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American Derringer Corp. DA38 Derringer, Stainless & Alloy 3” O/U Double Action Only Pistol, MFD 1990-2014



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Location (State):
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14 Years 10 Months
AUCTION CLOSED
WINNER: j******4
HIGH BID: $426.00
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Auction: 14321803

NRA Grade:
Fine
Auction Type:
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Current High Bidder:
j******4
History:
81 Bids ($0.01 starting bid)
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Bid Increment:
$5.00
Auction Start:
(January 1, 2017 17:03:00 PT)
Auction Ended:
(January 15, 2017 17:21:25 PT)

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Seller's Description

Guns For Sale - American Derringer Corp. DA38 Derringer, Stainless & Alloy 3” -- O/U Double Action Only Pistol, MFD 1990-2014

LSB#: 161021WM38

Make: American Derringer Corporation

Model: DA38

Serial Number: 011802

Year of Manufacture: 1990-2014

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum

Action Type: Over/Under, Top Break, Hand Ejecting Double Action Derringer

Markings: The right side of the barrel set is marked “AMERICAN DERRINGER CORP. WACO, TEXAS". The left side of the barrel set is marked "9MM CAL" and "DA / BTJ HAMDEN, CT. U.S.A.". The right of the frame is marked "011802". has the serial number.

Barrel Length: 3”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a small blade, integral to the barrel rib. The rear sight is a square notch on top of the barrel latch.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut. The smooth borders show no handling marks and the checkering shows extremely light wear with no mars. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: The alloy grip frame is polished. The sides of the barrel and the barrel latch have a brushed stainless finish, and the top of the barrel and the barrel flutes have a satin stainless finish.

Finish Originality: Factory Original

Bore Condition: The bores are gray with sharp rifling, as they came from the factory. There is no erosion in the bore, but the lands still show the factory tool marks and there are a few tiny spots of fouling in the grooves that didn't come out with a bronze brush.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 80% of its metal finish. There are a few light handling marks in the left side of the barrel set and frame. The barrel latch shows light pitting on the right side and at the left front, a tiny nick in its right top edge and dings at the rear of the serrations on both sides. There are several scratches and scuff marks in the backstrap. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action only trigger pull is heavy and long but does the job. There is a safety on the left side of the frame which is very easy to reach with the edge of the right thumb. The action opens with the top lever which also extracts the cartridges. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: American Derringer Co. has been making firearms since 1980, most famous for its Number One model and other compact, well made pistols. This is the DA38 over/under derringer in 9mm Parabellum. It has a satin and brushed stainless 3" barrels with an alloy grip frame and checkered walnut grips. The derringer is in about Fine condition with 90% of its metal finish remaining. There bores are gray, as they come from the factory, with sharp rifling. The 9mm chambering should be more than enough for most defense applications AND you have a follow up shot if needed. With some 9mm snake shot, you can control the ground in front of you on hikes. This is a very small pistol that can be carried just about anywhere and is perfect for concealed carry.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R's and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS'd. This does not apply to out of state residents.


LSB#: 161021WM38 Make: American Derringer Corporation Model: DA38 Serial Number: 011802 Year of Manufacture: 1990-2014 Caliber: 9mm Parabellum Action Type: O

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This gun can only be shipped to an FFL, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your dealer’s license with payment or faxed/emailed separately. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship a firearm within California. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.

We always combine on shipping to save you as much as we can. You can generally assume it will be full shipping charge on the first item, 1/2 on the second, 1/3 on the third, etc. Exceptions only arise when the items are going to different locations (different licenses), or when they are exceptionally large, heavy or valuable and cannot be combined.

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Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are accepted for material misrepresentation, non disclosed flaws, overrepresentation & damage in shipping. Sometimes we miss, overlook or confuse things and we promise to make it right as best we can when we do. It is our goal to resolve return issues to keep all parties satisfied with their dealings (look at our feedback). Our return policy is not designed for folks who have just changed their mind or who did not fully read the description. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item. Thank You!

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