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American Derringer
Model 7 Lightweight
American Derringer Pistol Model 7 Lightweight .44 S&W Spl Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:1.1-in
Length:4.82-in Height:No Data
Barrel:3-in Weight:7.5-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (200 grain bullet)161600
  • Recoil Factor (200 grain bullet)25.23 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity2 rounds
  • ConcealabilityExcellent
  • Defense Factor58%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1986 -
Caliber:.44 S&W Spl
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:hammer block
Frame:aircraft aluminum
Sights:blade front
Notes:breech loaded over/under barrels
American Derringer Corporation
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Gun Value
MSRP:$810.00Used Est:$610.00
Last Update:4/15/2023
About the Gun

This is another lightweight variant of the Model 1 derringer. The frame and barrel are made from high strength aircraft aluminum.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .44 S&W Special
Alias: .44 Smith & Wesson Special
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:200 grains
MV:808 ft/sec ME:290 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This is one of the first generation pistol cartridges designed to use smokeless powder. Its performance is modest compared to the .44 Remington Magnum but is very potent compared to the .38 special. The .44 S&W Special round can be fired in modern revolvers chambered for the .44 Remington Magnum.

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