Darrenger: over/under

Darrenger: over/under

this thing just got put in my hands tonite...i got no idea what it is

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:21 PM

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what caliber?

I like The Bond Ranger My self.

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:23 PM

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Who manufactured it?
I ask because there are some horrible quality derringers out there.

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:25 PM

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i need a magnifier..

bare with me for more info....38 hp's

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:25 PM

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looks like

Bond Arms to me and they are good quality but it would say it on there if it was...

4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:29 PM

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its a DAVIS INDUSTRIES OF CHINO CALI...is it worth anything???

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:32 PM

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thats it Davis

they are pretty inexpensive, but for a little something to carry when your walkin the dog...it goes bang at close range.

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:27 PM

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i've never seen

Bonds guns that were blued , , Does'nt Charter Arms make them ?

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:29 PM

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charter

used to make derringer's dont know if they still do or not

4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:31 PM

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ivan

i got my blue book right here.what is the model number?

4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:39 PM

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GP all it is printed

on barrel is D-38 special

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:32 PM

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my blue book says

that it is worth 65 bucks in 100% condition!

4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:34 PM

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Davis derringers

In my opinion, their quality sucks. I've seen a couple of their .38's just disintegrate. I didn't see it happen either time, but I saw them shortly afterward. I don't mean that the barrels blew apart, but the latches.
There were some German derringers that were very low quality also.
American Derringer and Bond Arms are top quality.

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:36 PM

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Davis Derringer

150 bucks,good throw down.is it 38 caliber? it would still be a handfull to shoot,Cobra enterprises now manufacturers them,same design.

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:44 PM

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Davis Industries

I looked up the gun I own, a .380 from Davis Industries and the writeups on that gun and the company in general were poor. Like it was mentioned above, cheap guns, poor quality, etc. I think mine came through my brother who was a part-time police officer at the time...not sure where he got it from, but I got it from my grandfather. The one I have does shoot, but you absolutely would not want it as a personal defense gun...too unreliable.

DAVIS INDUSTRIES
Previous manufacturer located in Chino, CA 1995-2001. Previously located in Mira Loma, CA until 1995. Distributor sales only.
Davis Industries provided a lifetime warranty on all products, which is now void.
Manufacturer Specific Product Categories
DERRINGERS
PISTOLS: SEMI-AUTO
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/EveryGun/GunMfgDetail.aspx?id=290

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Company Facts:

Davis Industries is one of six companies in southern Califonia known for manufacturing the majority of Saturday Night Special handguns, or "junk guns," in the United States. In her 1992 Wall Street Journal article, reporter Alix Freedman noted that Davis Industries was founded in 1982 by Jim Davis and his wife Gail. Gail Davis is the daughter of Saturday Night Special patriarch George Jennings. Wrote Freedman, "Low costs and high production are key....The popular Davis derringers account for about 25 percent of Davis's annual production...and they pay off all overhead, letting Jim Davis make pure profit from the rest of the product line."

According to its promotional material, dealers, "Look to Davis for value....Davis Industries has been offering Americans one of the finest selections of affordable arms for personal protection for over ten years now." Davis handguns are made of an inexpensive die-cast zinc alloy and are sold at low prices�at or below $100. Davis' "smaller than palm-sized" .22, .25, and .32 Standard Series models are "handy little spitfires [that] list for just under $70!" The Journal reported that the Davis .380 pistol had a production cost of $15, a wholesale price of $55, a dealer price of $63 to $68, a retail price of $95 to $100, and an illegal street price of $150 to $600. One advertisement aimed at dealers states, "More than ever, Americans want value. They don't mind paying a fair price for quality goods�but the goods have to deliver on their promise...every Davis gun is priced to let you maintain a full profit markup and still give your customers a terrific deal. That's Value with a capital 'V.'"

For women's self-defense needs, the company claims, "Davis protects day and night." Davis anchors its ads with supposed symbols of feminine prestige and moral values�pearls, wedding rings, money, and even the Bill of Rights. One ad features sparkling, small caliber pistols as the safeguard for one's "Precious Possessions." Another advertisement warns women: "What with all the crime in the streets these days, a woman needs a body-guard more than ever."

In 1995 Davis settled a product liability lawsuit brought by a first-time gun owner whose Davis P-380 pistol exploded while he was practicing with his new weapon. The man's hand was injured and a shell casing fragment lodged in his eye, requiring surgery. Davis settled for $40,000.

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Davis Industries was started in 1982. It was owned by Jim Davis and his wife Gail. Gail Davis was the daughter of George Jennings of Raven Arms. Jim Davis was the former office manager at Raven Arms. Jim's brother John Davis (also from Raven Arms) moved to Davis Industries with him (prior to starting his own company Sedco). Davis Industries was one of the most prolific producers of inexpensive pocket pistols in the USA from 1982 through 1998.

Davis Industries is known as one of the "Ring Of Fire" companies which basically branched out from Raven Arms after the 1968 gun control act. These include Raven Arms (George Jennngs), Jennings/Bryco (Bruce Jennings), Davis (Jim Davis), Sedco (John Davis), and Lorcin ( Jim Waldorf an old friend of the Jennings family). Most of these companies' designs are based upon George Jennings Raven .25acp pocket pistol. The Davis P-32 and P-380 are essentially scaled-up Ravens made for larger calibers.

Davis Industries primary models were the P-32 and P-380 semi-automatic pistols, the small-frame derringers in .22LR, .22Mag, .25acp, and .32acp cartridges, and the larger frame derringers in .38 Special and 9mm. There were plans in the works for the DAP pistol and a .45acp also, when the company closed it's doors. You will find Davis guns marked as made in either "Chino, CA" or "Mira Loma, CA".

As was common before it became illegal to sue a gun manufacturer for pure operator negligence, Davis Industries was essentially sued out of existence in 1998.
Currently, the Davis Industries semi-auto and derringer designs are produced by Cobra Industries. Cobra bought the machinery and design rights. The Cobra CA32 is the Davis P-32 and the CA380 is the Davis P-380. The Cobra derringers are the former Davis Industries derringers. All parts interchange.
Cobra also currently produces the former Lorcin line of pistols as well.

More information can be found at: http://www.bryco-jennings-jimenezarms.com/forum/index.php

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:44 PM

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well other

than it can explode in your hand....its a pretty good paper weight

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:49 PM

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ebear wrote:
than it can explode in your hand....its a pretty good paper weight

trying to get rid of his boss

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:49 PM

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for one of your trucks,i tried to get a cheap sat nite special for a shift knob for my BIL rat rod,coolman.

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:52 PM

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Like the old 9 shot

H&R .22.
Sumbeech spit more lead out the side than went down range.
What a piece of shit!

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 5:54 PM

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tell ya what

if its a small weapon ya want...can't go wrong with a .22 mag NAA. tHEY ARE VERY WELL MADE AND ULTRA CONCEALABLE.

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 6:03 PM

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Thanks ebear

I might look into one, I have been thinking about pocket pistol. My PPS is okay at work but kind of heavy and less than comfortable for my day to day sitting at a desk.

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 6:06 PM

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check out the Pug....a little more expensive but allot more Badass!!!

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4 years 28 weeks ago, 6:12 PM

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10-4 ebear, will do

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