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CASED COLT PAT. F.A. MFG. CO. 3RD MODEL DERINGER 5TH VARIATION. SN 36098 & 36209. Cal. .41 Short RF. Cased and sold in London at the Colt 14 Pall Mall store. They have the “C” and Rampant Colt which was Von Oppen’s stamp. Both guns are finished in full nickel with blued screws and case colored hammers and triggers. Fitted with factory ivory grips. PROVENANCE: L.D. Eberhart Collection. CONDITION: SN 36098: Finished in 100% nickel overall with fire blue screws and factory ivory grips. Piece is marked with Von Oppen and “C” Rampant Colt and “41 Cal.” on left hand side of frame. Frame retains 95% of orig nickel with only loss being a small amount from the backstrap area. Bbl retains 90% of orig nickel with 1 small, very minute pitted area close to the “C” in the “Colt” address on top of bbl and a few flaking areas around front sight. Trigger and hammer retain 90%+ of orig case colors.SN 36209: Has English proof marks as well as “41 Cal” in left side of frame is finished exactly as its mate but does not bear the Von Oppen Colt stamping. It appears to have been with this gun, as its mate since the beginning. Nickel frame retains nearly 100% of coverage and bbl retains 95% of orig nickel with only minor flaking at left muzzle portion and left upper bbl portion, from storage. Hammer and trigger retain 90% of bright case color. Fire blued screws retain most of their color. Both guns have factory ivory grips which have normal aging patina and are perfect in every respect with no chips and dings. English style, fancy casing is done in deluxe, diseased mahogany giving a magnificent grain to the top of lid. Interior is in nice condition and contains 2 orig, very rare, raised “E” headstamps made by Eley Bros. London, 41 cal. RF cartridges as well as 3 American made 41 cal. RF cartridges in other compartments. One compartment contains orig oil can and orig “L” shaped cleaning rod and turn screw. Lock is locked and no key is present. Tongue portion on upper lid has a missing section which allows case to close despite the lock being locked. On interior of top lid is orig Colt 14 Pall Mall paper label which is complete but does have oil stains and foxing due to age. Hinges are perfect. 2 ivory compartment pulls are perfect. Top of case bears a German silver, unadorned inlay shield. A nice English casing with excellent guns. 4-47464 DE84 (12,000-15,000)

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Auction: Firearms - Spring 2013
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