Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 79: Early Colt Third Model Derringer

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $800 - $1,400

Early Colt Third Model Derringer

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: #3 Derringer
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 41 RF
Barrel: 2 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 80
Class: Antique

Manufactured c. 1870s. Features one-line "Colt" on the barrel, blade front sight, high spur hammer, bulbous frame around the front screw, and matching serial number on grip frame and inside each grip panel. Provenance: The John Fox Collection

Rating Definition:

Good, retaining traces original blue finish in more protected places and traces of the original age darkened silver finish on the frame with a small hairline crack coming off the trigger cutout. Grips are fine with some high edge wear, and some dings and scratches. The mainspring is broken.

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