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armando
February 9, 2001, 06:01 PM
I came across an old derringer(sp?) type pistol dated 1860-1861. It is a 4 barrel, with a rotating firing pin. The trigger is a loop and you have to push it forward to cock, then pull back to fire. The side said made by e. remington and sons, and the other side has the patent date. I was wondering if anyone had any information about it, and/or it's value. Please respond in the forum, or by email @ inetd@hotmail.com .
thanks.
-Armando

Mal H
February 9, 2001, 06:30 PM
Sounds like a good question for Harley Nolden's Research Institute forum. Please look for it there.

Steven Mace
February 10, 2001, 12:11 AM
Armando, it sounds like you're describing the Remington-Elliot Derringer. The four-shot version was chambered in .32 caliber. There was also a five-shot version chambered in .22 caliber. The dates you find on the gun are patent dates. It was actually manufactured from 1863-1888 with a total of about 25,000 produced of both versions. The barrel cluster was 3.375" long with a blued or nickel finish. Factory grips could be hard rubber, walnut, ivory or pearl. Today in good condition it could be worth about $850-$950. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace