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Attractive New York Engraved William W. Marston Three Barrel Superposed Pocket Pistol

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Firearms & Armory Start Price:1,000.00 USD Estimated At:2,500.00 - 4,500.00 USD
Attractive New York Engraved William W. Marston Three Barrel Superposed Pocket Pistol
Produced between 1864 and 1872, this pistol shows the fine New York pattern of engraving, with it's emphasis on punch dot backed scrollwork and intertwining line patterns, exhibited in most of Nimschke's work. Blade front and notch rear sights, with "WM. W. MARSTON / PATENTED / MAY 26. 1857 / NEW YORK CITY / IMPROVED 1864" on the left side of the frame, and the selector/ indicator knob and 3-prong extractor on the right. The rear sight doubles as the barrel latch. Smooth spur trigger, checkered hammer and smooth square butt pearl grips. Matching frame and barrel number.
BBL: 4 inch round
Stock:
Gauge: 32 RF
Finish: blue
Grips: pearl
Serial Number: 140
Condition: Very good, showing an even gray patina with brown spotting on the steel components, with the brass showing an attractive aged patina. Grips are fine, with exception of a barely noticeable small chip absent from the left heel, and mild handling marks. Mechanically fine. This is a very desirable American 19th Century "DERRINGER" style pistol with very nice embellishment.