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Derringer Antique Handguns

Mention derringer and the image that most quickly springs to mind is an Old West gambler getting the jump on a cheating opponent across a card table with one quickly drawn from a concealed spot.

Either a deliberate misspelling or standardized unintentional flub, the derringer is named after Henry Deringer, the famed 19th-century gunsmith who created small pocket pistols bearing his surname. The original Philadelphia derringer was a diminutive percussion handgun produced from 1852 through 1868. A popular concealed-carry weapon of its time, the palm-sized pistol's design was widely duplicated by competitors far and wide.

In the 19th century, derringers were popular not only with gunslingers and vigilantes as backup weapons, but women, who found them ideal for concealment and easy-to-handle... Read more

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Unmarked All-Metal Pocket Percussion Deringer

June 2, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Manchester, NH, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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June 2, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Thomaston, ME, USA

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