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41 Caliber. This very rare deringer is one of few specimens known. Eberhart & Wilson The Deringer in America Vol. 1 show a nearly identical gun illustrated on pg 146. Measures 5 1/2″ overall, barrel 2-1/4″, 40 Caliber. German silver mounted, engraved, two gold bands and marked in single line on barrel “SUTER SELMA,ALA”. Probably a Philidelphia made product manufactured for Suter. Suter was born in Switzerland in 1796 came to Alabama in about 1850. He sold other guns including shotguns and rifles with his agent mark which sometimes are associated with Confederate used arms. This is a fine example of a rarely offered Southern deringer.

Very fine overall condition. Metal has even gray patina overall. Nickel silver furniture has survived very well with no evident damage or repair. Traditional walnut stock very nicely checkered with very little distress, absolutely no wood loss. Forward gold band was lost during the time of its use. One of the more desirable and difficult Southern arms to acquire.

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