This is one of approximately 100 Navy-Framed Target Models of 1887 pistols manufactured by Remington circa 1887-1890. As Remington rolling block pistol expert and author Jerry Landskron pointed out, "This is a model rarely encountered by the average collector of Remington handguns. It is believed never to have been advertised in a catalog by either the Company or any of its agents" (page 127 of "Remington Rolling Block Pistols"). German silver blade front and flat top "V" notch rear sight on a barrel marked with the one-line address. The frame is marked with the two-line address/patent dates marking (faint) on the left side and "P/FCW" inspector marks on the right side. The matching serial number is on the left side of the back strap and front strap as well as in pencil on the forearm and grip. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Very good, the barrel retains an area of original blue finish under the forearm, otherwise a mottled brown patina with some pin pick pitting. The frame and trigger retain 30% blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. 40% original blue finish remains on the breech block. Traces of the original straw remains on the hammer. The grip is very good with a series of dings on the butt, otherwise some minor handling marks. The forearm is fine with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. A rarely encountered Remington Model 1887 Navy-Frame Target Pistol missing from even the most advanced rolling block collections.
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