in 1913 Franz Pfannl, Krems, Austria developed the small center-fire cartridges for the lady's purse.
good information: Bob Urso, "The Tiniest Guns"
cocked, fire pin protruded on back
a very rare nickel plated Kolibri pistol, caliber 2.7mm,
no visible serial #, in good working order. The nickel shows minor wear, actual
less than the pictures show, with perfect and properly grips, correct 6-shot
magazine. The little pistol
comes in its original red purse with empty tine can for 10 cartridges, which is
this is the world smallest semi-auto handgun ever
made. This little hummingbird is very odd and not often
FP = Franz Pfannl made tiny self-loading / semi-automatic pistol named Kolibri (German for hummingbird). matching # 1 on barrel and trigger, caliber 2.7mm center fire, original bright blue better than 80% remaining with showing some loss, perfect checkered grips with FP and KOLIBRI, correct magazine, purse and one rare cartridge.
Fine condition and in good working order. Scarce set reserved
extremely rare original tiny tin can containing 10 cartridges in fine condition. One Cent Lincoln for size comparison $2,000.
Kolibri Miniature Automatic Pistol Manual, 1920s, original, a manual for the Kolibri Repetier-Pistole, caliber 2.7mm, 4½" * 3", has twelve pages of text and illustrations relating to nomenclature, assembly, dis-assembly, in German, extremely rare! reserved
magazine # B 519
Wien proof # 6328-28
push button for magazine release on back strap
a very rare Erika pistol on both grips with the maker's impression PFANNL. Caliber 4.25mm center fire. Only the magazine shows a #, on the frame the mandatory Wien / Vienna proof stamps and proof house #. The pistol shows almost 100% original matte blue, six shot magazine to be inserted in front of the trigger guard. It is in good working order and excellent condition. reserved
gold embellished engraved KOLIBRI pistol dedicated to CA
DE M. SANTOS
not for sale, part of my collection
Pfannl's Kolibri, left + Erika, right
there are differences between the two pistols:
one barrel is circa 10mm longer,
the longer has ERIKA grips, AUSTRIA stamped but Liège proofed,
the smaller pistol grips are stamped PFANNL,
2.7mm (circa 0.10")
4.25mm (circa 0.15")