Rare Cased & Matched Pair of Gold & Silver Mounted Henry Deringer Medium Size Pistols
Cased with All Accessories, OUTSTANDING, Among the Top Three Sets Extant, NEAR MINT
Date/Period: 1835-1847 based on address: DERINGER over PHILADEL’A
Measurement: Pistols are 6” overall length with 1.75” barrels (to the snail).
Material: Walnut stocks, factory leather-covered French-style casing
Condition: Very fine and original, near mint, perfect mechanics
Additional Information: Matched Cased Pair of Henry Deringer Pistols with all Accessories: The guns are
near perfect with solid silver mountings and two fat gold barrel bands each. Beautiful barrel browning
displaying lightning bolt devices is almost pristine. Excellent sharp checkering and super fine engraving.
.41 percussion caliber, barrels with silver front sights dovetailed at muzzle, the breeches stamped
DERINGER/PHILADEL’A on top; identical marking on each lockplate; P proof mark on left angle flat of
each breech; two wide gold inlaid bands at breech of each barrel; case-hardened locks. The trigger guards
featuring pineapple extensions of engraver silver as is the magnificently engraved sideplate. The locks,
hammers, upper tangs, sideplates are richly engraved, in a superior quality and style to standard pistols;
barrel keyplates also finely engraved as are the German silver buttplates (with engraved steel pivoting lids
to cap compartment in each butt). German silver forend caps; border engraving on shield shape
thumbpiece escutcheons; early pattern of sideplates, more complex and of greater length than on later
styled pistols. Wooden case covered in leather remains in fine original condition…the lid with features
spandrels joining double-line borders. The case is lined in burgundy velvet and is fitted with contoured
compartments containing screwdriver, nipple wrench, flask, mold, rammer/cleaner, diminutive powder
measure and two lidded compartments; mahogany lids with ivory pulls to corner compartments; brass
folding handle and mount inlaid on case lid; bottom of case covered with sturdy and fine fabric. Deringers
mounted in both gold and silver are extremely rare as are examples of this fine quality and condition.
308-587 – T0130