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Cool tiny Pistol hidden in a Zippo case

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posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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I know next to nothing about this cool little gun...
Only that This tiny pistol hidden in a Zippo lighter case sold at auction in 2006 for $6,810.00 to an unknown bidder. It fired 6MM cartridges tooled to fit in a standard Ronson flint case.

It was auctioned under the heading of...Rare “Zippo” Lighter Gun Together with Ronson Flint Dispenser and Ammunition

Photo is from that auction

You can thank Thisguyrighthere for this link to more photos and info
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posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 10:50 AM
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Probably MI5 selling some of their 00 gadgets made by Q.

They have budget cuts too you know.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 10:51 AM
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I'm just not seeing it.

Where does the projectile exit?

How many can it hold? How do you fire it? (no pun intended)

Has great novelty, that's about it. Thanks for the post.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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Originally posted by emaildogs
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I'm just not seeing it.

Where does the projectile exit?

How many can it hold? How do you fire it? (no pun intended)

Has great novelty, that's about it. Thanks for the post.


Might explain a little:


All copper-cased 6mm cartridges will be fired out of a barrel, as there is no more wick in place. Needless to say, there is no trigger like a traditional gun, but you will need to roll the flint striking wheel so that it can be fired.


www.ubergizmo.com...

And here:


the barrel occupying the place of the wick, the flint striking wheel acting as the trigger.


www.collectorebooks.com...
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posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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reply to post by Grey Magic
 


Zippo is an American tool, don't think bond would fancy this gadget.

Too reliable.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 10:56 AM
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To answer your question...
I have no idea????

I have seen a few of these types of novelty guns at gun show tables before...
most of those were single shot ...
with a rather complex firing mechanism that needed to be pulled back twisted or otherwise manipulated in a rather unnatural manner...
judging form this photo.... there isn't enough there to give me a clue on how it fires???



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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thanks for that... answers a lot of questions....

with it being that easy it makes me wonder if anyone ever picked up the "Wrong" Zippo when lighting up?



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by DaddyBare
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with it being that easy it makes me wonder if anyone ever picked up the "Wrong" Zippo when lighting up?




Thanks ThisGuyRightHere.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 11:05 AM
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Cool! I imagine those 6mm cartridges would have about as much impact on an attacker as throwing a foam packing peanut at him, but it would be a great conversation piece at parties



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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Seeing how it fires I bet the intention was to fire or have the victim fire once it's right up in their face while trying to light a cigarette.

Still, people survive a lot worse than that tiny projectile in the face.


 
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posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 11:21 AM
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A lighter is one of the only things that people will let you hold intimately close to their face
If a spy or undercover agent needed to infiltrate a group, or a building, what better way is there to sneak in a weapon, with a preloaded bullet, and when the target accepts your cigarette and a friendly spark from his new aquantinced friend, not only does the bastard get his picturesque death of a cigarrette in his mouth, but that in flicking the flint you know that at point blank range your not missing.

Maybe fantastical but id want one.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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I don't know....
remember the CIA's assassin cartridge of choice was the tiny .22 short... had just enough umph to enter the skull but not enough to exit... kind of just bounced around in the brain doing all sorts of damage while the shooter just walked away making no more sound that that of a cap gun..



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 11:24 AM
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Do you mean like this?

www.morticom.com...

or like this?

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 11:35 AM
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Isn't that an urban myth?

Maybe there's enough energy to deflect once but there's no way it's bouncing around.

A paramedic buddy of mine told me at a suicide with a 22 they got a straight path to the back of the skull and once recovered the bullet was only slightly deformed. No fragmentation and no chance for deflection at point blank range.

But I guess these things aren't always 100% consistent.


 
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posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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was not Myth...
Link to an OSS CIA pen Gun
Agents were trained to always shoot at the back of the head, 'Occipital Region Of Head' where things like your heart and breathing are controlled...



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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Theres a difference between shooting the base of the rear of the skull to take out automatic functions and shooting somebody in the head so the bullet will "bounce around" inside the skull.

I wonder if MythBusters ever did this one?


 
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