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Old 07-03-2012, 02:09 AM   #1
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My buddy found this stuck on on of his farm impliments while dragging it through the field. It still has 4 unfired rounds in the chamber





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Aww, sweet! An old pepper box! I'll bet someone was pissed about losing that thing a long time ago, probably had to save for over a year to buy it.

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That's awesome! Hang it on the wall, or stick it on the shelf. I'd ask who the maker was, but I think that would be a little out of the question. Any ideas about what caliber it was?

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That's awesome! Hang it on the wall, or stick it on the shelf. I'd ask who the maker was, but I think that would be a little out of the question. Any ideas about what caliber it was?
No idea but just guessing .32 cal
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No idea but just guessing .32 cal
That sounds about right. I think they also had a .36 back then too.

I feel bad for the guy who ended up on the business end of that. Screw the double tap, quadruple tap is the way to go.
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Here ya go. They made about 25,000 of them, in 32 and 22.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/969483083/Guns/Pistols/Remington-Derringers/Remington_Elliot_s_4_shot_Ring_Trigger_Derringer_C irca_1883_1888.htm

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Guess the obvious question is how the hell did it get out there, was it in someone's pocket when it was "lost." Better not dig too deep, never know what else may be under the ground...

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It was a rotary hoe so it doesnt dig very deep. My guess a previous land owner or farm hand lost it as it may have fallen out of a pocket while on a tractor or walking the field

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C3 u hit that one right on the head. We guessed about 1860 so we were a little off. Thanks for the pic, cant wait to show it to him. As figured we guessed in good condion about $2000. To bad this ones not worth anything
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How can you tell what it is as beat up as it is??

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