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Extremely Rare Allen's Patent Derringer & Rare Allen's Patent Derringer - SOLD

This extremely rare Ethan Allen .41 cal. derringer with the round/octagon barrel, serial number 1195, (195 on grips) is in exceptional condition. When encountered, these uncommon guns are usually found with no remaining original finish and in a state of considerable wear. This example has over 85% of the original bright nickel finish on the barrel, traces of blue on the frame and about 80% of the varnish on the grips. The hammer shows about 50% fading smoky case colors. The action is excellent with the extractor still functioning. This is overall a very fine example of this rare derringer. Manufactured between 1865 and 1871 by E. Allen & Co., Worcester, Massachusetts in quantity less than 2,000.


This is another example of the rare Ethan Allen .41 cal derringer with the round/octagon barrel, but in lesser condition and at a significantly lower price. This gun, serial number 1390, has a pleasant even medium gray steel color with no original blue or nickel finish in evidence. The grips are good but with no varnish; mechanically the gun is sound. The markings are good but with some erosion of the upper half of the top line in the address. It is complete and functional and, as previously stated, quite a difficult derringer to find.


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