Item 1: Southern Deringer attributed to J. E. Merriman & Co. of Memphis, Tennessee. Engraving and silver fittings are identical to other marked Merriman Deringers (refer to The Deringer in America, Wilson and Eberhart: Volume I, The Percussion Period, page 195). Stamped and misspelled on barrel, ìDerringerî and walnut grip. 3-1/2" barrel, 7-1/4" overall. Circa 1850. Note: Found in a Greenfield, TN house, northeast of Memphis. Item 2: Copy of THE DERINGER IN AMERICA, VOLUME ONE, THE PERCUSSION PERIOD by R. L. Wilson and L. D. Eberhart. Published by Andrew Mowbray Incorporated, Lincoln, Rhode Island, 1985. Condition: Gun in overall very good condition, still functional, brown patina, and two repairs to grip.
Lot 519: Tennessee Underhammer Percussion Pistol Previous Item Lot 521: Siegfried Waffen Hunting Dagger Next Item