(GunReports.com) — GunAuction.com seller “Lock-stock-and-barrel” calls this Remington O/U Derringer chambered for .41 Rimfire the best “blue” Remington O/U derringer they have seen. The Type III, Model No. 4 two-shot top-break handgun was made between 1912 and 1935 and displays a muted blue color with no appreciable surface erosion.
The top of the barrel is marked “Remington Arms – U.M.C. Co. Ilion, N.Y.” The serial number is found under the barrel and on the frame under the left grip panel. There is what looks like an arrowhead on the left side of the frame above the trigger.
The finish looks original, “Lock-stock-and-barrel” says. The lettering on the top of the 3-inch barrel is sharp and crisp. The bores are dull with shallow rifling. This derringer is mounted with a fixed blade front sight and a notch-in-the-barrel rear sight.
The hammer cocks back and releases with trigger pull, but “Lock-stock-and-barrel” did not fire this derringer. The hinge is in Excellent condition. “Unfortunately, the bores are pitted,” the seller says. “But the action functions correctly. Wow! This derringer is cased as well. This is a real collector find.”
This derringer retains about 90% of its metal finish. The entire surface of the metal has thinned and, if original, the finish quality is remarkable, the best finish on an original Remington over/under derringer “Lock-stock-and-barrel” has seen. The metal is smooth, and the hammer and release lever are brighter blue. The screw heads are sharp and not disfigured. There are no noteworthy scratches or dings. The markings are clear. Overall, this derringer rates in about Excellent condition.
The Remington Derringer’s grips are checkered hard rubber. There is a small chip along the backstrap on the right grip and several small chips on the bottom of the left grip. The checkering is sharp. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
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