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BHP FAN
October 2, 2012, 02:37 AM
I posted this over on ''general handguns'', but it seems a better fit here...

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af11/hut-man/remingtonset1.jpg

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Jim, West PA
October 2, 2012, 08:43 AM
Throw in some leather and you got some nice saturday night attire.:cool:

Foto Joe
October 2, 2012, 10:58 AM
So whatcha got there Willyboy?? .41 rimfire or something a little more intriguing?? And the last question would be, when was the last time you fed that little belly gun?

I bought a Bond Arms 45/410 Derringer this summer. That little bugger is a blast to shoot 45 Colt BP cartridges out of and because of the design of the Derringer it's pretty easy to clean up afterward. I've yet to fire a mil-spec 45 Colt out of it yet though, that might sting a little.

Jaymo
October 2, 2012, 08:57 PM
Joe, why didn't I think of that?
I have an American Derringer .45/.410 derringer. I bet bp would be sweet.

44 Dave
October 3, 2012, 12:20 AM
I have American Derringers in 45 long colt and 44-40 yes factory full loads you better hold it correct or it stings. I carry the 44 and shoot cowboy loads often. Also have a 41 Remi. but only about 50 old bp rounds left for it so I framed it under glass with a "Dead Man's Hand" and two 41 bullets.
Also have a single shot 45/ 410 kept under the truck seat loaded with buck.
Love my Derringers

kBob
October 3, 2012, 10:06 AM
Does anyone make a .41 rimfire conversion cartridge like Dixie sold for some other rimfires? These were turned brass cases that had a counter sunk hole to accept a .22 RF blank so that the edge of the adaptor and .22 RF could be positioned where the firing pin would strike the .22 RF as a primer for a BP load.

Wonder if anyone might make up a casting mold set to make a bullet specifically for such cases or a RB load worked up?

I have some bad history with a Remington type Double derrenger myself, a German made
.38 Spezial.

-kBob

Foto Joe
October 3, 2012, 10:23 AM
A local gun shop near where we're staying has a Remmington .41 in their case for sale, it's a purdy little thing but a couple of things keep me from fondling it. First off I'm not back to work yet so I've got to be a little careful about spending and second would be that it would need to be fired if I owned it. It's too bad the .41RF ammo has gone by the wayside.

arcticap
October 3, 2012, 11:20 AM
Does anyone make a .41 rimfire conversion cartridge like Dixie sold for some other rimfires? These were turned brass cases that had a counter sunk hole to accept a .22 RF blank so that the edge of the adaptor and .22 RF could be positioned where the firing pin would strike the .22 RF as a primer for a BP load.
Wonder if anyone might make up a casting mold set to make a bullet specifically for such cases or a RB load worked up?

A French company named H&C Collection makes a complete reloading system for the .41RF (.41 Derringer) and for other antique firearms.
Their home page states that some of their branded bullet molds are exclusively designed by Hensley & Gibbs and come from the USA.

http://www.hc-collection.com/

.41 Rimfire:

http://www.hc-collection.com/PBCPPlayer.asp?ID=245657

Be aware that technically, in order to import the rimfire cases & bullets, the BATF requires having a Form 6 approval. The company doesn't require a Form 6 in order to purchase them. But it's a good idea to have the approval just in case the items get held up in U.S. customs. My son only purchased some of their .32 rimfire cases & bullets and no one ever asked to see his Form 6 approval either here or abroad. It doesn't cost any money to file a Form 6 and his approval only took about 3 weeks.

44 Dave
October 4, 2012, 12:37 AM
I did shoot up 1 box of very old .41 bp through the derringer, after cleaning the oxidation off of them they all fired.
Think across a card table is good enough, they would go through a 3/4 pine board if you didn't hit a knot.

Foto Joe
October 4, 2012, 11:17 AM
Think across a card table is good enough, they would go through a 3/4 pine board if you didn't hit a knot.

Remember, medical treatment in the 19th century wasn't all that great. ANY penetration beyond your coat could result in a very painful and slow death. A great many men fell victim to a simple wound from a Colt Navy.

BHP FAN
October 5, 2012, 02:44 PM
mine is a pretty common .38 special by FIE I got back in the 70's, IIRC. Shoots pretty close to POA at seven yards.

kBob
December 11, 2012, 08:21 PM
How about a 1967 proofed Rhoem .38 Special? Believe it or don't, an FBI agent used to stick this in his left sock on occassion while on duty. Thankfully it never shot him.

-kBob

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