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American Derringer
Model M-4 Alaskan Survival
American Derringer Pistol M-4 Alaskan Survival .45-70 Gov Variant-2
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:6-in Height:No Data
Barrel:4.1-in Weight:16.5-oz
Variant 2 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor329577
  • Recoil Factor70.69 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity2 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor67%
Gun Specifications
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
American Derringer Corporation
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Gun Value
MSRP:$870.00Used Est:$635.00
Last Update:4/4/2018
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
MV: From 1330 to 2025 ft/sec
ME: From 1590 to 3167 ft-lb
WT: From 300 to 450 grains
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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