Manufactured c. 1868-1869, this is one of under 2,000 early Type I over/under derringers estimated to have been manufactured, and only around 1,600 of this sub-variation estimated to have been produced. The left rib between the barrels is marked "ELLIOT'S. PATENT DEC.12.1865" and the right is marked "E.REMINGTON & SONS.ILION.N.Y." The barrels are not fitted with an extractor as was standard. These early over/under derringers were still serial numbered in sequential order, before the later examples were numbered in batches, making this example incredibly early. The serial number "121" is on the right of the grip frame and bottom of the barrels and it is fitted with smooth rosewood grips. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Good, retains faint traces of the original blue finish with the balance showing mostly a smooth grey patina with some scattered patches of light pitting. The dark grips are very good with some scattered light handling marks. Mechanically fine.
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