Re: Is This a Remington Revolver ?
"That is one thing that about threw me, as I don't know of any modern repro of the Beals, only of the so-called "1858" model, which was not actually made until 1863. The "Model 1858" name is modern, taken from the last patent date. Remington actually called the .44 the New Model Army Revolver, and the .36 the New Model Navy revolver."
Jim--look at the sleeve that houses the ball-seater. Make a note of its length compared to a New Model Army Revolver. The 1863 model has a notably longer sleeve, but the sleeve on this one matches the contour of a Remington Beals--if they never made reproductions, I think this may very well be the real thing, although it may have been altered.