26. Fine Henry Deringer "Peanut" Percussion Pocket Pistol

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.39 caliber, 1 11/16" barrel including the breech, the barrel itself is 1 1/8" in length. The lock is properly marked "DERINGER / PHILADELa" and the barrel shows correct "DERINGE / PHILADEL" on top flat of tiny breech section between the German silver bands, along with a "P" within sunburst on left angled flat. The lock, tang and all German silver furniture shows lovely 19th century scroll engraving. The triggerguard has the correct, smallest form of the pineapple finial. The iron surfaces of pistol show a pleasing smooth brown color overall, a little darker on the lock than the barrel. The checkered walnut stock rates excellent with a good deal of original finish remaining and with well-defined edges. The pistol has a German silver blade front sight and tiny notch rear. Many people call many Deringers "Peanuts" when in fact they are larger examples. This is a true Peanut measuring barely over 4 1/4" from muzzle to butt. A fine, desirable and very honest example of these diminutive percussion pistols. (18706-21) {ANTIQUE} (4000/6000) SOLD FOR $4,025.00

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