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   LOT 3234
Engraved Gold Plated Remington Elliot 5-Shot Ring Trigger Pepperbox Pistol with Pearl Grips - Serial no. 10114, 22 RF cal., 3 inch fluted bbl., gold finish, pearl grips. Introduced in 1863, the Remington-Elliot was an improved version of the “Zig-Zag” pepperbox, using a fixed barrel group with a rotating hammer assembly and double action ring trigger, setting the distinctive pattern for Remington’s later pocket pistols. Silver bead front and frame notch rear sights, with the 2-line address and patent dates on top of the barrels. The pistol has about 80% coverage engraving which consists mostly of floral scroll and geometric designs on the frame and barrels. It is fitted with a pair of smooth pearl grips. CONDITION: Fine, retains half of the replated gold finish with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina, over some scattered very light surface pitting, and crisp engraving. The grips are very fine with a hairline crack in the right and otherwise light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection. Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
LOT 3235
Fine Factory Engraved, Gold Plated
Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol with
Pearl Grips - NSN, 32 XSRF cal., 3 inch
part octagon bbl., gold finish, pearl grips.
Manufactured in the 1870s and 1880s based on
designs by Joseph Rider. Interestingly, more of
these were engraved than were left plain. The design was clearly influenced by the popular Winchester rifles
of the period and their predecessors. The Riders are among the earliest magazine fed pistols. The pistol takes up
basically the same amount of pocket space as Remington’s famous double derringer but allowed for five shots instead
of two. This example has factory scroll and border engraving on the receiver and back strap as well as the standard sights and markings. The pistol is plated in gold and is wearing smooth pearl grips.
CONDITION: Fine, retaining 40% original gold plating with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The engraving is crisp. The grips are excellent with limited handling marks and attractive fiery colors. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500

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