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Offline Hoof Hearted

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Beals & Transition Army Project
« on: March 14, 2011, 01:17:37 PM »
I started on these end of last week for a customer in Colorado.....



The "rough" work has been done with the reshape of the hammer on the Beals (still needs filing and checkering) and the basic work done to the rammer and sails for both pistols.







Of course the draw filing has to be done on the Transition pistol....



But I have refit and reprofiled the grips on both of them!

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Re: Beals & Transition Army Project
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 06:25:14 AM »
H H,

Educate me please, what are you doing to the revolvers?  I am not at all familiar with Remingtons so if there is a website that would explain the differences feel free to send my inquiring mind there.

What are the differences between the Beals and what you started with?

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Re: Beals & Transition Army Project
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 08:48:17 AM »
Strawhat

It might be easiest for you to look through the other threads here in the Remington forum and compare but I will venture forth.

The "Beals" revolvers were the first Army and Navy sized sold by Remington. Each successive modification led to what we now have, the New Army Model (commonly called the '58).

These two revolvers have had subtle changes made in the rammers as well as reshaping of the grips and frames. The Beals has also had the hammer redone to the Beals type. The Euroarms has smaller bevels at the threads of the barrel (breech face end of the cylinder window) so it appears more like the early models.

There are many more subtle difeerences but these are the most recognizable.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Beals & Transition Army Project
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 06:38:52 AM »
Thank you, I will check out the other threads as mentioned.

I have owned but two of the remington C&B revolvers and they did not fit in my hand as well as I would have liked so they went on to more deserving fellows.  Because of that, I am not as familiar with the subtle variences but would like to learn.

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Re: Beals & Transition Army Project
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 05:08:17 PM »
There sould be a couple pics of the Real Bealds it the bunch on the threads we were talkin' about this on. Along with the comparisons of original 1861 Old Army RTems, and the 1858 NMA Rems of replica staus.

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