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American Derringer
Model 1
American Derringer Pistol Model 1 .44-40 Win 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 (200 grain bullet)147600
  • Recoil Factor (200 grain bullet)18.38 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity2 rounds
  • ConcealabilityExcellent
  • Defense Factor56%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1980 -
Caliber:.44-40 Win
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety: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: .44-40 Winchester
Alias: .44 Winchester Centerfire (WCF)
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:200 grains
MV:738 ft/sec ME:242 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed for Winchester's Model 1873 rifle. It is yet another example of an early centerfire, black-powder cartridge that has been used in both pistols and rifles. While it is greatly outperformed by the .44 Remington Magnum, this caliber is making a comeback in Cowboy Action Shooting events.

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