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 130 of this sub-variation estimated to have been produced. This sub-variation were the first over/under derringers produced by Remington that were fitted with extractors on the left side of the barrels. The left rib between the barrels is marked "ELLIOT'S PATENT DEC.12." ("1865" obscured by the extractor), and the right is marked E.REMINGTON & SONS.ILION.N.Y." 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 "1439" is on the left of the grip frame, bottom of the barrel, and hand marked inside the right grip. It is fitted with smooth rosewood grips. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Very good as period replated over some scattered light pitting and crisp markings showing mostly a smooth grey patina on the balance. The dark grips are also very good with some scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
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