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GILLESPIE DERRINGER PISTOL. SN NSN. Cal. 38. George Gillespie was a gun maker in the late 1840’s and 1850’s in New York City. His Derringers are fairly scarce and this example measures 7″ overall with a bbl 2-1/2″. This gun is marked Gillespie on the lock and on the bbl “GILLESPIE WARRANTED CAST STEEL”. CONDITION: This gun retains most of its orig varnish finish on a solid and sound stock. Metal is gray/brown overall with bbl exhibiting considerable pitting on left side. Hammer appears to be a restoration though similarly engraved to breech and lock and hammer color is much lighter and smoother than rest of gun. German silver butt escutcheon is loose and protruding. This gun is unusually mounted in that many Gillespie’s are iron or German silver mounted, this gun has an iron trigger plate with a German silver engraved sugar bow attached. 4-47670 JS40 (1,500-2,500)

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Auction: Firearms - Spring 2013
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