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Collect Gun Midgets
Collect Gun Midgets
Tiny Colt was made by hand, has. fully working mechanism.
PRIZED IN THE COLLECTIONS OF KINGS, MINIATURES MAKE FASCINATING HOME WORKSHOP HOBBY
Postage-stamp collectors' items include Mexican-made 6" Walker Sonntag bought as example of another's work, plus functioning wooden Walther P-38 which has movable slide. Cap-lock pistols show filing skill.
EVER SINCE GUNS BEGAN, people have been copying them in miniature. Ranging from crude "toys" to delicate works of art, these tiny replicas turn up from all ages since gunpowder was invented. Many are preserved in museums; many are owned by private collectors. Making gun miniatures is a hobby that has proved fascinating as well as rewarding to home workshop craftsmen all over the world.
My own addiction to this hobby started back in 1933, when I was just sixteen. I started with non-working models carved from wood, and my first miniature was (you guessed it) a Colt Single Action. Friends and classmates
Jeweler's lathe was needed to make screws and drill holes in model guns; also does polishing.
liked the little model, and I made several of them. Working parts came next, and soon I had a Single Action with a movable cylinder, trigger, hammer, and ejector rod. I topped that one off with ivory grips. Next came a Colt .45 automatic with movable slide, magazine, and removable barrel. No springs as yet; that came later. I was an addict now, as firmly committed as a smoker to his weed.
Other models followed, all of hard wood, each teaching me something that would make the next one easier. People were getting interested in what I was doing and began contributing ideas, parts from watches and clocks, small tools they thought I might use. I used them. Before long, my
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horse pistol" shows author's early attempts at ; but derringer, Colt, P-38 show developing skill.
models included flat and coil springs, parts made of Bakelite where wood was too fragile, shim brass and steel where I could use it, with only the large parts such as frames and barrels made of wood. My hard wood was curly maple, which tends to crack in a curved line and so avoids splits between two needed holes. Pivots and screws were of straight pin metal, or were wooden pegs sanded to size, some slotted to represent screw heads.
It was while discussing these imitation screw heads with a friend that the subject of using real screws came up. "What you need is a jeweler's lathe," he suggested; and, after a little more discussion, I was convinced that I couldn't make another model without this little lathe. A local wholesale jewelers' supply house furnished me with one at cost, and I acquired the tools, materials, and information needed to turn out my own small screws. With a little more effort, I began making my own taps also.
It soon became evident that little steel screws and tapped wooden holes just don't go together, and the decision had to be made—try to make the models from steel, or continue as I had been doing, or stop completely and let the collection die. Working in steel looked like an enormous undertaking, but you never know what you can do till you try; and I'm certainly glad I tried.
Reverting to the Single Action again, it was not too long before I had a set of 1/4" scale drawings to work from.
What looked at first like a big problem broke down into many little ones, and in turn each one was solved. I completed a 14" scale Single Action Colt revolver, the first all metal miniature in my collection. I was so proud of it that I advertised photos of it for sale in "The American Rifleman," and received replies from 46 of the 48 states and quite a few foreign countries. One of these replies informed me of a miniature Walker Colt (Continued on page 54)
Author cut out Remington Derringer, found he had to do others for friends. Every part in guns functions.
By RICHARD KUEHNE
HIGH NAZI OFFICIAL'S FAVORITE GUN WAS AMERICAN REVOLVER WORN AT TIME HE SURRENDERED
By RICHARD KUEHNE
Goering surrendered to U. S. Army 40 miles inside German lines in 1945. Aide, right, was Col. Von Brauchitsch.
Smith & Wesson .38 Special M & P 4-inch, blue, ^£642357, was sold to Goer-ing by Peters Arms Co. of Hamburg.
REICHMARSHAL Herman Goering surrendered to Brig. Gen. Robert I. Slack, 36th Division U. S. Army, at Radolstadt in Austria, 40 miles inside the German lines. He was taken next day, May 9, 1945, to the Texas Division Hq at Kitzbuhl and turned over to 7th Army Interrogation Center under command of Maj. Gen. Arthur A. White. At that time his fabulous diamond and platinum marshal's baton, parade dagger, and revolver, were taken from him. Dagger and baton are in the U. S. Military Academy Museum at West Point and, recently, the pistol was presented to the Academy by Gen. White.
A sharp-eyed Guns reader noticed, in a recent TV film, that Goering was wearing a revolver. The reader wrote us to ask, "What kind." Now we can say that it was, and is, a .38 Special Smith & Wesson M & P model, No. 642357, shipped to the Pelers Arms Co. of Hamburg from S & W on May 29, 1934.
This historic weapon is important principally because its owner, once a noted flier and hero of World War I, rose in infamy to become one of the most haled men who ever lived. It is additionally unusual because the typical "German officer's pistol" is customarily a Luger, Mauser, P-38, or smaller pocket automatic. Yet Goering—who, Datig says, had a financial interest in the manufacture of the Luger pistol by the Krieghoff firm—preferred an American Smith & Wesson revolver. He is said to have kept a pair of .44 Smith & Wesson "New Century" or 1926 Triple Lock revolvers at his Bavarian hunting lodge. Of the Bavarian guns, some of the U. S. personnel occupying the area were permitted to take one gun each, authenticated by the CO as Goering's gun. The rest were destroyed by U. S. Forces authorities during German civil disarmament.
High Nazi's M & P and holster (it is identical to holster in surrender photo) were presented to West Point Museum.
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