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Lot 3510: Factory Engraved C. H. Ballard & Co. Derringer Pistol

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Scarce Factory Engraved C. H. Ballard & Co. Single Shot .41 Caliber Derringer Pistol

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Estimated Price: $950 - $1,600

Scarce Factory Engraved C. H. Ballard & Co. Single Shot .41 Caliber Derringer Pistol

Manufacturer: Ballard C H
Model: Derringer
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 41 RF
Barrel: 2 13/16 inch part octagon
Finish: nickel/silver
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 183
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 259
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured circa 1870, with production numbers estimated at only a few thousand. the barrel is unmarked apart from flourishes of floral scroll engraving, which is also found on the iron frame. It is fitted with a blade front sight and a pair of smooth grips. The serial number, "183", is marked on the top of the frame and the bottom of the barrel where they meet, the right side of the grip frame, and on the inside of each grip. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Good, retains traces of the original nickel finish with the balance a smooth grey patina, some scattered light pitting, and mostly crisp engraving. The grips are fine with some scattered hairline age crack and light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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