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.32 rimfire rifle barrel Deringer

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by jeff_m, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. jeff_m

    jeff_m New Member

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    [​IMG]On the side of the barrel it says "Manufactured at the Deringer Rifle & Pistol Works, Philadelphia, Pa" On the top of the barrel, between the sight and the hammer, it says "Deringer Philadelphia". It belonged to my great-grandfather who lived from 1850-1912. There is no serial number visible anywhere. Does anyone know the approximate date manufactured and/or value?
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  2. Buffalochip

    Buffalochip Active Member

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    Made between 1870-1880 by company owned by Henry Deringer's son. This type gun was quite common in the late 19th century--rimfire, spur trigger, rosewood birdshead grips. Unless the name Deringer brings a premium, I'd wager the value is in the $125-$175range. Henry Deringer pistols of the single shot variety and design that John Wilkes Booth used to asassinate Lincoln are quite valuable and can demand a couple grand.
  3. jeff_m

    jeff_m New Member

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    Thanks - do you know if there is a serial number anywhere - maybe hidden someplace I haven't looked?
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    hrf Well-Known Member

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    Flayderman states an estimated 4,000 made ca. 1874-1879 and that the serial number is on the grip frame (probably under the grips). He lists value range of $150 to $375.
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