|PRICE:||R 2,500.00 Incl. VAT|
|CONDITION||Very good to excellent used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
Röhm GmbH was a German firearms manufacturer that produced a variety of small handguns that were imported into the United States prior to the Gun Control Act of 1968. These included several types of double-action and single-action revolvers, .25 semi-automatics and derringers.
Most of these were marketed under the Röhm Gesellschaft (RG) brand name.
In early 1970s, the company established a manufacturing facility in Miami. Most of these same models were made there, until the company went out of business in 1986.
These firearms were low-priced, utility models and there is little collector’s interest.
The RÖHM Model 17 is a double-barrelled, derringer pistol modeled after the popular Remington Model 95 pocket pistol.
They were produced through the 1960s and were available chambered in .38 Special, .357 Magnum and .45 Long Colt, finished in either deep blue or colour case hardening, or nickel plated.
It is fired in single action, requiring the hammer to first be cocked manually, with each barrel fired sequentially.
This gun is in very good to excellent, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The Parkerized-type finish is still excellent overall, with just a few tiny spots of very light wear on edges of the grip, hammer, barrel release lever and trigger.
There is also the odd, tiny, extremely light scratch/mark in places on the barrel, which are basically insignificant.
The wooden grip panels are still very good with only some tiny, light scuff marks in places. This derringer looks like is has barely ever been shot.
I honestly cannot imagine anyone seriously considering a single-action, 2-shot derringer as a viable option for self-defense, but from a purely technical standpoint, this pistol could be used for that purpose.
The .38 Special cartridge is powerful and is certainly a good man-stopper, however in such a small pistol it would produce significant recoil it could only be accurately and effectively utilized at very close range.
This pistol could possibly serve as a suitable, concealed back-up weapon.
It may also have some collectors value for a collector with a Derringer, Old West or “Saturday Night Special” collectors theme.