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Lot 3086: N. Curry & Bro. Agent Marked "Peanut" Derringer Pocket Pistol

N. Curry & Bro. Agent Marked "Peanut" Derringer Percussion Pocket Pistol

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3086: N. Curry & Bro. Agent Marked "Peanut" Derringer Pocket Pistol

N. Curry & Bro. Agent Marked "Peanut" Derringer Percussion Pocket Pistol

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500
Price Realized:

N. Curry & Bro. Agent Marked "Peanut" Derringer Percussion Pocket Pistol

Manufacturer: American
Model: Derringer
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 40
Barrel: 1 1/2 inch flat top round
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 391
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 69
Class: Antique
Description:

These tiniest of percussion derringers are very popular with collectors. This one was manufactured around the 1860s, likely by Slotter & Co. The barrel has seven-groove rifling, a German silver blade front sight, notch rear sight on the tang, "N. CURRY & BRO./SAN FRANCO CALA/AGENTS" marked on top, and "DERINGER/PHILADA" and "P" marked on the German silver banded breech plug. The lock is marked "DERINGER/PHILADELA." There is some floral and scroll engraving. "8" is marked on the trigger guard tang, wedge, and likely on the inside of the lock and bottom of the barrel.

Rating Definition:

Very good with traces of original brown and casehardened finish mixed with dark patina, repaired hammer, and generally fairly minor wear. The refinished stock is also very good and has crisp checkering, and minor dings. Mechanically fine.



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