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Posted: 5/19/2002 11:51:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 12:01:40 PM EST
Your dates of production sound about right.  My wife (at the time) gave me a set about 1960. I made the mistake of thinking they were shooters and essentially wore them out after a couple of boxes of .22s. As I recall, they were made out of zinc castings. Cute as decorators. Useless as shooters.  Have no idea what they'd be worth now
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 6:49:23 PM EST
Per R.L. Wilson’s “Colt, An American Legend”, derringers with a “D” suffix were made circa 1963.  (Those with a “N” suffix were made about 1960-3 and those with a “DER” suffix were made 1970-3 and 1976.)

Per the NRA’s “Firearms Assembly 4”, this derringer was made with a zinc alloy frame and barrel.

That is essentially all that either of these books say regarding these pistols.  Sorry I couldn’t help more.
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 7:06:52 PM EST
I have a set of the Lady Derringers that I bought on impulse for $180.  Info is hard to find, but I do see them for sale every once in a while, ranging from around $600 mint to $180 used (yeah, the ones I bought).  Since mine had already been fired, I took them to the range.  They are cute, but worthless to shoot.

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