Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 350.00 USD
Estimated at 700.00 - 900.00 USD
PERCUSSION TURN BARREL DERRINGER PISTOLS BY BECKWITH. Cal. 40. NSN. Bbls. 1 5/8". A pair of folding trigger percussion turn barrel derringer pistols, produced by Beckwith of London, England. The inline boxlock actions feature bordered scroll engraving on either side, with "BECKWITH" within a banner on the left and "LONDON" within a banner on the right. Underside of actions exhibit a Crown/V and a Crown/GP commercial proofs. Dolphin-form hammers. Bbls. exhibit a small band of engraving around the muzzles. Checkered wood grips feature a single oval escutcheon at the rear and are each stamped "I57" at the front of the grips. Actions, hammers, and bbls. exhibit a case-color hardened finish, with the folding triggers exhibiting a nitre blue finish. Folding triggers spring out when the hammer is cocked in its rearmost position. CONDITION: 1 pistol retains large amounts of its original case color hardened finish, exhibiting some areas of wear and fading to gray patina. Other pistol retains fair amounts of its case-colored finish, exhibiting wear and fading through to gray and dark gray patinas overall. Nitre-blued triggers' condition is en suite with its respective pistol. Very bright bores. Action functions appropriately when cycled by hand. Grips exhibit a few scattered marks and impressions but otherwise remain sturdy and serviceable. (01-24396/MLW). ANTIQUE. $700-900.