Deringer Pistol

Deringer Pistol

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Description
Physical Description
Wooden handle with steel barrel.
General History
A small yet effective weapon, the deringer is the type of weapon a woman spying for the Confederacy might have kept in the pocket of a dress or in a handbag.
Object Name
pistol
maker; inventor
Deringer, Jr., Henry
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 4 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 12.065 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
AF.68332MA
accession number
250307
catalog number
68332M(A)
serial number
4
subject
Spies
Firearms
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Exhibition
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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