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American Derringer
Model 1
American Derringer Pistol Model 1 .32-20 Cal 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 (100 grain bullet)74100
  • Recoil Factor (100 grain bullet)4.8 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity2 rounds
  • ConcealabilityExcellent
  • Defense Factor42%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1980 -
Caliber:.32-20 Cal
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: .32-20 Winchester
Alias: .32-20 WCF
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:100 grains
MV:741 ft/sec ME:122 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Although originally designed for the Winchester Model 73 lever-action rifle, the 32-30 became very popular as a revolver cartridge in its time. Now, the cartridge is in a semi-obsolete status, having been replaced by the likes of the .32 H&R Magnum and the .357 Magnum rounds for for performance in a revolver.

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