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Case - Pair of Pistols, Colt Deringer, 4th Model, circa 1963 Object Reg. No: HT 4524

Summary:
Cased pair of Colt 4th Model rimfire Deringers, cal. .22 in., rifled round steel nickel-plated barrel 62 mm (2 1/2 inch) long. In wooden case with burnt 'COLT' framed in a circle on the lid.

Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut. Serial numbers 20017N and 20018N, circa 1963,
Description:
Barrel hinges to right for loading. Steel nickel-plated frame with almost mint silver plating, slanted hammer characteristic of Colt No.3, 2nd model deringer, sheath trigger, white plastic birdshead grips.

Wooden case with burnt 'COLT' framed in a circle on the lid, lined on lid inside with a faux red satin with gold emblazoned Colt rampant horse logo. Cased lower lined in a faux red velvet.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Victoria Police, 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 45 mm (Height), 227 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: firearms, prix, 38832-d
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862), Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel: - COLT -
Stamped on frame L.H. side: 22 CAL. SHORT/ COLT'S P.F.A. MFG. CO. INC./ HTFD., CT., U.S.A.
Stamped on frame L.H.side: 20017N and 20018N (respectively, across the two examples)
Model Name/Number: No.4 Derringer (4th Model)
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, circa 1963
References: http://proofhouse.com/colt/deringers.htm

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