Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot
Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876
Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping
Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992
Date/Period: Circa 1876, Serial number: 139


Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876 Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992, case view 1

Measurement: 3-inch round .41 caliber superposed barrels

Material: Walnut grips, nickel finish

Condition: Outstanding, 99% original Finnish, bores are clean, bright, and sharp

Additional Information: This wonderful example of a two-line address Remington
Double Derringer was made right around the 1876 date engraved on the gift shield
within the outstanding leather-bound deluxe book form case. The gun and case were
clearly kept safe over the years, retaining about 99% of the original finishes. The gift
was to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove, West Virginia. as a Christmas present in
1876. The inside tiny compartment holding 2 cartridges has a gold shield set within the
cover displaying her initials and the date. The underside of this lid has a tiny sixteenth
plate image of the young Lilly. Also in the case is a later image of her. There is also an
image of a man, however there is no indication their relationship is/was; he was
obviously important to her.

The letter sent to her containing the news clipping of the massacre in the Black
Hills of South Dakota was sent to her at her family home address in Elm Grove. Clearly
the sender thought this event would be very important to her; and evidently it was. We
believe she left her home and family traveling west seeking closure or clarity to the
horrific events described in the newspaper article. A search of her hometown Elm
Grove suggests that her entire family is buried there EXCEPT Lilly!!
At this point we have only the news clipping to follow her travels in the Wyoming,
Montana, Dakota territories. It is our opinion that, in despairing of the loss of someone
very important to her in the massacre, she loses her moral compass and dives into a life
of low self-worth and denial. She shows up as a lady of the evening, a madam, and
general purveyor of prostitution for quite a while, achieving a kind of notoriety. It is
unlikely that she ever returned to West Virginia. We have no information of what
became of her after her life of dissipation in the wild west.

This outfit has been known publicly only since its publication in the Gun Report ( April 1992 )

$9,200.00

308-584



Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876 Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992, case view 2

Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876 Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992, right facing

Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876 Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992, left facing

Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876 Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992, address

Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876 Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992, case

Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876 Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992, case detail 1

Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876 Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992, case detail 2

Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876 Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992, case detail 3

Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876 Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992, case detail 4

Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876 Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992, case detail 5

Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876 Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992, case detail 6

Remington Double Derringer, Cased, 99% Original Finish, 2 Line Address, Elliot Gift to Miss Lilly Woods of Elm Grove West Virginia, Christmas 1876 Includes 2 cartridges, engraved gold shield, tintypes, newspaper clipping Published on cover of The Gun Report Magazine, April 1992, misc




Antique Arms Only Early Preview List

We offer a 10 Day Early Preview of ALL Antique Arms Gallery, Man-at-Arms Ads, and Arms Related site updates including price reductions, special offerings, etc. This is an Opt-in List, and each mailing will offer an Opt-out No Hassle Option. Your email address will not be used for any other reason, and if you choose to Opt-Out, will be deleted from the list. Typically expect one or two emails per month at most, with the average being once a month.

Email Address: