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Extremely Rare Percussion Remington "Rifle Cane" - SOLD


It is estimated that only about 500 of the percussion version of Remington's cane gun was manufactured from 1858-1866.

J.F. Thomas, master mechanic for Remington, patented the Remington "Rifle Cane." This example, serial number 191 is 34.75 inches overall; marked on the cane tip "J.F. Thomas Patent Feb'y 9, 1858 Remington & Sons Ilion, NY". As is found on most Remington cane guns, there is a silver band below the handle. The metal barrel is about 8 inches long and is housed in a sheath of gutta percha; mechanism and handle are also of gutta percha. The gun cocks by pulling the barrel forward; there is a concealed button trigger on the underside of the mechanism. It should be noted that Remington offered four or five different handle designs, in addition to custom handles. This plain curved handle is quite rare on a percussion version. The cane is in magnificent condition with the exception of two “as expected” minor imperfections...one is a tiny almost invisible crack where the handle meets the shaft, the other is a horizontal crack just behind the tip.

References:
Cartridge version advertising pictured in Firearms Curiosa by Lewis Winant page 139 showing all four handle choices.

Both versions pictured in Canes Through the Ages by Francis H. Monek page 203.

Pictured in Canes & Walking Sticks by Jeffrey B. Snyder page 234 (with ball and claw handle), documented on page 233. (Please note: The dog's head handle was not available.)

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