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Lot 3167: Colt Third Model Derringer with "Unauthorized" Barrel Address

London Agency Cased Colt Third Model "Thuer" Derringer with Rare "Unauthorized" Barrel Address and Rampant Colt Trademark

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3167: Colt Third Model Derringer with "Unauthorized" Barrel Address

London Agency Cased Colt Third Model "Thuer" Derringer with Rare "Unauthorized" Barrel Address and Rampant Colt Trademark

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500
Price Realized:

London Agency Cased Colt Third Model "Thuer" Derringer with Rare "Unauthorized" Barrel Address and Rampant Colt Trademark

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: #3 Derringer
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 41 RF
Barrel: 2 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 234
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 129
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

These derringers were introduced in 1870, produced until 1912, and totaled around 48,000 manufactured. 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. This early 20th century example has the desirable "illegal"/"unauthorized" Colt Pall Mall barrel address on the left side. The caliber marking is on the left of the frame along with a "C" and Rampant Colt. It has standard features and is fitted with a pair of smooth grips with the left panel having two scrimshawed crests, a unicorn's head and an arm clenching a gauntlet. Includes an oak presentation case with Colt London Agency label inside the lid, and key.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 95% of the original nickel finish some a few scattered light dings and some very light flaking on a couple edges. 70% of the original case colors remain on the hammer. The slightly shrunken grips are very fine with a few short hairline cracks around the screw and otherwise minimal handling marks. The case is fine with some scattered minor handling/storage marks.



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