Original U.S. Remington .41 Rimfire Nickel Plated Over & Under Gambler's Pocket Pistol Serial 8 - c. 1888

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Originally patented in 1858, these became very popular on the River Boats of the great Mississippi river in the 1870's. They were often used by gamblers and others who would require protection on the often dark decks. Fully nickel plated of which almost all remains, having just a 3" barrel and 4 3/4” overall, this was ideal for a waistcoat pocket. The barrel top strap is marked with the Remington Address:


The pistol features lovely black hard Rubber or "Gutta Percha" grips, fully checkered and in very good lightly worn condition. It was originally fully nickel plated, though unfortunately over time the plating degraded, and now it is probably 40-50% intact, with the rest showing a lightly pitted patina.

A lever on the right of the pistol side releases the barrel, which flips upwards for extraction and reloading. There is even a nice manual extractor on the left side of the pistol. This also shows serial number 8 on the bottom of the barrel, which matches the number under the grips. The hammer has a rather ingenious mechanism that moves the rimfire firing pin up and down alternately, so only one barrel fires at a time. It appears to function correctly, but we have not verified this. The bores show clear rifling, with a partly bright finish, and some areas of oxidation and past pitting. This pistol appears to have been used quite a bit during its lifetime.

Found in many, many Western Movies these have become an old CLASSIC OF THE AMERICAN WEST. In splendid condition and ready to display!


Years of Manufacture: circa 1888
Caliber: .41 short / .41-100
Ammunition Type: Rimfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 3 inches
Overall Length: 4 3/4 inches
Action: Exposed Hammer
Feed System: Hinged Breech Double Shot Over & Under

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