Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3164: Factory Engraved Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Exceptionally Fine Factory Engraved Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Exceptionally Fine Factory Engraved Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: Rider Magazine
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 XSRF
Barrel: 3 1/8 inch part octagon
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 108
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in the 1870s and 1880s based on designs by Joseph Rider. Interestingly, more of these were engraved than were left plain. The design was clearly influenced by the popular Winchester rifles of the period and their predecessors. The Riders are among the earliest magazine fed pistols. The pistol takes up basically the same amount of pocket space as Remington's famous double derringer but allowed for five shots instead of two. This example has factory scroll and border engraving on the receiver and back strap as well as the standard sights and markings. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 90% plus of the "frosted" original nickel finish with some scattered patches of darker patina/light pitting and crisp engraving. The dark grips are fine with numerous light dings scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent.



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