Moore's Patent Fifth Variation Deringer Pistol, c. 1865, serial number 1624, silver-plated brass frame and steel barrel with deluxe engraving of decorative scrolls, left side of the barrel engraved A.F. Watcell, barrel lg. 2 1/2, overall lg. 4 7/8 in.
Provenance: From the collection of L.D. Eberhart to the consignor.
Note: Alex Franz Watcell arrived in New York City on November 13th, 1865 from Ireland, and worked for Banker Dewitt C. Hayes. This gun is pictured on page 20 of The Collecting of Deringers Manufactured by Moore, National, and Colt, by L.D. Eberhart.
Some silver plate left on the barrel and frame, in overall good condition and the action functions properly.
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