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Philadelphia Derringer
Nice small pistol and finely made...
Civil War Use - SOLD


This derringer is accompanied by an old typewritten tag which reads: "pistol brought home by W.H. Colby of Co E, 21st Maine Infantry". This Philadelphia derringer was made by Slotter & Co and marked "J. Derringer". It was marketed as a contemporary of the Henry Derringer derringers circa 1860-1869. Nicely engraved nickel silver furniture. This derringer is serial number 99 with a .44 caliber bore. The barrel measures 2 1/8-inches with the gun being 5 5/8-inches in overall length. It has nicely engraved nickel/silver furniture, a brass front sight and is in excellent overall condition. Serial number appears on butt in wood and on the bottom of the trigger guard tang. Nice small size, finely made gun.














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