LSB#: 111013MC09, 111019MC10
Model: Colt Lord Derringers Number 4 (Similar to the .41 Rimfire No. 3)
Serial Number: 20721 D and 20722D
Year of Manufacture: 1970 - 1973
Caliber: .22 Short
Action Type: Single Shot Side Loading Derringers
Markings: The left side of the barrels are marked “22 Ca. Short / Colt’s P. F.A. MFG Co. Inc. / HTFD. CT. U.S.A.”. The left side of the frames are marked with the serial numbers.
Barrel Length: About 2 ½”
Sights / Optics: There is a low blade at the muzzle.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are varnished smooth wood. The grips show some handling wear and some marking to the bottom of the panels, but no splits or cracks. The grips rate in about very good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue Barrels with Nickel Frames.
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bores are dirty and the rifling is shallow. There is some very minor erosion, which may just be rough machining from production.
Overall Condition: The guns retain about 95% of their metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light signs of use and poor storage. There is some very light surface frosting on the top of the barrel for 722. The right side of the barrel on 722 also shows some finish loss and erosion. Both barrels show some surface scratching, apparently from poor storage. The nickel on both frames is better than the blue, and showing only slight dulling but no flaking. The Screw heads are a bit worn, but serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this guns rate in about good overall condition.
Mechanics: The actions function as designed, though we do not test fire our merchandise.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: These nice little guns come with a maroon Colt presentation case, fitted for both guns and one leather holster marked “FIE / H DR / Japan”.
Our Assessment: The word cute isn’t often used in our industry, but these are cute! These look just like the Colt Number3 Derringers, but instead of the potent .41 Cal chambering these are in .22 short. These are even great protection guns, throw them at any assailant and you are sure to at least cause a bruise.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: These guns are not on the California roster of approved handguns and can only be sold to a California resident as a Private Party Transfer at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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