“SQUARE-BACK” DERINGER PISTOL, ca. 1835-40

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Item Code: 667-39

Lock & barrel markings: “Deringer/Phila.” Single shot percussion, .36 caliber, 8.25” in overall length, with 4.5” barrel (forend round, after part octagonal), wooden brass tipped ramrod, ornamented iron-work, and hatch-back grips. German silver forend plating. Its most prominent feature is its Distinctive “square-back” trigger guard.

The barrel, lock plate and trigger guard exhibit moderate dings and light pitting. Silver plating bright. Bore rusty. Wooden stock smooth w/minor scratching. Cocking mechanism (half and full) entirely functional. Else VG. A very solid collectible. Early “Square back” Deringers are not often seen.  [jp]

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