Colt Derringers – These single-shot Colt derringers were made in the 1870s, but sold overseas at the Colt London Agency storefront. Yet somehow these pocket pieces all made their way to Arizona, still housed in their original “book” cases. Makes one wonder what stories they might tell of experiences in saloons and staterooms…
Confederate Revolvers- The Griswold Gunnison(top) was patterned after the Colt M1851 Navy. 3,700 revolvers were made for the Confederacy until the factory was destroyed by Union troops in 1864. The production output was unrivaled by any other private Southern arms manufacturer. The Spiller Burr Navy(bottom) was patterned after the Whitney Navy. In 1864 the Confederate gov. took over the company. The initial contracts called for the production of 15K, but less than 10% were ever…
Cased Colt Model 1851 percussion revolver, with accessories.
Boxed set of Colt side hammer revolvers
Very rare and collectable Colt Dragoon blackpowder pistol from the 1860's (pre-Civil War). It is a Third Model Dragoon with an 8" barrel chambered for 44cal. Rated at 30% blueing with all matching serial numbers (clearly visible) and in fully functional condition. Even the screws are original! This gun is in amazing condition for being over 150 years old
GUN OF THE DAY – Pair of Model 1851 Colt Navy revolvers presented to Lt. C.H. Peirce. Originally presented to Lt. C.H. Peirce, a veteran of both the Mexican War and American Civil War, these two .36 caliber handguns were engraved and cased with scrimshawed ivory grips by Grubb of Philadelphia. Peirce served 40 years in federal government employment, totaling 25 years with the US Army and another 15 years in the U.S. Lighthouse Service.
Webley British Bulldog.
Hopkins & Allen Pistol- What’s in a name? Well, our GOTD can goes by several: H&A New Model Vest Pocket Derringer, Hopkins & Allen Parrot Beak Derringer, H&A “Bird Beak Special” and others. But that didn't stop Robert E. Petersen from acquiring this rare .22 single-shot, which was made only from 1911 to 1915. This example has factory gilt round medallion mother-of-pearl grip panels and scroll engraving. It is one of the smallest pistols for conventional ammunition ever made.
Hopkins Allen Derringer - The factory called it the New Model Vest Pocket Derringer during its production run from 1911 to 1915 and only about 1,400 of these diminutive .22 handguns were made. This engraved example bears factory mother-of-pearl grip panels. At the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA