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*Exceptionally Scarce Perry and Goddard/ E.S. Renwick Double Header, Double Ender, Perpetual Revolve

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.44 rf, s/n 18, revolving derringer, brl length 2.87", revolving single action, excellent condition, This extremely rare double sided revolving derringer was designed by inventors Samuel M. Perry and Emerson Goddard who receiver patent numbers 43259 and 43260 called a "Patent Copper Cartridge revolving derringer" by the patent office June 21, 1864 Perry and Goddard contracted Edward S. Renwick to manufacture the firearms. It is believed that fewer than 100 of these revolving derringers were ever produced with only a handful in collections to date. This example is unusual as the barrel marking on it reads as follows "DOUBLE ENDER/E.S. RENWICK/MANFR/NEW YORK/PAT. JUNE 21, 1864" where mostly all known examples are marked "DOUBLE HEADER". Operation is performed by quarter cocking the derringer, rotating the barrel and returning barrel to firing position, than fully cocking the hammer and firing. Once fired the hammer is again quarter cocked and a new round is chambered at the other end of the barrel since both ends have chambering cut outs. The barrel is then rotated 180 degrees cocked and fired without having to remove the spent casing because the pressure from the subsequent round would push the spent casing from the muzzle end and the projectile would be fired toward target. This allowed for the firearm to increase rate of fire to 20 rounds per minute higher rates were achieved through practice. This example is in fine condition retaining a lot of the original finish on the metal surfaces. The Niter bluing is strongly present on the screw head retaining the grip panels and the antique ivory grips have flat sides with beveled edges showing slight hairlines and being the slightest of undersized. The serial number is located on the underside of the barrel flat. Engraving on both sides of the frame are in a scroll work pattern with a line border. The engraving on both sides of barrel flats are a flower leaf motif with a leaf motif on the top barrel flat and the barrel address in a radius engraving with double line border. There are two brass bead sights located at either end of the barrel and the frame is notched for proper sight alignment. Hammer spur is checkered and entire firearm has a blue/brown mottled patina. Fine example of a Perry and Goddard Double Header

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*Exceptionally Scarce Perry and Goddard/ E.S. Renwick Double Header, Double Ender, Perpetual Revolve
*Exceptionally Scarce Perry and Goddard/ E.S. Renwick Double Header, Double Ender, Perpetual Revolve
Lot number: 6
Seller: Zettlemoyer Auction Co., LLC.
Event: Rare & Prototype Antique & Modern Firearms
Ends: Saturday, May 18 | 6:00 PM  Eastern

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