IDENTIFIED REMINGTON-BEALS NAVY REVOLVER -- 4TH WISCONSIN CAVALRY

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Item Code: 172-5063

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This is an example of the Remington-Beals Navy model revolver produced in 1861-1862. Approximately 14,500 of these percussion revolvers were produced and in .36 caliber with unmarked solid frame and unrebated six-shot cylinder. Barrel is octagonal and measures 7½” long with no barrel threads visible at the breech end of the frame, as the frame conceals all the threads. Grips are original two-piece walnut in very good condition with a government inspector cartouche clearly visible on the left side. This is a rare martially-marked revolver (around 1000). The five-digit serial number #14496 is stamped into the bottom facet of the barrel above the loading lever, on the end of the cylinder, and on the frame under the grips. Also each wood grip has the number penciled on the inside. All gunmetal is a uniform dark gray. Barrel markings clearly read: “BEALS’ PATENT SEPT. 14, 1858 / MANUFACTURED BY REMINTONS’ ILION, N.Y.” Mortised cone front. Sidearm features a brass trigger guard, steel backstrap and the high hammer spur. Original screws are not buggered. Mechanics are crisp and tight. Cylinder is plain with no safety notches. All original nipples. Revolver is in very good condition.

This handgun is identified to Arad Stebbins of the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry by the revolver’s serial number. Research from the National Archives in the AGO’s records and the 4th Wisconsin’s Order Book. Stebbins enlisted in January of 1864, promoted to corporal in July 1865, and mustered out of service in May 1866. Collected a bounty for enlisting, but records show he regularly had pay held back for various expenses; such as a lost pistol screw driver and Spencer cartridges he fired off during a march. All military and pension records included. [jet]

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