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       LOT 201
Highly Desirable E. Remington & Sons
Thomas Patent Rimfire Cane Gun with “Dog’s Head” Handle - Serial no. 84, 32 RF cal., 26 5/8 bbl., gutta percha grips. The Remington Percussion Cane Gun was patented by John F. Thomas, Remington’s master mechanic, on 9 February 1858. These canes were one of the first civilian firearms produced by Remington, and they were the only major American manufacturer to produce one. It is estimated that between 1858 and 1866 only 500 of the percussion cane guns were manufactured, with many of them later being converted to .32 Rimfire. This example is one of approximately 2,000 originally manufactured in .32 RF. Along with that, this particular example has the “dog’s head” handle, which is fashioned out of black toned gutta percha. Though the “dog’s head” handle is not necessarily the scarcest handle variation seen on these canes, it is often cited as the most desirable. The shaft is sleeved in similar black gutta percha as the handle. There is a small brass band where the handle meets the shaft and an iron ferrule at the tip/muzzle which is marked “84” and with the Thomas patent and Remington address. It measures 34 inches overall. CONDITION: Very fine overall, the gutta percha of the shaft shows an attractively aged chocolate tone, the upper portion and dog’s head grip being slightly darker, and some scattered light handling marks. The brass and iron show an attractively aged patina. Mechanically fine. Provenance: The George S. Lewis Jr. Collection. Estimate: 6,000 - 9,500
LOT 202
Near New Remington .41 Caliber
Over/Under Derringer with Factory
Box - Serial no. L99128, 41 RF cal.,
3 inch round bbl., blue finish, hard
rubber grips. Manufactured from 1912 to 1935, this is a near mint example of a Type III or Model 4 Derringer. The top of the barrel rib has the Remington-UMC address. It has a manual extractor and checkered grips. The right side of the frame under the barrel release is marked with an arrow and six-pointed star. The barrels are numbered to the gun. The original Remington factory brown cardboard box has the correct end label for this derringer and comes with the cleaning rod.
CONDITION: Near new in box. The derringer retains 99% plus original matte blue finish extremely limited and barely noticeable high edge wear. The hammer, trigger, and barrel release retain 97% original niter blue finish. The grips are also excellent plus with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The box is very fine.
Estimate: 5,000 - 6,500

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