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19th Century Cased US Sharps 4 Barrelled deringer Pistol in 30 Cal. Rim Fire.

Stock Number: 50141


A cased US 4 Barrelled Sharps deringer pistol in 30 cal. Rim Fire


C 1862-63


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North America

Category: Firearms


A nice example of this now difficult to find, and popular derringer pistol, manufactured in the 19th Century.
It is a type 2a, which were manufactured 1859 to 1874.
It has a standard cluster of four, 3″, round barrels, now to a smooth, thinned, blue patina. …. in 30 Calibre Rim Fire.
All 4 rifled bores are excellent, with only minor traces of staining. The hammer is actioned by a sheathed trigger, and functions in sequence, to all 4 barrels.
The brass frame is smooth, and has faint and faded standard inscriptions to both sides.
There is a standard, fine quality walnut grip, and the brass bottom strap has the serial number … 6342, indicating a manufacture date …. C 1862 -63.
Contained in a 19th century, Burr walnut case, fitted and lined, with a burgandy coloured, felt material. It is divided into compartments, 2 lidded with brass lifters.
Accessories are a cleaning rod, turn screw, oil bottle and cleaning Tow. The case is in excellent condition, with a hinged lid, lock, with brass escutcheon to the keyhole [ no key, but the lock appears to function]. There is a brass plaque inlaid to the lid exterior. There are no obvious splits or cracks.
Measures …7.5″ X 5″ X 2″

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GB Millais Antiques

I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 14 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.

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