Title: CONNECTICUT ARMS & MFG. Co. Bulldog Pistol .44 Rimfire Deringer
RARE Lifesaving Line Throwing Kit, Factory Wooden Case, 27 Blanks & Box
Date/Period: 1866-1880s [Derringer]
Measurement: Case: 4.5" x 11" x 7"; Pistol: Overall length: 8"; barrel length: 4"
Material: Gutta percha grips are fine, surface is a smooth gun metal gray; surface is
smooth and bright…no original color but displays beautifully.
Condition: Very good, fine mechanics; paper cartridge box has imperfections
Additional Information: A very rare Life-Saving Rescue pistol complete with original
Wooden transit case. These pistols were used to send lines to boaters or swimmers in
distress. Within the remarkably complete box are 27 original rounds of .44 rimfire "H"
marked blanks, also a single nickel-plated line dart. A .44 caliber rimfire, serial number:
2096, the fine gutta percha grips with matching number. Standard Hammond Patent
Bulldog Single Shot Deringer, made circa 1866 in Naubuc, Connecticut…nicknamed the
“BULDOG”. The top of the barrel is marked “CONNECTICUT ARMS & MANFG CO.
NAUBC CONN. Hammond's patent is located on the top of the breech and
reads "PATENED OCT. 25.1864." The instructions are in readable condition and remain
posted on the inside of the lid. These lifesaving pistols lived near/on water and
obviously did not survive…these are quite unique and desirable today.