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This is a 1/2 scale Remington Vest Pocket derringer by Larry H. Smith of Florida.  2 1/8" long overall with a 1 11/16" barrel of .107 caliber.  This piece fires the 2mm pinfire cartridges.  The steel frame is modestly hand engraved on both sides in a scroll vine and leaf pattern.  The top of the barrel is marked "-LHS-"  The serial number, 24, stamped into the bottom of the barrel just ahead of the trigger.  The piece was originally gold washed, but most of the gold wash is gone, showing only traces in the protected areas.  Nicely aged two piece bone grips with nickel silver escutcheons, a nice patina and grain, and the screw entering from the left side.  Complete with the original Larry Smith walnut hinged top casing with push button latch.  The interior English fit and lined in a purple felt.  The bottom of the case marked "-L.H.-, SMITH, VP - 24, E" in four lines.  Accessories include a brass handled steel cleaning rod, the steel finished in the white, and 13 2mm pinfire blank cartridges.There is some minor rust etching, mostly around the front sight, and on the bottom and back of the gripstrap.  The cartridge block in the interior of the case has a very obvious crack, and there are some scratches and bruises on the case lid.  Priced accordingly.  This would be a fairly easy piece to restore if you have the skills.

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Price:  $500.00

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This is a 1/2 scale Hopkins & Allen "Parrot Head" derringer made by master miniature maker Larry Smith of Florida.  1 13/16" long overall with a 15/16" tip up barrel of .116 caliber.  Fire blue finish except for the trigger which looks to be case hardened.  Beautiful two piece mother of pearl grips with yellow brass escutcheons and the screw entering from the left side.  The serial number "1" stamped into the left rear of the barrel and the left front of the frame.  No other markings.  Complete with the original unmarked Larry Smith hinged top walnut casing with cloth hinge and brass push button latch release.  The interior French fit in a bright red velour.  Accessories include 5 rounds of the original Larry Smith custom made externally primed blank center fire ammunition to fit this piece in the original Larry Smith miniature cartridge box with slide out tray.  As far as I can tell, these rounds are unique to this miniature.  I talked with Larry about this piece, and he told me it is very probably the very first "Parrot Head" he made.

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Price:  $1,500.00

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This is a 1/2 scale Wesson swivel barrel derringer by master miniature maker Larry H. Smith of Florida.  2 7/16" long overall with 1 7/64" barrel groups.  This piece shoots the 2mm rimfire blank cartridges!  Yellow brass frame.  The steel parts beautifully polished and finished in a fire blue.  Two piece walnut grips with yellow brass grip escutcheons and a fire blue screw entering from the left side.  Brass pin type front sights.  The hammer spur is checkered.  Serial numbered 20 on the bottom of the gripstrap. The top of one barrel marked "-L.H. SMITH-", the side of that same barrel marked "FRANK WESSON WORCESTER MASS. PT. DEC. 15/68".  Complete with the original walnut hinged top Larry Smith casing with push button latch.  The casing English fit, and lined in a burgundy velour.  The bottom of the casing marked "-L.H.-, SMITH, 20" in three lines.  Accessories include eight solid brass dummy cartridges with impressed H headstamp, and a fire blue cleaning/extractor rod with a yellow brass handle.  Beautiful near mint condition showing only the most minor signs of handling.  The brass frame starting to get a nice aged patina.

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 Price:  $1,350.00

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This is an absolutely stunning engraved Remington Elliot single shot "Mississippi" derringer by master miniature maker Larry Smith of Florida.  1 9/16" long overall with a 7/8" long barrel.  Nickel plated engraved frame and barrel.  Beautiful two piece bone grips with brass escutcheons and a single screw entering from the left side.  Charcoal blue hammer, trigger, and pins.  Checkered hammer spur.  Hand engraved barrel address.  Pin type front sight.  The serial number, 173, stamped into the bottom of the barrel and frame.  The makers name engraved on the bottom of the gripstrap.  Complete with the original Larry Smith walnut push button latch, hinged top casing, with a ivory handled fire blue cleaning/ejector rod, and 10 rounds of dummy ammunition.  The case interior lined in a dark green velour.   The bottom of the case marked "-L.H.-, Smith, 173, E", in four lines which is the maker's name, the serial number, and E for engraved.  This is truly an attractive piece with the engraving, nickel plating, the high polish charcoal "blue" blue accents, and the ivory grips.  Mint condition except for a small split on the ivory cleaning rod handle where the rod enters.

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Price:  $750.00

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This is a double cased set of  Remington Elliot single shot "Mississippi" derringers by master miniature maker Larry Smith.  Each miniature is 1 9/16" long overall with a 7/8" long barrel.  Beautiful high polish bright charcoal blue finish, two piece bone grips.  The grips with nickel silver escutcheons, and a single screw entering from the left side.  Each miniature has the engraved one line Remington barrel address, the maker's name engraved into the bottom of the gripstrap, and the serial numbers, which are "151 & 152" stamped into the bottom of the barrel, frame, and case.  Complete with the original Larry Smith walnut push button latch, hinged top casing with a brass handled bright steel cleaning/ejector rod.  Both miniatures fire the 2mm pinfire cartridge, and 10 blank rounds are included in the wood cartridge block. The case interior is English fit, and lined in an olive green velour.   The bottom of the case marked "-L.H.-, Smith, 151 & 152", in three lines.  The LH & Smith are weakly stamped, but visible, the serial numbers are well stamped.  Near mint condition.  The miniatures are mint, the case showing some minor scratches and dings.

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Price:  $1,350.00

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This is a 1/3 scale cased Colt Texas # 5 Paterson revolvers by Larry H. Smith of Florida.   Serial number 248.  Marked -L.H.SMITH - FLA. USA - on the top barrel flat.   4 1/8" in long with a 2 7/16" barrel of .124 bore diameter.   The frame is silver plated brass, the steel parts mainly finished in the white except for the wedge and screws which are fire blued.  Beautiful one piece bone grips showing a nice aged patina.    Shoots the 2mm pinfire blank cartridges.  The trigger does not fold and the cylinder must be manually indexed as is typical for these.    Complete with the original Larry Smith walnut hinged top casing with slide latch closure.  The interior French fit and lined in a burgundy velour.  The bottom of the case stamped -L.H.-, Smith, 248 in three lines.  Accessories include a walnut handled brass cleaning/extractor rod; a brass lift top cap tin containing some lead balls and with a green Eley caps label; and a one spout powder flask that would contain the 2mm pinfire blank cartridges, none of which are included.  The barrel shows some very light etching, the silver plating on the frome shows some oxidation, especially on the left recoil shield area.  The brass cap tin also showing some tarnish.  The case interior shows some minor friction wear to the lining, and the case exterior showing some minor handling marks.

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Price:  $1,000.00

 

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This is a pretty Remington Elliot single shot "Mississippi" derringer by master miniature maker Larry Smith.  1 9/16" long overall with a 7/8" long barrel.  Beautiful high polish bright charcoal blue finish, two piece mother of pearl grips.  Hand engraved one line barrel address.  The maker's name engraved into the bottom of the gripstrap.  The number "130" stamped into the bottom of the barrel, frame, and case.  Complete with the original Larry Smith walnut push button latch, hinged top casing with a brass handled cleaning/ejector rod and 2 rounds of dummy ammunition.  The case interior English fit and lined in a medium blue velour.   The bottom of the case marked "-L.H.-, Smith, 130", in three lines.  Mint condition except for the 8 missing dummy cartridges.
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Price:  $700.00

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This is an engraved Remington Elliot single shot "Mississippi" derringer by master miniature maker Larry Smith of Florida.  1 9/16" long overall with a 7/8" long barrel.  Nickel plated engraved frame, two piece mother of pearl grips.  Charcoal blue hammer and trigger.  Hand engraved barrel address.  The serial number, 93, stamped into the bottom of the barrel and frame.  The makers name engraved on the bottom of the gripstrap.  Complete with the original Larry Smith walnut casing with hinged top & push button latch.  Includes a brass handled cleaning/ejector rod and 10 rounds of dummy ammunition.  The case interior lined in an dark blue velour.   The bottom of the case marked "-L.H.-, Smith, 93, E", in four lines which is the maker's name, the serial number, and E for engraved.  Mint condition.  This is truely an attractive piece with the engraving, the nickel plating the "blue" blue accents, and the mother of pearl grips. 

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Stock # CB-10, Price:  $750.00