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The term derringer is a genericized misspelling of the last name of Henry Deringer, a famous 19th-century maker of small pocket pistols. Many copies of the original Philadelphia Deringer pistol were made by other gun makers worldwide, and the name was often misspelled; this misspelling soon became an alternative generic term for any pocket pistol, along with the generic phrase palm pistol Deringer's competitors invented and used in their advertising. The original Deringer pistol was a single-shot muzzleloading pistol; with the advent of cartridge firearms, pistols began to be produced in the modern form still known as a derringer.

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  1. Kyrsen

    NAA Pug

    I’ve had it less than a month and finally got to put some rounds through it. 25 TNT Maximags and since I got the conversion cylinder, like 75 .22lr. Awesome little gun. I love it. Not sure if I’ll ever use the tritium sights but they are cool. All in all the gun is gorgeous and super high...
  2. Reno

    Cool pocket black powder derringer!

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  3. J

    derringer recommendations.

    I know it’s not much and only two shots, but i need something small and easily concealable. It’s atleast better than nothing. So does anyone have any good recommendations?
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