...try it like this: Dikar Spain
Dikar Spain .45 Caliber Black Powder Only Muzzleloader Pistol - YouTube
This is a discussion on Does anyone know anything about old Derringers? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; My dad gave me this about 5 years ago. I have been using it as a display piece for that time. I am pretty sure ...
My dad gave me this about 5 years ago. I have been using it as a display piece for that time. I am pretty sure it's a replica based on the spelling but other than that I know nothing about this gun. The barrel reads Diker Spam - .45 Cal Black Powder only. I guess I would like to clean it up and hopefully shoot it. It dry fires okay. The hammer is a little tweaked. Does anyone know what would be involved in getting this thing to fire safely? What could I fire out of it? I know a gunsmith would probably be the safest bet but I don't want to spend a bunch of money on an antique that's only worth about 30 bucks from what I've read.
2 things I know that is a very nice looking firearm and derringers hurt like heck to shoot. Good with the resto should you decide to make it shootable bet it will be fun!!!
Wow..super cool! I want one!
Sorry no answers for you!
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Now that I got a little help on the spelling, I'm reading that this was sold as a kit gun in the 70's and 80's. So it's not quite and antique.
Whether you shoot it or not might depend on how well it was put together.
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They were built to be shot. I built a few of these kit guns in the late 70s to the early 80s. They were fun to shoot. They can be down loaded to where they are very comfortable to shoot or up to the very snappy loads. Yours is probably equal to a 32 acp or 32 S&W. They were not intended to be shot at more that handshake distance, so its sights wont be much. Heres a couple I built. DR
By the way your deranger is probably worth somewhere just over $100. DR
It's always going to be a repro if it's stamped "Black Powder Only" or some such. Ne need to stamp that on an original since black was the only powder available.