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American Derringer
Model 1
American Derringer Pistol Model 1 .30 Carbine 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 (110 grain bullet)137060
  • Recoil Factor (110 grain bullet)14.16 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity2 rounds
  • ConcealabilityExcellent
  • Defense Factor54%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1980 -
Caliber:.30 Carbine
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:manually operated hammer block
Frame:stainless steel
Sights:blade front
Notes:breech loaded over/under barrels
American Derringer Corporation
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Gun Value
MSRP:$715.00Used Est:$550.00
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: .30 Carbine
Alias: .30 M1 Carbine
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:110 grains
MV:1246 ft/sec ME:379 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed just prior to WWII for the military to use in its newly selected Winchester semi-automatic 30 M1 carbine. It is basically a modification of the Winchester 32 Self-Loading round of 1906. It is considered in the same class as the 32-20 WCF round with an effective range of about 150 yards.

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User Comments

5 of 5 Stars
American Derringer
By 30carbine on 08 Jul 2023
An absolute beauty, the ergonomics are excellent for such a small piece. The recoil is about double of my Blackhawk and Automag III but it is definitely manageable. It’s my preferred concealed carry weapon and rounds out my .30 Carbine collection.