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Remington Double Derringer

bkane2304bkane2304 Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
edited September 2006 in Ask the Experts
I just recently aquired a Remington Double Derringer, and was curious what it could be worth. On top of the barrel it reads "Remington Arms Co. ILion N.Y" Under the barrel the serial number reads a single digit number "6". It looks in pretty good shape, and apears to have a nickle coating over it, and with black checkered grips. Any information would be very helpful. Thanks...

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  • dcinffxvadcinffxva Member Posts: 2,830 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Without photos, it is tough to be sure, but from the markings, it sounds like a Type II or III Double Deringer. The Type II was made between 1888-1911 with 80,000 made, the Type III made between 1912-1935 with 50,000 made.

    Value on these depends on condition, but figuring "pretty good shape" value, a decent guess would be around $300-400.

    There are a couple on GB now, watch them and see if they sell, and for how much. That will tell what the current market is bringing.
  • rhmc24rhmc24 Member Posts: 1,984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The number is probably not really a serial number. Remington double derringers all seem to have low numbers, probably a new series of numbers whenever they did a production run. I don't recall any with number more than three digits.

    Anybody know a source of info for the facts on this?
  • bkane2304bkane2304 Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by rhmc24
    The number is probably not really a serial number. Remington double derringers all seem to have low numbers, probably a new series of numbers whenever they did a production run. I don't recall any with number more than three digits.

    Anybody know a source of info for the facts on this?


    Thanks for all your feedback.
  • drsckdrsck Member Posts: 992 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The Remington's also had a problem with cracking at the hinge. Even though it may appear to be in good shape, be very careful if you're thinking about firing it. Look very, very closely at the hinge, maybe even using a magnifying glass, to see if there are any hairline cracks. Best of luck and congratualtions on owing a nice collectible -- Steve
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