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  3. 1859.” on top barrel flat. The matching serial number is marked on the barrel, trigger guard, frame and grips. The cylinder is etched in floral scroll patterns, and the frame has a floral scroll engraving. The trigger guard is German silver. Fitted with two-piece checkered grips. The partitioned case is lined in brown velvet, has brass hardware and contains a British made percussion cap container, two cavity bullet mold, case key, unmarked plain powder flask and cleaning rod. CONDITION: Very fine. The barrel and cylinder retain 85% plus bright original high polish blue finish with the balance thinning to a brown. The frame retains strong traces of original blue finish in and
around the protected areas with the balance a mixture between smooth brown and gray patinas. The German silver is fine. The hammer retains 40% original case colors, and the trigger retains strong traces
of original niter blue. The grips are excellent with crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent. The relined case is fine with a putty filled repair near a bottom corner, repaired lid and some minor handling/storage marks. The lining shows some high spot wear.
Estimate: 5,000 - 6,000
    LOT 1122
Exceptional, Very Scarce E. Remington & Sons Thomas Patent Percussion Cane Gun with Small Curved Handle - Serial no. 10, 31 cal., 28 inch round bbl., gutta percha grips. The mid-19th Century saw a significant spike in the popularity of canes, especially among the more well-to-do of societies in Europe and North America. This popularity led to a desire for an item that was a fashionable accessory
for a gentleman, as well as having some defensive capabilities, should the need arise. Remington saw this as an opportunity, and in 1858 patented a percussion cane gun which was designed by John F. Thomas, their master mechanic. The Civil War interrupted production significantly but it was resumed at the end of the war, with production soon shifting to a new and improved rimfire variation. These percussion examples were manufactured c. 1858-1866, with a total of 500 estimated to have been made. This example has a rarely seen small curved handle made of the same brown gutta percha as the shaft. There is a small brass band where the handle meets the shaft and a serrated iron ferrule at the tip/muzzle that has the Thomas patent marking and Remington address. There is a small iron band affixed to the shaft above the ferrule. The serial number “10” is marked on the iron ferrule, on the action, and on the top edge of the shaft, visible when the two portions are separated. The breech portion of the barrel appears to have a repaired crack with splices running perpendicular to the crack itself. It measures 33 1/2 inches overall.
CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, the gutta percha showing an attractively aged chocolate tone overall with some scattered light handling marks. The brass and iron both show attractively aged patina with clear markings. Mechanically excellent. An outstanding example of a rare
Remington percussion cane gun that would be welcome in any collection!
Provenance: The Al Kelley Collection; The George S Lewis Jr. Collection.
Estimate: 5,500 - 8,500
LOT 1121
Cased Early Engraved Remington Rider Double Action Percussion
Pocket Revolver - Serial no. 116, 31 percussion cal., 3 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, hard rubber grips. The Remington-Rider was one of the first double action revolvers manufactured in significant quantities (estimated 2,000) in the U.S. and were produced from around 1860 until 1873. The distinctive features of the “mushroom style” cylinder, double action mechanism and straight trigger were the design of Joseph Rider of Newark, Ohio. Marked “MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTONS ILION. N.Y./RIDERS. PT. AUG. 17. 1858. MAY

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