got a darringer

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by BRAD313, May 3, 2012.

  1. BRAD313

    BRAD313 New Member

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    And it has to have the hardest trigger pull ever what should I do
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I don't know too many people who have been happy with a Derringer. I'm not sure you can do anything about the trigger pull. What kind of Derringer did you get?
     

  3. BRAD313

    BRAD313 New Member

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    It's a cobra 357 I got it cause the guy down the street did not like it I got it just to keep in the night stand
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Maybe a smith could smooth the parts.
    That is a job that should not be taken on by someone who is inexperienced.

    (Did the guy down the street say why he did not like it?)
     
  5. BRAD313

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    Ya he's old guy he could hardly pull the trigger its somthing I knew about the guns always had a hard trigger pull just was wondering if any body else had the same issues n what they had done
     
  6. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I can not find where Cobra ever made a 357 Derringer. Its a 2-shot double barrel?
     
  7. BRAD313

    BRAD313 New Member

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    My bad its the 38 sp
     
  8. Triumphman

    Triumphman Active Member

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    I have the same Derringer, in same caliber. Yeah, that trigger is kinda hard, if you don't know what to look for, because it doesn't have a trigger guard. One thing to watch about that trigger is DON'T pull back on it like a normal gun. You need to give the trigger a DOWNWARDS PULL and it'll fire much easier which takes a little practice. This is the way the trigger is made, and no Smith can smooth it out. Just remember that these large bore guns aren't made for taking a lot of shots from repeatably either. Just a couple shots here and a couple shots at another time. There's a lot of power in that bullet for such a small gun, and the way the barrel breaks open. It's made for simplicity. Also the safety on it is to pull hammer back to half cock to keep hammer from riding on firing pin---in case you use it as a concealed weapon in the pocket which is how I carry my gun. If you also have the plastic grips, if you change them out for the wooden ones, you'll have a better feel as the wooden grips are larger. You can also get replacement barrels and other caliber barrels from Cobra's website---plus a schmatic/parts is available from Company. Just look for the "Large Bore Frame".
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  9. BRAD313

    BRAD313 New Member

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    This is the gun
     

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  10. Triumphman

    Triumphman Active Member

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    Yelp, looks like mine except for a couple things, which is, I have the blued model and my grips are larger and the word Cimmaron is engraved on them. I know Cimmaron is just the Seller of mine, but gun is made by Cobra in SLC, Utah which the barrel says.
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  11. BRAD313

    BRAD313 New Member

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    I like it like said the trigger is n may be after I get a few more rounds out it it get a little smother n if it don't its just for the night stand
     
  12. The_Kid

    The_Kid New Member

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    Pull the very bottom of the trigger. It is made that way so it doesn't go off in your pocket.

    Mine is a 25lbs trigger pull. Here is me shooting it today.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzzLRxiGZyk"]Davis D-22 Derringer[/ame]
     
  13. BRAD313

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    Thank you!
     
  15. BRAD313

    BRAD313 New Member

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    What's the cal.
     
  16. The_Kid

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    22 long rifle.
     
  17. BRAD313

    BRAD313 New Member

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    Right on I like it
     
  18. triggerman770

    triggerman770 New Member

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    derringer

    Yep Triumphman is correctamundo. One of my customers brought one to me, and I coud not find any way to lessen the pull due to the way it's built. called and spoke to one of their smith's and was told the same thing..pull lower on the trigger. it did lessen it some, but I would hate to be in a jam with one of those
     
  19. Mongo

    Mongo Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have one in .22WMR. I installed a lighter hammer spring (from a 10-22 or mini 14, I'm not sure which) and cut one turn off the trigger spring. It helped a lot. I intend to make it lighter when I have time to work on it.
    I want to note that I always keep my derringer on half cocked position until I'm ready to fire.
     
  20. The_Kid

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    Yours doesn't have a safety?

    I rest my hammer on my cross bolt safety, which locks the safety in place until I cock the hammer.