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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: Trueman
Classic "Saturday Night Special".
American Derringer model DA-38 pistol. .38 special caliber.Correction, actually I think it's a High Standard Derringer in .22 magnum. Trigger guard has been broken off behind the trigger. Yes, it's real.
Second item looks to me like a shoe form (not sure of the correct name for this) like what a cobbler would use to form a shoe upper around.
ETA - There is no forward trigger guard on either of these pistols, that's why they look funny. Both the American Derringer and the High Standard look similar, but I'm pretty sure the one you found is a High Standard. The HS Derringer was manufactured from 1962-1984, when American Derringer bought the patent. Judging by the corrosion and rust I'd say it's been in the water longer than since 1984, making it almost surely a HS.
originally posted by: rickymouse
They throw guns into the river or lake when they kill someone with them. It probably has the serial numbers ground off of it.