MakeRef 1916. A scarce Remington .41 rim-fire double barrel over and under Gamblers
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Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 1916. A scarce antique Remington .41 rim-fire double barrelled over and under gambler's Derringer pistol, Circa 1885. Engraved on the top of barrel Remington Arms Co. Ilion. N.Y. Nickel plated frame with finely chequered black grips. Because of its small size and ease of concealment it became very popular in the East by gentlemen who felt the need for small defensive handguns. It was also well liked by women who wanted an easily concealable gun that could fit in a fur muff or handbag. Out in the wild west, they filled the need of gamblers of the day and gunfighters who needed a backup hand gun. It was easy to employ from its hidden location in a boot top or vest pocket. According to Capt. Joseph Bourke who was an 1880’s Arizona lawman, who packed as many as ten small derringers secreted on his person at a time. In reasonably good but well used condition retaining some of it's nickel plating, with a few minor places of genuine wear and some old scratches and blemishes. Good working action. Overall length approx 5 inches. Ref 1916. This is an obsolete antique item and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968.