C.H. Ballard Single Shot Breech loading Derringer Pistol
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C.H. Ballard Single Shot Breech loading Derringer Pistol

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Firearms & Armory Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
C.H. Ballard Single Shot Breech loading Derringer Pistol
Manufactured circa 1870. Fixed sights, with the top of the barrel marked "BALLARD'S" and the left flat marked "C. H. BALLARD & Co. / WORCESTER, MASS. / PATD. JUNE 22, 1869". Iron frame with checkered hammer and spur trigger. Matching serial number on frame and on both smooth bird head grips.
BBL: 2 4/5 inch part octagon
Stock:
Gauge: 41 RF
Finish: blue/ nickel
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: 932
Condition: Fine, with a mixed smooth gray/brown patina on the barrel, and 30% of the original plated finish on the frame, with the balance a smooth gray-brown patina. Grips are good, with pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically very good.