Derringer Philadelphia

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  1. Anabolic

    Anabolic New Member

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    I found my grandpas old derringer philadelphia
    serial # on the barrel is 158510
    it smells like it has been fired at one time

    anyone have an estimated value and more information for me? it's in good condition
  2. Anabolic

    Anabolic New Member

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    anyone have info on this gun?
  3. Hawg

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    An original wouldn't have a serial number. Need good closeup pics to judge condition but my WAG is around 75.00 if in really good condition and isn't made in Spain.
  4. Oneida Steve

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    An original gun would have the maker's name spelled Deringer (one "r").
  5. Anabolic

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    thankyou, mine has #s and two Rs
  6. Buffalochip

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    Just because it has two Rs and a serial number doesn't necessarily mean it is new or even 20th century. Many generic "Derringers" from the Deringer era had serial numbers and have some value. With that said, I have a pistol marked "Philadelphia Derringer" that my brother gave me, and it is essentially unrifled junk probably from the 1970s. .
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    need pictures
  8. Anabolic

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  9. Buffalochip

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    It is a poorly executed and inexpensive copy. Probably not old enough to drink and worth $30-$40. Mine is identical, my brother picked it up at a yard sale for $5 and then gave it to me.
  10. Anabolic

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    thankyou, it was sitting in my grandpas drawer for how many years.. lol
    i appreciate it!
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