4 years ago #1
Leathya
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Hello,

I have a small Derringer Co. Derringer. Black etched metal with black plastic grips, 3 inch tip up double barrel. It has a small eagle(?) on the barrel.

Any ideas on value?

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4 years ago #2
flynscot
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Okay, here's what we need to do: I can't tell by the photos what kind of screw is holding those black grips on, but find a screwdriver to match it and carefullyremove the grips. Chances are good that there is a manufacturers name stamped on the frame under the grips.

On first impulse, I'd say it's a Hawes Derringer, maybe pre-1968. Never seen one engraved, though.

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4 years ago #3
SiliconSorcerer
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That's a RG15 Made in Germany.

They typically sell for maybe $75 bucks in very good condition. I'm not sure the engraving on that will increase the value but the broken release lever won't help it.

If your selling look me up and send mail. Just do a RG derringer google your will find them for sale.

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4 years ago #4
Leathya
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I did some Searching, and it isn't the RG-15

it is the 22LR Derringer By Derringer Corp, which appears to have a higher selling value, although this one does not work.

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4 years ago #5
flynscot
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Well, as best I can determine, the was no "Derringer Corp." seems to be only an importer or marketing arrangement.

Did you check the inside of the grips as noted above for a manufacturers mark or name?

Your gun is practially identical to a Rohm, RG 15, as noted by siliconsorcerer (who knows his stuff, btw.)

Look at this.

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4 years ago #6
Leathya
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well there is an <R> inside the grips so maybe it is Rohm... poor thing doesn't work anyways... there is another eagle on the underside of the barrel too.

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4 years ago #7
got one
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I own that very same derringer. I believe this because the hammer is unique to the rohm derringers. all others have various different profiles for the hammer. It is indeed a Rohm. They were sold as Rohm firearms and also provided to several distribution companies to be sold with the importers own name on them. google Rohm model 17 for .38 special and <email> (bobs gun shop) and Gunpartscorp.com (numerich) both have parts. Pay close attention to the pictures because there were small changes over several years. As an example, mine is identical except that my gun has a hammer block safety installed (not to be trusted!) This was an effort to placate the feds who didn't recognise the half-cock as a proper safety. For value the gun is almost worthless, for fun I value mine considerably. get those parts and fix it! Because it's a Saturday night special and was outlawed in 1968 a gunsmith probably won't touch it, but it is so simple that you probably could get it going yourself. It had fragile firing pins and the selector star was subject to wear if handled too much. It was not to EVER be dry fired. As cheap and fragile as they are mine is over 40 years old and still in good working order.
(um.... err.... I said WORKING order! the finish is mighty ugly. **** zinc guns!) I love it.

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3 years ago #8
ronnie
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where can i see a pic.under the grips??. i have lost a part. i do not know what part. if i can see a pic i could tell what part.
what i have is. derringer corp
cal.22sl.lr. germany 5930
( r)inside grips
HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME.

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3 years ago #9
Dennis
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I have a derringer that looks identical in every way excepting the4 engraving. It is made by ROSCO ARMS CO which is stamped on top of the barrel, has a stamping on the left side of the barrel that says DOUBLE DERRINGER CAL. 22lr and on the right side has GERMANY stamped on it. I got this from my father who was a policeman and he did indeed tell me the gun is illegal because it is a Saturday Night Special as mentioned in a comment above. I'm not sure of any other detail about it other than it is in excellent working condition and fires both barrels at once.

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3 years ago #10
SiliconSorcerer
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If Saturday night specials were illegal MILLIONS of guns out there would be, this gun is not illegal. Without a trigger guard there are some cities (not states) I'm aware of that have banned their ownership. Also some cheap "Saturday Nights" are illegal in some states because the frame is pot metal this gun however is not.

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2 years ago #11
Ken
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I also have the same Derringer ,Would like to knoow the value. Thanks ken

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2 years ago #12
flynscot
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Hi- as noted higher up in the thread, $75-iish.

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