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Lot 3155: Engraved Remington-Rider New Model Double Action Belt Revolver

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Scarce Engraved, Etched, and Silver Plated Remington-Rider New Model Percussion Double Action Belt Revolver Featured in "The Guns of Remington"

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Scarce Engraved, Etched, and Silver Plated Remington-Rider New Model Percussion Double Action Belt Revolver Featured in "The Guns of Remington"

Manufacturer: E. Remington & Sons
Model: Rider Belt
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 6 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: silver
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 496
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 134
Class: Antique
Description:

This revolver is featured on pages 69 and 71 of "The Guns of Remington: Historic Firearms Spanning Two Centuries" where it is listed as serial number 4260 (the serial number on the barrel only) manufactured in 1865-1866. It features an etched scene of two horsemen firing at one another in a lightly wooded scene on the cylinder. The rider on the left is wearing a kepi, and the other has a short brimmed hat. The barrel, frame, and trigger guard feature scroll engraving with punched backgrounds and deeply cut wavy line borders. The trigger guard tail and left side of the frame at the toe have "0." The grip straps also have "1" marked on the left, and the back of the cylinder has "II." The barrel has a round blade front sight and the standard three-line patent, address, and New Model marking. There is a tear drop shaped piece of metal between the two screws on the right side of the frame.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The revolver mostly exhibits an aged gray patina and has patches of darkened silver plating, some minor oxidation, mostly distinct engraving and etching, and mild overall wear. The grips are very good and have some natural aged creamy tones, minor age cracks, and general mild age and handling related wear. Mechanically functions loosely; the cylinder lock up and rotation is not firm or consistent.



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