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Old 03-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #2559
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Originally Posted by Old_Lion View Post
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GUN OF THE DAY- Remington Double Derringer

Remington’s double derringer was manufactured over an almost seventy year span, from 1866 to 1935.
The design had a firing pin that automatically alternated from top to bottom barrels to fire the stubby .41 rimfire cartridges.

This example has a little different history in that it was once carried for personal protection by General Bryce Poe,
as an aviator in the Korean War. Poe selected a plated pistol for corrosion resistance and
used a El Paso Saddlery wrist holster to conceal his two-shot sidearm.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.41_Rimfire_Cartridge



George
A box of cartridges is probably as much as the value of the gun. They had a very poor reputation for stopping power. Looks like a heeled bullet, like a .22.
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