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Smooth masters of army heritage make their case for the twenty so much pivotal battles of all time, in a riveting journey during the a long time to these moments while the destiny of the area hung within the balance.
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These guns are available with several extra cost options that This symbol denotes “Sleepers” with rapidly-rising values and/or significant collector potential. fm Page 31 Tuesday, September 9, 2008 5:10 PM AGUIRRE Y ARANZABAL (AyA) may affect price. Also influencing price of new guns is the fluctuating dollar in relation to Spanish currency. Model No. 1 This model is offered in 12 gauge and 20 gauge with special English scroll engraving. Fitted with automatic ejectors and straight grip stock with exhibition quality wood.
This symbol denotes “Sleepers” with rapidly-rising values and/or significant collector potential. fm Page 46 Tuesday, September 9, 2008 5:10 PM 46 ❈ AMERICAN DERRINGER CORP. NIB 325 Exc. G. 200 Good 150 Fair 100 Poor 75 Deluxe Engraved Grade Same as above but hand engraved in 1880s style. 38 Special NIB Exc. G. 44-40 NIB Exc. G. Good 400 325 250 200 Fair 125 Poor 100 Deluxe Engraved Special serial number engraved on backstrap. NIB 900 Exc. G. 550 Good 350 Fair 250 Poor 150 Model 1 125th Anniversary Commemorative Built to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the derringer, 1866 to 1991.
225 Good 175 Fair 150 Poor 100 AMERICAN ARMS CO. Boston, Massachusetts The history of American Arms is rather sketchy, but it appears the company was formed in 1853 as the G. H. Fox Co. and then became the American Tool & Machine Co. in 1865. In 1870 they formed a new corporation called American Arms Company with George Fox as the principle stockholder. This corporation was dissolved in 1873; a second American Arms Co. was incorporated in 1877 and a third in 1890. It is unclear if these corporations had essentially the same owners, but George H.
2009 Standard Catalog Of Firearms: The Collector's Price and Reference Guide 19th Edition by Dan Shideler