Deringer Pistol by Henry Deringer, Agent: W.H. Calhoun, Nashville, Tennessee

Extremely Rare Agent Mark. Calhoun sold pistols and fancy goods in Nashville, circa 1847 to 1880

Deringer Pistol by Henry Deringer, Agent: W.H. Calhoun, Nashville, Tennessee, Image 1

The breach displays the legend assigned to the 1835-1837 period [and sometimes later]; DERINGER above PHILADEL'A, also the "P" and sunburst marks are found on the breech. The barrel flat also marked [indiscernible] FOR over W.H. Calhoun over AGENT over NASHVILLE TENN. All silver furniture... buttcap, forend cap, barrel key escutcheons; vacant shield shape thumbpiece and the engraved trigger guard with pineapple finial and long tang. There are minor unobtrusive imperfections consistent with age and use; a few tight fissures have been attended to; minor wood fill that did not notice until very close inspection... nonetheless, a very nice example with great history.

Date: Overall length: 6.75", barrel including breech: 3".

Condition: Walnut stock, checkering within line engraved borders, all metal is pewter gray, the 2.5-inche barrel [3-inches with breech] shows scattered yet smooth and light pitting; action is tight and smooth.


SKU: 308-484

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