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Lot 3177: London Agency Shipped and Cased, Engraved Colt No. 1 Derringer

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

London Agency Shipped and Cased, Engraved Colt No. 1 Derringer

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: #1 Derringer
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 41 RF
Barrel: 2 1/2 inch irregular
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: metal
Item Views: 244
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 140
Class: Antique

Manufactured circa 1870-1890. Blade front and hammer notch rear sights, with the top of the barrel marked "COLT'S PT.F.A. MFG. Co/HARTFORD CT. U.S.A." followed by " No1" flanked by Maltese crosses and the matching serial number on the underside. Light scroll engraving on the sides of the frame with a burst design ahead of the hammer and scrollwork behind. The underside of the barrel bears a set of tiny "crown/GP" and "crown/V" stamps, with a small "C" present on the underside of the frame just ahead of the trigger, which is associated with the Colt London Agency. Includes an oak case with Colt London Agency interior label, key, and four .41 RF cartridges.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains 30% of the original blue finish and traces of the original silver plating with the balance primarily a smooth grey patina and crisp engraving. Mechanically excellent. The case is very fine with minimal handling/storage evidence.

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