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COLT PAT. F.A. MFG. CO. 3RD MODEL DERINGER 5TH VARIATION. SN 7750. Cal. .41 Short RF. SN 7750. Finished with nickel frame and blued bbl with walnut grips. Has secondary SN 16706 on right hand forward part of frame, which was applied by the London dealer. Backstrap reads “Cogswell & Harrison, LTD./141 New Bond St & 226 Stand, London”. Stamped “.41 CAL.” on left side of frame. Address is all hand cut engraving. PROVENANCE: L.D. Eberhart Collection. CONDITION: Gun orig finished with nickel frame and blued bbl, bright fire blued screws and walnut grips. Trigger retains a good portion, 50% orig blue, hammer retains 85% of case color with some fading. Bbl retains only about 30% of orig blue on right hand side of gun and no finish whatsoever on left hand side, probably due to improper storage of laying on cloth. Walnut grips have several small gouges on left hand grip. Other than that both grips have normal wear, dings and scratches from regular use and retains 90% of orig varnish. A truly rare dealership marked 3rd Model. 4-47474 DE94 (1,500-2,500)

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Auction: Firearms - Spring 2013
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