While browsing Reddit over my morning coffee I came across a post that caught my attention. Apparently, u/worldofjorts was magnet fishing in a San Francisco lake and retrieved a derringer from the bottom. I didn’t know that magnet fishing was a thing previously and imagine that it would be reasonably dull, but I guess to each their own. I expect them to find lots of trash and very little interesting or useful stuff normally. But to find a derringer? That makes things interesting.
This find is definitely out of the ordinary seeing as most magnet fisherman report old fishing hooks, spoons, and the odd comical food can. When he pulled the derringer up, u/worldofjorts contacted his local police department and handed the firearm over in case it had been used in a crime or reported stolen. Since California has some of the most stringent gun laws in the United States that was probably the right move, as much as I am proponent of gun ownership, I do like to follow the law as well.
As best I can tell the manufacturer of the derringer, American Derringer, is still building guns but does not have any stocking dealers. A quick phone call to the headquarters in Waco, TX confirmed that they build each gun for a specific order and ship it out to the dealer of your choice. You can learn more about American Derringer on their website or see the full post on Reddit here.