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 "treasures".
#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."
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
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.
three props are not included in this auction)
& Dworski, OAL 7/8"
Nickel or gold plated brass, black checkered grips.
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
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.