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Iver Johnson Eclipse 22 Single Shot Derringer

Manufactured from 1870 to 1887 by Iver Johnson and their predecessors; Iver Bye and Company (although claiming to manufacture it, James Brown and Company were just distributors). Made without sights on its 2-1/2 barrel that is round for the front half then transitions to a radiused top and flat sides over the frame and is marked "ECLIPSE" on the left side with un-checkered hammer and spur trigger while the bird's head grip sports smooth walnut panels. Held at battery by a spring detent, opening is achieved by pulling the hammer back and swinging the breech to the right. This example retains about 75% original nickel plate while the bore has only about 5% pitting and grades at Antique Excellent and the grips are sound with a dent line on the left panel but otherwise relatively free of handling marks. The action works as it should except for a missing or broken trigger spring (an easy fix if desired). A scarce little derringer that could hide in your vest pocket until you have him say I dont think so to that straight flush on the other side of the table. If you have questions please email us at tangoyankee_llc@yahoo.com This will be listed for auction on Gun Broker the evening of August 5th. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker button to see all our listings there. 07-28-19A--19-24-62