1850's Woman's Pistol & Fitted Purse

Something carried by very few women today, but more commonly carried by women in the 19th century to protect themselves from unsavory characters was a small, useable handgun that could easily be concealed in a purse, pocket or as their early nickname of “muff pistol” implied, concealed in a muff covering one’s hands. Such small firearms were often generically referred to as “derringers.” Offered here is an outstanding example of such a small caliber (.22mm) single shot weapon surviving from the 1850’s that is accompanied by its very own fitted leather purse allowing it to be concealed almost anywhere. This rare firearm measuring 5 X 2.5 is accompanied by a beautiful daguerreotype of a woman in fine Victorian attire posed with what almost looks like, one hand in her pocket ready to “draw.” The daguerreotype is housed in its’ original 3.25 X 3.75 case. A great historic ensemble. Comes with a certificate that unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of this item.

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1850's Woman's Pistol & Fitted Purse

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