Remington Model 95

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Remington Model 95 Double Derringer
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Type Pistol
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Designer Elliot
Designed 12 December 1865
Manufacturer Remington Arms
Unit cost $8[1]
Produced 1866-1935
Number built 132,000
Variants See text
Specifications
Weight 11 oz (0.31 kg)
Length 4.875 in (12.38 cm)
Barrel length 3 in (7.6 cm)

Caliber .41 Short
Action Single action

The Remington Model 95 is a double-barrel pocket pistol commonly recognized as a derringer. The design was little changed during a production run of nearly 70 years through several financial reorganizations of the manufacturer causing repeating serial number sequences. Guns were offered with engraving or plain blued or nickel-plated finish with grips of metal, walnut, rosewood, hard rubber, ivory or pearl. The earliest production had no extractors and have E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y. stamped on the right side of the barrel and ELLIOT'S PATENT DEC. 12, 1865 stamped on the left side of the barrel. These inscriptions were swapped to opposite sides of the barrel when extractors were added in 1869. In 1880, the inscription was changed to E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y. ELLIOT'S PATENT DEC. 12th 1865 and placed atop the barrel rib. The barrel rib top inscription changed to REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION N.Y. in 1888 and again to REMINGTON ARMS U.M.C. CO. ILION, N.Y. in 1910.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hacker, Rick American Rifleman (March 2009) p.88
  2. ^ Quertermous, Russell and Steve Modern Guns (1981) p.390 ISBN 0-89145-146-3