LSB#: 170209AS01 170209AS02
Model: Lord & Lady Set
Serial Number: 56348DER & 56347DER
Year of Manufacture: 1970-1976, they are on the ATF C&R list (https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/guide/firearms-curios-or-relics-list-1972-2007-atf-p-530011/download)
Caliber: .22 Short, Standard Velocity
Action Type: Single Shot, Side-Pivoting, Exposed Hammer, Thuer Action Derringer Pistols
Markings: The left side of the barrels are marked “22CAL SHORT / COLT’S P.F.A. MFG. CO. INC. / HTFD., CT., U.S.A.”, the top of the barrels are marked “COLT”, the left side of the frames are marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 2 3/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sights are low profile blades, fixed to the barrel. There is no rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are Lord grips are smooth walnut, the Lady grips are Pearlite. There are only a few faint scuffs on the stocks, rating in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: The Lady revolver is all gold plated but for the black trigger and hammer, the Lord pistol has a gold plated frame and black barrel, trigger and hammer.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright with sharp rifling and no visible erosion; there is light folwing that we could not readily remove, a thorough cleaning should reveal bright surfaces.
Overall Condition: The Lady pistol has spots of white freckling, perhaps tarnish from storage, it shows a small amount of handling rub wear; the lower screw head has tooling, the markings are clear, rating in Fine condition. The Lord revolver has a few scuffs and light scrapes, the screw heads are sharp, some barrel markings are partially struck, rating in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The actions function correctly. To load, the hammer is put to half-cock, the barrel swings to the left in the Thuer fashion. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a dark walnut display case, with a red interior, which is formed to display the two revolvers in a “69” pattern. The exterior has scrapes and compression marks, there are no cracks, it rates in Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This is a Colt Lord & Lady Derringer set with two consecutively numbered .22 Short pistols in their factory walnut display case. They both have nice bores and a unique Thuer twist-open barrels. In their condition, they may temp a collector that hasn’t found a high enough condition set to find worthy, this pair should do well displayed in the man cave or office, but to save a bit of trouble with the significant other, it could always be a nice anniversary present.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: These ATF C&R handguns CAN be transferred as a dealer sale in California. These handguns CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R's and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS'd. This does not apply to out of state residents.
LSB#: 170209AS01 170209AS02 Make: Colt Model: Lord & Lady Set Serial Number: 56348DER & 56347DER Year of Manufacture: 1970-1976, they are on the ATF C&R list
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