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Pistol - Rimfire Deringer, Belgium, late 19th century Object Reg. No: ST 024704

Summary:
Rimfire Deringer, cal. 8mm., smooth round barrel 7.20cm long.

Similar in configuration to a Colt No.3 Deringer, and probably a Belgian infringement of patent. Made in Belgium, late 19th century.
Description:
Barrel hinges to right for loading without the need for a latch, but with a spring stud in the floor of the frame to secure barrel when closed. Silver plated steel frame with heavy corrosion, silver plated steel barrel also with heavy corrosion, slanted hammer, no knurling on hammer, sheath trigger with defective spring, wooden birdshead grips.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss Doris Cole, 1959
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 6.60 cm (Height), 2.30 cm (Width), 13.10 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 7.20

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Tagged with: pistols belgian, rimfire
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Serial number 317 stamped under left hand grip. No markings on frame or barrel.
Model Name/Number: Colt No.3 Deringer Copy
Place & Date Made: Belgium, 1880s-1890s
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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