95% original condition. Excellent bores, action and lock up. Serial 005,xxx from 1985. These original BTJ's were only made one year in 1985. Very collectible. Here is some information on this gun: The original DA 38 Derringer was made only in 38 special chambering.
The logo "BTJ" stands for Benjamin Johnson Technologies. (the "T" is in the middle as a stylized logo)
A company called "Maxim" run by a person named John Galt -if memory serves me- began distributing these derringers in 1985.
Interestingly the design is very similar to the High Standard derringers, and the address Hamden, CT is the same as High Standard's address.
I do not know if BJT bought the right to manufacture from High Standard. But in less than a year the company was gone with no fowarding address.
The DA frame is aluminum and the barrels and latch are stainless steel. The stainless castings were made by Pinetree Castings, the same company that Ruger owns and uses for their castings.
The original BJT derringers did not actually have wood grips but are made from a composite wood look-alike. -------------Sorry no box comes with it! Looks solid and excellent but you must have your gunsmith examine and test fire the gun before you use it!
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