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Lot 20: Very Fine E. Remington & Sons Elliot Derringer
November 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $1200 - 1800
One of approximately 25,000 manufactured between 1863 and 1888. This example is marked on the top of the barrel cluster "MANUFACTURED BY E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILLION. N.Y./ELLIOTS' PATENTS. MAY 29. 1860-OCT. 1. 1861". Fitted with smooth rosewood grips.
BBL: 3 inch fluted
Gauge: 22 RF
Serial Number: 8668
Condition: Very fine, 75% of the original blue finish remains on the barrel cluster with a smooth gray patina on the high edges. The frame retains traces of the original blue finish with a scratch on the left side and a smooth gray patina on the remainder. The grips have shrank slightly with age and are very fine with only minor handling marks.