SHARP & HANKINS, USA
A .32 (SHORT RIMFIRE) FOUR-SHOT POCKET-PISTOL, MODEL '3B', serial no. I11279,
circa 1875, with slide forwards 3 1/2in. barrel group, the sunken top-plane signed 'ADDRESS SHARPS & HANKINS, PHILADELPHIA, PENN', no provision for extractor, open frame with button barrel release catch on the left hand side, the right hand side marked 'C. SHARPS PATENT JAN 25 1859', forward frame screw, external hammer with rotating striker, spur trigger and smooth walnut grips, strong traces of finish
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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