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"1930" - Austria Berloque 2mm Pinfire,
Derringer, Pistol, Gun,
Watch Fob

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."

~ The Auction ~

It is not being offered to, nor intended to be sold to minors.

This Auction is for a Tiny, Miniature, Austrian "Berloque" 2mm Pinfire Nickel Plated Pistol, with Silver Scroll Grips, barrel is Marked "AUSTRIA" and has an overall length 1-5/8". This little Derringer Gun has a ring to hang on a keychain, charm bracelet or as a watch fob. It is designed to fire 2mm pinfire blank cartridges (a.k.a. "caps").

When bidding consider this: I purchased this in 2000 as the best example, for me anyway, at the time. Since then there have been dozens (hundreds?) in fired, worn condition offered on eBay.
This is in at least a "9.5 out of 10" condition. Don't miss it!
[I have some caps too old to fire, which are obtainable, for display purposes.]

"Berloque or watch fob pistols have been, and are still being made in Austria. Models...were produced in Austria from the late 19th century through the 1950's. The frames were made of steel and nickel plated. They have a spring tensioned pin to hold the barrel in the closed position."

"The most common grips were stamped from thin brass with repousse (embossed) scroll designs and are silver - and more rarely gold - plated. Other grip materials include pearl and abalone."

"A3a - Later model, OAL 1-5/8"
Round hammer and trigger, nickel or silver plate over steel. This gun has a more common medium length barrel. The most common marking found on these guns is "AUSTRIA" on the top of the barrel.

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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