Cased Remington Double Deringer 
The Remington Deringer was first introduced in about 1866 and proved so popular Remington made it continuously until 1935, putting out some 150,000 units. In Canada, only the early models are considered antique - the one with the address on the side, between the two barrels, and the one with a two-line address on top of the barrel. All others may have been made after 1898 and are therefore prohibited. This is another of W. H. Elliot's designs he produced for Remington, and it is the most famous of the American Deringer-type pistols. More so even than any of Henry Deringer's own designs! 
The Double Deringer (also known as "over-under Deringer") is chambered for the .41 short rim fire cartridge and the firing pin alternates between the two barrels each time the hammer is cocked.
This particular specimen is in very fine condition. The original nickel plating is about 90% intact, with a small amount of flaking on the sides of the barrels, near the muzzle. The ivory grips are perfect, which makes me believe that they are replacements. The action is tight, the springs are strong, and the firing pin alternates as it should. The bores are clean, with moderate pitting and very good rifling. The hinge on the barrel is the weakest part of this gun and is often cracked or has been repaired. This one is fine though, it is tight and works as it should. The extractor is complete, and works as well. Marked "S492" on the bottom with a weak "9" at the end - it looks like it was over-stamped with its batch number. The bottom of the barrel is marked "3918". 
This deringer comes as a "gambler's kit", and is housed in a small oak case. It comes with an assortment of antique poker chips and dice, and four original UMC cartridges (purchaser must have PAL for the ammo). The case is not original. Rated very fine.
$1,650


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