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COLT PAT. F.A. MFG. CO. 3RD MODEL DERINGER COPY. SN 1. Cal. .41 Short RF. This piece is a faithful copy except for the indentation at the top of the walnut grips like a 2nd Model Colt Deringer. It was finished in nickel overall. SN 1 appears on right grip frame under grips and Spanish proofs and import #349 are stamped on the bbl and frame side. Manufacture is uncertain, but probably Ebar Bros., Spain. There are two more examples of this very uncommon Deringer. Both are engraved and one has ivory grips . One has a 2 digit SN and the other 3 digits. PROVENANCE: Malcolm Aterburn Collection, L.D. Eberhart Collection. CONDITION: Gun orig finished in overall nickel and an attempt to manufacture a fairly close copy of American Colt 3rd Model to be sold in Europe. Unlike the Colt this gun has an iron frame. The iron frame has probably 50% of orig nickel still remaining. All screw heads were nickeled with most still present. Large Colt which appears on top of bbl, similar to American Colt, is the same size but instead of being stamped it is engraved. Hammer spur is somewhat different as is the grip shape which is also somewhat smaller and with an indenture like 2nd Model Colts. Bbl does have some small pitting on ejector housing portion and some small amounts up over ejector housing portion but very minor. Also some minor pitting underneath ejector housing on frame, which is very fine. At one time, in the past, someone has attempted to drive a nail with the bottom portion of the grip frame and resulting in scarring that portion of the grip frame and the wooden grips. It is chambered for the orig .41 cal. Short RF cartridge, 4-47478 DE98 (1,000-2,000)

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Auction: Firearms - Spring 2013
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