Project Description


This is a 1/2 scale Sharps four barrel pepperbox derringer made by Tom P. Weston in Mexico City, Mexico, probably made in the mid 1940’s to early 1950’s.  2 3/4″ long overall with a 1 1/2″ barrel group.  Brass frame & front bead sight.  Blued steel barrel, hammer, trigger, & screws.  Checkered hammer spur.  Both sides of the frame marked in a circle around the hammer screw.  The left side marked C. SHARPS PATENT 1859″.  The right side marked “C. SHARPS & CO PHILAD. PA”.  One piece ivory grip.  These pepperboxes were unusual as instead of having a rotating barrel group, they have a rotating firing pin.  Fully functional, including the rotating firing pin, and will shoot the 2mm rimfire cartridges with the thick rim.  Includes the original Weston mahogany beveled glass topped puzzle box case.  The interior French fit and lined in red felt.  The bottom of the case has the very early Weston green enamel on brass tag.  Accessories include a rectangular lift top cartridge box, an ivory handled cleaning/extractor rod with brass ferrule and blued steel shaft, a twisted wire bristle bore cleaning brush, and the special blued steel tool for loading the cartridges into the chambers.  Excellent near mint condition.  Price Reduced:  $1,850.00.