Posted 6 years ago
VintageMisc (Diane), here are some of my 2mm Little Atom Square Butt Berloque Pistols. These were made in Japan after WWII with an overall length of 1-3/4" and the 25/32" barrels blocked & vented out through the bottom of the barrel, except for the bottom one on the left side which has the 5/8" barrel bored all the way through and is 1-5/8" overall length that was made prior to WWII. These were manufactured with 3 layers of die stamped brass, riveted together and either nickel or gold plated. Showed here are some with mother of pearl grips or pressed checkered grips.
In the first photo you will notice that 5 pistols have a hole bored through the hammer so they can be used as a fob, attached to a pocket watch chain. The top one on the right side does not have this feature and is intended to be used as a child's toy (cap-type) gun. Also the cuff links & tie clasp does not need the fob feature.
The second photo shows the marking "JAPAN" stamped on the left side of the frame.
The third photo shows the ones they made into cuff links (nickel plated), and a tie clasp (gold plated).
The fourth photo show the 2mm blank cartridges and some of the different types of packaging they came in.