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    LOT 3145
Scarce Remington Beals Single Action Navy Revolver - Serial no. 14424,
36 cal., 7 1/2 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. The Remington-Beals Navy revolver is
similar in appearance to the Remington-Beals Army revolver but in 36 caliber and a 7 1/2 inch octagon barrel.
The top barrel flat is marked “BEALS’ PATENT. SEPT. 14. 1858./MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON’S ILION. N.Y.” Matching serial number marked on the bottom of the barrel and the left side of the frame under the grip panel. The matching number is also marked on the inside of each grip panel
in pencil. German silver cone front sight, frame notch rear sight and fitted with smooth two-piece walnut grips. Manufactured from 1860 to 1862 with a total production of approximately 14,500, thus making this number, 14424, quite possibly among the last of this model produced.
CONDITION: Fine. The frame and barrel retain 30% of the original blue finish, mainly in protected areas, with the balance having a smooth brown
and gray patina. The cylinder retains 80% original bright blue finish with some minor flaking and edge wear. The hammer retains 60% of the original dull
case colors. The trigger guard has a natural aged patina. The grips are
very fine with almost all of the original varnish remaining, some minor lower edge wear, a few minor dings on the bottoms and overall a few minor dings and pressure dents. The barrel marking is crisp and clear. Mechanically excellent.
     Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 3,500 - 5,000
 LOT 3146
Remington New Model Navy Percussion Revolver - Serial no.
36561, 36 percussion cal., 7 3/8 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut grips.
Manufactured from 1863 to 1878 with a total production of about 22,000. Marked “PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858/E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION, NEW-YORK U.S.A./NEW-MODEL” on the top barrel flat. The bottom of the
barrel is marked with the “36461”, the triggerguard has “516”, and the frame under the grip and each grip panel “36561”. The barrel could be a factory error. The left rear of the trigger guard bow is marked “J”. Pinch front sight on a round screw
in stud, notch in top strap rear sight and fitted with smooth walnut grips. “KM 225” is marked in white on the butt. This is recognized by writer as number 225 of the famous Karl Moldenaur Collection.
CONDITION: Very fine. The barrel, loading lever and cylinder retain 90% bright original high polish blue finish with some mild flaking on the cylinder and minor spotting on the barrel. The frame retains 60% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the exposed areas. The grip straps have a smooth grayish brown patina. The grips are excellent with
a couple minor dents on the bottom of the right panel and overall a few tiny dings. The action needs work, the hammer with not go into full cock, otherwise functions fine. The markings are clear.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 4,500 - 7,500

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