Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3523: Two Remington Rider Double Action Pocket Revolvers

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Collector's Lot of Two Remington Rider Double Action Pocket Revolvers

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

A) Remington Rider Percussion Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Remington
Model: Rider
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 3 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: gutta percha
Stock:
Item Views: 210
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 261
Class: Antique
Description:

This lot contains a blued percussion version from c. 1860-1873 and a nickel plated factory "improved" cartridge version from after 1873. Total production is estimated at around 2,000. They make an interesting representative pair, especially with the coordinating 72 and 572 serial numbers. The Rider revolvers were among the first double action revolvers made in quantity in the U.S. and were designed by Joseph Rider of Newark, Ohio. The percussion version has a dovetailed German silver "cone" front sight and the two-line address and patent marking on the barrel and matching serial numbers stamped on the barrel, frame, the German silver trigger guard, and grips.

Rating Definition:

Very good with 40% original blue finish on the barrel, distinct markings, traces of original blue in the other protected areas, a smooth brown patina on the balance, and natural aged patina on the trigger guard. The grips are also very fine and have crisp checkering, attractive natural aged tones, a small hole next to the screw on the right, and light handling marks. Mechanically fine.



B) Remington Rider Rimfire Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Remington
Model: Rider
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 2 3/8 inch octagon
Finish: nickel
Grip: gutta percha
Stock:
Item Views: 210
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 261
Class: Antique
Description:

The cartridge revolver has a brass post front sight and no address or patent markings on the rare short barrel, the late style frame without a capping groove, "937" assembly/conversion number on the rear of the cylinder and breech plate, "572" serial number on the barrel and frame, and partial serial number "72" hand marked inside both grips. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 95% plus original nickel plating, strong original niter blue on the hammer and trigger, and minimal light age and storage related wear overall. The grips are also excellent and display attractive natural aged tones, crisp checkering, and minor handling and edge wear. Mechanically fine.



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