Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 300.00 USD
Estimated at 600.00 - 800.00 USD
PISTOLS. MORGAN & CLAPP SINGLE SHOT DERRINGER. Cal. 28. S# 523 (beneath left grip panel). Bbl. 3 1/2". Single-shot derringer mfg. by Morgan & Clapp. Top of the octagonal bbl. is marked "MORGAN & CLAPP/ NEW HAVEN, CT.". Brass frame with iron bbl., trigger, and hammer. Frame is mounted with 2-piece smooth wood grips. Matching number "523" is marked on the frame and on the interior of the grip panels. CONDITION: brass frame exhibits some scattered marks from handling and storage while retaining a pleasing mellow patina. Iron components exhibit a gray patina, with some areas of light pitting. Bright bore, exhibiting scattered spots of moderate pitting while retaining strong rifling throughout. Grips are very good overall, showing some scattered superficial marks from handling and storage. J. STEVENS & CO. SINGLE SHOT BREAK ACTION PISTOL. Cal. 28. S# 7180 (beneath left grip panel). Bbl. 3 3/8". Single-shot break-action pistol mfg. by J. Stevens & Co. Top flat of the faceted breech is marked with Steven's mfg. and patent information. Frame and bbl. exhibit a nickel-plated finish, with the hammer, trigger, and frame screws exhibiting a nitre blue finish. Frame is mounted with 2-piece smooth wood grips. Matching numbers are present on the frame and bbl., with the grips appearing to be a factory error, with either "7120" or "7190" being handwritten in pencil on the interior of the panels. CONDITION: metal components retain the majority of their original nickel-plated finish, exhibiting scattered superficial handling marks overall. Nitre blue components exhibit varying degrees of wear, with some scattered spots of surface oxidation. Bright bore, exhibiting light to mild pitting while retaining well-defined rifling throughout. Grips exhibit scattered marks and minor impressions from handling and storage, but otherwise remain sturdy and serviceable. (01-24338/MLW). ANTIQUE. $600-800.