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Here is something different and a little bit rare. In the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, in short production spurts about 10 years apart, there were small runs of the HJS pistol manufactured in Brownsville, Texas. Of SS construction, it is a well made little S/A derringer in 22 LR. Sporting four barrels like a pepper-box, the chambers are individually fired by a rotary firing pin in the hammer mechanism. Unfortunately,it was killed in the 80s by the "safety police" because it had no safety or hammer block and only had a half-cock feature to keep the firing pin clear of a loaded round.
 

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Thanks for posting that, WPhilB47. I had never heard of those. It looks like a neat, little critter.
 

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Neat little guy. Wouldn't be hard to resurrect it into current production, I'd bet - just add a hammer block safety, a-la the Heritage Arms Rough Rider. But the NAA mini-revolvers kinda have the market cornered on little .22 LR shooters, soooooo...
 

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Neat little guy. Wouldn't be hard to resurrect it into current production, I'd bet - just add a hammer block safety, a-la the Heritage Arms Rough Rider. But the NAA mini-revolvers kinda have the market cornered on little .22 LR shooters, soooooo...
Yes, but this would be much less expensive to make. The little ratchet that rotates the firing pin is much less complicated than a precisely timed revolver cylinder. It is also much easier to reload than the NAAs that require removing the cylinder pin.
 

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True, true. Even so ... Kel-Tec P32 > itty-bitty .22 LR. :)
It is smaller than the P-32, but I would pick the KT every time. However, we were comparing it to other 22s, and there it has more appeal.
 

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That there's a sweet little gun. I've never seen one but definitely think Phil needs to get me one. :D
 

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That there's a sweet little gun. I've never seen one but definitely think Phil needs to get me one. :D
I didn't pay top $ for this one, but if you check online, you will receive a scare. They are going for upwards of $500. I do like little oddball pistols though. I put it in with my High Standard 22 Mag.
 

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If it would fire all 4 barrels at the same time that would be fun. But of course the gun grabber crowd would call it an assault rifle and demand it be banned etc....... :(

Neat derringer BTW.
 

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If it would fire all 4 barrels at the same time that would be fun. But of course the gun grabber crowd would call it an assault rifle and demand it be banned etc....... :(

Neat derringer BTW.
I'm pretty sure that would qualify it as a machine gun under the NFA. It would be be fun for sure.
 

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If it would fire all 4 barrels at the same time that would be fun. But of course the gun grabber crowd would call it an assault rifle and demand it be banned etc....... :(

Neat derringer BTW.
Heck, all ya have to do is paint it black to get it listed on the assault rifle list.
 
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