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Auction Date: December 8, 2013

Lot 1251: Remington Arms Inc - Rider Magazine

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Exceptional Factory Engraved Remington Rider Magazine Pistol with Pearl Grips
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000
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Serial #Remington Arms Inc - Rider Magazine ManufacturerRemington Arms Inc ModelRider Magazine
TypePistol Gauge32 XSRF Catalog Page122
Barrel3 Inch Octagon FinishNickel GripPearl
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured from 1871 to 1888, with total production estimated at less than 15,000. The Rider pistol was a Joseph Rider invention that is one of the most unusual 19th Century pocket pistols and one of the first handguns to feature a tube magazine. The pistol has a blade front sight with the rear sight being a hole in the cocking lever. The magazine loads from the muzzle end. The top barrel rib has the standard two line address and patent markings which reads "E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y./RIDERS PAT. AUG. 15, 1871". The frame has the standard scroll and punch dot engraving with a geometric engraving covering the barrel. All nickel finish and fitted with smooth two-piece pearl grips. The back of both grip panels have a period hand written inscription in pencil. The left panel reads, "Laura Carpenter/-Lockwood-/1883-/Dec 4-1889" and the right panel reads, "White Plains/NY/Earnst by/Cleandia/1-1902". Provenance: Gil Hebard Collection.

ConditionExcellent. The pistol retains 98% plus original nickel finish showing some light flaking at the muzzle. The engraving is crisp. The grips are excellent with a very attractive color. Mechanically excellent.
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