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SN NSN. Cal. 40. This very rare deringer is one of few specimens known. Eberhart & Wilson The Deringer in America Vol. 1 show a nearly identical gun illustrated on pg 146. Measures 6″ overall, bbl 2-3/8″, 40 Cal. German silver mounted, engraved, two gold bands and marked in single line on bbl “C.SUTER SELMA,ALA”. Distinctive flower petal style buttcap make this most likely a product manufactured by Wurfflein of Philadelphia for Suter. Suter was born in Switzerland in 1796 came to Alabama in about 1850. He sold other guns including shotguns and rifles with his agent mark which sometimes are associated with Confederate used arms. This is a fine example of a rarely offered Southern deringer. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Metal has even gray patina overall. Nickel silver furniture has survived very well with no evident damage or repair. Traditional walnut stock very nicely checkered with very little distress, one very minor wood repair at rear of tang, absolutely no wood loss. One of the more desirable and difficult Southern arms to acquire. 50950-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2187

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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