He made a good purchase. Hawes was one of the importers that came into being in around 1969. Their revolvers were manufactured by Armi San Paolo with the exception of their 1860 Army with Brass 4-Screw Frame cut for shoulder stock(few made) which was made by Rigarmi. The Remingtons are actually Remington Beals Models if made by Armi San Paolo. ASP also made these for Lyman, Richland Arms, and Dixie Gun Works. ASP also produced a Remington for Sile in Stainless Steel.