c. 1863 DERRINGER, PHILADELPHIA Pocket Pistol Made for SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA: Guns. c. 1863 Philadelphia Derringer Pocket Pistol Made for "N. CURRY SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA AGENTS". c. 1863 Civil War Period, Philadelphia Derringer Pocket Pistol Made for "N. CURRY SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA AGENTS", Type of Gun Used to Assassinate President Abraham Lincoln, Choice Very Fine. This Civil War Period Philadelphia Derringer Pocket Pistol has a 2. 75", . 40 caliber rifled barrel with Maker's mark on top of the breech, "DERRINGER, PHILADELPHIA" as well as "P" on the left flat of breech. Also Marked: "N. CURRY SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA AGENTS". The back-action lock has decorative Engraving and is Maker marked: "DERRINGER, PHILADELPHIA". The stock is solid with only some minor light scratches and dings from years of handling. This gun is in good mechanical working order. Decorative Engraved original German Silver furniture is attractive, adding to its choice eye appeal. As such, bidding may exceed our estimate range. PROVENANCE; This Philadelphia Derringer Pocket Pistol was used on an episode of the TV Show titled: "Lords of War" and was featured on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL. That specific episode focused on the type of Derringer Pistol that was used to Assassinate President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth pulled the trigger at the Fords Theatre in Washington, D. C. and President Lincoln died from his injuries on April 15, 1865. This very pistol was actually fired on the TV episode.
Philadelphia Derringer percussion pistol marked Derringer Philadelphia 2" barrel length. Provenance: Collection of James Sorber. ?
Philadelphia Derringer percussion pistol marked Derringer Philadelphia 2" barrel length. Provenance: Collection of James Sorber. ?
CONNECTICUT VALLEY ARMS PERCUSSION "PHILADELPHIA DERRINGER", 45 caliber, 3" octagonal barrel, hardwood stock, brass furniture, lock marked "Derringer Philadelphia", serial #0008655, manufactured circa 1975. No FFL or background check required.
Phila. Style Derringer Barrel & Lock by Slotter.
Both marked with Slotter markings "J. Derringer, Philadelphia", signed on lock and breech. Barrel has classic original Slotter finish. Brown with striping pattern. 90% of finish remains, however it is fading to dark brown. Breech, tang, lock plate, and hammer engraved with the classic ...
CONNECTICUT VALLEY ARMS "DERRINGER PHILADELPHIA", 45 caliber, 3" octagonal barrel, percussion action, brass trigger guard, case colored lock, blond hardwood stock, serial #0006472, manufactured circa 1976. No FFL or background check required.
PHILADELPHIA STYLE DERRINGER BY FIELD & LANGSTROTH OF PHILADELPHIA. Cal. 45. NSN. Fine early copy of orig Philadelphia Deringer having a 4-1/16" ovoid shaped bbl marked "PHILADELPHIA" on top flat & has Birmingham proofs on underside. It has back action lock with maker's name & German silver furniture consisting of a shield shaped thumb plate, wedge escutcheons, nose cap, wedge under bolster, trigger guard, sideplate & a teardrop shaped inlay in butt. Lockplate, hammer, breech plug, tang & trigger guard are nicely engraved with foliate arabesque patterns. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with semi-bird head rounded butt with flat diamond checkering. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Iron is a mottled gray/brown patina with bbl having been cleaned. Wood is sound & retains about 95% orig varnish with a few light nicks & scratches. Hammer does not have half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light pitting, dark in the grooves. 4-57860 JR280 (1,500-2,000)
19th C. USA Philadelphia Deringer Pocket Pistols (2): North America, United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ca. mid to late 19th century CE. A handsome pair of percussion Philadelphia Deringer pocket sized pistols, both . 41 caliber single shots with nickel-brass and wooden stocks. These are both muzzleloaders; included is a brass tipped ramrod which is of the period and may have been used with these. They are not identical, but both feature a hexagonal barrel with rifling grooves. The barrel is engraved with scrolling foliate motifs that are repeated on almost every brass part and inlay on each gun. The barrels are stamped "DERINGER" next to the hammers. The wooden forestock is decorated with inlaid brass panels, and crosshatched lines are etched into the backstock. These pistols come in a vintage wooden case with a handwritten note from a former owner dated 1959, in which he states they were gifted to him by a brother in 1917. This brother claims they were used in a robbery hold-up in 1871. Size: 5. 75" L x 1" W (14. 6 cm x 2. 5 cm); bore: 0. 41" W (1 cm). . The Deringer is notoriously easy to conceal and was a popular and discreet gun for women to slip into a stocking or purse. The pocket pistol soon gained a shady reputation as the weapon of choice for gamblers and assassins. Often there were no sights on the barrel because they were intended for such short range, such as across a poker table. A Philadelphia Deringer was the gun used by John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This tragic event only added to the infamy to this type of pistol and even increased sales, with many competitors manufacturing their own versions of the Deringer, often using the misspelling of "Derringer. ". . This piece has been searched against the Art Loss Register database and has been cleared. The Art Loss Register maintains the world's largest database of stolen art, collectibles, and antiques. . . Provenance: private Newport Beach, California, USA collection. . All items legal to buy/sell under U. S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. . . A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. . PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm. . Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping. . #166716 Condition One pistol has a loss to the trigger guard, missing part of the rivet hole and is not fully attached to the stock. The hammer and trigger on this gun are stiff and hammer will not stay cocked. The other gun's trigger and hammer both articulate. Stamped Deringer mark is soft but legible on both. Surface wear to both as expected with age and use. Comes with an early 20th C. wooden case with a cloth lining and modern metal container that holds a handwritten note circa 1959. Guns have not been tested for firing functionality.
UNMARKED COPY OF PHILADELPHIA DERINGER PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 45. NSN. Unusual early derringer with 2-5/16" unmarked ovoid shaped bbl with sighting groove down full length including breech plug & on to tang with a German silver front sight. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with checkered bird head grip that has German silver furniture very similar to the Bruff pistol. Left side of stock has carved initials "SP". It has back action lock with engraved breech plug, tang, hammer, lockplate & trigger guard. This is a very early derringer in "as found" condition. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains with iron being a mottled silver/brown patina. Stock has a worn forend tip, otherwise is sound with a dark hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, crusty dark bore. 4-57864 JR284 (1,000-1,500)
Sharps Derringer Revolver, Philadelphia Sharps Derringer revolver stamped C. Sharps and Co. Philada. PA. C. Sharps Patent 1859 on sides, 21639 on butt. 3 1/4" high, 5 1/2" long.
Sharps Derringer Revolver, Philadelphia: Sharps Derringer revolver stamped C. Sharps and Co. Philada. PA. C. Sharps Patent 1859 on sides, 21639 on butt. 3 1/4" high, 5 1/2" long. Condition: scratches, dings, small chip to grip.
R.P. BRUFF PHILADELPHIA STYLE PERCUSSION DERRINGER. Cal. 44. NSN. Fine copy of a Philadelphia Deringer with 2-1/2" ovoid shaped bbl, dovetail front sight & marked in a half circle "R.P. BRUFF / NY." & "CAST STEEL". It has back action lock with breech plug, tang, lockplate, and hammer & trigger guard lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns & a dolphin motif on hammer nose. All metal is gold washed. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with checkered bird head grip. Furniture appears to be German silver. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Metal overall retains most of its gilt finish, slightly thin on sideplate. Stock has a small crack at left front of tip, otherwise is sound & retains a nice hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, sharp bore with very fine pitting. 4-57861 JR283 (1,250-1,750)
RARE SEAVER PHILADELPHIA STYLE DERRINGER PERCUSSION PISTOL . Cal. 45. NSN. Fine rare copy of a Philadelphia Deringer with 2-5/8" ovoid shaped bbl, German silver front sight, marked on breech plug & lockplate "SEAVER". Mounted in 1-pc walnut with checkered bird head grip & German silver furniture with back action lock & furniture all engraved with light foliate arabesque patterns. See p. 1, Vol. I, The Deringer in America, Eberhart & Wilson. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains, bbl is a mottled silver/brown patina with fine pitting. Breech plug, tang, hammer & lockplate are a dark brown patina with pitting around nipple. Wood is sound with a cleaned oiled finish. Furniture is fine. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-57858 JR282 (900-1,200)
Philadelphia Double Shotgun by J.E. Evans.
Description Overall length: 43”. Barrel length: 27”. Double barreled Philadelphia percussion shotgun marked “JE Evans Philada” on both locks and barrel. 27” barrels J.E. Evans is well known for his Derringer pistols, but only a handful of his long guns have survived. Rare example ...
CASED PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 130360. Usual configuration, blue & case colored with 4" oct bbl, brass pin front sight, 2-line New York address with serifs, silver-plated grip frame and 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of the grip is inlaid with a 1-1/8" x 1" silver shield, which is inscribed "PRESENTED BY / A. WURFFLEIN / TO OFFICER / RANDALL FENTON / OF 11TH DIVISION / 19TH WARD / FEB 9TH 1857". Accompanied by an orig walnut Colt casing with maroon velvet lining compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a dbl sided early American eagle Colt style flask & a 2-cavity brass Colt's patent mold without sprue cutter. There is an Andrew Wurfflein listed in Small Arms Makers, Gardner, as a maker of percussion derringers & dbl bbl shotguns in Philadelphia, PA 1835-60. Andrew Wurfflein was the father of William, who was the proprietor of the famous W. Wurfflein Gun Company. CONDITION: Revolver is very fine to extremely fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 80-85% thinning orig blue with the balance worn & flaked to light patina. Cylinder retains about 65% thin orig blue and 65-70% strong stagecoach holdup scene with an area of moderate pitting commensurate with the wear in the bottom of the case. All five cylinder pins are prominent. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, strong in the sheltered areas and on the left side, fading to silver elsewhere. Grip frame retains about 90% strong silver. Grips are sound with wear on the edges and dull finish around the silver shield, probably from polishing. Crisp mechanics, very bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. Box is very fine, without cracks and only a few minor nicks & scratches. Lining is lightly faded with some staining near the muzzle end of the recess and wear at the cylinder & grip contact points. Flask is fine, mold is very good. 4-56859 JR428 (4,000-6,000)
EXTREMELY RARE & EXQUISITE J.M. JONES DERINGER PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 38. 3" oct bbl. Jones was one of the very few black American gunsmiths. He worked in London, Ohio, in the mid-19th century but finished his career in Toronto, Canada. The workmanship on this pistol is almost beyond belief. Note the close up of the dog head engraved on the breechblock between the two gold lines & the extremely fine scroll-engraving elsewhere. The thumb plate and front sight are also gold. The trigger guard, escutcheons, forearm tip, sight plate, butt cap, and plate under the bolster are engraved with fine scrolls and leaves. There is a platinum plug in the bolster. The bbl started out oct but has been rounded off at the muzzle to look more like the Philadelphia product. ". J. M. JONES." is engraved on the top of the bbl. The bbl is actual Damascus steel, not the simulated product used by Henry Derringer. Only a handful of these are known. CONDITION: Extremely fine with little wear. Slight thinning of the brown on the bbl. Lock, hammer, and breech plug have turned dark with only hints of case hardening colors showing. Stock shows minor dents and scratching with some light crackling to the varnish. Mechanically fine. 8-76110 FS100 (10,000-20,000)
RARE J.B. GILMORE AGENT MARKED PERCUSSION DERRINGER. Cal. 41. NSN. Very rare Philadelphia Deringer for Shreveport, Louisiana agent with 3-1/8" ovoid shaped bbl with German silver front sight & maker's name on top flat. It has usual back action lock with German silver & sterling silver furniture. Lockplate, breech plug & tang are engraved with light flourishes of foliate arabesque patterns. It has a sterling silver thumb shield, a small silver shield below bolster with a teardrop shaped inlay in butt. Trigger guard & wedge escutcheons are German silver. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with schnable tipped forestock & bird head grip. Apparently only a few of these pieces were produced for Gilmore & as there is only the briefest mention of his name under the Deringer listing in Flayderman's Guide. CONDITION Very good. No orig finish remains with iron being an even blue/gray patina with light to moderate pitting on bbl & light pitting on hammer. Wood is sound & retains all of a restored finish. Hammer does not release properly but will function, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore. 4-57863 JR279 (3,000-5,000)
TUFTS & COLLEY DERRINGER PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 44. NSN. Slim shaped Philadelphia Deringer copy with 3-3/8" ovoid shaped bbl, German silver front sight, marked on top flat "DERINGER / PATTN". Breech plug has light star shaped stamps or engraving with light border patterns & a gold band at rear & a platinum band at front. It has back action lock marked with maker's name with German silver furniture & pineapple finial on trigger guard. Lockplate, hammer & trigger guard are engraved with foliate arabesque patterns & a dolphin motif on hammer nose. It has a very long serpentine shaped sideplate with second screw similar to that found on Wurfflein pistols. Mounted in 1-pc walnut stock with schnable tip forestock & checkered bird head grip. This pistol is pictured as Figure 128, p. 119, The Deringer in America, Vol. I, Eberhart & Wilson. CONDITION: Very good plus. Bbl retains a light brown patina with hammer & bolster a dark brown patina & lockplate a plum patina with some scattered pitting. Stock has a couple of grain checks in forestock, a crack by lockplate screw & retains traces of orig varnish being mostly a dark patina. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-57859 JR281 (800-1,200)
Sharps: 1859, four bbl derringer, .22 cal, 2 1/2" bbl, C. Sharps, Philadelphia. Good working order, brass frame fluted breech, wood grips, very good condition, serial # 2409. Estimate $350-400
Philadelphia Derringer Black Powder, Serial #126487, 3.25"bbl, made in Spain
Philadelphia Derringer Kit.
Description .45 cal. Percussion. Box includes wooden frame and grip, barrel, lock mechanism, trigger and parts to assemble your own pistol. Made by CVA.
Condition (Brand New).
Lot of 3: Muzzle Loading Pistols.
Includes CVA PP204 .45 caliber percussion Philadelphia Derringer in box. Traditions Riverboat Gambler .45 caliber percussion pistol in box. Traditions P1100 Trapper .50 caliber percussion pistol in box.
Condition (Very Good).
Philadelphia Parlor Pistol by Wurfflein.
Description Overall length: 5 – ¾”. Barrel length: 3 – ½”. Signed “A. Wurfflein, Phila” on the full octagon barrel. Spur trigger. Andrew Wurfflein was best known for his Derringer pistols. But he is also one of the only three American makers of parlor or saloon guns. Parlor pistols ...
American Henry Derringer Flintlock Fowling Piece Philadelphia Percussion. Old patina. Tiger maple. Some old repairs to wood. Overall L 58''E
HENRY DERINGER PERCUSSION PISTOL (PHILADELPHIA DERRINGER), 45 caliber, 6" barrel, 10 3/4" overall, checkered walnut stock with German silver furniture, ramrod storage under barrel, iron trigger guard and lock, barrel and lock marked "DERINGER PHILADEL A" no serial number, manufactured circa 1850 plus 1 1/2 lb. shot flask with measure. No FFL or background check needed.
TWO BLACK POWDER PISTOLS, flintlock Tower pistol, 69 caliber, 9" round barrel, walnut stock, brass furniture, ramrod stores under barrel, serial #P1245, Japanese made, plus Hy Hunter percussion Philadelphia derringer, 41 caliber, 4" barrel, checkered hardwood stock blued finish, serial #25994, made in Spain. No FFL or background check required.
JUKAR PERCUSSION "PHILADELPHIA DERRINGER", 45 caliber, 3 1/4" octagonal barrel, hardwood stock, brass furniture, case colored lock, serial #058739. No FFL or background check required.
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