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 LOT 1139
Excellent London Agency Cased Factory Engraved Colt No. 2 Derringer with Rare Brass Frame - Serial no. 2525, 41 RF cal., 2 1/2 inch irregular bbl., nickel finish, walnut grips. One of only 9,000 manufactured c. 1870-1890, the majority of which had iron frames, this is an outstanding example of a rare brass frame Colt No. 2 Derringer. A small number of these scarce brass frame Derringers are found in the 1500 serial number range and again
in the 2500 serial number range. The top barrel flat has the two-line address followed by “No2”, with both flanked by Maltese crosses. The sides of the brass frame and sides
of the barrel lug have flourishes of the factory floral scroll engraving. The engraving extending to
the barrel is considered a deluxe treatment and is not common. The matching serial number is on the
butt and the bottom of
the barrel along with
two British proofs. It is
fitted with a pair of the
checkered walnut grips,
both having the matching
serial number marked in
ink on the inside. Includes
an oak presentation case
with Colt London Agency
interior label, cleaning rod, and key.
CONDITION: Excellent, retains 97% plus of the untouched, original nickel finish with a couple patches of light flaking near the muzzle and a few scattered light dings. The grips are also excellent with a few scattered minor blemishes in the otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The case is fine with some scattered minor handling/storage marks.
Provenance: The George S. Lewis Jr. Collection.
Estimate: 8,000 - 11,000

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