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(2) SCARCE SHARPS BREECH-LOADING DERINGER PEPPERBOX PISTOLS

(2) SCARCE SHARPS BREECH-LOADING DERINGER PEPPERBOX PISTOLS

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(2) SCARCE SHARPS BREECH-LOADING DERINGER PEPPERBOX PISTOLS - Sharps Breech-Loading, Four-Shot Pepperbox Pistol Model 2A, sometimes referred as a ‘Sharps Derringer’. Properly termed a pepperbox pistol, this example was manufactured by the American firearm maker C. Sharps & Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which produced 26,000 of these specimens known as the Model 2A between 1859 through 1874. Stamped s/n 15000 on both barrel and butt plate (gutta percha grips) and 2152 (walnut grips). The 3” long barrel mounted on a brass frame and fitted for a .30 caliber short rimfire cartridge, with fluted standing breech, barrel release button on the underside of frame, the steel four-barrel cluster slides forward for loading and has a rotating firing pin in the hammer. Right side of the frame around the hammer screw has the circular stamping that read "C. SHARPS & CO. / PHILADA, PA." Left side reads "C. SHARPS / PATENT 1859". 4 3/4" long overall. Stampings are sharp. Grips are scrollwork gutta percha. Mechanics are superb. The first in overall very good condition, the secoind worn, missing release button.

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(2) SCARCE SHARPS BREECH-LOADING DERINGER PEPPERBOX PISTOLS

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