Colt Deringer
Colt Deringer

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Colt Deringer
Colt Deringer

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Colt Derringer 2nd Model

Caliber: 41

Action: Single shot

Obsolete Cartridge

History:

Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut. Production by year not recorded on Deringer models, but circa 1880.
The No.2 Colt Deringer is sometimes also called the National model after Colt bought out Brooklyn's National Arms Co. in 1870 whose No.1 and No.2 models were rated amongst the best concealable pistols on the market. The No.1 was an all metal deringer, the No.2 being fitted with wooden grips. All the unsold stock from National was moved to Colt's factory at Hartford, where Colt continued to manufacture the No.1 and No.2 models, later producing his own No.1 and 2 models carrying his firm's name. The use of the term National should really be applied only to those No.1 and 2s carrying that firms stampings.
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