Two (2) pocket pistols, including one (1) marked Deringer Philadelphia. 1st item: English or Belgian pistol, .41 caliber. Foliate scroll engraving and double gold bands at breech, no proof marks or manufacturing marks, bird's head walnut stock, brass mounted. Trigger guard and back action lock plate have some light foliate scroll engraving. Checkered stock. Barrel length – 2 3/4". Overall length – 5 3/8". 2nd item: Deringer Philadelphia marked pistol, .44 caliber. Brass blade at front sight, the brass trigger guard with light foliate engraving, pineapple finial. Light foliate engraving to barrel and lock escutcheon, tang lock and hammer. Walnut bird's head stock, checkering covers backside of grip portion. Barrel length – 2 1/2". Overall length – 5 1/4" L. Both mid 19th century. Provenance: by descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: Action is good but full cocked only. Wood is sound except for one small crack on the right side, end of forearm near muzzle. 2nd item: Hammer may be a replacement. Loss of wood behind hammer extending from breech 1 1/4" L x 3/16" W, exposing the interior of the lock. Lock functions at half cock only. Checkering is worn. Stock has 2 cracks in either side running from muzzle to mid way point of stock, does not affect soundness of stock.
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