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Old April 26, 2007, 01:58 PM   #1
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Worlds Smallest Handgun

mostly just a lurker here but thought this novelty was kinda interesting.

http://www.swissminigun.com/gallery_steel.html

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Old April 26, 2007, 02:26 PM   #2
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WHY!!!!
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Old April 26, 2007, 02:38 PM   #3
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yea, ive seen that thing before. I have alot of interst in them. if I ever go to switzerland, I may have to try and pick one up.
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Old April 26, 2007, 02:53 PM   #4
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Wasn't there some stink over that thing, something to do with terrorism?
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Old April 26, 2007, 03:35 PM   #5
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Wasn't there some stink over that thing, something to do with terrorism?

from the website:
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We would like to take this opportunity to inform journalists who are interested in writing articles about our product that the power of most airguns or BB guns, which are in many countries freely on sale, can exceed over 10 times the power of our ammunition.
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Old April 26, 2007, 03:35 PM   #6
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I don't remember all the details, but some police department somewhere (NYC comes to mind, but I could be wrong) were having conniption fits over this thing. It's a gun and tiny!!!

(Cue the robot from "Lost in Space", waving arms and shouting, "Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Danger!")

It's a cute little thing. Won't keep keep vampires, goblins or muggers away, I fear.
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Old April 26, 2007, 03:42 PM   #7
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oh yea

thats the one with the 1 grain bullet right HAHAHA
how much? Its pretty small : D I might invest in a few thousand if the ant pile in the back declares war, the .22BB round would be like a nuke compared to this guy
Interested...what are the specs, how fast does it shoot, bullet grain, powder charge etc....please incude pix of the ramrod for cleaning : D!
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Old April 26, 2007, 05:13 PM   #8
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Yup

I've seen this before and if I remember correctly the price will keep it out of most peoples hands or off their key chains. Kinda neat what we can do though.
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Old April 26, 2007, 05:25 PM   #9
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From the manufacturers website:

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Please be advised that our miniature revolver is not, and has never been licensed by, affiliated with, or connected in any way to Colt’s Manufacturing LLC, New Colt Holding Corp. or any Colt entity.



Important information for import into the USA.

The US Department of Justice has mentioned that our miniature revolver, ref. C1ST does not meet with the minimum size prerequisites referring to the Factoring Criteria for Weapons ATF Form 4590.

Therefore, our revolver is not classified as sporting and is not importable into the USA.

We feel sorry for all the US collectors who have showed interest in our miniature revolver.

We promise that our next model will meet with the US Factoring Criteria for Weapons.
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Old April 26, 2007, 05:39 PM   #10
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Therefore, our revolver is not classified as sporting and is not importable into the USA.
I don't remember anything in the 2nd amendment about sporting. :barf:
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Old April 26, 2007, 07:05 PM   #11
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Reposted every 1-2 months regardless of the necessity of it I know this because i was "that guy" that posted it months ago
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Old April 27, 2007, 10:41 AM   #12
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Cause they can. The Swiss are great at making quality, intricate goods (swiss watches) so why not test their skills with a tiny gun?
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Old April 27, 2007, 12:53 PM   #13
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If you were the Incredible Shrinking Man would you carry this rather than a needle to fight spiders?

Remember that old movie?
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Old April 27, 2007, 05:01 PM   #14
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What if you put that little guy on your keychain? Could you get it past airport security?
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Old April 27, 2007, 05:11 PM   #15
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What if you put that little guy on your keychain? Could you get it past airport security?
Would it matter?

According to the manufacturer, it has only 0.7 ft/lbs of energy. They claim that this is less than 1/10 of the energy of a typical BB gun.

When I was little, I rigged something of similar power in a tiny, stainless steel 4-shot cap revolver, shooting pieces of cut up paper clip. It couldn't even punch paper at 10 yards.
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Old April 27, 2007, 06:25 PM   #16
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So it's about as powerful as a $40 Airsoft pistol that is gas powered.

OMG!!! He's got a rubber band and handful of paper clips!!!
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Old April 27, 2007, 07:42 PM   #17
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Whats that gun for? Is it for shooting ticks off your skin?
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Old April 27, 2007, 07:46 PM   #18
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At $5,620.00 how many do you want?
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Old April 27, 2007, 08:41 PM   #19
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For 5k I'd love one... as long as it's keychain is hanging from the lanyard ring of a Sig 210 in a holster attached to the sling of a Sig 551.
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Old April 27, 2007, 09:13 PM   #20
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It would probably do more harm if swallowed.
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Old April 27, 2007, 09:18 PM   #21
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THere was a news story that talked about how troubling it was that most had been sold to THE MIDDLE EAST!!!! Of course they failed to mention they were engraved, coverred in jewels and sold to oil rich Saudis with more $$$ than brains.
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Old April 28, 2007, 01:15 PM   #22
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Since they have OUR money - who has the brains? Buy gas lately?

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Old April 28, 2007, 02:43 PM   #23
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That is just plain neat. Why doesn't someone here make such a thing?
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Old April 28, 2007, 10:22 PM   #24
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I actually do think that they are neat as well... back before they remodeled the American History Museum some yars ago and from what I could see took many of the firearms out... there was a whole case of miniture guns... some "pin fires"... very neat stuff. Not practical but neat.
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Old May 4, 2007, 01:03 PM   #25
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Damn could that thing even kill a cockroach?
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