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Posted 1 year ago

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Since I've shown a few 2mm blank pinfire pistols in various styles, such as, pocket watch chain fobs, tie clasp, cuff links, or just as a pistol in the cap gun section, I thought it would be fun to show another one with pearl grips and compare it to a real (not a toy) 15mm pinfire double-barrel pistol.
The photos show the comparison in pistol size, the barrel bore size, the cartridge size and a loaded chamber of each.
The 2mm blank pistol was manufactured after WWII in Japan and has a vented barrel. It is a square butt model with pearl grips. The overall length is 1.78 inches and it weighs 0.35 ounces.
The 15mm double-barrel pistol does not have any markings on it, but was likely manufactured in Spain in the mid to late 1800's. It has concealed double triggers. When the hammers are cocked in the firing position, the triggers fall into the firing position. It has a sliding sight that doubles as a safety. When it is in the safety position, the slotted plate covers the exposed firing pin on the cartridge not allowing the hammers to come in contact with the pins. When in the cocked position, the sight assembly is moved forward, and the cartridge pins are exposed, and it is ready to fire. The overall length is 10 inches and it weighs 1.65 pounds.
The overall length of the 2mm blank cartridge is 3.78mm and diameter is 2.2mm.
The overall length of the 15mm cartridge and bullet is 37mm and the diameter is 15.4mm.
I really like these little 2mm pinfire pistols and this shows how small they really are. I hope you enjoy looking at this.
Dave

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Beautiful, have a very Happy New Year and may you find many blessings and opportunities this 2013 !~
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks toolate2 & PhilDavidAlexanderMorris for the appreciation and New Year greetings.
    Dave
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks mustangtony for the appreciation.
    Dave
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks ttomtucker for the appreciation.
    Dave
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks poop, blunderbuss2 & BELLIN68 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks musikchoo & officialfuel for the appreciation.
    Dave
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  8. neat.old.stuff neat.old.stuff, 1 year ago
    2 very interesting guns
  9. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks neat.old.stuff for the comment & appreciation.
    Dave
  10. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Kevin & vontrike for the appreciation.
    Dave
  11. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Hems303 for the comment and appreciation.
    Dave
  12. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks miKKoChristmas11 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  13. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks petey & Kevin for the appreciation.
    Dave
  14. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks pops52 for the appreciation
    Dave
  15. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Roycroftbooksfromme1 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  16. pw-collector pw-collector, 7 months ago
    Thanks tom61375 for the appreciation,
    Dave
  17. pw-collector pw-collector, 7 months ago
    Thanks vanskyock24 for the appreciation,
    Dave

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