F.H. CLARK & CO. Marked Antique HENRY DERINGER Percussion POCKET Pistol
Infamous POCKET Pistol that Assassinated LINCOLN
Here we present an antique Henry Deringer Percussion Pocket Pistol, made circa the 1850s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This example is marked “MANd FOR / F.H. Clark & Co. / MEMPHIS TENN.” F.H. Clark & Company of Memphis was one of just fifteen authorized agents for Henry Deringer selling his famous pocket pistols. In operation from 1841 to 1870, F.H. Clark & Company sold general merchandise, in addition to arms from Henry Deringer and Deringer’s copyists.
The Civil War brought new technology to weapons and when sales of the Deringer pistol declined, Henry turned to the courts to defend his trademark. Suits were brought against several of the imitators, but it was his successful 1863-70 case against A. J. Plate that set patent infringement history. A District court awarded Deringer $1,770 in damages and issued a permanent injunction against Plate’s use of the Deringer trademark. On appeal the California supreme court upheld the verdict.
The overall condition is good. Strong action. The bore is in good shape for its age. The wood contains less than expected handling wear and the checkering remains sharp. Legible markings.
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Barrel is 2-3/4 inches.
Caliber: .41 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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