Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3205: Factory Engraved Remington Rider Magazine Pistol

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Possibly the Finest Known Factory Engraved Remington Rider Magazine Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,500 - $13,000

Possibly the Finest Known Factory Engraved Remington Rider Magazine Pistol

Manufacturer: E. Remington & Sons
Model: Rider Belt
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 XSRF
Barrel: 3 inch octagon
Finish: nickel/blue/casehardened
Grip: rosewood
Item Views: 344
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 124
Class: Antique

Manufactured between 1871 and 1888, the Remington-Rider is one of the few pistol designs to use a tubular magazine, which front-loads in the style of the Volcanic or Henry rifle. Blade and breechblock mounted peep sights, with "E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y./RIDERS PAT. AUG. 15, 1871." on the top barrel flat, silver finished checkered magazine cap and checkered hammer and breechblock spur. Zig zag engraving is visible on the upper flats of the barrel, with punch dot backed scroll engraving on the sides of the frame and the backstrap. Smooth two piece rosewood grips. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent plus, with 99% of the bright original nickel finish overall. Strong niter blue is present on the screws and pins, with a deep royal blue on the hammer and vivid case colors on the breechblock. The grips are also excellent, with mild varnish loss concentrated on the top of the left panel. Mechanically excellent. One cannot improve upon this Remington Rider Magazine Pistol!

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