Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3239: Non-Engraved Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Exceptionally Fine Scarce Non-Engraved Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Exceptionally Fine Scarce Non-Engraved Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol with Case

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: Rider Magazine
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 XSRF
Barrel: 3 1/8 inch part octagon
Finish: nickel
Grip: rosewood
Item Views: 271
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 143
Class: Antique

Manufactured in the 1870s and 1880s based on designs by Joseph Rider. Interestingly, more of these were engraved than were left plain such as this example. 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. It has the standard two-line address and patent dates on top of the barrel and standard features. Includes a hardwood case and seven "U" headstamped cartridges. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine, retains 97% of the original nickel finish with some scattered light handling marks and a few spots of very light flaking. The grips are very fine with a few scattered minor dings and otherwise light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The relined custom case is very good with minimal handling/storage evidence.

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