HENRY DERINGER'S POCKET PISTOL by John E. Parsons

HENRY DERINGER'S POCKET PISTOL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is for the close student of guns, particularly old guns, their origin and improvements for it deals more with the weapon than its inventor, the American gunmaker whose name became a part of our language. It distinguishes between Colt and his models and Deringer's -- hand arms versus pocket pistols; it traces the Deringer's market and dealers and sales; it follows the pistol's popularity as newsworthy killings gave publicity to its use, and writers, in stories and novels, gave the instrument full attention. There is a full report on infringements together with the full papers in the case in an appendix. A factual footnote, this should be of value to collectors and serious followers of Western lore.

Pub Date: June 11th, 1952
Publisher: Morrow