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Deringer, Henry, Jr.

Name Street Town State From To
Deringer, Henry, Jr. 374 North Front Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1806 1846
Deringer, Henry, Jr. Tamarind ab Green (Plant) Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1847  
Deringer, Henry, Jr. 370 North Front Street (Pistol plant ?) Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1855 1868


Patent Date Remarks
     


Contract for
Government, Mach 17, 1814 2000 rifles at $15 each. This contract was still signed by Henry Deringer Sr.
Government, July 23, 1814 1800 rifles at $15 each, delivered by December 8, 1820
Government, April 3, 1821 2000 rifles at $15.50 each, delivered by July 2, 1823
Government, August 28, 1823 3000 rifles at $14.50 each, delivered by JAugust 19, 1829
Government, December 1828 600 Hall's breechloaders, which were later changed to standard muskets
Government, March 23, 1831 500 Indian guns at $12.50 each for Hugh Montgomery (agent for emigrating Cherokees)
Government, February 23, 1832 1200 rifles
Government, July 23, 1832 25 rifles at $ 13 each for James B., Gardner
Government, July 23, 1832 500 Indian guns for F. W. Armstrong (agent for the Choctaws)
Government, October 25, 1832 25 rifles at $ 12.50 each for James B., Gardner
Government, December 5, 1832 500 Indian guns for F. W. Armstrong
Government, April 18, 1833 500 Indian guns for F. W. Armstrong
Government, January 1839 Indian trade guns at $8 each to deliveret to Schuylkill Arsenal when wanted
Government, March 7, 1840 6000 1819 Model muskets with oval patch bos at $14.50 each, delivered prior to January 14, 1846


Product
Son of Henry Deringer Sr.

In Man at Arms of 1984 it is reported that Henry Deringer Jr. was born on October 6, 1786. Other records says he was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on October 26, 1786, died in February 1869. He is buried at the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Henry Jr. had two sons, Henry III and Benjamin. Henry III died in infancy. Benjamin inherited his father's business in 1868.

Deringer began his career as an apprentice to a firearms maker in Richmond, Va. He worked for the Virginia Manufactory from November 1807 to October 1808, Richmond as Nippes, Ritchie, Steinman, Watt and Winner too. They bedame the backbone of the new arms manufacturing. The Secretary of War, Mr. Coxe wrote on October 2, 1808 "You will observe that the Virginia Armory has operated as a school, & that the present contracts of the U.S. prevent the benefits of it from being lost.

In 1806 he settled in Philadelphia and began his own arms-manufacturing plant.

An old advertisements indicates that he or his father hold the Philadelphia Rifle Manufactory

American gunsmith who was the inventor of the Derringer pistol. He would have manufactured about 1200 1842 Model pistols. Government purchase probable

The 1860 censussaid that he had 4 hands employed at $120/month. During the business year ending mid 1860 he would have purchased 100 gun barrels, iron and steel forgings, stocks, German silver, silver and gold in the amount of $600 and produced 500 pairs of pistols valued $5500.

His signes were:
H. DERINGER PHILADA (very early production)
DERINGER PHILA and DERINGER PHILADEL'A, used in the 1830s and 1840s
DERINGER PHILADELa of his 1848 and later production

.38 caliber percussion, single shot pistol, 2" round barrel, about 1848 - 1850
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.41 caliber percussion, single shot pistol
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.44 caliber percussion, single shot pistol, 2 3/4" barrel
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.45 caliber percussion, single shot pistol
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.45 caliber percussion, single shot pistol
3,5" barrel, left side 3,5" barrel, right side

.48 caliber percussion, single shot Belt or Coat pistol, 2 7/8" round barrel
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.48 caliber percussion, single shot large size pocket pistol, 5" round barrel
right side

Indian Trade Guns. In 1839 contract for Indian Guns