Manufactured between 1870 to 1888 by E. Remington & Sons this post civil war reconstruction era .41 Caliber Rim FIre Model 195 Over Under Double Barrel Derringer Pocket Pistol is a fine example of style and form. This Derringer is highly engraved and features full nickel plate with pearl handle grips. All matching number parts. Special markings include: E. Remington & Sons Illon, NY - Elliots Patent December 12th 1865. Overall Length 5 “ Barrel Length 3” Condition of bore is clean and smooth with no rust and good rifling marks.
Condition Overall is Very Good. This is an exceptionally nice, mechanically perfect, derringer retaining well over 95 percent of its nickel finish. Some very light surface pitting on barrel and frame.
History/ Notes The two-shot .41 rimfire pistol enjoyed commercial success with an estimated production of more than 150,000 spanning nearly 70 years beginning just after the Civil War in 1866. Collectors recognize a number of variations over that period, but the basic design remained the same. The Remington pattern was popular enough that a number of other manufacturers have offered similar looking derringers, some still in production today, albeit with stronger designs and improved safety systems. The firing pin shifts position when the hammer is cocked to alternate between striking the cartridge rims in the upper and lower chambers, providing two shots before reloading. The lever on the right side of the frame rotates 180 degrees forward to allow the barrels to be tipped up for loading and unloading. All but the very earliest production guns have a sliding manual extractor mounted on the left side of the barrels to aid in the removal of shells. The gun offers a relatively large caliber close-range defensive arm in a compact package, although the now obsolete .41 rimfire short round has quite low velocity and low muzzle energy. Pearl grips were offered by Remington as a special-order feature. Low Serial Number 5682.
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