It's been fun finding and
collecting these "toys".
selling/auctioning my collection.
I have: Japan, German, Austrian -
Berloques; USA, 1930's Dosick
& Fisher Firesure
(Mother of Pearl Grips, RARE
"PAT.PEND.J.M.F.CO"); German "Kobold", "D.R.G.M." (RARE,
Under-Hammer, w/ Bakelite Grips), Xythos Six-shot, Xythos
Single-shot, 2mm pinfires, in Nickel & Gold Plated,
a JAPAN, 1950's "Little Atom"
(Gold-Plated, MOP Grips, MOP Brass
Pushrod & Square Pearl "BUTTON"?),
in a Fitted, Cased Set (Crushed Blue Velvet, Fine Inlaid Wood).
[I will be selling my miniature pistols & cap guns,
cap bombs, cap canes, "other", etc. too.]
I use a SONY Mavica (great close-ups!) to picture the
items in 640x480 resolution, as I still get compliments
on the "accuracy". I still have the original
pictures of most I found in auctions though. Maybe you
old timers will recognize the "one that got
away". Follow my links below, or feel free to ask me
for any additional pictures.
I learned much about my items found in (eBay) auctions,
estate sales, flea markets and garage sales; from
immensely helpful web sites by
Derek F. Dredge, Bob Urso, et al; from valuable
reference books used for identification. I recommend them
and these three books, which I will keep to remember my
#1 - "Miniature Arms"
by Merrill Lindsay 1979
#2 & #3 - "Editions 1 and 2 of "The
Miniature and Berloque Pistols - by Bob Urso
The first edition of "The
Tiniest Guns" was put together with the
help of many collectors to fill a need for information on
2mm pinfire, rimfire and Berloque pistols. It was only 64
"The new, revised Second Edition doubled in size to
128 pages, and over 500 images. All of the chapters have
been expanded, and there is much new information on the
guns of Austria, Austrian Rifles, Austrian Revolvers,
Austrian Automatics, France & Belgium Revolvers,
Germany, German Revolvers, German Rifles, Japan, Japanese
Rifles, Mexico, U.S.A., Unmarked, Customized & One of
a Kind, Cases, Ammunition, Patents, Bibliography,
Miniature Arms Collectors/Makers Society, Index."
THIS IS NOT A
FIREARM - NOR CAN IT BE MODIFIED TO FIRE LIVE BULLET
It is not being offered to, nor
intended to be sold to minors.
(Pictures are included of an original, complete, cased
set for descriptive purposes only.)
This auction is
for (1) one Austrian made, precision
miniature Xythos Revolver OAL 1-5/8" in the hard
plastic fitted case with all accessory hardware: the
launcher, extra cylinder, ejector rod and the keychain.
It is designed to fire 2mm pinfire blank cartridges
(a.k.a. "caps") by itself or with the
specialized flare attachment can be used for emergency
situations on land, sea distress signaling or for
pyrotechnic celebration of events. Complete instructions
for use are listed on a decal label on reverse.
[The caps and flares are obtainable from other sources
& retailers; ex. "Dixie Gun Works".]
"A21 - Xythos Revolver. OAL 1-5/8"
In 1999 a new model Xythos appeared with finer
detailing of the barrel, and around the front of
"The newer versions have the additional
markings of 2mmB and PTB-82 in a circle."
"The Flare set, contains, the pistol,
flares, 2mm cartridges to ignite the flares, and
an extra cylinder and cylinder pin."
"The markings on the back of this most
recent offering of "The World's Smallest
ANDERS & DWORSKY
PRODUCER: A-3822 KARLSTEIN/THAYA
MANUFACTURER: PATENT MADE IN AUSTRIA"
From The Tiniest Guns,
A catalog for collectors of 2mm pinfire and
rimfire miniatures, By Bob Urso, Second Edition
With Twice As Much Information. (December 2002.)
& Handling $5.00 in Priority Mail box. Insurance is extra.