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Vintage Andres & Dworsky Xythos Model 710 Derringer

This is the "WORLD'S SMALLEST
SHOOTABLE CAP GUN
"!


It's been fun finding and collecting these "toys". I am 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, Keychain, &
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 "treasures".

#1 - "Miniature Arms" by Merrill Lindsay 1979

#2 & #3 - "Editions 1 and 2 of "The Tiniest Guns", 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 pages."

"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."



eBay, THIS IS NOT A FIREARM - NOR CAN IT BE MODIFIED TO FIRE LIVE BULLET AMMUNITION!
It is not being offered to, nor intended to be sold to minors.

This auction is for a
NEW CONDITION, Austrian made, Precision Miniature, Xythos Model 710 Nickel-Plated Derringer Pistol, OAL 7/8". It comes with the Original Hard Plastic Case, Strip of 40 Caps & Shooting Instructions. The markings on the back of the case includes the A&D Logo & reads: "ANDRES & DWORSKY A-3822, AUSTRIA, XYTHOS DERRINGER PATENT". It is designed to fire plastic "caps", not 2mm pinfire blanks.

This is the
WORLD'S SMALLEST SHOOTABLE CAP GUN ever mass-produced!
I placed it for Size Comparison next to a
1970 Lincoln Penny, A RARE One-Of-A-Kind Lenox China Thimble, and Muzzle to Muzzle up to his "Grandpa", A circa 1930 Austrian Berloque Watch Fob.
(These three props are not included in this auction)


"A17 - Anders & Dworski, OAL 7/8" Nickel or gold plated brass, black checkered grips. This tiny pistol is not a true pinfire, however, because it is probably the smallest shootable pistol ever produced - it fires a white, plastic, percussion like cap - it is sought after by berloque collectors. This model ceased production around 1970."

"The design of the Anders & Dworski is very unusual. The hammer and trigger are one piece, and the back strap of the grips is actually a spring."
"To fire the pistol, the gun is squeezed between the trigger, and the back of the grip. This compresses the grip/spring, releasing the hammer."


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.)


Shipping & Handling $5.00 in Priority Mail box.
Insurance is extra.


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