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Old March 3, 2011, 10:47 PM   #1
Rayobiwan
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" 4 Aces"

About 5 years ago I aquired a tiny derringer which has the following stamped on the left side "4 Aces". ERL SVENDSEN FA MFG. Co. & Itasca, Ill USA.

On the right side is stamped 22 SHORT STD VEL. ONLY & the # 1930.

Does anyone know anything about this gun?

It belonged to my mother for many years.

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Old March 4, 2011, 02:23 AM   #2
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They were made by Mr. Svendsen in the 1960s-early 1970s. In the early 1970s, he came out with a .22 lr version. There was a single shot "Little Ace" and a "Pony" revolver also. Svensen owned the Hunter's Lodge gun store.
The little guns are collectors items now. Value is dependent upon condition, but can run up to a couple of hundred dollars. Use standard velocity ammunition, or CB caps, if you shoot it. High speed shorts will damage the undebarrel lug.
I bought mine in 1972, and my serial number is 377X, so your is earlier.
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