportedly 1,900 Remington-Beals Army revolvers were manufactured from 1861-1862, and only about 750 were inspected by the U.S. government, making these one of the scarcest martial Remington revolvers. The left grip panel has a clear Orville W. Ainsworth "OWA" inspector cartouche. The top barrel flat has the two-line 1858 patent date/address marking. Small letter inspection marks are stamped on most of the major components. The barrel and cylinder are numbered to the gun. Provenance: Richard Littlefield; Robert Howard; The Milan J. Turk Collection
Very good, retaining 40% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The left panel has several chips along the edge; otherwise, the slightly undersize grips are also very good with some scattered minor handling marks and crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent. A seldom encountered U.S. Remington-Beals Army Revolver to fill a loose end in your Civil War or U.S. martial collection.