34. Excellent Henry Deringer Peanut Percussion Pistol

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.41 cal, 1 3/8'' barrel with a very good plus bore. The barrel is a lovely plum brown showing fading lightning bolt bronzing, more prevalent along the right side of the barrel itself. The breech is a mottled case-hardened patina and is properly Deringer Philadel'a and sunburst P marked, with silver inlaid bands front and rear. The dovetail with a German silver blade front sight has very finely grooved edges with engraved tang being tarnished pewter patina. Lockplate and hammer are similarly engraved, properly marked and a smooth dull case-hardened gray patina. 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 excellent with remnants of a few very light flakes, showing a tiny bit of added finish, showing good edges and sharp checkering. The gun functions well mechanically with a very crisp lock and is 4 13/16'' overall length. A handsome little pistol that is the mate to Lot 32. (38751-13) {ANTIQUE} (3500/5000) Sold For 2875.00

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