The author turns to the Bond Arms Stinger RS, a slim, potent and affordably priced pistol, to serve as the foundation for creating the "Wasp" chambered for the .327 Fed. Mag. cartridge.
Christian Sharps is probably best remembered for his famous Sharps falling-block, breechloading, single-shot rifle, which he patented on Sept. 12, 1848. But a little more than a year later, on Dec. 18, 1849, he also patented an equally innovative four-barreled derringer.