Many years ago, a Texas man named, Andy Botlick (he is since deceased,) who mas a maker of extremely miniature firearms had the vision to make a 1/10 scale 9mm UZI. He had it mostly completed when he asked IAA (and fellow Miniature Arms Collectors and Makers Society) member, Charlie Williams to create a functioning round for it. Charlie had previously made many other working cartridges for his miniature guns.
Charlie worked for months perfecting the best way to do it and ended up making 10 cartridges. 7 of the cartridges were not drilled to accommodate a primer and were left with just the flat brass base. 3 were made with a miniature primer made just for this cartridge.
Of those 3 one was fired in the mostly finished gun to prove the proof of concept, one is kept in the maker’s personal collection, and the last is now mine and on display in these pictures (and nestled securely in my personal collection.) Hopefully I can soon buy a macro lens to get better close ups.
As for the non-primed ones, 3 of the non-primed ones were given to Andy, and the last four are in the maker’s personal collection.
I believe this to be the world’s smallest live, fireable 9mm Luger cartridge.
Also contained in this picture is a headstamped 1/4 scale 9mm Luger non-primed case also made by Charlie Williams (notice the “WW” logo for Wemco-Williams)
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Base of the 3 cartridges, here you can just barely make out the existence of the primer on the 10th scale.
Scan of the bases, you can more easily see the primer (maybe even world’s smallest primer!) on this one.