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American Derringer Model M-4 Alaskan Survival

Variant 2 of 2

Produced:1985 -
Caliber:.45-70 Gov
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:hammer block
Frame:stainless steel
Sights:blade front
Notes:bottom barrel .45 LC Only
Barrel Length:4.1 in.
Overall Length:6 in.
Height:No Data
Width:No Data
Weight:16.5 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
American Derringer Corporation254-799-9111
127 North Lacy DriveWebsite:
Waco TX 76705www.amderringer.com
Importer:Phone Number:
Used Est.:$635
Last Update: 4/17/2017

Caliber:.45-70 Government
Muzzle Velocities - from1330to2025ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from1590to3167ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from300to450gr

Ranking Factors
Power Factor:329577- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:70.69 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:2 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Defense Factor:67%

About the Handgun:
Introduced in 1985, this is a long barrel version of the Model 1. The Alaskan Survival model is distinguished by its oversized grips.
About the Manufacturer:
Established in the early 1980s, this gunmaking business has offered an extensive range of two-shot derringers based on the Remington Double Derringer, as well as the latest incarnation of the Semmerling pistol design.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was adopted by the US Army in 1873 along with the single shot 'Trapdoor' Springfield rifle. It continued as the official service cartridge for 19 years. It is still in use today, often for short range deer or bear hunting.
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