RARE ~ Reminton UMC R-1123 Bullet Trapper
Here’s a very rare knife indeed. A gorgeous vintage Bullet / Trapper made between 1924 – 1933 as evidenced by the Tang Stamp.
During the era that this knife was produced the United States had experienced Prohibition and the Flappers. Women were granted the right to vote. Life expectancy of a Male was 53, Female 54. Average Annual income was $1,236. The notorious Gangs of Chicago and New York were in their Prime. John T. Scopes was charged for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Goin to the Store?
Bread $.09 lb
Coffee $.50 lb
Suger $.35 5 lbs
Corn Meal $.06 lb
Oranges $.57 doz
Remington R-1123 $2.25
This Model is considered by many serious Remington Collectors to be the cornerstone of thier collection, no Remington collection is complete without one.
This knife has no production flaws and very few age marks. It was used but it was also cared for very well. A small chip is missing from the Lanyard hole ring on the Reverse side. There are some tiny dings on the Brass Liners on the bottom of the knife and the exposed Flush joints.
The blades are 99% full, they have some patina and age spots but they have not been cleaned. Amazing strength to the Springs – both blades walk and talk with authority. No Blade play or wobble in any direction. No cracks at all in the beautiful brown jigged bone handles. The shield is bright and tight.
In the book by Ron Stewart and Roy Ritchie "Remington Knives Past and Present" – this knife is listed on page 83. In Mint Condition the Value of this knife is listed at $2,350.
More pictures are available upon request. Don’t miss out on this very rare piece.