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remington derringer

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by tomosd, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. tomosd

    tomosd New Member

    I bought this reminington derringer around 20 years ago and i know little about it. It is fully ingraved with a pair of dice behind the hammer also i think the handles are ivory. The serial # is l753xx, any info would help
  2. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    it's junk,you should send it to me....
  3. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    Remington made several small pistols that could be called "derringers". The best known, and the only one to come anywhere near that number, is the double (over and under) derringer in .41 rimfire caliber.

    That 175xxx is the highest number I have seen; most books say only 150,000 were made.

  4. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    I wondered too, because they were numbered in batches, not consecutively.

    Once during my misspent youth during the darkest of the dark ages, I proudly showed an advanced Remington collector that I had an O/U derringer with the serial number 35. He smiled and produced two others with the same number. :eek:
  5. 2RCO

    2RCO Well-Known Member

    Fuff I once had a guy make a huge deal that he had number 3--whoopity doo was my response since I've seen multiple #1's
  6. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    I've seen those too... :eek: But that incident I mentioned sure took the wind out of a teen-kid's sails... :scrutiny: :D
  7. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    If the frame hinge is not cracked, you are lucky, as so many are. Remington made those frames out of cast iron, not steel, and the hinge breaks routinely in spite of the cartridge being about as low pressure as you can get.

  8. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    Jim of course you know the hinge breaks because people didn't baby the action open but let it slam over center-or worse!
  9. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    I know, but Remington could have beefed them up and never did. Maybe they figured that a broken hinge meant selling another gun.

    In any case, that gawdawful spring would have kept me from carrying one.


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