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Well, this is a switch, and what I am referring to is the numbers on each side of the slash are reversed!  This is a twice size, 2X, or 2/1 scale Colt number 2 derringer by master miniature maker, the late Daniel E. Osterman of Junction City, Oregon.  Dan made this piece in the Summer of 1994 when he was about 19 years old!  The derringer measures 6 7/8" long overall with a 3 3/8" barrel of .64 caliber with very heavy 7 groove rifling with a right hand twist.  Unlike Dan's miniature Colt # 2 derringers which are made from nickel silver, all the metal parts on this behemoth are steel.  This massive derringer weighs 1 pound, 13.2 ounces!  The steel parts are all finished in the white except the hammer, which is color case hardened.  The top of the barrel is stamped "No 2" with an underline under the "o".  The hammer, barrel release, and trigger are all nicely checkered.  Both sides of the frame nicely hand engraved in the typical Colt number 2 style.  Nickel silver front sight.  Beautifully checkered walnut 2 piece grips with yellow brass grip escutcheons and a single screw entering from the left side.  Beautifully made, and mint condition, showing no real signs of any handling.  You really need to see this piece in hand to appreciate the master machinist that Dan was at a very early age!  Complete with a hinged top maple casing with finger jointed corners, and a hasp and button clasp.  The case has a dust ledge, and the interior is lined in a bright red felt.  The red case felt lining is showing some minor staining, probably from oil.  Also included is an original cartridge made by Dan, which is an all brass 12 gauge (.64 caliber) shotshell cut down to .85" long with a 2 groove pointed lead projectile.  It is not known if this is a live round or a dummy, but it looks to be a live round to me.  A truly one-of-a-kind piece, by a master maker, of a very collectible Colt derringer.  Originally sold for $8K plus a $1K donation to the Boy Scouts of America.  Shown in the first 3 photos as scale references are one of Dan's 1/2 scale miniature Colt # 2 derringers, and also a beautiful uncirculated 1943 silver U.S. Washington quarter dollar.  The miniature and the quarter are not included in this sale.  The miniature is available for $600.00.  Sorry, the quarter is mine!

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Stock # MBM-1, Price:  $5,000.00

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This is a 1/2 scale miniature Remington Model 1895 .41 caliber rimfire over/under Derringer by master miniature maker Daniel Osterman of Oregon.  2 7/16" long overall with 1 7/16" long rifled barrels. These are made from German silver and polished to a high finish that looks like nickel. Nicely checkered black hard rubber grips, checkered hammer spur, functional extractor. The hammer, trigger, and screws are fire blued, the sides of the hammer and trigger polished in the white.  The underside of the barrel marked with the serial number "40".  The bottom of the grip marked D.E.O.+".  Like all of these that Dan made, this one does not have a firing pin. Complete with the original Osterman green cardboard lift top box with the Osterman label on the inside of the box lid and dark green felt lining.  Dan only serial numbered the first 50 of these.  Mint as new condition.

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Price:  600.00

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Here is a neat 1/2 scale Colt No. 1 derringer made by master miniature maker Daniel Osterman of Oregon.  2 1/2" long overall with a 1 1/16" long rifled barrel.  Nicely engraved on the barrel, frame, and sideplate and with three oval checkered panels, one on each side of the grip and one at the rear of the grip.  No serial number as this is one of the last ones he made and he only numbered the first 50.  The butt marked D.E.O.+.  The top of the barrel with the proper Colt barrel address.  Checkered hammer spur with the sighting notch.  Complete with the original Osterman manilla cardboard lift top box with exterior lid label and walnut block insert.

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Stock # CB-7, Price: $500.00

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This is a 1/2 scale Colt number 2 derringer by master miniature maker Daniel Osterman.  2 5/8" long overall with 1 3/16" rifled barrel of .20 caliber.  The frame and barrel are made of German silver.  The top of the barrels marked with the proper Colt barrel address.  There is some nice engraving on each side of the frame and on the backstrap just behind the hammer.  Blue checkered hammer spur, trigger, and barrel release button, the sides of the hammer & trigger polished in the white.  Dark brown hard rubber two piece checkered grips.  Serial number 5 stamped into the bottom of the barrel near the frame.  The butt marked with Dan's D.E.O. + marking.

Stock # CB-8, Price:  $600.00

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This is a 1/2 scale Remington Vest Pocket derringer by master miniature maker Daniel Osterman.  2 1/16" long overall with a 1 9/16" rifled barrel of .11 caliber.  The sides of the frame have cast in engraving.  The finish is nickel plated except for the checkered hammer, and trigger, which are blued with the sides polished in the white.  Brass pin type front sight.  Beautiful two piece bone grips with nickel plated escutcheons, and the screw entering from the left side.  The bottom of the grip stamped with Daniel's "D.E.O. +" maker's mark.  Complete with the original Osterman green lift top cardboard box.  The lid interior with the Osterman label.  Mint condition with a near mint box.  First one of these that I've had in a good while!

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 Price:  $600.00

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This is a neat 1/2 scale miniature Remington Model 1895 .41 calibre over/under Derringer by master miniature maker Daniel Osterman of Oregon. Unlike most of these made by Dan, this one has the Remington barrel address markings hand engraved by master engraver Roger Sampson.  The markings are on the ribs between the barrels on each side.  The left side mark "ELLIOT'S PATENTDEC. 12, 1865".  The right side marked ""E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y."  Roger also engraved the serial number, "2114", on the underside of the bottom barrel.  2 7/16" long overall with 1 7/16" long rifled barrels. These are made from German silver and polished to a high finish that looks like nickel. Nicely checkered black hard rubber grips, checkered hammer spur, functional extractor. Does not have a firing pin. Complete with the original Osterman green cardboard lift top box with the Osterman label on the inside of the box lid and dark green felt lining.

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Price: $800.00