A derringer is generally the smallest usable handgun of a given calibre. They have been used by women because they are easily concealable in a purse, or as a stocking gun. Derringers are not repeating firearms-repeating mechanism such as used on semiautomatic handguns or revolvers would add significant bulk to the gun, defeating the purpose. The original cartridge derringers held only a single round, usually a pinfire or rimfire cartridge, usually around a .40 calibre, and the barrel pivoted sideways on the frame to allow access to the breech for reloading.
This is beautiful non-firing replica pistol with fully working mechanisms.
Functional lock mechanisms
Authentic weight and detailing
Overall Length 17 cm
Weight 0.210 kg
Price QualitySteveFirst replica I've bought so I'm no expert, but it's seems well made. The weight feels authentic, overall it feels solid and it's a nice looking little pistol. Smooth fast delivery, and it arrived in good condition.
Price QualityLlawgochI've always liked this 'proper' type of Derringer. The Denix replica isn't perfect but it has a nice weight and feels good in the hand, the lock mechanism works but feels a little weak. Excellent service from Southern Swords and delivered the day after I ordered it.