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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by BHP FAN, Oct 2, 2012.

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  1. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Member

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    I posted this over on ''general handguns'', but it seems a better fit here...

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    Throw in some leather and you got some nice saturday night attire.:cool:
     
  3. Foto Joe

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    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.
     
  4. Jaymo

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    Joe, why didn't I think of that?
    I have an American Derringer .45/.410 derringer. I bet bp would be sweet.
     
  5. 44 Dave

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    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
     
  6. kBob

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    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.

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  7. Foto Joe

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    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.
     
  8. arcticap

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    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.
     
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  9. 44 Dave

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    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.
     
  10. Foto Joe

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    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.
     
  11. BHP FAN

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    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.
     
  12. kBob

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    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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