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A Fine, Cased, English, Tipping & Lawden, 4 Barrel, 32 Cal. Rim Fire Derringer Pistol.

Stock Number: 50252

£2750.00 GBP

Offered for sale is this antique, very fine quality example of the English made 4 barrel, derringer pistol, made under licence from the American Sharps Company, by Tipping & Lawden, in 32 Cal.Rim Fire. With it's original burr walnut veneered, fitted case, also in fine, quality condition. C 1875

Period

C1875

Dimensions

See Text

Geographical area

UK and Ireland

Category: Firearms

Description

Offered for sale is this antique, very fine quality example of the English made, 4 barrel, derringer pistol, made under licence from the American Sharps Company, by Tipping & Lawden. This pistol has four, round barrels, chambered for the 32 caliber Rim Fire metallic cartridge. Retaining a high % of blue finish, with very good rifled bores. The brass frame also retains a very high % of it’s silvered finish, with only very few minor areas of loss. Clearly stamped in a circle, around the LH hammer screw is the”Tipping & Lawden Sharps Patent” motif, indicating that this is an earlier example of the model T2. Serial numbered 4459, of a total of 6000 of all models manufactured. This is clearly stamped on the underside of the muzzle end of the barrels. The quality sculptured GP grip is in excellent condition. There is a barrel release button to the underside of the frame, to slide the barrels forward for loading, Action is by a sheathed trigger, and indexing of the hammer to each of the 4 barrels is good..
Contained in it’s original Model T2 case, made in mahogany, with a fine burr walnut veneer finish to the hinged lid exterior.
The interior is fitted, with a blue felt lining, 2 triangular compartments, with lids and bone lifters. The original clearing/ cleaning tool fits neatly into it’s own compartment. The brass hinged lid fits soundly, and there is an original lock.There are inlaid brass escutcheons to the key hole and lid exterior. There is no key………….. C 1875
Case measures 6-3/4″ X 4-1/2″ X 1-3/4″.
Included in the photos, is a copy of a photo taken from a specialised book on Sharps Rifles & Pistols,, showing a very similar example of this period

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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 13 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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