Rare FACTORY ENGRAVED Antique REMINGTON-RIDER Magazine .32 Rimfire Pistol
.32 Extra Short Rimfire Pocket Pistol
Here we present an antique Remington-Rider Magazine Pistol. These pistols were manufactured in the 1870s and 1880s based on designs by Joseph Rider. This pistol is a 5-shot repeater chambered for the .32 extra-short rimfire cartridge. It uses a tube magazine under the barrel and a simple but clever vertically shifting breechblock to give an impressive amount of firepower in a small package. Fewer than 15,000 of these were made between 1871 and 1888 and they represent one of the few American uses of a tube magazine in a handgun.
It is safe to say, Remington-Riders were some of the earliest magazine fed pistols. The tube style magazine is, of course, modeled after Winchester rifles. The action is unique in and of itself, also likening to a rifle. The large spur brings another cartridge from the magazine while simultaneously cocking the single action hammer. The large spur travels forward again to close the breech and has an aperture that acts as the rear sight. Very neat! The factory scroll engravings are indeed unique and make this a scarce piece of history.
The overall condition is very fine. The action is strong and tight. The bore is in good shape. With solid grips and sharp engravings, this is a phenomenal example of an innovative firearm!
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Barrel is 3 inches.
Caliber: .32 Extra Short Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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