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Lot 152: London Retailer Cased Colt Third Model "Thuer" Deringer

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Excellent Desirable London Retailer Cased Colt Third Model "Thuer" Deringer

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Excellent Desirable London Retailer Cased Colt Third Model "Thuer" Deringer

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: #3 Derringer
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 41 RF
Barrel: 2 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 407
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 182
Class: Antique
Description:

These derringers were introduced in 1870 and totaled around 48,000 produced, with this example being an early second type, having the short high hammer. The back strap on this example has been engraved by the London retailer with "F.T.Baker. 88. Fleet St. London" The top of the barrel has a rounded blade front sight and "COLT" in large italic letters and the bottom of the barrel has small British proofs. It is fitted with a pair of smooth antique ivory grips that are both hand numbered to the gun on the interior. Includes a brown, lightly tooled, leather wrapped handbag style case with the interior lining of the lid marked with the same Fred T. Baker Fleet St. address.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 95% plus of the original nickel and nitre blue finishes with a series of minor tool marks on the left of the frame around a screw and otherwise minimal handling evidence. The grips are excellent showing an attractively aged tone and minimal handling evidence. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with some light wear.



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