Welcome to Charleston Mini Gun Works in Charleston, SC. Where early settlers dropped anchor, the Civil War began and much of the historical architecture has been preserved. Including the many churches that have earned the city also being named “The Holy City”.
Charleston is also the home of the world renowned Piccolo Spoleto Art Festival. And with both “piccolo” and the French word “Berloque” and German word “Breloque” used to refer to the miniature guns made in Europe over 100 years ago, Charleston Mini Gun Works has much in common including its location and size and in designing and making miniature guns but not for firing bullets/pojectiles. And starting with 2mm pinfire pistols that are commonly referred to as Berloques because of their size and attractiveness/style and with the first one having been invented and produced by watch maker Franz Pfannl in Austria in 1899. And for those not familiar with pinfire cartridges, they were invented by Casmir Lefaucheux of France circa 1828 and along with percussion caps provided a vast improvement over flintlock guns and were used in the Civil War (aka “The War Between The States” and “The Northern War Of Aggression”).
The miniature guns designed and made by Charleston Mini Gun Works are unique in their own right and each come with an ejector/cleaning rod and a miniature corked glass bottle for containg the blanks. All contained in a hand-finished wood chest having a brass Charleston Mini Gun Works nameplate identifying the gun model. And in applying Bill O’Reilly’s rating system, we consider ourselves proud patriots and not “pinheads” even though we design and make tiny guns that are hopefully admired for their craftsmanship and heritage. And are shown being fired in the VIDEOS here and on YouTube using the keyword “CMGW. Also, please note that blanks or ammo of any kind is not included with our mini guns. And if you wish to purchase one of our guns and need the pinfire blanks, let us know and we will help on sourcing.
We greatly appreciate the enthusiastic reception we are receiving to our pistols and are very pleased to report that there has now been added two innovative 2mm pinfire rifles designated as Model HR and Model RR. And like our pistols, they are unlike any other while carrying forward certain aspects of something quite old as well as new and quite unique. With each being of the breech-loading type comprising a bunch of precision machined parts including a barrel made of high-grade gun barrel steel.
And still on the horizon is a revolutionary mini gun that provides a big gun bang for just pennies each off the shelf. But more about that later.