Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1170: Cased Pair of Engraved Remington No. 3 Vest Pocket Pistols

Auction Date: September 7, 2019

Attractive Cased Pair of Engraved and Silver Plated Remington No. 3 Vest Pocket Pistols

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

A) Remington No. 3 Vest Pocket .41 RF Pistol

Manufacturer: E. Remington & Sons
Model: Vest Pocket Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 41 RF
Barrel: 4 1/8 inch part octagon
Finish: silver
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 585
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 101
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured c. 1865-1888 and often referred to as the "Saw Handle Deringer". This pair of vest pocket pistols exhibit matching, beautifully executed acanthus scroll acid etched engraving on the frames and barrels. It is evident that these two have been a pair for quite some time as the barrels (numbered "634" and "664" like the pistols) have been switched to their counterpart pistol at some point along their journey. The grips show matching acanthus leaf and border carving. The pair otherwise show standard markings and features. Includes a mahogany presentation case with blank initial plaque on the lid that holds both pistols.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 90% plus period replated silver finish and strong traces of nitre blue on the breech block with the balance an attractive dark grey antique silver patina, mainly in the low areas of the engraving. The grips are also fine with some light handling marks and some hairline age crack. Mechanically excellent.



B) Remington No. 3 Vest Pocket .41 RF Pistol

Manufacturer: E. Remington & Sons
Model: Vest Pocket Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 41 RF
Barrel: 4 1/8 inch octagon
Finish: silver
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 585
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 101
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A".

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 90% plus period replated silver finish and faint traces of nitre blue on the breech block with the balance an attractive dark grey antique silver patina, mainly in low areas. The grips are fine with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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