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Lot 156: London Retailer Cased Colt Third Model "Thuer" Deringer

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Desirable London Retailer Cased Silver Plated Colt Third Model "Thuer" Deringer

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Desirable London Retailer Cased Silver Plated Colt Third Model "Thuer" Deringer

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: #3 Derringer
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 41 RF
Barrel: 2 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 384
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 183
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

These derringers were introduced in 1870 and totaled around 48,000 produced. The left side of the frame on this derringer is marked with a "C" and Rampant Colt, as well as the caliber marking. 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 pearl grips. Includes a brown leather wrapped hard case with the interior lining of the lid marked for Watson & Son of London in gilt lettering and three .41 RF cartridges.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% of the original blue and silver finish with the balance having thinned to either a smooth grey patina or attractively aged brass and a minor ding on the upper left rear of the barrel. The grips are also very fine with some scattered light handling marks and retaining most of the varnish. The case is fine with some mild wear.

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