298. Henry Deringer Percussion Pocket Pistol

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.44 cal, 2 1/4'' barrel with a fine bore. The barrel retains nearly all its original lovely plum brown and pewter lightning bolt bronzing. There is a simple dovetailed German silver front sight with serrated edges and the breech is appropriately maker marked with dual inlaid silver bands and sunburst P on left side, it and the lightly engraved tang retain some nice mottled blue-gray case hardening. The lockplate is appropriately marked and has loose scroll, as does the hammer, it is primarily a mottled pewter gray case-hardened patina with the hammer showing some strong remnants of colors. Engraved German silver furniture includes the cap splash guard, wedge escutcheons, pineapple finial triggerplate and bow of guard, flourish sideplate and the shield-shaped monogram plate atop the wrist area; the triangular silver nosecap and teardrop shaped buttcap are unadorned or show only light borderline engraving. The walnut stock rates about excellent and is unmolested with much original varnish and the expected minor dings and handling marks from the years, the checkering still very crisp. The arm seems to operate very well mechanically and is a very attractive example in a very fine state of condition. (38751-20) {ANTIQUE} (2500/4000) Sold For 1955.00

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