A scarce American 4 barrelled .32 calibre rim-fire Derringer made by Sharps. Circa 1859. Marked on both sides of the brass frame C. SHARPS & Co. PHILAD. PA. The 3 inch long barrel cluster slides forward for loading by pressing the button underneath the frame. The hammer nose rotates automatically to fire each barrel independently with every time the hammer is cocked. Chequered grips. Sharps antique derringers became known as the “hideout pistol” by westerners. The gun was very commonly used by gamblers and tavern frequenters since they could slide it up their sleeve or in their pocket without the people around them being any the wiser. Western outlaws loved the concealability and carried the gun as an extra side arm. Overall length 6 inches. Action in good working order. In good condition showing minor signs of wear and use. Ref 3370.
This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only.
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