Project Description


This is a 1/2 scale “Southener” single shot pistol or derringer by the legendary Tom P. Weston of Mexico City, Mexico, probably made from the mid 1940’s to the mid 1960’s.  1 7/8″ long overall with a 15/16″ octagon barrel of .125 caliber.  Chambered for the 2mm thick rim rimfire cartridge.  Blue steel barrel, hammer, trigger, & screws.  Brass frame, backstrap, & front sight.  Finely checkered hammer spur, the hammer with both half & full cock.  The top of the barrel expertly hand engraved “SOUTHENER”.  The left side of the barrel also similarly engraved “MERRIMACK ARMS & MFG CO, NEWBURYPORT MASS., PATENTED APRIL 9, 1897” in three lines.  Two piece walnut grips with brass escutcheons and a single screw on each side.  Excellent near mint condition.  This is the first one of these I have ever seen in 1/3 scale!  Price Reduced:  $950.00.