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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - December 2020

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Sale A1220 Lot 899

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COLT, USA
A .41 RIMFIRE VEST-PISTOL, MODEL 'COLT'S No.3 DERRINGER 'THUER'S PATENT', no visible serial no., IN A BOOK CASING,
circa 1880, with re-blued 2 1/2in. sideways hinged barrel signed in italics 'COLT' along the top, applied crescent fore-sight, open silver plated brass frame, blued hammer, spur trigger (fading to finish, small losses to plating) together with a French book casing formed from a leather bound 1714 edition of 'Pratique Du Sacrement De Penitence Ou Method Pour L'administrer Utilement' by Monsigneur L'Evique Comte De Verdun, the majority of the pages glued into a solid and hollowed out for this pistol, lined and compartmented in marbled paper

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Estimate £400-600

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament




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