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Auction Date: April 24, 2015

Lot 1313: Colt Third Model Derringer with Leather Case

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Colt Third Model Derringer with Leather Case
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Serial #Colt Third Model Derringer with Leather Case ManufacturerColt Model#3 Derringer
TypePistol Gauge41 RF Catalog Page107
Barrel2 3/8 Inch Round FinishNickel GripAntique Ivory
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis Colt Number 3 Thuer Derringer has a German silver half moon front sight, "-COLT-" in italics marked on top of the barrel, "41 CAL" marked on the left side of the frame, and the serial number is stamped under the left grip. It has a nickel finish, is fitted with smooth grips numbered to the gun, and comes in a leather bound "pipe" case with blue felt lining.

ConditionVery good as period re-plated. The derringer retains 98% nickel finish with a couple of small area of flaking on the barrel and minor blistering on the bottom of the frame. The undersized grips are a bit ill-fitting at the frame but are otherwise very good with only a few tiny age cracks around the screw escutcheon and pleasant aged tones. The barrel marking remains sharp, and the action is fine. The custom pipe case is fair with some scuffs and edge wear on the exterior, and the replacement felt shows contact wear and frayed edges.
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