Philadelphia Derringer, .44 caliber. Breech and lock plate marked "Deringer Phila", right side of breech marked "P", back of trigger guard marked "J". Checkered walnut stocks, heptagon barrel, German silver mounted, foliate engravings on breech of barrel, bolster, lock plate, hammer, and trigger guard with pineapple finial, plain escutcheons, unmarked shield insert on back strap, bag handle. Barrel length – 2 1/2". Overall length – 6". Early/mid 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Hammer is loose. Bore is dark. Oxidation and pepper pitting to barrel. 5/8" patch to barrel near fore sight. Tarnish to German silver. Surface scratches to walnut stocks.
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