c1860s Scarce ENGRAVED Antique Moore’s Patent National Arms NO. 2 DERINGER
Handsome Little Hideout Pocket Gun
Here we present an antique National Arms Company No. 2 Deringer made circa 1865 in Brooklyn, New York. Only about 12,000 of these were made by National Arms before the company was purchased Colt.
This scarce little Deringer is chambered for a single shot of .41 rimfire, a likely choice for very concealable self-defense in the last half of the 19th Century. The entire barrel swivels on a hinge for loading, when the hammer is put into half cock and the release button is pushed. The hammer is split and acts as the rear sight when in full cock. It is of historical firearms significance in that it was one of the first large caliber metallic cartridge Deringers. In fact, after Moore’s was purchased by the National Arms Co., the Colt Firearms Co. bought National Arms and started making the pistol in 1870!
The overall condition is very good. Original finish and patina. Strong action. The bore is in good shape for its age. Both grips contain sharp checking and light handling wear. Engraved frame. Clear markings.
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Barrel is 2-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .41 Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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