Manufactured c. 1911, the first year of Remington-U.M.C. production of these pistols. It is believed, that for only a short time at the beginning of production, that these pistols were serial numbered in sequential order without an "L" prefix, these being numbered approximately 1-3000. Most of the Remington-U.M.C. production was finished blue, making nickeled examples like this scarce. The top barrel rib is marked "REMINGTON ARMS--U.M.C.CO.ILION,N.Y.", and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the barrel and left of the grip frame. It is fitted with integral blade and notch sights, extractor on the left, and smooth grips. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Extremely fine, retains 95% plus of the original "frosted" nickel finish with a few scattered patches of very light flaking. Some numbers/letters are scratched into the upper right rear of the frame. The grips are also excellent showing an attractive slightly aged color and some scattered very light handling marks. The barrel release and action are stiff, otherwise mechanically fine.