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Auction Date: November 30, 2012

Lot 1089: E. Remington & Sons - Elliot

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Desirable Rare and Excellent Remington Elliot "Zig Zag" Double Action Pepperbox Derringer
Estimated Price: $8,000 - $12,000
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Serial #E. Remington & Sons - Elliot ManufacturerE. Remington & Sons ModelElliot
TypePistol Gauge22 Short Catalog Page47
Barrel3 1/4 Inch Solid Rib FinishBlue/silver GripGutta Percha
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured circa 1861-1862, with less than 1,000 made in total. Also known as "Elliot's Pocket Revolver", with a rotating barrel cluster with angular track around the chambers that gives the pistol it's name. These "Zig Zag" revolvers are among the most rare and highly sought after of all Derringer models. Fixed rear sight with a silver pin front sight on each rib, the 3-line Elliot patent marks on the left side and the 3-line Remington address on the right. Smooth gutta percha grips.

ConditionExcellent overall. 50% overall original blue finish remains on barrel cluster, strongest in the protected and sheltered areas with the balance now an even and attractive brown patina. Strong silver is present on the frame having turned a deep, aged patina overall. The barrel hinge retains nearly all of it's handsome & original niter blue finish. Grips are excellent with the slightest collector type handling marks. Mechanically very good. Considering that these were produced in such limited quantities and surviving examples are rare in any condition, this is the finest example we at Rock Island Auction Company have offered.
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