Inscribed British-proofed Colt No 3 Thuer derringer s/n 15884 with sloping hammer and tight grip. Manufactured circa 1870 in obsolete .41 rimfire calibre. Large -COLT- in italic letters on top of the barrel. Complimented with two-piece highly-figured select walnut grips. Sharp barrel address, serial numbers and retailer’s inscription to both sides of the frame. The right side is inscribed in italic lettering “E M Reilly & Co” and the left side inscribed in italic lettering “OXFORD St. LONDON”. Overall in very good condition with much original blue finish to the barrel and barrel screw, some case-colours to the hammer. It retains traces of silver-plating to the frame. Good action and average bore.