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Lot 74: Non-Engraved Blued Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

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

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Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

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

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: Rider Magazine
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 XSRF
Barrel: 3 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: antique ivory
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Catalog Page: 55
Class: Antique
Description:

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.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 75% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. The frame retains 60% original case colors. The attractive grips are also very fine with some minor handling marks and pleasing color and grain. Mechanically excellent. A high condition example of a rarely encountered non-engraved, casehardened blue finished Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol.



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