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SECOND MODEL COLT EARLIEST TYPE DERINGER. ADDRESS: COLONEL COLT, HARTFORD, CT, USA. SN 273. Cal. 41 short rim fire. Bracketed by two Maltese crosses and the number 2. SN 273, the highest known number in this particular series is 1283, which was the previous gun. This early 2nd model has the plain walnut grips that are un-checkered, which is like the Nationals derringer. This example has a frame which was made to use a center hammer or a rimfire hammer. It was finished to shoot 41. cal rim fire ammo, but because the hole was already in the firewall, it could have shot either way. A rarely seen extremely hard to find variation of this gun. It also has the National-type ejector system which Colt adapted. PROVENANCE: L.D. Eberhart Collection CONDITION: The gun was originally finished with a blued bbl, hammer and trigger being case color, and a silver-plated iron frame. Only traces remain on the blue bbl, but the gun overall has a pleasing look. All the silver is gone from the iron frame. Truly a rare variation of this early 2nd M Colt. 4-47425 DE44 (1,500-2,500)

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Auction: Firearms - Spring 2013
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