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    Remington Arms Type II Model No. 3 Over & Under Derringer Belonging to Captain Frank Hamer.

    Serial no. 253, .41 caliber, 3-inch barrels with fixed front sight. Top of barrel marked: REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, N.Y. Checkered hard rubber grip panels. Spur trigger.
    Sold together with notarized letter [and initialed throughout] from Frank Hamer Jr. [State of Texas / County of Travis] as to the history and ownership, in it, it reads "In regards to transferring the items from Frank Hamer Jr. to Raymond Brown; A consideration of $10.00 is given to make these transfers legal........The reason for these gifts include generations of close family ties and friendships, and numerous other reasons as noted in separate letters." on Page 2 the document reads "This item is a 41 caliber Remington derringer which was discarded in great hast by a man by the name of Phillips in Sweetwater, Texas as he ran from the scene of the gunfight between my father and Gee McMeans. Some witnesses saw him throw a object as he fled and this derringer was picked up at the spot".
    Also included is a copy of the auction catalog, The Raymond Brown Collection, where this gun was sold in March 1986 as lot 815. In it, described but incorrectly states the gun was found on the body of Gee McMeans. A letter dated September 15, 1986 [notarized as well] from Tom Kielman, Auctioneer and Raymond Brown to Robert Palazzo [probably at his request and after the sale], in regards to Lot 815 - The Remington Derringer, mentions the gun was incorrectly described in the auction sales catalog, stating "there was a typographical error on several lots in the sale catalog,.........This gun was not found on the body of McMeans as described in the catalog."
    Special Note: The only time we see the serial number of the derringer mentioned is in The Raymond Brown Collection sale catalog, in it, it is mentioned as 255 [could of been another mistake on their part], but we read the number as 253.
    Property from the Estate of Robert (Bobby) Palazzo, Westlake Village, Ca.

    Condition: Fair. Finish a dark grey patina with noticeable signs of handling wear and pitting. Barrels have broken off of hinge to frame, detached. Action functions. Pitted bores.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2020
    7th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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