10 Replies to “Deringer .45-70”

  1. Actually, it’s not as bad as you might think. The 45-70 is loaded with very slow burning, low pressure powder, intended for older, long barrel firearms. That thing shoots more burning powder out the muzzle than it burns in launching the bullet.

    A derringer in some sort of fast burning magnum handgun round would break your hand.

    I’d worry more about lighting myself on fire than recoil shooting it.

    1. In Germany we call short barreled things like that “Vorfeldbeleuchtung” – roughly translated as “forward area illumination” :p

      That’s no handgun – that’s a flare gun 😀

  2. First Law of Firearms: Hurt the target more than yourself.

    Maybe if it really is setting the bear on fire. Otherwise, No. Nope, nope, nope.

  3. Would there be enough time that the bullet stays in the barrel to build up pressure?
    Now, is that “thing” rated for modern rifle Buffalo Bore rounds?

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