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Austria 2mm Pinfire

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Posted 2 years ago

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Here is a Austria made 2 mm pinfire pistol, 1.5 inches long, watch fob with a box of 2 mm pinfire blanks. Also shown is a few ways the cartridges were packaged.
The early 2 mm pinfire pistols had the barrel bored all the way through and that allowed you to insert a #9 shot in the end of the cartridge and there is enough powder in the cartridge that would fire it out of the barrel. There were also manufactured "live" rounds for these. I think it was after WWII that they started blocking the barrels and they would have a vent hole on the bottom side of the barrel. This would prevent you from firing a projectile through the barrel.
I'll start with this one and periodically show others I have.
A good reference for these is a booklet titled "The Tiniest Guns" by Bob Urso.
Thanks for looking,
Dave

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  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Fabulous!
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks miKKoChristmas11 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  3. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    I have one with the blocked barrel and vent hole, not as nice as yours.
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks pops52 for the appreciation. At left above, click on 2mm pinfire guns under ADD TO COLLECTION and you can see a few more. I'll add more later. The ones with the blocked barrel and vent hole were mostly manufactured after WWII.
    Dave
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  6. saddie, 1 year ago
    Does anyone know how can i find the pocket watch that goes with the austrian gun fob 2mm pin fire fob. I'd like to confirm I have the correct match.
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    saddie,
    There isn't any particular pocket watch that is specific to a 2mm pinfire watch fob. What you do need, is a "Double Albert" style or a watch chain that has an extra clasp, in which your watch can be attached to one clasp and the fob (whatever it might be) to the other clasp. I ware my pinfire fobs with various styles and makes of watches I have. When I carry a key-wind watch, I have a pinfire gun style watch key fob that I wear. This is a link to the pinfire watch key fob.
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/56114-pinfire-watch-key--fob?in=collection-721
    Hope this helps,
    Dave

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