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5) Remington Over-Under Double Derringer, also known as the Model 95 Remington Derringer. One of the most iconic pocket hide-out weapons in American history, the Remington Double Derringer was chambered for the short .41 Rim Fire cartridge and manufactured from 1866-1935. All had 3” round superposed barrels that tip upward for loading or extraction of fired cases. The barrels were locked in place for firing by a rotating lever on the right side of the frame. The firing pin alternated from top barrel t bottom barrel automatically. Designed by innovative firearms inventor William H. Elliot, the Double Derringer became the best and most widely known and recognized of American cartridge derringers of the latter half of the twentieth century. That this distinctive firearm was made for 69 years speaks well of its exceptional quality and compact design that found favor with men and women on both sides of the law. It is known that General Douglas Macarthur was carrying a Remington Double Derringer when he returned to the Philippine Islands during World War II. This example that was made c.1890s exhibits fine aged blue and fine original Remington checkered hard rubber grips. The barrel top is stamped with the correct Remington Arms Co. Ilion, N.Y. markings. The barrels lock firmly and the hinge is tight. A popular collector’s handgun made even more so by its use in numerous movies and television shows. John Wayne pulled a Remington .41 caliber Over-Under Double Derringer and shoots a ‘highwayman” attempting to rob him in the opening scene of the classic movie The Shootist. A popular model with collectors, the Remington Model 95 is becoming more scarce and difficult to obtain. The pistol qualifies as an Antique Handgun, and does not require FFL Transfer or NICS Background Check. Serial Number: NSN.

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Remington Model 95 Double Barrel Derringer Pistol

Estimate $700 - $1,200Aug 25, 2018