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Auction Date: December 3, 2010

Lot 102: C.H. Ballard Single Shot Breech loading Derringer Pistol

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C.H. Ballard Single Shot Breech loading Derringer Pistol
Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500
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Serial #C.H. Ballard Single Shot Breech loading Derringer Pistol ManufacturerBallard C H ModelDerringer
TypePistol Gauge41 RF Catalog Page26
Barrel2 4/5 Inch Part Octagon FinishBlue/ Nickel GripWalnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured circa 1870. Fixed sights, with the top of the barrel marked "BALLARD'S" and the left flat marked "C. H. BALLARD & Co. / WORCESTER, MASS. / PATD. JUNE 22, 1869". Iron frame with checkered hammer and spur trigger. Matching serial number on frame and on both smooth bird head grips.

ConditionFine, with a mixed smooth gray/brown patina on the barrel, and 30% of the original plated finish on the frame, with the balance a smooth gray-brown patina. Grips are good, with pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically very good.
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