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That should clinch it. The
Remington Rider was made
in a .31 percussion version
from about 1860 to 1873,
when .32 cartridge conversions appeared. They were
made until 1888. Your piece,
if it is a true Remington and
hasnt been refnished, with
the original box of ammo,
is worth in the $1,500 to
$1,750 range.

DAN WESSON, NIB: $1,000+

Q: I paid $200 for this
nickel-plated Colt .25 ACP.
I would say that is has no
wear and is in 95 percent
condition with the original
grips. Could you give me a
C.J., email

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A: From your photo, its

easy to tell you have a Colt
Model 1908 Vest Pocket
.25 auto. The Rampant Colt
hard-rubber grips indicate that its a fairly early
incarnation of this excellent
little auto, and though the
picture is somewhat blurry,
condition seems to be pretty good. Assuming 95 percent condition, according to
the Thirty-Fifth Anniversary
Edition Blue Book of Gun
Values (bluebookinc.com),
its worth $850. These little
hammerless repeaters were
made from 1908 to 1946
and were versions of an
earlier John Browning gun
manufactured at Fabrique

Q: While I am not an
expert on Dan Wesson gun
values, I am a member of
the DW forum and watch
DW prices on gunbroker.
com constantly. A new,

unfred pistol pak would

probably start at $1,000
and may go to $1,500 if
it was stainless or had a
heavy lug under the barrel.
Your sample picture is of a
standard profle, where the
lug ends just beyond the
ejector. If your reader has
a 12-inch barrel as part of
the kit, it alone is worth the
$1,000 or so. After buying
a DW and fnding out how
much fun it is to shoot, I
fnd myself with a bad case
of what I call DWAS, or
Dan Wesson Acquisition
Syndrome. Its only cure is
more DWs.
W.E., email
A: Many thanks for the
added info regarding a
readers previous question
about a Dan Wesson multibarrel setup. For what you
are getting, that sounds
like a pretty reasonable
price. I must admit, from
my research, prices on the

whole seem to be all over

the board.


Q: I have a 6mm singleshot, bolt-action rife that
I can fnd no info on at all.
on the top of the barrel is
1927. on the left side of
the barrel is what appears
to be ama followed by
a u lying on its left side,
the serial number 28XX
and a large o with an
upside-down peace sign
with the letters KLZ inside. on top of the breech
is stamped ALFA, then
what appears to be an infnity sign separated in the
center by a large X, then
EXTrA. The metal has
no rust or pitting; the bore
is as new. Any info you can
supply would be greatly
K.N., Capac, MI