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Remington-Beals Model 1858 Navy

Six-Shot Service Revolver [ 1861 ]

The Remington-Beals Navy Model became an early military-caliber sidearm design by Remington Arms - it saw service in the American Civil War.

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Remington Arms had been in business for decades prior to the arrival of the American Civil War (1861-1865). By this point, the company was already engaged in a variety of gun types but had yet to delve into military-caliber weapons and the impending War Between the States held the potential of lucrative government deals for any and all gun-makers of the period. All this changed with the Remington-Beals Model 1858, a large-framed six-shot revolver.

The revolver was based on Fordyce Beals' earlier work concerning the Remington-Beals 3rd Model Pocket Revolver (detailed elsewhere on this site), now up-sized to create an all-new military-minded sidearm in .36 chambering. A solid frame was used for strength and the octagonal barrel measured 7.5" long. The trigger was of Single-Action (SA) function and other conventional qualities, such as the exposed hammer, iron sights and under-barrel ramming arm, were included.

Manufacture of this revolver spanned from 1861 until 1862 and the United States military (Union Army) received about 14,500 of the guns as the war grew in its scale.

The Remington-Beals Army Model (detailed elsewhere on this site) beat the Navy Model revolver into service, however, and was chambered for the more powerful .44 round. It did not enjoy the same production run for only 1,900 guns were acquired.©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.



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.36 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)

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