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Lot 3125: U.S. Remington-Beals Army Model Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Scarce Civil War U.S. Martially Inspected Remington-Beals Army Model Percussion Revolver

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Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000

Scarce Civil War U.S. Martially Inspected Remington-Beals Army Model Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: Beals Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 8 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Average
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Catalog Page: 94
Class: Antique
Description:

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

Rating Definition:

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.



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