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Posted 4 years ago


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I've had this tiny little pin-cap gun for several years. I don't know the maker, it's marked only Austria on the barrel top. It has a 1/2" long hexagon barrel. Lots of engraving on the grip area. It's a break-open single shot, only 1 1/2" long, with working hammer & trigger. Most of these capguns fire from a small port just above the barrel, but this one fires right through the barrel itself. Any info on the maker would be much appreciated, Thank you!


  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
    You have a 2mm pinfire watch fob pistols. They fire a 2mm blank cartridge and are very loud for their size. Most of these are on average 1-5/8" in overall length. The early ones, circa 1890's were manufactured in Austria and Germany, they were also manufactured in France, or Belgium, Japan, Mexico & USA. There are various names given these, (French) Breloque, Pistolet Brelogue, (German) Berloque, Pistolet MAUS, Charm Pistols, Watch Fobs. Most of them have a ring at the bottom of the grip or in the hammer so they can be attached to a pocket watch chain, but there are others that do not have this feature and are just miniature pinfire pistols.
    These are very neat and collectable. I will show some of mine since we now have a "cap gun" section. I have some shown in the pocket watch section with my watches.
    Thanks for showing yours,
  2. debbietblonde, 7 months ago
    My mom just Passed away and had almost the same one except has animal engraved on it. Cant tell what it is. must of been my Grandpa's
  3. NicksCrustyStuff NicksCrustyStuff, 7 months ago
    I've seen pictures of some that had what looked like maybe a deer engraved on them. Some of those were more recent versions, some could be older. This one came from my dad and maybe my grand parents before him. I know this one is pretty old as far as these little pin-caps go.
    Thanks for the comment!

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