Ornate Philly Deringer

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  • Regular price $52.00

Reproduction of a percussion pistol, made of metal and solid plastic imitation wooden stock, with simulated loading and firing mechanism.

The Deringer Philadelphia was a muzzle-loading pocket pistol, designed by Henry Deringer (1786-1868) and produced from 1852 to 1868. This weapon, with a single shot, had a percussion-ignition system, it was used for very short distances. Very often they used to be sold in pairs; this fact was due to compensate the limited power of a single-barreled short gun and its poor reliability.

Because of its great availability, the Deringer became very popular, initially among military officers and later among civilians who wished to have a small and easy-to-hide gun for self-defense; they also had the dubious reputation for being the favorite weapon of killers and poker players.

Sold individually.

Finish: Brass/Silver Patina
Weight: 1 lb
Length: 6.5"