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CASED COLT PAT. F.A. MFG. CO. 3RD MODEL DERINGER 4TH VARIATION. SN E26017. Cal. .41 Short RF. Gun with Class C factory engraving. English proofed on bbl bottom. Piece is in orig English oak, single gun case which is lined in green blase. Orig dealer label inside top lid shows ” E.M. Reilly & Co./502 New Oxford Street, LONDON.” PROVENANCE: L.D. Eberhart Collection. CONDITION: Gun, with E SN prefix, sent out for special engraving and has exceptional Class C engraving over entire gun. Gun was finished in total silver plate with approximately 25% remaining. Silver remaining on bbl is only in trace amounts in protected areas. Gun does not show use or abuse, but flaked off for some reason. Very sharp over all, Fire blued screws still have much of their orig color and trigger has most of its orig blue color. Hammer has probably 85%+ orig case color. This was a deluxe gun in every way that it is fitted with the very rare factory ebony grips which are nearly perfect and still retain much of the orig varnish with very little scratches and bruising. Piece is housed in orig casing of English oak and green blase lining. Label has some foxing and oil stains but is complete. Interior of case is nearly perfect except for normal wear. Contains orig turn screw, “L” shaped cleaning rod with turn screw end and orig pewter oil can. Also included are 5 old, Short RF cartridges and cotton wadding to use as cleaning material. Hinges are nearly perfect as is entire English oak casing. Lock is perfect but no key is present. All of the orig is present. Lid has small amount of warping but does not detract from overall condition of case. 4-47460 DE80 (7,500-11,000)

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Auction: Firearms - Spring 2013
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