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American Derringer
Model M-4 Alaskan Survival
American Derringer Pistol M-4 Alaskan Survival .45-70 Gov Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:6-in Height:No Data
Barrel:4.1-in Weight:16.5-oz
Variant 1 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (300 grain bullet)335700
  • Recoil Factor (300 grain bullet)76.18 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity2 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor54%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1985 -
Caliber:.45-70 Gov
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:hammer block
Frame:stainless steel
Sights:blade front
Notes:bottom barrel .45LC-.410 Cal
American Derringer Corporation
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Gun Value
MSRP:$870.00Used Est:$635.00
Last Update:4/15/2023
About the Gun

Introduced in 1985, this is a long barrel version of the Model 1. The Alaskan Survival model is distinguished by its oversized grips.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .45-70 Government
Alias: N/A
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:300 grains
MV:1119 ft/sec ME:834 ft-lbs
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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