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Germany 2 mm Pinfire San Francisco Bay Bridge

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Toys991 of 1516Incredible late 1910s WWI Mk IV female tank. Pressed steel, heavy clockwork, and early cast aluminum. Hausser Model 0/730 - Erbsenfeuernden (Rapid Firing Tank). 1920s tinplate with flywheel. Germany.
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Posted 2 years ago

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This is a 1-5/8" long 2mm pinfire pistol made in Germany. Made of solid nickel (often called German silver).
This is not a watch fob because it does not have a ring or hole to attach on a watch chain.
This is an unusual, souvenir 2mm pinfire pistol, with a hand engraved San Francisco city skyline on one side and the Bay Bridge on the opposite side.
The underside of the barrel is stamped: GERMANY in a horseshoe / half moon shape.
This was probably made to celebrate the opening of the San Francisco / Oakland Bay Bridge.
The construction of the Bay Bridge began on July 9, 1933 and was opened for traffic on November 12, 1936. The total length of the Bay Bridge is 23,555 feet (4.46117 miles), and is 190 feet high.
Thanks for looking,
Dave

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kevin (AR8Jason) for the appreciation and comments.
    Since The Collectors Weekly is based in San Francisco, I thought they would appreciate this Bay Area stuff also.
    Dave
  2. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    this looks like something that a person could do more damage to himself than someone else. Its cool . 2mm, do you have any rounds for it?
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks mikielikesigns2 for the appreciation. Yes I have ammo. Look at my post of another one two days ago.
    Dave
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks miKKoChristmas11 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Hunter for the appreciation.
    Dave
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks SEAN68 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks NicksCrustyStuff for the appreciation.
    Dave

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