April 9th & 10th Premier Firearms Sale (MFIRE)
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Caliber .46 percussion, Barrel length 3-1/4”. The offered Deringer is exquisitely manufactured. John Wurfflein operated his shop in Philadelphia between 1848-1867. He is most remembered as the inventor of the safety for the Prussian needle gun. It is a single shot with a right side plate exposed hammer, percussion with nickel escutcheon and single barrel ledge with one piece checkered walnut stock. The thumb plate, trigger guard nose cap cleaning rod tip are all German nickel. The hammer side plate and trigger guard are beautifully engraved. Checkered walnut stock is excellent and there is a German nickel daisy on the butt. Side plate is stamped “J. Wurfflein”, top of the barrel is stamped “PHILADA”. The tang is engraved as is the barrel breech block. Single German nickel front sight with a fixed rear sight. Strong bore with minor black powder abrasion. This lovely pistol is housed in a more contemporary wooden case with an original brass powder flask, an iron single cavity bullet mold, an extra ram rod, and Eley cap tin and some round balls.

Item Dimensions: 3-1/4"
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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,220.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
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