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Rare .41-Caliber Percussion Derringer
Made by Slotter & Company
Philadelphia


A Philadelphia percussion derringer made by Slotter, who stole Deringer's name. This is an unlicensed copy, which brought about the patent suit Deringer v. Plate, in which Deringer sued Slotter for patent infringement. Examples of this particular Slotter marking are quite rare. The gun has serial number 11 and is 4.625-inches overall length with a 1.625-inch barrel. It is silver mounted and has no striping remaining on the barrel. There is a little wear and pitting around the .41 caliber muzzle. Mechanically tight. These copies are identified by markings, the exaggerated pointed leading edge of birds head butt; steel barrel and breech plug are analogous-finished with engraved joint; inconsistent engraving styles and brass front site.

308-116

$4,200












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