Featured on an episode of LORDS OF WAR, A Fine American Philadelphia Derringer Pocket Pistol Made for N. CURRY SAN FRANCISCO CALF AGENTS
A Fine Antique American Civil War Period Philadelphia Derringer Pocket Pistol Made for N. CURRY SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA AGENTS, circa. 1863-1868. 2 .75" .40 caliber rifled barrel maker marked on the top of the breech "DERRINGER, PHILADELPHIA, as well as "P" on the left flat of breech, then marked "N. CURRY SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA AGENTS". The back-action lock has decorative engraving and is maker marked "DERRINGER, PHILADELPHIA". The stock is solid with light scratches and dings from years of handling. Engraved German silver furniture. In good mechanical working order.
PROVENANCE; This pistol was used on an episode of my TV Show "Lords of War" featured on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL. The episode focuses on the type of Derringer pistol used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth pulled the trigger at the Fords Theatre in Washington, D.C. and President Lincoln died from his injuries on April 15, 1865.
The pistol was fired on the episode.