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Deringer Model 1814 Rifle
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Deringer Model 1814 Rifle

Catalog #: 222303    Accession #: 41356
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Maker

Henry Deringer (Designer)

In 1806, Henry Deringer established a firearms factory in Philadelphia. He began manufacturing flintlock pistols and muskets. Later he began manufacturing percussion rifles for the U.S. Army. Deringerís renown came with the production of percussion dueling pistols, which first appeared in 1825 and were primarily sought by military officers and political officials. It was the 1850ís pocket pistol that made Deringer a household name and solidified his position as a manufacturer of quality firearms.

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 7" H x 49" W x 2.75" D

Physical Description

United States Model 1814 H. Deringer Flintlock Rifle, .54 caliber , lock marked US/Deringer/Phila.


Keywords

Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
Era: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
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