Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3242: Non-Engraved Casehardened/Blue Finished Remington-Rider Pistol

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Very Scarce Non-Engraved Casehardened/Blue Finished Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol

Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Very Scarce Non-Engraved Casehardened/Blue Finished Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: Rider Magazine
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 XSRF
Barrel: 3 1/8 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: rosewood
Item Views: 431
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 143
Class: Antique

These small pistols allowed for more than double the capacity of Remington's famous double derringer in roughly the same overall size and are based on designs by Joseph Rider, one of Remington's principle engineers at the time. They were manufactured from 1871 to 1888. Most were factory engraved making plain examples like this one much more difficult to find and thus particularly desirable. Adding to this pistol's desirability are blue and casehardened finishes (commonly nickel plated). This example has the two-line address and 1871 patent date marking on top of the barrel and is outfitted with the standard sights and smooth rosewood grips. There is a removable collection mark in white on the butt. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 60% of the original blue on the barrel and magazine and strong traces of the mostly muted original case colors with the balance mostly a smooth grey patina. The grips are very good with some mild wear and scattered light handling marks. The breech block must be pulled back slightly harder than usual to cock the hammer, otherwise mechanically fine.

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