Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3076: Two Colt Pocket Third Model Derringers

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Collector's Lot of Two Colt Pocket Third Model Derringers

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,300 - $1,900

A) Colt Derringer with London Proofs

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: #3 Derringer
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 41 RF
Barrel: 2 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/nickel
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 363
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 55
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured from 1875 to 1912. Standard markings and features with London crown proofs underneath the barrel and matching hand-numbered grips.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 70% original high polish blue finish on the barrel with some scattered small patches of light pitting. 95% original nickel finish on the brass frame with some very light edge wear. Grips are also very fine with some light handling marks and light crazing towards the bottom edges. Mechanically excellent.



B) Colt Derringer with Pearl Grips

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: #3 Derringer
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 41 RF
Barrel: 2 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: pearl
Stock:
Item Views: 363
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 55
Class: Antique
Description:

Standard markings and features with pearl grips. Both grip panels are matching numbered "06" underneath.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 80% original nickel finish with some light edge wear and light scattered flaking mainly concentrated on the left side of the barrel. Grips are also very fine with some light handling marks and highly attractive colors. Mechanically excellent.



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