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Spectacular Cased Pair of J.E. Evans Philadelphia, Derringers

Spectacular cased pair of J.E. Evans, Philadelphia derringers. NSN. Cal. 35, 2-1/2"bbls. Diminuitive "Peanut" size Derringer pistols with fine walnut stocks and finely embellished nickel silver mounts. Case colored back action percussion locks with matching hand engraved embellishment. Iron barrels with rich damascene pattern. Fitted with matching engraved case colored breeches and tangs. Nickel silver front sights, forend tips and stock shields. Housed in a superb fitted factory casing with brown velvet lining. 

Condition:

Extraordinary near new condition. Iron barrels show no distress and retain most all of their most beautiful damascene finish. Case colored locks and breeches are wonderfully engraved and retain virtually all of their brilliant colors and finish. Nickel silver trigger guards and grip caps are superbly engraved in matching fashion and have attained a wonderful mellow aged coloring. Both pistols are marked identically "J.E. Evans Philad." Fitted casing is in superb condition with only the slightest touch of wear to velvet lining with slight discoloration from age, exterior and all sides are excellent and in a state of great preservation. 

Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$6,050
05/21/2020

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