ENGRAVED Antique MOORE’S PATENT FIREARMS Co. Number 1 .41 Caliber DERINGER
Scarce, Fine & Beautifully Engraved CIVIL WAR Era Pistol
Here we present an antique Moore’s Patent Firearms Company No. 1 Deringer, also known as the All Metal No. 1, made circa 1862 in Brooklyn, New York with a production run between 1860 and 1865. Only about 10,000 of these were made by Moore’s Mfg. Co. before the company was purchased or absorbed into National Arms Company.
This scarce little deringer is chambered for a single shot of .41 rimfire. 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 or forked and acts as the rear sight when in full cock. These pistols are of all metal construction and silver plated. It is of historical firearms significance in that it was the first large caliber metallic cartridge deringer. 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. Some silver plate finish remains. Strong action. The left tine of the forked hammer spur is chipped. Good bore with visible rifling. Sharp engravings throughout.
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Barrel is 2-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .41 Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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