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American Derringer
Model M-1 Texas Commemorative
American Derringer Pistol M-1 Texas Commemorative .45 Colt Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:1.2-in
Length:4.82-in Height:3.35-in
Barrel:3-in Weight:15-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (250 grain bullet)183250
  • Recoil Factor (250 grain bullet)16.94 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity2 rounds
  • ConcealabilityExcellent
  • Defense Factor69%
Gun Specifications
Caliber:.45 Colt
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:manually operated hammer block
Grip:stag horn
Sights:blade front
Notes:breech loaded, stainless over/under barrels
American Derringer Corporation
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Gun Value
MSRP:$835.00Used Est:$615.00
Last Update:4/15/2023
About the Gun

The Model 1 series is based on the Remington over/under design patented by William Elliot in 1865. The frame and barrel block are stainless steel.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .45 Colt
Alias: .45 Long Colt
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:250 grains
MV:733 ft/sec ME:298 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was adopted by the US Army in 1873 for the legendary Colt Single Action Army 'Peacemaker' revolver. This is yet another cartridge that was originally a black-powder design. This cartridge is still very popular today, used in many derringers and cowboy action revolvers.

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