Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com Ref no 8472. A scarce large calibre American Percussion Deringer Pistol manufactured by the world famous Henry Deringer of Philadelphia USA. Dating from around the time of the lead up to the American Civil War these Deringer pistols with rifled barrells were very popular in the USA. Their fame spread world-wide when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated with one by John Wilkes Booth in April of 1865. Rounded chequered wooden butt with a German silver butt-cap, matching trigger-guard, forend pipe and escutcheon. Action in excellent working order. Complete with its wooden ramrod. The barrel engraved with the makers name "DERINGER PHILADa". This type of heavy calibre percussion single shot pocket pistol were carried by American gentlemen, travellers and officers during the gold-rush era of 1849-1860 and the American civil war of the mid 19th century. Approx .60 cal. These pistols were well regarded as being very reliable. Overall length 9 inches. Good condition and in working order. Ref 8472. This is an antique weapon and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom.
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