32. Lovely Henry Deringer Peanut Percussion Pistol

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.41 cal, 1 3/8'' barrel with a near excellent bore. The top surfaces of the barrel are very pleasing original plum brown with the protected areas closer to the wood showing some strong trace lightning bolt bronzing. The Deringer Philadel'a marked and sunburst P-stamped breech is a blue gray case-hardened patina and has inlaid silver bands front and rear. There is a simple silver bladed front sight affixed in the dovetail, the edges of the sight finely grooved. The tang and lockplate are a pleasing pewter patina with typical engraving and makers mark, the hammer is similar with some trace color case-hardening on its rear side. German silver furniture includes left and right barrel wedge escutcheons, flash plate beneath bolster, pineapple finial front extension triggerplate with engraved bow of guard, triangle tip inlay, teardrop butt inlay with an engraved winged sideplate and shield-shaped monogram plate atop the wrist. The walnut stock rates about excellent with a few sparsely scattered minor handling marks from the years, retaining good edges and sharp checkering with only light high edge wear. The pistol functions well mechanically and has an overall length of 4 7/8''. Lot 34 is the mate to this pistol. (38751-14) {ANTIQUE} (3500/5000) Sold For 2875.00

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