French made Bague Le Petit Protector ring-guns - be careful what you buy.
- Seemingly made in the nineteenth century for both 2mm and 4mm calibre pin-fire cartridges.
Companion Set - Guns in both calibres.
-'His & Hers'
There may (or may not) also have been a 5mm production called the Dyson LePetit :
Note: See STOP PRESS below !
- I know nothing!
- Some entries describe the Dyson LePetit as a .22" calibre but pictures still show a pin-fire cartridge.
One site mentions that there were various 'Continental' rip-offs made in both Belgium and Germany **.
- A further comment is that these wee guns got hot when fired repeatedly! - personally they don't seem very practical to me even as a "knuckle-duster" - a sure way to break your fingers on a hard object (or burn them) - however that might be better than shooting yourself in a tender part eh.
** Try England !
STOP PRESS: I have traced the "Dyson" guns as modern, current production, - to England !
Peter Dyson & Son Ltd, 3 Cuckoo Lane, Honley, HOLMFIRTH, Yorkshire, HD9 6AS, UK.
Tel: 01484 661062
They make and sell various black-powder supplies and reproduction guns - their web-site currently advertises their reproduction "hand-made nickel-silver ring-gun" for 1,750 pounds.
'antiqued' - Picture From Dysons UK Web Site.
- An honest copy of a different style - The Riverboat Special - is being made in USA by Francis Lebeda (Lebeda Engineering - Iowa City?). He has posted a blank firing demo on Youtube
- that's all folks,