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."
~ The Auction ~
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.
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.
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
"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
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
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.