Henry Deringer Percussion Pistol, Agent Marked: N. Curry, San Francisco

With Retailer's Stamp "C. Curry San Franco CALa". Gold Rush Era Pistol with Western Markings

Henry Deringer Percussion Pistol, Agent Marked: N. Curry, San Francisco, Image 1

The pistol described herein is a splendid, rare example remaining in fine original condition; unquestionably an outstanding and important deluxe Henry Deringer percussion pistol. ovoid shape barrel is marked on the flat... "N. CURRY & BRO / SAN FRANCO CALA / AGENTS". The top of breech plug, and lock-plate is marked "DERINGER / PHILADELA" The left top flat of breech plug is complete with Deringer's "P" proof. Breech plug is inlaid with two dovetailed wide silver bands.

The barrel is mounted in a fine one piece walnut stock with checkered wrist and butt and has engraved silver furniture; silver butt-plate. The toe of engraved silver trigger guard is of the long tang type; forend with analogous engraved pineapple design. Mounted within the wrist is a fine engraved silver shield shaped thumb-plate. The fancy silver barrel key escutcheon is nicely engraved.

Measurement: .44-Caliber, Overall length: 5.5"; barrel length: 2.5"

Material: Walnut stock, Damascus barrel, coin silver thumbpiece, German silver

Condition: Fine, original, likely never fired; mechanics are smooth, and crisp; barrel retains nearly all brown and striping. The breech, tang, hammer, and lock are dark gray. The stock is sound and retains virtually all its original piano type varnish.

$6,250

SKU: 308-658

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email drh@aaawt.com.

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