Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 200.00 USD
Estimated at 400.00 - 500.00 USD
PISTOL. Cal. 22. S# 1343 (beneath left grip panel). Bbl. 3 1/2". Derringer pistol mfg. by T.J. Stafford during the early 1860s. Top of the bbl. rib is marked "T.J. STAFFORD. NEW HAVEN, CT", with "PATENTED/ MARCH 1901860" marked on the butt. Sides of the breech, frame, and rear grip strap exhibit scroll engraving on a punch-dot background. Brass frame, with iron bbl., trigger, and hammer. Frame is mounted with 2-piece smooth ivory grips. Matching numbers are present on the frame and on the rear face of the bbl. CONDITION: brass frame exhibits a mellow patina overall. Iron bbl. retains a gray patina, with spots of light pitting and darker discoloration overall. Fair bore, exhibiting moderate pitting, while retaining fair to good rifling throughout. Grips exhibit a pleasing yellow patina and exhibit some scattered marks from handling and storage. (01-24398/MLW). ANTIQUE. $400-500.