Serial Number 6889
Manufactured by C. Sharps in Philadelphia, PA between 1859 to 1874. This 4-Shot .32 Cal rim fire Derringer known as the Bulldog is a very good example of a Civil War era Pocket Pistol. Special Marking though partially worn away identify this derringer as a Patent Date C. Sharps Jan 25th 1859 Firing Mechanism is Trigger action with a revolving firing pin in the hammer. Derring is in mechanically good condition with proper timing. Overall Length 5 ¾” Barrel Length 2 ½” with clean smooth bore with good rifling and minimal pitting. Bluing on barrel is at 70% with hardened case frame exhibiting some light pitting. Grips are nice walnut birds head design with some light scratched and marks but no cracks or chips. Condition Overall is good to very good overall condition for an antique.
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