Ace Revolver: A Nimble Take On The Model 1858

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Ace Revolver: A Nimble Take On The Model 1858

Taylor & Company goes small with the Remington-Beals in its Ace Revolver.

There’s a misnomer to the Remington Model 1858. It was never officially called the 1858. Shooters dubbed what was properly known as the Remington-Beals Model Revolvers because the patent date was stamped on the barrel. A point of confusion that soldiers on to this very day.

Taylor Company Ace Revolver

Moniker confusion aside, Taylor & Company has dusted off the classic Remington in 2021 in a trim configuration they’ve dubbed the Ace Revolver. The 3-inch barreled gun most closely resembles what is known as New Model Pocket Revolver from the slew of Remington-Beals iterations. And makes for an interesting option for those who prefer a nimbler option compared to the hunks of iron that dominant replica percussion revolvers.

Though the Ace Revolver isn’t a true-to-form recreation of the classic. Whereas the old Remington were chamber .31 caliber in percussion and .32 CF in cartridge conversion (which are more predominant), Taylor & Company has gone larger. The company offers both a .44-caliber black-powder percussion cylinder and a .44 LC conversion cylinder (sold separately), up to snuff for modern smokeless ammunition. Additionally, both cylinders hold 6-round, compared to the New Model’s 5.

As to some of the Ace Revolver’s specifics, for a steel-framed revolver, it comes in at a fairly manageable 38 ounces and is available with three grip choices—checkered walnut, smooth walnut and PVC, which emulates ivory. In all cases, the revolvers are outfitted with a fixed front blade sight and a rear notch, octagon barres, blued finish and brass trigger guards. Interestingly, the single action's hammer spur looks to fairly well emulate the original Remington’s, which is high. If there’s any one area replica makers fiddle with it’s the spur, flattening it back to make cocking it quicker.

As to price, the Ace Revolver is as competitive as they come with an MSRP of $350 no matter the grip option.

For more information on the Ace Revolver, please visit taylorsfirearms.com.


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Elwood Shelton is the Digital Editor for Gun Digest. He lives in Colorado and has provided coverage on a vast spectrum of topics for GD for more than a decade. Before that, he was an award-winning sports and outdoors reporter for a number of newspapers across the Rocky Mountains. His experience has consisted of covering the spread of chronic wasting disease into the Western Slope of Colorado to the state’s ranching for wildlife programs. His passion for shooting began at a young age, fostered on pheasant hunts with his father. Since then, he has become an accomplished handloader, long-range shooter and avid hunter—particularly mule deer and any low-down, dirty varmint that comes into his crosshairs. He is a regular contributor to Gun Digest Magazine and has contributed to various books on guns and shooting, most recently Lever-Actions: A Tribute to the All-American Rifle.

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