Re: Iver Johnson .22 single shot derringer
i can only give your blue book values on this model. the one in my collection is a 32 rimfire and purchased many year ago. as noted below these were listed as being made up to about 1899 and many more than the 15,000 quoted were manufactured. a 1890 J.P. Lovell Co. catalog lists a plain nickel plate 22 rimfire for 75 cents and a 32 rimfire for $1.00.
auction houses generally will set a higher than normal preauction value on anything they sell.
ECLIPSE SINGLE SHOT CARTRIDGE DERRINGER-----------------1871-1899
Spur trigger; Center mounted hammer; Browned barrel’ nickel frame; Calibers .22 small frame, .32, & .38 rimfire large frame; 2 13/16 inch part round part octagon barrel swings to side for loading; Barrel length on the .22 rimfire model is 2 inches and frame is smaller; larger calibers: weight 6 ounces, height 2 7/16 inches, frame length 3 5/8 inches, overall length 5 ¼ inches; Smooth bore; Grips were wood, hard rubber and mother of pearl, A deluxe engraved version called the STAR was also offered, it featured a full engraved frame and fancy grips.
VALUE: 100%=$325 60%=$250
Add 25% for the engraved “Star” Model
RIC auction house may know alot about Colt and other high dollar items but their knowledge of lesser known items is very limited. even flaydermans guide list the KENO deringer as having been made by SHATTUCK & HYDE not iver johnson.
Last edited by b.goforth; 06-15-2010 at 02:10 PM..