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Historic Remington 41 Caliber Derringer Pair Settler Ben C Freeman Thomas D Mott 1860s Provenance Prominent Los Angeles California Founder Pioneer.So much history! These 2 Derringers should be in a museum. They have almost perfect thick Mother of Pearl Handles, gilt details and are marked Remington patent 1867. They are engraved Ben C Freeman and TD Mott! Ben C. Freeman gifted these to Thomas D. Mott. Mott was one of the original Los Angeles settlers during the Mexico era estimated from 1821-1848. Freeman published a Spanish speaking newspaper in 19th century Los Angeles, an important part of communication between the population of new settlers and original Pueblos residents. Mott was a respected and important figure, eventually holding office. By the 1870s he was part of the Democratic State of California assembly. Serial numbers under barrel we believe are 5391 and 3490.

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5 inches long, 41 caliber Displays normal oxidation. There are a few wear spots or very small chips to the Mother of Pearl, though for the most part they are quite beautiful. These guns have not been cleaned or tested. Please enlarge our images. Remington pat 1867, other: see images 1 lb total. Serial numbers under barrel we believe are 5391 and 3490.

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Historic Remington Derringer Guns LA History Provenance

Estimate $10 - $10,000Feb 16, 2019
St Petersburg, FL, USA