Day of the Derringers: Show Me Yours


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SharpsDressedMan
September 13, 2009, 06:31 PM
Never expected to pick up one, let alone two. Two great deals at the gunshow Saturday. An American Derringer Co. Model 1 .45 ACP, and a customized High Standard .22LR, with hard chrome and rosewood grips. Show your derringers! http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05448.jpg

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bigfatdave
September 13, 2009, 09:23 PM
Were you at the Bowling Green gun show? I think I saw that exact high standard derringer there.
All I have in that class is a NAA mini revolver in .22mag, but I don't think it qualifies as an actual "derringer", what with having way too many shots and all.

chuckusaret
September 13, 2009, 09:31 PM
I have a Bond Snake Slayer .45/.410, and the little thing is wicked. Fits perfect in a leather blazer pocket.

cane
September 14, 2009, 09:04 AM
Here's a couple of mine:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y218/90north/knifegun001.jpg

Another one:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y218/90north/btk001.jpg

D-Day
September 14, 2009, 10:54 AM
Were you at the Bowling Green gun show? I think I saw that exact high standard derringer there.
All I have in that class is a NAA mini revolver in .22mag, but I don't think it qualifies as an actual "derringer", what with having way too many shots and all.


I was, and saw an abundance of derringers there. Might be fun to pick up a couple some time...although my NAA revolver suits me fine.

SharpsDressedMan
September 14, 2009, 04:19 PM
No, I was at Medina...that is where I got the two at the top. Long ago I saw an Uberti blued steel derringer in .45 Colt, and always regretted not buying it. It was a beauty, and probably pretty rare, as I have never seen another. The only .45 Colt derringers now are Amercan Derringer Company, are stainless steel, and most are also reamed out for .410 shotshells. I don't like having such a big "jump" for a regular .45 bullet (only the last 1/2" or so of those barrels are rifled). The .45ACP doesn't kick that bad, but the two barrels aren't aligned so well; they hit about 12" apart at 12 yards.

KevininPa
September 14, 2009, 11:24 PM
........I have a Bonds Arms SnakeSlayer that I had my 'smith put a ClipDraw on. Never learned how to do pics since most of my stuff is run of the mill. He drilled and tapped my BA SS for the ClipDraw to go directly on the firearm instead of that glue strip they provide. Nothing against the gluestrip, it's strong as heck. I have it on another firearm. It just doesn't conform to the BA's shape. It fits well in the top of my cowboy boots as a BUG.:) Securely!

circuitspore
September 15, 2009, 10:12 PM
Is there a model number for those High Standard derringers?

ArchAngelCD
September 16, 2009, 04:58 AM
This one is in .38 Special:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o26/ArchAngelCD/DSCN2404s.jpg

This is a 410/45 Colt double barrel:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o26/ArchAngelCD/DD_410_1.jpg

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o26/ArchAngelCD/DD_410_2.jpg

mcdonl
September 16, 2009, 07:46 AM
Arch, that .410/.45 is awesome.

rogertc1
September 16, 2009, 09:05 AM
Here are mine, Enjoy.:) One is just a lighter. Can you pick it out?

mcdonl
September 16, 2009, 10:08 AM
You made it too easy... the one without the tag showing the caliber?

GEM
September 16, 2009, 12:09 PM
I've always wanted a Sharps 4 barrel after watching Yancy Derringer on TV!

The new Iver Johnson incarnation says they are going to make a 22 LR but I haven't seen them.

eatont9999
September 16, 2009, 04:25 PM
Yeah, the one at the top is my guess.

rogertc1
September 16, 2009, 04:28 PM
Yes. The one on top without a tag is the cig lighter.

Snow Dog
September 16, 2009, 08:59 PM
Once upon a time I had a Sharps 4 barrel pepperbox in .32 rimfire.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/robs42mb/Sharps3.jpg

mesinge2
September 16, 2009, 09:37 PM
.38 Special Cobra Derringer. I load it with with S&B 148gr. Wadcutters
105531

I carry it as a back-up to my S&W model 64-3"
105532

walker944
September 21, 2009, 12:40 AM
Okay, so I know the pic quality is pretty poor...but, here's shot of a Derringer I picked up at a gunshow about a year ago. It's really a POS (Rohn) and I'm afraid to shoot it. It's a .38 special, but it looks like it was made from all MIM parts. It I ever do shoot it, I'm going to be wearing some fairly tough welding gloves or something stout to protect my hands. Then again, I just may never shoot it. Cost me $45 bucks.

http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss185/walker944/RohnRG-17.jpg?t=1253507978

Claymore1500
September 21, 2009, 06:27 AM
http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/claymore1500/DSCN0059.jpg

These are the ones I use. .45acp american derringer, .38spl. excam, .22lr davis.

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/claymore1500/DSCN0104.jpg

This one dosen't get shot much anymore.

Kiawah
September 21, 2009, 08:01 PM
Ouch, hope you weren't holding that...........

DasFriek
September 22, 2009, 12:07 AM
Personally i think small .380's like Keltec and LCP have made derringers go the way of the Dodo.

JohnKSa
September 22, 2009, 12:22 AM
Ok, so it's not mine, it's my wife's.

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33828&d=1214709540
Before you ask, it's never been fired. She likes the way it LOOKS. :D

Claymore1500
September 22, 2009, 10:57 PM
Ouch, hope you weren't holding that...........

I was not, But the man that was said he did not know it blew up until he tried to fire the second barrel, and all he got was "CLICK"

45Broomhandle
September 27, 2009, 02:31 PM
HERE'S ONE OF MY FAVORITES: Iver Johnson - the man, not his later company - made this little cutie sometime between 1870 and 1890, along with maybe a thousand more similar to it. This was prior to the formation of the company which later bore his name.

That info comes from Bill Goforth who has authored I.J. reference books for we collectors. And according to Bill, since this one is stamped on top of barrel with STAR VEST POCKET, he says that marking makes it even more scarce.

The gun is complete and working, but has a small sliver of wood missing on the back of each rosewood grip. She may be old, but she's still my little sweetheart.

Best regards ~ ~ ~ 45Broomhandle

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v635/mauser/STARVESTPOCKETINHAND002_edited.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v635/mauser/3IJSTARVESTPOCKETTOPSTAMPING.jpg

Mankind has a perfect record in Aviation; we've never left one up there!

Jim K
September 27, 2009, 08:23 PM
Here's mine, the only genuine Deringer I have.

Jim

RugerBob
October 27, 2009, 09:53 AM
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii260/rrmaynard/pro1000002.jpg
I just picked this up last week. Cobra 38 spl. May get some rosewood grips for it. Only $13. I like the older style some of you have. This just fit the budget. Bob

RugerBob
October 27, 2009, 09:54 AM
Thats $13 for the grips LOL. $130 for the derringer. Figured I would put that in there before someone said 13 was a good deal.

M2 Carbine
October 27, 2009, 10:00 AM
My Bond Arms 45ACP.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/Derringerclose.jpg

45Broomhandle
October 27, 2009, 10:52 AM
The Mossberg Brownie .22rf 4-shooter is often referred to as being a "derringer" type of firearm. One major inovation of this little guy is that you need not cock it first to fire it. It's a double action system where as you pull the trigger a pawl rotates the firing pin to the next chamber.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v635/mauser/BROWNIES/BROWNIECOLLECTIONNONUMBERS.jpg

The sales success of this little "Founding Father" enabled Oscar F. Mossberg and his two sons to continue in the gun business. They made a guesstimated 33,400 Brownies from 1919 to 1932. Today O.F. Mossberg & Sons is America's oldest surviving gunmaking company which is still family-owned.

The Brownie was the FIRST GUN ever produced by the company, and the ONLY HANDGUN they ever produced for commercial sale. It is truly an American historical artifact, and there won't be any more. Whatever guns have survived all these decades are what is available to collectors.

Best regards ~ ~ ~ 45Broomhandle

Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician. ~ ~ ~ Col. Jeff Cooper

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