Lets start with a brief history of the 1858 Remington from the Internet - The Remington is a single-action, six-shot, percussion revolver produced by E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, N.Y., based on the Fordyce Beals patent of September 14, 1858 (Patent 21,478). The Remington Army revolver is large-framed, in .44 caliber, with an 8-inch barrel length. The Remington Navy revolver is slightly smaller framed than the Army, and in .36 caliber with a 7.375 inch [Beals Navy 7.5 inch] barrel length. There were three progressive models made; the Remington-Beals Army & Navy (18601862), the 1861 Army & Navy (18621863), and the New Model Army & Navy (18631875). The three models are nearly identical in size and appearance. Subtle but noticeable differences in hammers, loading levers, and cylinders help identify each model. The 1861 Remington actually transitioned into New Model appearance by late 1862, slowly transforming throughout 1862, due to continual improvement suggestions from the U. S. Ordnance Department ................. read more

A video of a 1858 (1860-1862) Remington .44 Cap & Ball Percussion 8" Barrel Revolver  -

A video comparing a 1863 Patent (1863-1875) Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver which is branded with the 1858 Remington Patent Stamp vs a Colt 1860 Army Percussion Revolver -

A video showing the ability to exchange spent and pre-loaded barrels of the Remington 1858 Percussion Revolver thanks to its fixed frame -

A video of an 1858 Remington cartridge conversion -

A video of the restoration of an 1858 Remington New Model Army Replica -

A video of the 1861 Patent (1862-1863) Remington Army & Navy Revolver with a revised loading action and the 1863 Patent (1863-1875) New Model Army & Navy Revolver which also included the original 1858 (1860-1862) Remington Model's 'Beals' Loading Action and branded with the 1858 Patent Stamp -

Winchester .44-40 Ammo - From the Internet - The .44-40 Winchester, also known as .44 Winchester, .44 WCF (Winchester Center Fire), and .44 Largo (in Spanish-speaking countries) was introduced in 1873 by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. It was the first metallic centerfire cartridge manufactured by Winchester, and was promoted as the standard chambering for the new Winchester Model 1873 rifle. As both a rifle and a handgun caliber, the cartridge soon became widely popular, so much so that the Winchester Model 1873 rifle became known as "The gun that won the West"

When Winchester released the new cartridge, many other firearm companies chambered their guns in the new round. Remington and Marlin released their own rifles and pistols which chambered the round, Colt offered an alternative chambering in its popular
Single Action Army revolver in a model known as the Colt Frontier Six-Shooter, and Smith & Wesson began releasing their Smith & Wesson New Model 3 chambered in .44-40. Settlers, lawmen, and cowboys appreciated the convenience of being able to carry a single caliber of ammunition which they could fire in both pistol and rifle ......... read more

A video of the 1875 Remington Single Action revolver -

A video of the 1890 Remington Single Action Revolver -


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