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Selling: September 7, 2012

Lot 84: Scarce William W. Marston Three Barrel 22 Caliber Derringer

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Scarce William W. Marston Three Barrel 22 Caliber Derringer
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,250
Serial #Scarce William W. Marston Three Barrel 22 Caliber Derringer ManufacturerWM Marston Model3 Shot
TypePistol Gauge22 RF Catalog Page23
Barrel3 Inch Round FinishBlue/silver GripWalnut
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis superposed derringer is one of an estimated 300 manufactured without the knife from 1858 to 1864. The silver plated brass frame has a unique broad floral factory scroll engraving with the left side marked with the New York City address and the 1857 patent date and the right side has the firing indicator. It is fitted with smooth walnut square butt grips.

ConditionFine. The barrels retain 30% original blue finish (mostly in and around the protected areas) with the balance a smooth brown patina. The frame retains 90% original silver plating. The grips are fine with much of the varnish remaining and a period glue repair on the right panel. Action needs work as the hammer does not hold at the full cock position.
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