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Remington-Beals Model 1858 Army

Six-Shot Service Revolver [ 1861 ]

The Remington-Beals Model 1858 Army Revolver was chambered for the powerful .44 round but produced in fewer than 2,000 examples during the American Civil War.

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When U.S. Army authorities tested early examples of the Remington-Beals Navy Revolver it liked what it saw and ordered the type for service. The Navy Model form was based on Fordyce Beal's earlier work on the Remington-Beals 3rd Model Pocket Revolver (detailed elsewhere on this site) and marked Remington's first major foray into a military-caliber sidearm. Chambered in .36, the Navy Model was acquired in 14,500 examples and manufactured from 1862 until 1862 - seeing considerable service in the American Civil War (1861-1865).

Prior to the Navy Model achieving official circulation and use, Chief of Ordnance Colonel James W. Ripley ordered the Remington-Beals in an Army Model design chambered for .44 - a much more powerful man-stopping round. The sidearm was dimensionally larger when compared to the Navy Model and featured the requisite qualities of revolvers of the day - a rotating ammunition cylinder, iron sights, solid frame and under-slung ramming rod. A longer barrel was also issued with the Army Model measuring 8 inches long.

This large-framed revolver was produced from the period spanning 1861 until 1862 but only saw 1,900 examples completed.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Six-Shot Service Revolver

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Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.

Overall Length
350 mm
13.78 in
Barrel Length
203 mm
7.99 in




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.44 Ball

Sample Visuals**

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Rounds / Feed

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**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
300 ft
(91 m | 100 yd)
Muzzle Velocity
725 ft/sec
(221 m/sec)

Army Model - Base Series Name; about 1,900 examples produced.

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