Only an estimated 15,000 or less of these magazine pistols were manufactured from 1871 to 1888. They were designed by Remington engineer Joseph Rider and are somewhat reminiscent of the Volcanic pistols. The Rider is one of the most unusual 19th century pocket pistols and uses a tubular magazine located under the barrel that loads from the muzzle end, a German silver blade front sight, a hole in the cocking lever for a rear sight, spur trigger, and oddly shaped bird's head grips. This example features factory engraving and nickel finish. It is marked with the standard two line E. Remington & Sons address and Rider's patent marking on the top barrel flat.
Excellent, retains 97% original nickel finish with a few small patches of light pitting, and crisp engraving, markings and edges in the metal. Hammer retains strong original nitre blue finish flaking to a brown patina with some light pitting, and casehardened breech block turned to a gray and brown patina. Grips are also excellent with some light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
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