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  Impossible to Improve Upon The Best of the Best
 LOT 3205
Possibly the Finest Known Factory Engraved Remington Rider Magazine Pistol - NSN, 32 XSRF cal., 3 inch octagon bbl., nickel/ blue/casehardened finish, rosewood grips. Manufactured between 1871 and 1888, the Remington-Rider is one of the few pistol designs to use a tubular magazine, which front-loads in the style of the Volcanic or Henry rifle. Blade and breechblock mounted peep sights, with “E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y./RIDERS PAT. AUG. 15, 1871.” on the top barrel flat, silver finished checkered magazine cap and checkered hammer and breechblock spur. Zig zag engraving is visible on the upper flats of the barrel, with punch dot backed scroll
engraving on the sides of the frame and the backstrap. Smooth two piece rosewood grips.
CONDITION: Excellent plus, with 99% of the bright original nickel finish overall. Strong niter blue is present on the screws and pins, with a deep royal blue on the hammer and vivid case colors on the breechblock. The grips are also excellent, with mild varnish loss concentrated on the top of the left panel. Mechanically excellent. One cannot improve upon this Remington Rider Magazine Pistol! Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 8,500 - 13,000

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