believe this is an antique miniature water pistol. Cast zinc one piece construction that has the look of great age.
The grip area has a provision for what looks like a squeeze bulb with two annular rings with a groove in the middle.
It is of course hollow, with two very small holes in the muzzle. Another of those items that I have never seen
before and that deserves some further research.
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This is a 1/2 scale Winchester
Model 1894 take down short rifle made by Miniart in Russia. 19 1/8" long overall with a 10" octagon
barrel of .15 caliber. Taken down, it measures just 10" long. Fully functional but non-firing. Complete
with five rounds of solid brass dummy ammunition that will feed, chamber, extract, and eject when
cycled through the magazine. Also includes the instruction pamphlet, and the hang tag. Checkered hammer spur,
step adjustable dovetailed rear sight. Dovetailed front sight. Functional lever safety. Beautifully and
expertly engraved by master engraver Jim Blair. The left side of the receiver with a round panel scene of a mule deer.
Both sides of the receiver bordered in an engraved rope design and scroll corner details. Additional scroll engraving
on the lever, nose cap, and buttplate. The engraving is very fine and extremely detailed, and you can just look at it
for hours! There is a gold band inlaid into the muzzle end of the barrel and another into the block at the rear of the
barrel assembly. The top of the barrel just ahead of the front sight engraved with the proper Winchester barrel address.
The left top flat of the barrel at the rear of the barrel engraved with the nickel steel barrel markings and the caliber.
The top tang engraved proper Winchester markings. The takedown lever engraved with the proper patent date markings.
The serial number 007 engraved into the bottom front of the receiver. Signed by the engraver on the right bottom of
the frame. The steel parts are nicely polished and blued. Nicely figured varnished walnut
buttstock and forearm. Straight grip buttstock, crescent buttplate, full length magazine. Near
mint condition, showing only very minor handling. The floorplate, buttplate, and the rear sight starting to turn plum.
Very few of these take down versions were made and they are getting very difficult to find.
A truly beautiful piece with outstanding engraving!
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This is a double cased set
of 47% scale miniature Colt 1851 Navy percussion revolvers made by Uberti in Italy. The revolvers are fully functional, but
non-firing. Blue and case colored finish with brass triggerguard and backstrap. Varnished walnut
one piece grips showing some nice grain. The barrel is rifled, the cylinder is roll engraved with the
proper naval battle scene, and the triggerguard is marked on the left rear 36 CAL. The frame, triggerguard,
and backstrap are serial numbered. Yellow brass bead front sights. Serial numbers are 533 and 606. Beautiful
exotic wood hinged top casing, English fit, with magnetic closure. The top of the lid is beautifully high
relief carved with the likenesses of the two Colt 1851 navy revolvers. The interior is compartmented, but still need
to be lined. The sides of the case are dovetailed, the bottom attached with wood pegs. Accessories include 2 brass
powder flasks embossed on both sides with birds and a dog, 2 brass legged 2 cavity bullet molds casting both a round and a
conical ball with Colt marked blue steel sprue cutters, 2 brass 3 piece oilers with knurled dipper and top, and two dummy
cartridge packets. I will also include a Colt inside lid loading instructions label which is not shown that you
can affix after the case is lined. Mint new condition. You can see additional photos of the Uberti Colt 1851 revolvers
on my website under the revolvers pages and under the Uberti Percussion Colts page. You can also see additional photos
of the accessories on my accessories page.
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This is a 1/3 scale miniature
Bowie knife made by master cutler Roger M. Green of Texas. 5 3/32" long overall with a 3" drop point full
tang blade. The blade marked on the left side near the guard "R.M. GREEN". Ivory scales held in place
with four nickel silver pins. There is an oval nickel silver escutcheon inlaid into both scales. Black leather
scabbard with a seam on the left side and nickel silver throat and tip. A beautiful miniature Bowie. Mint as new
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Stock # DP-1, Price: $850.00
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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This is an antique percussion
watch key pistol by an unknown maker, complete with the original antique pocket watch that it came with! 1 13/16"
long overall with a 3/4" square bored barrel that fits the square winding shaft under the back cover of the pocket watch.
This is the most ornate one of these I have ever seen, and features a blue finish with gold and platinum inlays on the barrel,
platinum inlays on the backstrap, a platinum bird on the right side of the frame, and a platinum deer on the left side of
the frame. One piece beautifully aged ivory grips with carving on both sides near the frame, and a platinum oval inset
into the bottom of the grip. The pistol has both half and full cock, and the trigger has a ring where the pistol may
be attached to a watch chain as a watch fob. Wonderful condition, the blue turning patina brown in places. Fully
functional, and with the proper percussion caps, this pistol will shoot.
The watch 1 15/16" in diameter and about 9/16" thick. It has a push
button on the stem to release the back cover. The front cover has an extended tab where it can be opened. The
inside of the rear cover has several hallmarks. The lion hallmark means it is sterling silver and was made in London.
The hallmark below and to the right means it was made in 1855, the JJ hallmark means it was made by John Jacob. The
other hallmark I do not know what it means. The rear cover is also serial numbered 111090, with the third 1 and the
0 almost on top of each other. When wound, the watch runs, but does not keep good time, so will need to be serviced
if you want it to keep proper time.
really neat set!
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This is a 1/2 scale miniature Remington Model
1895 .41 caliber rimfire over/under Derringer by master miniature maker Daniel Osterman of Oregon.
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. The hammer, trigger, and screws are fire blued, the sides of the hammer and trigger polished
in the white. The underside of the barrel marked with the serial number "40". The bottom of the grip
marked D.E.O.+". Like all of these that Dan made, this one 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. Dan only serial numbered the first 50 of these. Mint as new condition.
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This is a 1/3 scale British
Sten Mk III made by Gordon Heasman in England. 9 3/4" long overall with a 2/8" barrel of .116 caliber.
Black painted finish except for the bolt & extractor which are finished in the white, and the magazines and bolt handle
which are blued. Fully functional, but non-firing. Marked on the bottom of the triggerguard GH17, this is one
of the first batch he made, and as such, has the extractor and ejector that are always missing from the later batches.
Complete with the original Heasman pine crate, the top heat or burned stenciled "STEN MK III, then an upward pointing
arrow, in two lines. The crate measures 11" X 4 3/8" X 2 5/8". Very unusual is this is the first
of these I have ever seen with two magazines. The painted black finish shows about 98% original shiny black paint, the
bolt has turned a nice gray patina. The magazines show a little wear, and some discoloration form fingerprints.
The crate in near mint condition, showing just some very minor discoloration from age.
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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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