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 LOT 3239
Exceptionally Fine Scarce Non-Engraved Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol with Case - NSN, 32 XSRF cal., 3 1/8 inch part octagon bbl., nickel finish, rosewood grips. Manufactured in the 1870s and 1880s based on designs by Joseph Rider. Interestingly, more of these were engraved than were left plain such as this example. 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. It has the standard two-line address and patent dates on top of the barrel and standard features. Includes a hardwood case and seven “U” headstamped cartridges.
CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, retains 97% of the original nickel finish with some scattered light handling marks and
a few spots of very light flaking. The grips are very fine with a few scattered minor dings and otherwise light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The relined custom case is very good with minimal handling/storage evidence. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 3240
Early Production E. Remington & Sons Type I Elliot’s Patent Over/Under Derringer
- Serial no. 121, 41 RF cal., 3 inch solid rib bbl., blue finish, rosewood grips. Manufactured
c. 1868-1869, this is one of under 2,000 early Type I over/under derringers estimated to
have been manufactured, and only around 1,600 of this sub-variation estimated to have
been produced. The left rib between the barrels is marked “ELLIOT’S. PATENT DEC.12.1865” and the right is marked “E.REMINGTON & SONS.ILION.N.Y.” The barrels are not fitted with an extractor as was standard. These early over/under derringers were still serial numbered in sequential order, before the later examples were numbered in batches, making
this example incredibly early. The serial number “121” is on the right of the grip frame and bottom of the barrels and it is fitted with smooth rosewood grips.
CONDITION: Good, retains faint traces of the original blue finish with the balance showing mostly a smooth grey
patina with some scattered patches of light pitting. The dark grips are very good with some scattered light handling marks. Mechanically fine.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 3242
LOT 3241
Scarce Remington Zig-Zag Derringer - Serial no. 686, 22 RF cal., 3 3/16 inch cluster bbl., blue finish, hard rubber grips. Less than 1,000 of these small pocket pistols were manufactured in 1861 and 1862. These were the first Remington firearms designed to fire metallic cartridges. Advertisements listed them as “Elliott’s Pocket Revolvers.” Many have been lost or destroyed leaving few to fill their places in advanced Remington collections. The left side of the frame is stamped with the three-line Elliott’s patent dates. CONDITION: Good. The replated metal surfaces have a bright appearance with pitting under the plating mostly on the barrel cluster and recoil shield. The grips are very good with a tiny repair at the toe (right panel) and some surface chipping and handling marks. Mechanically fine.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
Very Scarce Non-Engraved Casehardened/Blue Finished Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol -
NSN, 32 XSRF cal., 3 1/8 inch part octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, rosewood grips. 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 and smooth rosewood grips. There is a removable collection mark in white on the butt.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 60% of the original blue on the barrel and magazine and strong traces of the mostly muted original case colors with the balance mostly a smooth grey patina. The grips are very good with some mild wear and scattered light handling marks. The breech block must be pulled back slightly harder than usual to cock the hammer, otherwise mechanically fine.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250

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