Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 350.00 USD
Estimated at 700.00 - 900.00 USD
NATIONAL ARMS CO. SINGLE SHOT DERRINGER PISTOL. Cal. 38. S# 2430. Bbl. 2 1/2". Single-shot derringer pistol mfg. by National Arms Co. Top of the bbl. is marked "NATIONAL ARMS Co BROOKLYN.N.Y". Brass frame and iron bbl. exhibit light scroll engraving on either side. Frame exhibits a silver-plated finish and is mounted with 2-piece checkered wood grips. German silver blade front sight with hammer-notched rear sight. CONDITION: frame retains fair amounts of its factory silver-plated finish, with exposed brass exhibiting a pleasing mellow patina. Bbl. exhibits a dark gray finish, with some spots of light pitting and darker discoloration. Bore exhibits scattered areas of mild to moderate pitting while retaining strong rifling throughout. Grips exhibit some scattered marks and minor impressions from handling and storage, but otherwise remain sturdy and serviceable. MARRIMACK ARMS SOUTHERNER SINGLE SHOT DERRINGER. Cal. 41, S# 3316. Bbl. 2 1/2". Southerner single shot derringer mfg. by Merrimack Arms. Left flat of the octagonal bbl. is marked with a mostly illegible stamping stipulating Merrimack Arms' mfg. and patent information, with "SOUTHERNER" stamped across the top flat. Frame and bbl. have been heavily cleaned at one time. Frame is mounted with 2-piece smooth ivory grips. German silver blade front sight. CONDITION: metal components retain a gray patina, with areas of light to mild pitting overall. Poor bore, exhibiting consistent moderate pitting while retaining fair rifling throughout. Grips exhibit a yellow patina, with scattered marks and some chips present overall. (01-24337/MLW). BOTH ANTIQUE. $700-900.