A Remington Beals New Model Pocket
The “Mini-Me ” of its Big Brother, the classic Remington New Army .44 calibre percussion revolver that was widely used during the US Civil War by Union troops. The Beals was also used by Union troops as their back-up carry pistol.
The New Model Pocket revolver was manufactured in New York by Remington & Sons between 1863 and 1873, during which time the Ilion factory turned out 25,000 pieces. It was sometimes carried by soldiers as a back-up piece.
Ours is the blued version in .31 calibre and featuring a five-shot percussion cylinder with spur trigger and walnut grips. There are substantial areas of faded blue with a very nice over-all blue-brown patina. It is mechanically very sound with strong single action and appears to not have have had lot of use.
A classic item for the collector’s portfolio.