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18 October 2016 @ 10:11 pm
Wow, thanks for the prompt and excellent replies to my pistol question.
The main thing I needed to know was, Was this thing really a thing? I read about it on-line, and it sounded so weird that I needed a little corroborative evidence. (My niece tells me she actually held one).
Thank you, Ross TenEyck for the link to the site! Badgermirlacca, thank you, but it looks like I won't need to be questing further.
I still think it sounds really weird, but at least nobody's going to be e-mailing me with "That's just an urban legend" or "I'm a major gun expert and I've NEVER heard of such a thing."
Bless you, one and all!
cattrainecattraine on October 19th, 2016 07:47 am (UTC)
On a firearm tangent
I recently saw a photo on Tumblr of a small pistol that was also part of the top handle of a cane. I imagine one would have worked as a parasol as well. The barrel of the gun was inside the shaft of the cane, one had to unscrew the top to fire it.
Red-Handed Jillrhj_rs on October 20th, 2016 06:30 am (UTC)
It was a real gun, called a "muff pistol". I posted some info on it in your previous post. And Pedersoli makes a reproduction of it. Not as pretty as the original, but it works the same way.