High Standard Derringers

 

A .22 caliber or .22 Magnum caliber Over / Under double action only derringer with 3.50”barrels.  They are found with three different types of markings and three different design series. 

 

Type 1 Markings are found on early models which are marked “HI-STANDARD”  /  “DERRINGER” and have the EAGLE logo on the left side of the barrel.  These models were marked “D-100” for the .22 caliber and “DM-101” for the .22 Magnum on the left side of the barrel.  Date range 1962 to about 1967.

 

Type 2 Markings are found on later models were marked “HI- STANDARD” / “DERRINGER” and had the TRIGGER logo. The early .22 caliber models were marked D-100 and the later .22 caliber models beginning about 1969 were marked D-101 on the left side of the barrel. The .22 Magnum models were marked DM-101on the left side of the barrel. Date range 1967 to about 1970.

 

Type 3 Markings are found on the latest models were marked simply “DERRINGER” without Hl STANDARD, or either logo. These models were also marked D-101 for the .22 caliber and DM-101 for the .22 Magnum on the left side of the barrel. Date range about 1970 to 1984

 

There were three different design series: D-100, D-101, and DM-101.

 

The D-100 series was the first to appear and was used on the .22 LR chambered derringers

 

The DM-101 series began with the introduction of the .22 WMR caliber models and a few parts differed from the D-100 design series; Barrel and actuator assembly,  L” frame, Hammer assembly, and Striker.

 

The D-101 series which appeared in 1969 changed the .22 LR caliber models to share more parts with the  DM-101 Series.  Only the Barrel and actuator assembly was different between the D-101 and DM-101.

 

Serial numbers: included with the other High Standard handgun serial numbers from about 1,261,903  until 2,500,464 when the number format changed to a “D” prefix beginning with serial number D 01001 in July 1975 through D12,047 for the Hamden derringers. E. Hartford derringers run from D 13000  in April 1977 through D96098 in July 1984.  Near the end of production, a "V" suffix was added to some visually impaired guns, which were sold at discount. These guns were guaranteed to function properly, but the company would not allow them to be returned for appearance reasons. Numerous guns earlier serial numbers, held back because of visual flaws, were also marked with the "V" and were shipped in 1984. The earliest V suffix gun found to date is D 25,945V. 

 

 

 

Blue Finish

 

Caliber

Type marking

Design series

Finish

Grips

Catalog number

Produced beginning

Produced ending

Lowest S/N

Highest

S/N

.22 s,l, lr

Type 1

D-100

Blue

White

9193

July
1962

1967

1,257,012

 

.22 s,l, lr

Type 2

D-100

Blue

White

9193

1967

1969

 

 

.22 s,l, lr

Type 2

D-101

Blue

White

9193

1969

1970

 

 

.22 s,l, lr

Type 3

D-101 *

Blue

White

9193

1970

1975

 

2,497,125

.22 s,l, lr

Type 3

D-101 *

Blue

White

9193

1975

1977

D02,809

D13,319

.22 s,l, lr

Type 3

D-101 *

Blue

Black

9193

1982

1984

D73,100

D95,121

 

Caliber

Type marking

Design series

Finish

Grips

Catalog number

Produced beginning

Produced ending

Lowest S/N

Highest

S/N

.22 WMR

Type 1

DM-101

Blue

White

9194

March
1963

1967

1,291,595

 

.22 WMR

Type 2

DM-101

Blue

White

9194

1967

1970

 

 

.22 WMR

Type 3

DM-101 *

Blue

White

9194

1970

1975

 

2,500,464

.22 WMR

Type 3

DM-101 *

Blue

White

9194

1975

1982

D03,832

.22 WMR

Type 3

DM-101 *

Blue

Black

9194

1982

1984

 

D96,098V

 * Design series not marked on derringer.

 

Nickel Finish 

 

Caliber

Type marking

Design series

Finish

Grips

Catalog number

Produced beginning

Produced ending

Lowest S/N

Highest

S/N

.22 s,l, lr

Type 3

DM-101 *

Nickel

Black

9305

1970

1975

2,182,780

2,476,xxx

.22 s,l, lr

Type 3

DM-101 *

Nickel

Black

9305

1975

1977

D05,543

D13,426

.22 WMR

Type 3

DM-101 *

Nickel

Black

9306

1970

1975

2,182,380

2,500,464

.22 WMR

Type 3

DM-101 *

Nickel

Black

9306

1975

1984

D01,001

D95,217

  * Design series not marked on derringer.

 

Electroless Nickel Finish  with checkered walnut grips.

 

Caliber

Type marking

Design series

Finish

Grips

Catalog number

Produced beginning

Produced ending

Lowest S/N

Highest

S/N

.22 s,l, lr

Type 3

DM-101 *

E Nickel

Walnut

9421

November
1981

February
1983

D74,351

D87,718

.22 WMR

Type 3

DM-101 *

E Nickel

Walnut

9420

May
1981

August
1983

D63,390

D93,632

  * Design series not marked on derringer.

 

Silver Plated Derringer

A .22 Magnum derringer with a presentation case.  Faux black mother of pearl grips. 501 made.  Serial numbers SP 0 through SP 500.  Produced in 1981. Catalog number 9341.

 

 

 

Gold plated

- .22 cal., with black grips, includes presentation case. Gold derringers are found in the regular serial number series around 1,339,002-1,339,080 beginning at the end of 1963 over a year before being listed in the catalog. Catalog number 9196 found in regular serial number series around 2,366,556-2,366,561, 2,398,810-2,397,819 in 1973, Derringer D 81,122 shipped in 1982 which is later than any catalog listing.   Consecutive numbered pairs in a presentation case were also shown in the catalog in 1965 in both .22 lr and .22 WRM.  Others are in a separate serial number series running from 1 through 123 which contains about 25 catalog number9195 and 30 catalog number 9196 derringers.

Catalog number 9195 for Gold with walnut grips .22 cal.

Catalog number 9196 for Gold with walnut grips .22 Magnum cal.

Catalog number 9197 for Gold with walnut grips .22 cal. consecutive numbered pair

Catalog number 9198 for Gold with walnut grips .22 Magnum cal. consecutive numbered pair

 

Presidential Derringer  with smooth walnut grips.

.22 WMR.  A DM prefix was used in 1974/1976 time frame and shipped with a presentation case marked  PRESIDENTIAL MODEL.  DM 0000 through DM 416  353 guns plus 7 guns with a HDM prefix and a few special prefix serial numbers exist on about 10 guns, probably by special order.  Some of these special order derringers were shipped with two derringer presentation cases.    These derringers are listed as Catalog number 9196

 

Presentation Derringer   with smooth walnut grips.

.22 WMR.  A GP prefix was used in 1980 time frame.  GP 0000 through GP 1000.   917  guns. A presentation case marked  “PRESESENTATION MODEL” with this version. Catalog number 9196

Compiled by _ John Stimson, Jr.,  Released ___ 10 November, 2001,  Revised ___ 20 March , 2002,  Revised ___ 23 October , 2003, Revised ___ 28 December, 2003,  Revised ___ 25 May, 2004,  Revised ___ 5 August, 2004,  Revised ___ 6 August, 2004,  Revised ___ 19 August, 2004, Revised ___ 3 May, 2006
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