Extremely Rare Henry Deringer Kentucky Military Rifle of type known used in Texas Revolution 1835-1836
inv # 01-17745 

.52 cal
58” overall

43” octagonal barrel, brass blade front sight, fixed notch rear sight, classic Deringer 7 land and groove rifling, stamped on top flat “H. DERINGER PHILa”. Rebated sharp tail lock also marked “H. DERINGER / PHILa”. Unique Deringer 4 piece patch box terminating in eagle head, which is rarely seen and identical to the Vic Frederich’s identified Texas Revolution rifle of G. King, pictured in the 1973 text Arms for Texas by Michael Koury. This rifle like the few other military examples has tiger striped maple stock and an unknown inspectors mark rear of trigger guard which appears to read “R.U”. This rare survivor shows hard use but still retains its original ramrod with iron tip that attaches to the original worm retained in patch box.