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Old 02-27-2016, 04:25 AM
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I don't see the referenced picture of the firearm on this page, but I know of the type they describe. I'll post a model and maker when I become aware of it.

Those of you that own them should take heed of a possible shortcoming in the design.

Be careful out there!

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Old 02-27-2016, 04:54 AM
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No picture with the article but all O/U derringers I know of but the Hi-Standard uses a half cock notch as a hammer block safety. If the hammer was resting on the firing pin instead, a drop fire is nearly assured. If the half cock broke, it was not a strong enough safety for the gun.
It's a bad deal either way and for sure.
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:00 AM
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Beside the old H-S hammerless derringer (22) the new Bond 38 spl does have a safety.

Most derringer, especially the low end have no safety, but maybe a poor design half cock. except for the Bond not a safe carry pistol.
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:11 AM
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Beside the old H-S hammerless derringer (22) the new Bond 38 spl does have a safety.

Most derringer, especially the low end have no safety, but maybe a poor design half cock. except for the Bond not a safe carry pistol.
Since Bond Arms advertises here, I hope they post a comment relative to their pistols.
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I'm not familiar with the Bond or how it operates. Poor copies of the Remington are as scary as a letter from the IRS and I stay away from them.
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:04 AM
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So...any idea what it was?
BTW Cobray S X S .410/.45 has a cross bolt safety.

Had a little .38 derringer not sure what kind it was....one of those came in trade, gone fast.....
Trigger pull had to be 20 pounds....so dropping on hammer may have been a problem?
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