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    American Percussion Underhammer Boot Pistol by A. Ruggles with Baltimore, Md. Agent's Markings. 7½" overall, 4" octagon to round barrel with patent breech, .31 caliber. Brass blade front sight, v notch rear sight on base. Very short 3/8" trigger. Brass grip strap fully encompassing the maple grip. Marked on the top flat of the barrel at the breech "A. Ruggles/ Stafford/ Conn." And "F. Hutchings & CO./ Agents Balt. Md." With spread wing eagle between the two. Vine and leaf engraving on the side flats of the breech and marked "cast Steel" on the side flat of the barrel. Numbered 164 just forward of the nipple. Metal dark overall, untouched with just a few tiny patches of minor pitting. Wood grip and brass strap about perfect. Also mechanically perfect. A rare little gun with these markings.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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