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Posted: 11/26/2003 7:38:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/8/2004 7:49:40 AM EST by HardShell]
This is from a gun collection, part of an estate with which I am helping a friend. Basically, I am trying to establish a fair market value for each item. That whole story is in another thread, if you are interested:


This handgun is decribed by the owner's family as:

Remington, Model 95, Type III, Blue, Double Derringer, .41 Short, 3" Double Barrel, Manufactured between 1910 and 1935. "Remington Arms -- U.M.C.CO.ILION,N.Y." on top of barrel, Serial # L96XXX

I actually have one of these little .41 rimfire Remingtons - a family heirloom that was passed down to me years ago - so I am somewhat familiar with the firearms, if not their value (I never considered selling mine...).

My most current copy of the Blue Book describes this as "OVER AND UNDER DERRINGER - Type Four." (I believe the family was incorrect in calling it a "Type III") It places the value at $500 for 80%, $425 for 70%, $375 for 60%, $325 for 50%, etc. As you can see from the pictures below this blued model is in fair condition with a good deal of finish wear. It does not have a box or any papers. I am no good at assessing percentages, so I would appreciate any advice on how to evaluate/price this firearm fairly. I would prefer to avoid the hassle and expense of having these firearms professionally appraised, but I would like to be in the right ballpark when I establish the values.

As it is, I am thinking $375. Does that sound reasonable, or am I way off base?

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