Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3293: Remington Navy-Frame Rolling Block Target Pistol

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Unique Remington Navy-Frame Rolling Block .22 Target Pistol

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

Unique Remington Navy-Frame Rolling Block .22 Target Pistol

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: Rolling Block
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 384
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 164
Class: Antique
Description:

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

Rating Definition:

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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