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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
G. Erichson, Houston, Texas 6
Descriptions
silver 707 brass 1442 walnut 486 wood 4438
Names
pair 4 firearm 4093
Use
pistol 909 percussion 24
Date:
ca. 1855
Dimensions:
Barrel length: 3 in, overall length: 6.25 in, H: 3.625 x .5 in, width: 1.75 x 1.5 in, depth: 1 in, L: 4.875 x 3.5 in, Diameter: 1.375 in, case length: 9.25 in, case width: 6.75 in, case height: 1.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
Henry Deringer Jr.(1806-1868) developed a small type of pocket pistol in the 1830's. The type became so famous that other makers copied it.
Inscription:
.1 and .2 - PR sideplate/G. ERICHSON/HOUSTON/TEXAS/trigger guard/MACNIDER
Remarks:
1988.8.237.1 - Deringer type pistol; 1988.8.237.2 - Deringer type pistol; 1988.8.237.3 - powder flask; 1988.8.237.4 - bullet mold; 1988.8.237.5 - ramrod; 1988.8.237.6 - leather covered case with purple velvet interior. The silver name plate on the case cover is marked "V.S. MacNider".
Caliber/Gauge:
.45 caliber
Publication:
Calendar: The 1996 United States Shooting Team Calendar, U.S. Shooting Team Foundation, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO, August.
Accession Number:
1988.8.237.1

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
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