A friend has a 4 aces 22 short derringer pistol made by svendsen. He wants to be able to shoot it, but from what I can gather, part of the firing pin is missing as well as the retaining peice for the pin and screw, as well as any springs that may have been in the handle. Does anyone know where i can get a drawing of the actual parts and maybe a list of suppliers for the parts?
I had a friend of mine who used to do a lot of gun smithing and reloading give me a book of parts. Numrich, gun parts corporation that has a good internal schematics of the derringer and they have most of the parts in stock or can get them. www.e-GunParts.com for their website.
My "Four Aces" prevented a major mugging in Las Vegas, Nevada. I was staying at the Pepper Tree Hotel and Casino and had a room in the back of the property. Wanting ice for my Bourbon, I had to go to the middle building which was 3 stories tall with parking on the 1st story and rooms on 2 and 3. The ice machine was on the 2d floor and coming down the stairs I was met by what can only be described as a "hard timer". He asked, "Where do I check into this place around here"? while looking everywhere but at me. His hands were in his jacket pockets so I stuck my hand in my pocket, aimed and cocked my Four Aces at his groin, smiled and said, "You might want to try the main hotel lobby where everyone else checks in." He glared down at my pocket and realized something was pointing at him and it wasn't because I was happy to see him. The whole time I was the one smiling and I never took my focus off his hands because if he had a weapon, and I suspect he did, that would have been my only chance to get my first shot off. He became even more nervous than ever and I thought, "Wonderful! A brand new pair of Wranglers and I'm going to have to put a couple holes in them!" As a rodeo cowboy, that means a lot to me. Anyway, after a minute or two, someone came down the elevator and he took off like a scalded cat. Had it not been for my Four Aces, the outcome could have been very different. It's a great little "close and personal" defense weapon. I carried .22 hollow points for "social work".