Original U.S. Frank Wesson 2nd Type Brass Frame Single Shot .22 Rimfire Tip Up Derringer Pistol - Serial 68

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Here we have a lovely little Frank Wesson "Derringer" pistol, a term widely used do describe small single shot pistols. This brass framed example is in .22 Rimfire, and is the 2nd Type made by Wesson, covered under his 1862 patent. It has a very nice half octagon / half round barrel, marked on the top with:

PAT'D OCT.25.1859 & NOV.11.1862

The pistol is also faintly marked with 68 on the bottom of the grip frame, and has 268 underneath the grips as well as on the release lever under the tip up barrel, so we believe that "68" is the serial number, and "268" the "assembly number". It has a spring loaded "tip up" barrel, which is released by the lever on the bottom of the action. Please note that the hammer MUST be in the half cock position, or the action will not open.

Condition is very good, with the iron and steel showing a lovely gray polished patina, and the brass having a great "mustard" color. The grips have a lovely red-brown color, and the pistol action is fully functional.

An adorable little Frank Wesson pocket pistol, in very good collectible condition and ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: circa 1865
Caliber: .22 Rimfire
Ammunition Type: Rimfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 3 1/2 inches
Overall Length: 6 inches
Action: Single
Feed System: Single Shot - Tip Up Barrel

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