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LOT 3131
Very Scarce, Early Production “Single Wing” Two Digit Serial Number
50 Remington-
Beals Navy Model
Percussion Revolver
with Rare Box - Serial
no. 50, 36 cal., 7 1/2
inch octagon bbl.,
blue finish, walnut
grips. Less than 400 of
these early production
Remington-Beals Navy
or Belt revolvers were
manufactured in 1860
with experimental
single wing cylinder
pins. Some estimates
suggest 200 or less.
The low serial number
“50” is marked on the
left side of the grip
frame, loading lever,
and barrel. Unlike the
later Beals revolvers, it
has a single projection
on the cylinder pin on
the right side and has
a thin extension at the front that locks in the top of the loading lever arm. The top barrel flat is stamped with the Beals’ 1858 patent over the Remington Ilion address. German silver cone front sight, frame notch rear sight and fitted with smooth two-piece
walnut grips. The rare wallpaper veneer partitioned box contains a double sided game bird powder flask, cleaning rod, cartridge pack, dual cavity brass bullet mold, and “L” shaped combination tool.
CONDITION: Very good. The revolver retains 40% original blue finish on the barrel, 40% on the cylinder
and slight traces of original blue on the frame with
a smooth brown patina on the balance. The grip is
also fine with a number of minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. The box is good with split and repaired corners and most of the veneer remaining. The accessories are very good with the flask retaining 70%
plus original lacquer. A very scarce early production Remington-Beals Navy Model Revolver with rare box. Provenance: Robert Roughton; The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 5,000 - 7,500

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