John Krider, Philada.
Støckel: John H. Krider, Philadelphia, circa 1826 - 1876, employes 12 - 24 workmen
Pair of American percussion belt sized pistols with styling similar to Deringer by John Krider of Philadelphia in their original case with accessories. The pair measure 11” overall, with 6” round barrels with flattened top, signed on locks with barrels marked PHILADA. The pair are nicely stocked in select American walnut which is crisply checkered. The mounts are nicely engraved as are the screws and lock plate. The metal surfaces show some very light pitting. The actions are good and the pistols are very good overall. Approximately .50 caliber. The pair are contained within their original green felt-lined partition style case with small label in lid. The interior of the case is very good with some areas of wear at contact points, small losses, but at least good overall with four original compartment covers showing bone knobs or pulls. Correct mold, English style bag flask in very good condition, two rods, mallet for ball starting are included. Along with two extra rod heads and two nipples in compartment. The exterior of box is veneered mahogany in good condition. A very nice pair of American pistols by a well-known maker of a classic Deringer style with provenance to the Charles DuPont collection where they were housed for decades. Very desirable set! $10,000.