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Revised: 9/19/2016 

Please Note: The nickel finish is an old in period refinish.


SN 2067. Cal. 41 RF. Nickel finish with 3″ superposed bbls, fixed sights with early style markings on side ribs “ELLIOT’S PATENT DEC. 12th” and “E.REMINGTON & SONS, ILION N.Y.”. Extractor is in left side rib. Mounted with 2-pc smooth pearl grips that are numbered “5779” inside each grip. Pistol is engraved with nearly full coverage foliate arabesque scrolls with foliate & floral engraving on frame. Backstrap is engraved with snake & dot patterns around hammer slot. A large flower blossom behind hammer slot with snake & dot borders down the backstrap and geometric patterns on the butt. Accompanied by an orig 2-pc Double Derringer box with dark green lid that has an end label marked “DOUBLE BARREL REPEATER / FULL PLATE”. Inside the lid has a “DIRECTIONS FOR LOADING” label. Bottom of box is a blue/green color with a couple of minor repairs. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 100 of these derringers were produced in the period 1867-1868. Few of these derringers were ever engraved and even fewer boxes survive today. PROVENANCE: Ex-Robert Howard Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except grips as noted above. Overall retains 85-90% dull orig nickel plating with bare metal on front strap; grips have lightly chipped edges, otherwise are sound with good fire & color. There are 2 hairline cracks in hinge. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with moderate pitting. Box has one broken corner and one repaired corner in the top and a couple of repaired seams in bottom. 50412-48 JS (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4462

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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