ⓘ Remington Model 1858

                                     

ⓘ Remington Model 1858

The Remington-Beals Model Revolvers along with subsequent models and variations were percussion revolvers manufactured by Eliphalet Remington & Sons in.31.36 or.44 caliber, used during the American Civil War, and was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame pistols. They are commonly, though inaccurately, referred to as the Model 1858 due to the patent markings on its New Model barrels, "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858 /E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A./NEW MODEL.", although wide scale production did not start until 1861.

The Remington revolver was a secondary, an additional weapon for the Union army until the colt until the fire at the plant in 1864. Because of a fire, the Colt 1860 army was not available for quite some time. Subsequently, a large number of the Remington revolver were ordered by the US government. It was more expensive, at "50 cents" difference more than$12 dollars in 2013 than the Colt, but those who could afford it remarked on its durability.

It saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and metallic cartridge conversion, as well as worldwide.