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Merwin & Bray, New York, single shot cartridge derringer - $265.00

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Merwin & Bray, New York, single shot cartridge derringer. Serial number 236. Bore measures about .28", strongly suggesting a .30 caliber gun, even though it isn't listed as such in Flayderman's. Metal parts have an attractive medium patina overall with a little granular pitting on the right side of the barrel. Wood grips show average wear and use overall, a crack and chip on the right side, and some roughness on the edges. Mechanically good except releases from half cock, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.