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Trade for 38/357/44 or semi auto.......DA38 BTJ Derringer , Hamden Ct 38 Special...Very good to excellent condition.Double Barrel..Precision made and operates perfectly..Fine piece of work..Sell for 375.00
Would like to sell or trade for nice revolver, Beretta pistol, or 20 gauge semi auto shot gun
BTJ DA 38 marks, Stainless with aluminum frame. Tight with walnut grips in excellent condition..For Sell or trade for Beretta or 20 gauge semi auto shot gun
BTJ Stand for Bellmore Johnson Tool Co. It is my understanding that American Derringer picked up the rights to make this derringer and is in Blue Book under DA 38 Special...I found the following info on this derringer below from various internet sources that is interesting.
The original DA 38 Derringer was made only in 38 special chambering.
The logo "BTJ" Bellmore Johnson Too Co . (the "T" is in the middle as a stylized logo)
The DA frame is aluminum and the barrels and latch are stainless steel. The stainless castings were made by Pinetree Castings, the same company that Ruger often used.
The original BJT derringers did not actually have wood grips but are made from a composite wood look-alike.
Later, the rights to manufacture and leftover parts were bought up by American Derringer Corporation, who began making these in 38 Special and 9 mm para. The earlier ADC-DA derringers have the BTJ logo and the Hamden CT address since they were leftover and already stamped by BJT.
The ADC derringers now have wood laminate grips.
Later American Derringer began chambering the DA derringers in 357 magnum and 40 S&W.
It is not possible to make these DA derringers in a caliber larger than 40 S&W without enlarging the barrel casting width, so you are not likely to see one.
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