This is one of less than 800 Army-Framed Target pistols Remington reworked from 1887 to 1891. Collectors have nicknamed the model "plinker," referring to the small calibers the pistol was chambered in. The heavy barrel lacks an address, as usually encountered with this model. German silver blade front sight and "V" notch rear sight. The frame has the two-line address/patent dates marking. Both grip straps have a matching assembly number ("639"). The grip is numbered to the gun as well as the forearm in pencil. Provenance: The Ted Knee Collection; The Milan J. Turk Collection
Exceptionally fine as factory refurbished. The barrel retains 90% bright high polish blue finish with holster type wear. 80% vivid factory refurbished case colors remain on the frame and trigger guard. 95% plus bright high polish blue finish remains on the breech block. 98% plus straw color remains on the hammer. The trigger retains 97% of the nitre blue. The grip has a splice repair in the heel; otherwise, the wood is very fine with some scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. An attractive example of a Remington "plinker."
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