A CASED SCARCE PAIR OF .41 (RIMFIRE) DERRINGERS WITH PERCUSSION ADAPTORS, MODEL 'WILLIAMSON'S PATENT', serial no's. 6077 & 6078,
manufactured by the National Fire Arms Company, New York circa 1868, with slide forwards barrels signed 'WILLIAMSON'S PAT. OCT. 2 1866 NEW YORK' on the left hand sides, flat sighting planes engraved with an arrow and fitted with a blade fore-sight, engraved brass frames (traces of gilding), engraved back-straps, walnut full-stocks with chequered birdshead butts and engraved brass trigger-guards (traces of silver plate), central hammer and barrel release below the fore-end, together with a later walnut case lined and compartmented in red baize substitute, the inside of lid bearing a paper label marked in ink 'JEREMIAH BUTLER', the tray fitted for the two pistols along with a cap tin, ball mould and two reproduction percussion adapters
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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