Looking for information on Colt Derringer 22cal sequential serial numbers in wooden case with COLT on outside.
22 cal short
Colts P.F.A. MFG. CO. INC
HTFD, CT, USA
Serial number # 78460 and 461D
Clarify if there is one or two derringers in the the wooden case. Do they look modern? Colt made a lot of derringers, including some modern editions. Please post photos so we can see what you have. Photos should include any markings on the gun and the outside of the case. Please recheck, as there should be only one serial number per gun.
Thanks for your quick reply. There are 2 deringers in the box, each with one serial number. I am uploading pics.
OK, now I understand: There are two derringers and the serial numbers are 78460D and 78461D.
These are Colt 4th Model Derringers, made between 1959 (00001D) and 1963 (89727D). With your serial numbers, it is pretty safe to assume that they were made in 1963. In the condition as shown they are worth $200-$300.
Thank you! You were extremely helpful!
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