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Pocket Pistol

 By Dorinda Troutman, RMR Staff Writer

 

October 2013 issue  

 

 

Pocket pistols are small firearms made to be carried in a coat or pants pocket. Probably the most famous pocket pistol is the little double shot derringer, a misspelling of the pistol first manufactured in the 19th century by Henry Deringer, and made famous by being used in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Jehnet Carlson (of DJ Bar Ranch in Belgrade , Montana ) owns this little pocket pistol manufactured by Hopkins & Allan Mfg. Co. in the 1870s.

Hopkins & Allan was a firearms manufacturer in Connecticut that was founded in 1868. In addition to pistols, rifles and shotguns, the company manufactured tools and bicycles. By 1900 the company was manufacturing only firearms, had 600 workers and was ranked third behind Colt and Winchester in firearms manufacturers. Hopkins & Allen was purchased by Marlin-Rockwell in 1921.

 

This pocket pistol is a model XL. No. 4., one of the many lines and models produced by Hopkins & Allen. It has a partially mis-struck patent date of Mar. 23, 1872 (or 1877).

Jehnet’s pistol was inherited. It has a spur trigger, 1.5-inch octagon barrel, 5-shot revolver, bird head ivory grip, and a nickel finish. In basically good shape except for a broken pin (held together with baling wire in the photo), this little pistol is probably worth between $500 and $1,000. Jehnet has used the pistol as part of her Calamity Jane costume in the Appaloosa Horse Club’s Heritage Class.

Each month, Rocky Mountain Rider features a Western collectible. If you have an item that you would like to be featured, contact RMR at 888-747-1000 or info@rockymountainrider.com.

 

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