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Winchester_73
August 11, 2011, 09:45 PM
So I recently bought this derringer. I felt it was a good deal for $110 OTD. I don't think its practical, but I liked it anyways. I'm hoping someone here can help me find some parts. Someone apparently removed the safety on mine. I'm not sure how the safety worked but I assume it was a manual safety so that one could carry the gun at half cock.

Does anyone have one of these or know what parts I would need?

Does anyone know where I might find parts?

Anyone know where I might find an exploded parts diagram?

The first 5 pics are of my derringer with the last 2 being of another Buffalo with the safety for a photo reference of what I am looking for.

http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww332/357SandW/GEDC0010.jpg
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww332/357SandW/GEDC0009.jpg
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww332/357SandW/GEDC0014.jpg
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww332/357SandW/GEDC0012.jpg
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww332/357SandW/GEDC0013.jpg

Winchester_73
August 11, 2011, 09:48 PM
One with the safety:

http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww332/357SandW/buffd2.jpg
http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww332/357SandW/buffd1.jpg

RJay
August 11, 2011, 11:34 PM
The derringers that are marked Buffalo were made in the early 1980s, small company that was located close to Buffalo N.Y. Only ten thousand were made before the company folded it's tents and faded away. Your chances of finding original parts, all I can say is I wish you luck on your quest. Sorry about that BTW 150 is a good price, I've seen them sell for a hell of a lot more.

Bill DeShivs
August 12, 2011, 01:07 AM
A good gunsmith could easily figure out how it works, and make the part for you.

Winchester_73
August 12, 2011, 03:27 PM
Sorry about that BTW 150 is a good price, I've seen them sell for a hell of a lot more.

I actually got it for $110. I felt it was well worth that. Since I won't carry it, I'm not super worried about the safety issue but on the other hand, it would be nice to bring it back.

gyvel
August 13, 2011, 01:17 AM
Interesting... The original Buffalo Arms was a military contractor in WWII making Browning air cooled machine guns. My father worked there briefly before enlisting in the U.S. Army.

Not sure if this company was using any of the old plant facilities or not. I have been away from Tonawanda since 1953.

highstand
January 5, 2012, 01:04 AM
I have a model 1 buffalo 357 mag. I am trying to reach the person looking
for the part needed for the safety for his model1 . If he is still interested, i can email him a scetch for the part, with all the dimentions. highstand.

brad0512
March 1, 2013, 09:44 AM
the piece on the hammer which selects which barrel will fire is what i need for my buffalo arms 357derringer.can anyone help me.