Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1933: Dardick Corp 1500 Carbine 38

Auction Date: September 11, 2015

Dardick Model 1500 Autoloading Revolver with Scarce Carbine Conversion Kit and Nineteen Boxed "Tround" Cartridges

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Dardick Model 1500 Autoloading Revolver with Scarce Carbine Conversion Kit and Nineteen Boxed "Tround" Cartridges

Manufacturer: Dardick Corp
Model: 1500
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 38
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue/black
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2548
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 361
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Produced circa 1958-1962, the Dardick uses a novel combination of a fixed in-grip magazine, an open-sided auto-ejecting three chamber cylinder and a proprietary plastic-cased triangular cartridge dubbed the "tround". This combination permits an ammunition capacity inline with an automatic pistol, while retaining the simplified manual of arms and ability to rapidly cycle past a dud round of a revolver. Additionally, the Dardick had the ability to accept a drop-in carbine conversion kit, as seen on this example, that consists of a barrel with a smooth forearm connected to a straight wrist buttstock with an alloy frame that runs over the top of the revolver. The revolver itself is equipped with an internal magazine and a set of impressed checkered grip panels. Also included with the carbine is an original box of Dardick 38 Special Tround ammunition, containing 19 original trounds in the distinctive seafoam green "Celanese Fortiflex" plastic casings.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 90% of the original finish overall showing some light scratches around the conversion frame, front sight and ejector port, and some light handling marks overall. The rear sight is absent. Stock is excellent with a few light handling marks. Mechanically very good.



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