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MATCHED PAIR NATIONAL FIREARMS CO. BROOKLYN, N.Y. 2nd MODEL DERINGERS. SN 8637 & 8645. Cal. 41 Short RF. Iron framed Nationals. Finished in overall silver plate. Triggers, hammers and ejectors retain case colors. Special order ivory grips are completely checkered rather than the standard National pattern. Grips, which were probably sent out for checkering, were totally checkered right through the escutcheon plates that are period and correct to these guns. PROVENANCE: L.D. Eberhart Collection. CONDITION: SN 8637 retains most of the orig silver plate over entire bbl with some wear at muzzle edges. Strong company markings on top bbl flat; iron frames retain probably 70%+ of orig silver. Nice case color on hammer. There is some age shrinkage to the ivory grips but there are no breaks scratches, etc…SN 8645 has 90%+ of orig silver on bbl with strong bbl markings and strong case color on hammer with 70% silver plate remaining on frame. Grips have no dings or chips but some age shrinking and are a nice mellow, aged color. 4-47417 DE39 (5,500-8,500)

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Auction: Firearms - Spring 2013
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