A GOOD CASED .30 (RIMFIRE) SHARPS' PATENT, FOUR BARRELLED DERRINGER PISTOL BY TIPPING & LAWDEN, CIRCA 1865, serial no. 5278,
with blued 3in. barrel-group, plain silver-plated brass frame signed 'TIPPING & LAWDEN SHARP'S PATENT' in a circle around the hammer axis screw on the left hand side, centrally mounted blued hammer with rotary auto-indexing nose, gutta-percha grips embossed with foliage and long bar push button opener, retaining much finish, contained in its walnut English market storage case with brass shield-shaped escutcheon to the burr-walnut veneered lid, compartmented and lined in blue baize and containing a cleaning rod and notes on Christian Sharps
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament