Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 3,500.00 USD
Estimated at 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
TYPE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS WITH ACCESSORIES. Cal. 41. NSN. The famous firm of John Krider of Philadelphia, PA made pocket percussion pistols which were very similar to the popular guns by Henry Deringer. This pair have 2" rifled barrels. Breech sections are separate and are inlaid with 2 German silver bands. Tops of barrels are marked "J. KRIDER". Small size back spring percussion locks are fitted with flat faced hammers. Walnut stocks with small checkered bag grips are German silver mounted. Locks and mounts have some scroll engraving. Shield shaped crest plates at tops of grips are unmarked. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: pistols are housed in a black Morocco leather covered case with dual hook closure. Interior of lid is lined in scarlet velvet and has small John Krider paper label attached. Bottom compartment is lined in red suede and is French fitted for pistols & accessories. Accessories include unmarked 3 1/2" powder flask with fluted copper body, ebony handled nipple wrench, ebony handled turn screw, nutcracker type bullet mould marked "90", & a brass loading rod. Two covered compartments have mahogany covers with bone handles & hold lead balls & past owners notes, stating that these pistols were once owned by Turner Kirkland. CONDITION: very good to fine, iron and steel with old cleaning to gray brown. Stocks with varnish refinish. German silver cleaned and remains fairly bright. Case leather fine with some marks. Interior cloth of top and label are good with some impressions. Bottom compartment is also fine, accessories are good. Condition matching pistols. (01-21850/MGM). ANTIQUE. $7,000-10,000.