Derringers were not just weapons of self-defense, but the weapon of choice for a quick and discreet killer! Supposedly, it was a gun like this Grey Baby Philadelphia Derringer that John Wilkes Booth used to kill President Lincoln. Small size was a greatest feature of the derringer, because even a large caliber derringer can be easily hidden and concealed. This made the derringer an equally good weapon for gamblers and card sharks, who could turn the weapon discreetly on a fellow gamer, should a game turn sour. This impressive little replica is a percussion style pistol with a wood frame and engraved percussion mechanism. The percussion mechanism on this replica actually works, which means when cocked back and the trigger is pulled, the mechanism clicks forward, creating a satisfying sound. It has an overall length of approximately 6.5 inches, which makes it the perfect pocket pistol for any costume you might own, although its realistic look might mean that this replica is a bit more frightening when drawn out of a pocket, too. Please be aware that this is a decorative replica pistol and that in spite of its realistic look and its moving parts, it cannot be made into or used as a working firearm. Also, it should not be excessively dry-fired. As a collectable, this Grey Baby Philadelphia Derringer is a great piece of history, one that has likely been used in the downfall of countless men, ranging from presidents to gamblers to lawmen and more.
- A Non-Firing, Decorative Replica Pistol
- A Detailed Replica of a Percussion Style Derringer
- Has an Incredibly Real Look and Feel
- Features a Working Percussion Mechanism
- Has a Wood Grip and Engraved Detailing
- A Great Collectible, Prop Weapon, or Gift Idea
- Length: 6.5 Inches
- Weight: 1 lb.