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 of a cased set for descriptive purposes
only. There are no "cartridges" included.)
This auction is
for a NEW
Austrian made, precision miniature, Xythos 6-SHOT GOLD-Plated Revolver OAL 1-5/8" in the Round Hard Plastic Fitted Case with the Ejector Rod in the Keychain Version. These guns vary in construction
types, this one in particular has the hammer made from
three riveted pieces. See my auction (Item #270039245169) for a one piece hammer. It is
an Older Version of the A21 discussed in Bob Urso's book.
The markings on the back read: "ANDRES & DWORSKY AUSTRIA 3822
MADE IN AUSTRIA PATENT" in a continous circle,
which differs from the newer flare version mentioned in
the book. It is designed to fire 2mm pinfire blank
cartridges (a.k.a. "caps").
[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 frame. The newer versions have the additional
markings of 2mmB and PTB-82 in a circle."
is one of several packaging variations for the
Xythos. The round plastic case contains cartridges and extra accessories to use
as a tie bar, or as a keychain."
"The markings on the back of this most
recent offering of "The World's Smallest
HERSTELLER: 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.