Re: Value Of Deringer?
The trigger is probably OK; though it is not a common type for Deringer, they do turn up. The spur caught my attention, but I also noticed that the strike is at the wrong angle. The old timers made sure the hammer struck the cap squarely to ensure better ignition; that one does not. Also, the bottom of the hammer appears to come below the edge of the lockplate, something that would be unusual. The wedgeplate finials are not the design I have seen on other Deringer pistols, but they did have some variations. Pictures of the top and bottom of the pistol would help with some of my thoughts.
I "blew up" the picture and the lockplate marking looks like it was done with individual letter stamps or by engraving; the Deringers I have seen all had the regular single stamp. Do I think it is a fake, old or recent? I don't know, but will stick to what I said about having a real expert look at it before putting any money into it.
Last edited by Jim K; 11-21-2012 at 02:33 PM..