NEW ORLEANS Thomas Guion Antique WURFFLEIN Phil Deringer Pistol .45 Caliber
Marked “T.F. GUION, N.O.” Civil War era Southern Gun
Here we present an antique Andrew Wurfflein Deringer Percussion Pistol retailed by T.F. Guion, made circa the 1850s. Wurfflein arrived in New York from Germany in 1832 and settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By 1840, he was granted U.S. citizenship. In 1844, his brother John, also a gunsmith by trade, immigrated. They worked together for some time, and were two of the six that founded the Shuetzen Verein, a prominent German shooting club in Philadelphia. Their work included rifles and pistols, including close copies of their Philadelphia neighbor Henry Deringer’s hit pocket pistol.
This pistol was made and marked for Thomas Guion and his shop which dealt in “fancy goods” at the corner of St. Charles and Common Streets in New Orleans, Louisiana circa 1838 through 1861.
The overall condition is very good. Excellent action. Solid stock/grip with average handling wear, and an expected, stable split at the lock screw on the left side. Nicely checkered. The bore is in nice shape for its age with good rifling. Light engravings adorn the lock, hammer, and trigger guard. Sharp markings. A rare example of a Wurfflein Deringer from Southern dealer Thomas Guion!
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Barrel is 2-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .45 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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