1870's Antique Remington Rider Magazine Pistol in .32 RF Extra Short Caliber ** 100% Original & Excellent **
Guns International #: 101553415 Seller's Inventory #: CBP20-246
Category: Remington Pistols - Antique - Antique Pistols - Cartridge
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Seller: Antique & Modern Firearms, Inc.
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This is an unusual and rare Remington Rider Magazine Pistol chambered in the .32 Rimfire Extra-Short cartridge in excellent 100% original condition. This Joseph Rider invention patented in 1871 and made by Remington is one of the most unusual and unique pocket pistol designs of the 19th century. This repeating pistol uses a tubular magazine mounted under the barrel mated with an action that functions like a lever-action but uses the breechblock/hammer assembly to actuate it. To load this pistol the spring-loaded brass follower tube is removed from the magazine at the muzzle which allows 5 of the extra-short rimfire cartridges to be loaded bullet-side up and the follower is resinserted and locked into place. The shooter then depresses the large breech block/cocking piece with his thumb and pulls back on the assembly, which releases a round from the magazine while also cocking the hammer. The breechblock assembly/cocking piece is released which then rides forward under spring pressure chambering the round and rising into the locked position. The gun is then ready to fire using the sights that consist of a front blade and a peep hole in the breechblock/cocking piece. Once fired, the shooter then works the action as described previously to reload and expell the empty brass out of the top of the pistol. As you can imagine this was quite a remarkable pistol for the times. The Remington Rider was produced from 1871 until 1888, with approx. 10,000 to 15,000 produced. This particular example is in excellent overall condition both inside and out, with 93% to 94% of the original nickel plating still intact. As you can see in the pictures, the nickel plating is still bright and attractive, showing only some very minor little handling/storage marks, some tiny little stain spots, and a few scattered spots of plating loss/chips. The factory stampings on the barrel are still crisp, clear, and legible. The original factory blue on the breechblock and hammer rates 95%, still bright and clean with only minor imperfections/wear. The original Walnut grip panels are in excellent condition, free from any chips, cracks, repairs, or major dings/damage. The factory varnish is still 95% intact, and both grip panels are tight to the gun without any wiggle. The bore in this Remington Rider is in good shape, showing nice, strong rifling throughout and only a few very minor spots of light pitting. The action on this pistol is 100% functional and in superb mechanical condition. It is very obvious that this Remington Rider pistol has spent the vast majorty of it's life in storage, and probably has been fired a handful of times at the very most in it's entire life. If the ammunition were still available we have no doubt that this pistol would function today 100% like the day it originally left the factory in the 1870's. If you have been looking for one of these rare and unique pistols here is your chance to get the best one we have had in decades!
Handgun Caliber: .32 Rimfire
Model: Remington Rider Magazine Pistol
Serial Number: None
Barrel Length: 3" Inches
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Very Good
Barrel Type: Octagon
Action: Single-action Repeater (Tube Magazine)
Finish: Nickel Plated / Blued
Sights: Fixed Iron Sights (Rear sight is hole in breech block "hammer"))
Manufacture Date: 1870's