A derringer is generally the smallest usable handgun of a given caliber. The famous Remington Derringer, which sold over 150,000 pieces from 1866 to 1935, doubled the capacity of earlier single barreled designs by adding a second barrel on top of the first, and pivoting the barrels upwards to reload. It was chambered in .41 Rimfire caliber, and was frequently used by women because it is easily concealable in a purse, or as a stocking gun, and was the weapon of choice by riverboat gamblers. The Chiappa Firearms Double Eagle Derringer is available in .22 LR and is constructed from Chiappalloy and modern steel making the Double Eagle an affordable classic for the collector of historic type firearms. The Chiappa Firearms Derringers have walnut grips and are available in a variety of finishes including classic black, antique finish, nickel, gold plated, and our new Designer Series featuring a vast array of finishes; the packaging is "Original Style" or an optional collector presentation case.