Posted 11 months ago
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,