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Drawn
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(7/12/02 1:36:32 am)
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So what do the pro's know about this?
Stamped on the barrel is:
Derringer F I. E (or at least it looks like an E or S) MIAMI FLA.
CAL .38 SPECIAL
sn#018088

Looks to me like the lands are shot although what looks to me like missing sections of the lands from what I can see without a bore scope are identical in both barrels. It also looks one of the chamber walls has what looks like a vertical crack in about 1/4 of the circumference of the wall.
Any info date, worth, was it at one time a reliable piece?


Thanks Drawn


Edited by: Drawn at: 7/12/02 11:17:24 am

Zigzag2
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(7/12/02 9:30:07 am)
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IMHO, sounds like a paperweight

Bob In St Louis
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(7/12/02 12:05:53 pm)
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FIE at one time (1960s, 70s) imported a lot of cheaply made derringers and small caliber revolvers from various sources - Germany, Brasil, Phillipines. The quality on most were poor to begin with, and they sold cheap when new. Sounds like this one is pretty well, as Zig said, a paperweight.
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Xracer
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(7/12/02 6:45:51 pm)
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Ziggy.....it was a paperweight when new....now, it's not even worth that.

Drawn
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(7/13/02 10:27:49 am)
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I'm fileing the fireing pins as we speak.


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(7/13/02 6:14:35 pm)
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I remember the FIE "TITAN" .25acp small auto's, they
were often priced around $30.00 I think.
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kornhauser
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(10/17/02 7:22:09 pm)
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I had one of those! Great to load with shot-shells when mowing the lawn.

Traded my brother the pistol for his food dehydrator many moons ago. Still feel guilty.

Xracer
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(10/18/02 7:40:26 am)
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Well, I wouldn't go shootin' any +Ps thru it. Those things were cheap crap to start with, and I don't suppose it's improved any with age.

Sure-fire paperweight material.

AGunguy
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(10/20/02 3:59:25 pm)
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From the discription of the cracked barrel it sounds like a handgrennade to me.

Diffinetly a wall hanger or paper or fishing sinker or paint the grips red and use it as a mail pickup flag on you're mail box.

GG
 
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