What pistol/revolver would you carry, if you had the choice of anything made between 1848 and 1865? It will be your side arm of choice for combat in the Civil War. I know the Roger & Spencer was basically too late for much fighting but in this exercise it is a legit choice (my rules) and comes to my mind first. I think it to be the most advanced revolver of the time period. And the 1851 Colt Navy feels the best of any handgun ever made! But my choice would still be the 1858 Remington, mostly because of the ease of cylinder swap ability.