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This is a 1/2 scale Remington Vest Pocket derringer by master miniature maker Daniel Osterman.  2 1/16" long overall with a 1 9/16" rifled barrel of .11 caliber.  The sides of the frame have cast in engraving.  The finish is nickel plated except for the checkered hammer, and trigger, which are blued with the sides polished in the white.  Brass pin type front sight.  Beautiful two piece ivory grips with nickel plated escutcheons, and the screw entering from the left side.  The bottom of the grip stamped with Daniel's "D.E.O. +" maker's mark.  Complete with the original Osterman green lift top cardboard box.  The lid interior with the Osterman label.  Mint condition with a near mint box.  First one of these that I've had in a good while!

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Price:  $600.00 

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This is a 1/2 scale Remington Vest Pocket derringer by Larry H. Smith of Florida.  2 1/8" long overall with a 1 11/16" barrel of .107 caliber.  This piece fires the 2mm pinfire cartridges.  The steel frame is modestly hand engraved on both sides in a scroll vine and leaf pattern.  The top of the barrel is marked "-LHS-"  The serial number, 24, stamped into the bottom of the barrel just ahead of the trigger.  The piece was originally gold washed, but most of the gold wash is gone, showing only traces in the protected areas.  Nicely aged two piece ivory grips with nickel silver escutcheons, a nice patina and grain, and the screw entering from the left side.  Complete with the original Larry Smith walnut hinged top casing with push button latch.  The interior English fit and lined in a purple felt.  The bottom of the case marked "-L.H.-, SMITH, VP - 24, E" in four lines.  Accessories include a brass handled steel cleaning rod, the steel finished in the white, and 13 2mm pinfire blank cartridges.There is some minor rust etching, mostly around the front sight, and on the bottom and back of the gripstrap.  The cartridge block in the interior of the case has a very obvious crack, and there are some scratches and bruises on the case lid.  Priced accordingly.  This would be a fairly easy piece to restore if you have the skills, or if you buy it, I could send it to Larry and have him restore it for you.

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Price:  $500.00

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This is a double cased set of  Remington Elliot single shot "Mississippi" derringers by master miniature maker Larry Smith.  Each miniature is 1 9/16" long overall with a 7/8" long barrel.  Beautiful high polish bright charcoal blue finish, two piece ivory grips.  The grips with nickel silver escutcheons, and a single screw entering from the left side.  Each miniature has the engraved one line Remington barrel address, the maker's name engraved into the bottom of the gripstrap, and the serial numbers, which are "151 & 152" stamped into the bottom of the barrel, frame, and case.  Complete with the original Larry Smith walnut push button latch, hinged top casing with a brass handled bright steel cleaning/ejector rod.  Both miniatures fire the 2mm pinfire cartridge, and 10 blank rounds are included in the wood cartridge block. The case interior is English fit, and lined in an olive green velour.   The bottom of the case marked "-L.H.-, Smith, 151 & 152", in three lines.  The LH & Smith are weakly stamped, but visible, the serial numbers are well stamped.  Near mint condition.  The miniatures are mint, the case showing some minor scratches and dings.

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Price:  $1,350.00 

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This is a 1/3 scale Colt number 3 derringer by an unknown maker.  1 13/16" long overall with a 31/32" barrel of .125 caliber.  The miniature is chambered for and will shoot the 2mm rimfire cartridges.  Blue barrel, hammer, trigger & screws.  Nickel plated brass frame.  Two piece ivory grips with yellow brass escutcheons and a single screw entering from the left side.  The top of the barrel hand engraved with the proper Colt barrel markings.  No other visible markings.  Checkered hammer spur.  Complete with a Larry Smith walnut hinged top casing, English fit, and lined in a burgundy velour.  Accessories include a blue cleaning rod with yellow brass handle and 9 rounds of 2mm rimfire blank ammunition.  The miniature is in nice condition, I'd call it 95%, but does have a small area of rust etching on the top of the barrel, and some rust on the hammer spur.  The case has problems.  The cloth hinge is broken, and the right side of the lid is missing.  I have never seen a miniature like this before, but the fit and finish are very good except that the grips have shrunk some leaving a gap between the grips and the frame.  I talked to Larry Smith about this peice.  He said he didn't make the miniature, but did make the case to order for a customer years ago.  He didn't know who made the miniature either.  The case is easily restorable by someone who has the skills, or if you buy it, I could send it to Larry Smith for restoration if you want.  He could also polish & re-blue the barrel & hammer if you wanted.

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Price:  $650.00

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This is a Berloque 2mm pinfire tie clip, made in Austria.  It has impressed engraving of a rabbit on the right side and a stag on the left side of the grips, the left side obsured by the mounted tie clip.  The top of the barrel is marked Austria, and the barrel vents out both sides of the muzzle.  This is referred to as A5c, Vented Barrel, in Bob Urso's book "The Tiniest Guns".    1.675" long overall with a .765" barrel.  Shows very minor evidence of having been fired, and is still in near mint condition.

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Price:  $125.00 

 

 

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This is a 1/2 scale Hopkins & Allen "Parrot Head" derringer made by master miniature maker Larry Smith of Florida.  1 13/16" long overall with a 15/16" tip up barrel of .116 caliber.  Fire blue finish except for the trigger which looks to be case hardened.  Beautiful two piece mother of pearl grips with yellow brass escutcheons and the screw entering from the left side.  The serial number "1" stamped into the left rear of the barrel and the left front of the frame.  No other markings.  Complete with the original unmarked Larry Smith hinged top walnut casing with cloth hinge and brass push button latch release.  The interior French fit in a bright red velour.  Accessories include 5 rounds of the original Larry Smith custom made externally primed blank center fire ammunition to fit this piece in the original Larry Smith miniature cartridge box with slide out tray.  As far as I can tell, these rounds are unique to this miniature.  I talked with Larry about this piece, and he told me it is very probably the very first "Parrot Head" he made.

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Price:  $1,500.00

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 This is a Berloque 2mm pinfire tie clip, made in Japan.  It has impressed engraving of a rabbit on the right side and a stag on the left side of the grips, the left side obsured by the mounted tie clip.  The top of the barrel is unmarked, and the barrel vents out both the top and bottom of the muzzle.  The left side of the frame marked "Japan, Chadwick" in two lines.  This is referred to as J4a, Chadwick, in Bob Urso's book "The Tiniest Guns".    1.525" long overall with a .593" barrel.  Shows very minor evidence of having been fired, and is still in near mint condition.

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Price:  $100.00 

 

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This is a 1/2 scale Colt # 3 derringer made by George Wenzek of Washington State.  2 1/2" long overall with a 1 1/4" blue rifled barrel of .214 caliber.  The top of the barrel with the proper COLT marking.  Nickel silver front sight.  Nickle plated frame.  Blue hammer with checkered spur.  Fire blue trigger.  Beautifully aged two piece ivory grips with yellow brass escutcheons and a single fire blue screw entering from the left side.  .  No other markings, but this exact peice is featured in the book "The Art of Miniature Firearms, Centuries of Craftsmanship" on page 54.  It was also featured in the Miniature Arms Society quarterly journal magazine a while back.  Complete with a Larry Smith walnut hinged top case made especially for this miniature, the bottom stamped with the number 5.  The interior is English fit and lined in red velour.  The case includes a blue steel cleaning rod with a yellow brass handle, and 12 rounds of 4mm rimfire ammunition.  The 4mm rimfire ammo fits very loosely in the chamber, and in the case holes provided, and I think this piece is really chambered for the .22 BB or CB cap.  I don't have any to test fit, but will try to find some.

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Price:  $2,350.00 

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!!!!!SALE!!!! 

This is a 1/3 scale cased pair of ivory stocked Dutch Maastrich pistols by the late Stanley Blashak of Pennsylvania.  Each pistol measures 8" long overall with 4 7/8" long part round part octagon smoothbore barrel of .19 caliber. Beautiful and ornately hand carved ivory one piece stocks, the butt of which depict the helmeted head of a warrior.  The barrels and lock assemblies are steel finished in the white, and modestly but expertly engraved.  Tghe locks feature both half and full cock.  The furniture is silver, again modestly but expertly engraved, and shows just enough tarnish that you know that it is in fact silver.  Ivory ramrods.  Cased together in a great walnut hinged top casing with rotating slide latch.  The interior French fit and lined in black velour, which makes for a marvelous contrast!  The lone accessory included is an ivory powder flask with ivory violin peg stopper and silver mountings.  A gorgeous set by a well respected maker.  This piece was made when Stanley was in his prime, and the workmanship is just outstanding.  Very seldom offered for sale.

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Price:  !!!!!SALE!!!!!  $6,750.00

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This is a 1/2 scale Remington Vest Pocket derringer by Larry H. Smith of Florida.  2 1/8" long overall with a 1 11/16" barrel of .107 caliber.  This piece fires the 2mm thick rim rimfire cartridges.  The steel frame and barrel are fire blued.  The top of the barrel is marked "REMINGTONS ILLION, N.Y., PATENT OCT. 1,1861"  Yellow brass pin type front sight.  The serial number, 112, stamped into the bottom of the barrel just ahead of the trigger.  Although the piece was originally fire blued, only about 60% of the original blue remains.  The right side of the frame and the bottom of the barrel show some rust pitting. Nice two piece dark walnut grips with yellow brass escutcheons, and the screw entering from the left side.  Complete with the original Larry Smith walnut hinged top casing with push button latch.  The interior English fit and lined in a olive green felt.  The bottom of the case marked "-L.H.-, SMITH, VP - 112, RF" in four lines.  The LH Smith is very faint, but it is there.  The case exterior is in fine shape just showing some minor handling bruises.  The cloth lining of interior is rust stained in several places.  The cleaning rod and the 2mm rimfire blank cartridges are missing.  Mechanically excellent.  This piece is a victim of Hurricane Katrina.  It was not submerged, but was on a closet shelf in a house that flooded, and was not rescued for several days.  The cloth lining, especially the bottom, got damp, causing the finish loss & rust, the worst of which is on the right or non-showing side.  It would make a good project for someone with the skills to properly restore and refinish it.  No returns or refunds.  Priced accordingly.

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Price:  $400.00

 

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This is in my opinion a period miniature wheellock pistol from the late 1500's to early 1600's.  I showed it to noted firearms expert Michael Zomber at the Tulsa Gun Show this past November.  His comment was "It has the look of great age and could be period".  No maker markings visible.  4" long overall with a 2 3/8" barrel of .152 caliber.  The barrel is bored through to the touch hole.  Steel lock assembly, barrel, triggerguard, trigger, and screws, with copper furniture.  Very unusual burl walnut one piece stock.  I have never seen another wood stocked miniature wheellock pistol.  All the ones I have ever seen were either metal or ivory stocked.  The hammer is nicely engraved.  The hammer spring with some nice filework.  Ebony ramrod with copper tip.  As is normal for many true antique miniatures that were meant to shoot, the trigger on this miniature extends through the triggerguard so it would be easy to shoot.  There is a loop on the left side for a necklace attachment.  Miniature wheellock pistol were often worn by high ranking women or men as jewelry.  The square shaft where you would use a key to wind the mechanism is somewhat rounded off.  The key is included and fits both the winder shaft and the top jaw of the hammer.  The steel parts are a smooth gray/brown patina with very little if any visible pitting.  The stock is dark, and shows some very minor repairs, especially around the forward barrel pin.  I have removed the lock, and the lock spring cover, and they look very old if not period to me.  Period miniature wheellocks are the ultimate in rarity, desirability, and collectability!

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Price:  $3,500.00

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This is a 1/2 scale Colt number 3, .41 caliber rimfire side swing derringer, made by master miniature maker Daniel Osterman.  2 3/8" long overall with 1 1/4" rifled barrel of .20 caliber.  The frame and barrel are made of German silver and are polished to look like nickel.  Most of these I've seen have had fire blued barrels.  Fire blue screws.  The top of the barrel properly marked "-COLT-".  Checkered hammer spur.  Dark walnut two piece grips with yellow brass escutcheons and a fire blue screw entering from the left side.  Serial number 40 stamped into the bottom of the barrel near the frame.  The butt marked with Dan's "D.E.O. +" maker's marking.  Dan only serial numbered the first 50 of these.  Mint as new condition.

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Price:  $600.00

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This is a pair of Berloque 2mm pinfire cufflinks, made in Austria.  These have impressed engraving of a rabbit on the right side and a stag on the left side of the grips.  No Austria markings, and the barrels vent out the muzzle.  These are referred to as A5b, Early Rabbit, in Bob Urso's book "The Tiniest Guns".    1.485" long overall with a .582" barrel of .080 caliber.  These show very minor evidence of having been fired, but are still in near mint condition.

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 Price:  $200.00 

 

 

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This is a neat 1/2 scale miniature Remington Model 1895 .41 calibre over/under Derringer by master miniature maker Daniel Osterman of Oregon. Unlike most of these made by Dan, this one has the Remington barrel address markings hand engraved by master engraver Roger Sampson.  The markings are on the ribs between the barrels on each side.  The left side mark "ELLIOT'S PATENTDEC. 12, 1865".  The right side marked ""E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y."  Roger also engraved the serial number, "2114", on the underside of the bottom barrel.  2 7/16" long overall with 1 7/16" long rifled barrels. These are made from German silver and polished to a high finish that looks like nickel. Nicely checkered black hard rubber grips, checkered hammer spur, functional extractor. Does not have a firing pin. Complete with the original Osterman green cardboard lift top box with the Osterman label on the inside of the box lid and dark green felt lining.

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Price: $800.00

 
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This is a 1/2 scale Colt number 2 derringer by master miniature maker Daniel Osterman.  2 5/8" long overall with 1 3/16" rifled barrel of .20 caliber.  The frame and barrel are made of German silver.  The top of the barrels marked with the proper Colt barrel address.  There is some nice engraving on each side of the frame and on the backstrap just behind the hammer.  Blue checkered hammer spur, trigger, and barrel release button, the sides of the hammer & trigger polished in the white.  Dark brown hard rubber two piece checkered grips.  Serial number 5 stamped into the bottom of the barrel near the frame.  The butt marked with Dan's D.E.O. + marking.

Price:  $600.00