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Lot 101: Two B. Kittredge & Co Marked Remington Elliot 4 Shot Derringers

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Collector's Lot of Two Scarce B. Kittredge & Co. Retailer Marked Remington-Elliot Four Shot Derringers

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

A) Remington-Elliot Four Shot Derringer

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: Elliot
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 3 3/8 inch cluster
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 392
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 87
Class: Antique
Description:

Approximately 25,000 .22 and .32 rimfire variants of these "New Repeating Pistols" were manufactured by Remington from 1863-1888. This example has blade and notch sights, "MANUFACTURED BY E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y" on the left side of the barrel rib, "ELLIOTS' PATENTS. MAY 29. 1860-OCT. 1. 1861" on the opposite side, matching serial numbers on the barrel group and frame, a "*" on the bottom of the barrel near the breech, "B" on the left side of the frame above the grip, and "B. KITTREDGE & CO./CIN. O." on the left side over the frame behind the trigger "spur." Benjamin Kittredge & Co. were firearms retailers and agents in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the second half of the 19th century. Many guns that passed through their warehouse ended up further west, and Kittredge is credited with nicknaming several models such as the Colt "Peacemaker."

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 40% plus original blue finish mostly on the barrels with a brown patina on the balance. The grips are very good with some discoloration and chipping along the edges. Mechanically excellent.



B) Silver-Plated Remington-Elliot Four Shot Derringer

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: Elliot
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 3 3/8 inch cluster
Finish: silver
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 392
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 87
Class: Antique
Description:

As "A" with silver-plated finish.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 70% plus original silver plated finish, moderate flaking, and flat spots on the lower edge of each grip panel. Mechanically excellent.



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