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.




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    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 😀




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  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.




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  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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