Re: Value Of Deringer?
Yours is a bit rough. I saw a display of them over the weekend at the Richmond Civil War show and they were pretty pricey ($3,000 to $4,000), but they were also in very good condition. I believe yours( size wise) is what is referred to as the Lincoln Derringer (research it on the Internet). Depending on the bore condition, I'd guesstimate the value as in the $800-$1,200 range.
Interesting side note: Last year on Jeopardy, they had a "double r" category in which all answers had a two "consecutive" r's. One of the answers referred to the pistol used to kill Lincoln--guess the Jeopardy researchers didn't do their homework....
Last edited by Buffalochip; 11-20-2012 at 09:26 AM..