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Fancy Free

THE PHOTOGRAPHS in the previous chapters showed actual guns, conceived in all seriousness. The drawings reproduced in this chapter are of unreal guns and fictitious advertisements, conceived in fun. Colt's Manufacturing Company never made, and never will make, any such pistols or revolvers. Stephen Ickes, with considerable humor and imagination, drew these fantastic guns in fine detail for his own amusement and the mystification of Robert Abels. He sent the unsigned originals to Mr. Abels one...

Attorney

Curiosa Pocket Pistol

LOUIS, MISSOURI U.S. Patent 1,073,312-PISTOL-September 16, 1913 310. The object of my invention is to provide a pistol that can be carried in the vest pocket like a watch, is as readily accessible, and appears like a watch, whereby it may be presented and fired at a highwayman while apparently merely obeying his command to 'hand over your watch and be quick about it' ADALBERT SZALARDI, OF NEW YORK, N. Y. U.S. Patent 1,550,849-CAMERA GUN-Aug. 25, 1925 311. It very often...

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Brevete Reform Pistol

BANNER, OF MOUNT AIRY, NORTH CAROLINA U.S. Patent 1,007,174-STAGE FIREARM-Oct. 31, 1911 309. A pistol which . . . may be used for stage purposes without the possibility of harming any of the actors or stage hands and at the same time which will permit the weapon to be aimed directly and deliberately at the actor . . . thus enabling a more realistic exhibition . . . and . . . thus avoiding the farcical exhibitions now commonly seen on the stage . . . -- Harmless deception that seems a good...

Firearms Curiosa

Curiosa Firearmes

An Improved Igniting Device for Cycle Lamps. British patent-A. D. 1897. Dec. 24, No. 30,525 313. The benzine match container D in which is situated a priming or tinder match L saturated with readily ignitable liquid, has a bottom H which can be made to fold down on a hinge S and which is itself fixed by means of a fastening F to the benzine match container . . . In order to light the lamp, a percussion cap is placed in the firearm . . . When it is desired to employ the firearm A directly as...

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European Sporting Cartridges

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American Novelty Co

John Day Cane Gun

Reproduction of advertisement Courtesy Paul J. Westergard. 135. Knife pistol Frank R. Horner collection. 136. Knife pistol Frank R. Horner collection. 137. Knife pistol Harold G. Young collection. 138. Knife pistol Eddie Reider collection. 139. Knife pistol Anthony A. Fidd collection. 140. Knife pistol Eddie Reider collection. 141. Horseman's knife pistol Anthony A. Fidd collection. 142. Sailor's knife pistol Eddie Reider collection. 142. Sailor's knife pistol Eddie Reider collection. 143....

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40mm Grenade Launchers

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Twocylinder Revolvers

Revolver Illustration Images

LET'S HAVE IT CLEAR that the term two-cylinder revolver as used here refers to a revolver having two cylinders which are both installed on the same center pin whenever the revolver is fired. The term does not apply to a revolver with a center pin that will hold either of two cylinders, but which will not hold both cylinders at the same time. In the early days of metallic cartridges several gun makers produced successful revolvers that would detonate either the new cartridge primers or the old...

S. Coon Black Powder Percussion Burglar Alarm

Percussion Cap Powered Pistols

Alarm gun-10 4 overall Hampton P. Howell, Jr. collection. 92. Door lock alarm-10 x 9 Photograph courtesy Herb Glass. Before the percussion cap was invented few guns were made simply to sound an alarm. The percussion cap brought with it many small and simply made burglar alarms. Nearly all were made to be fastened to a door jamb or window sill, to fire when door or window was opened. When the door or window moved it tripped a spring-backed hammer which exploded a cap. The invention of the...

Superposed Loads

Isaiah Jennings Flintlock

IT HAPPENED MANY TIMES In the days of cap lock muskets that a soldier in battle would not notice if his musket misfired. In case of an unnoticed misfire, he might ram a second charge on top of the first. The barrel then, by mistake, had superposed loads. The guns with which this chapter is concerned are not those muskets unintentionally charged with superposed loads. The guns here considered are those repeaters with barrels purposely charged with superposed loads. Of all the ideas for producing...

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Tribuzio Palm Pistol Diagram

Chicago Protector direction sheet. Directions for using the Protector Revolver. 1. TO LOAD. Hold the revolver flat with the trigger pointing to the left. Turn the cap with the thumbs or the palm of the hand a quarter turn to the left. Then holding the forefinger on the safety catch turn the pistol over till the cylinder drops out. Load from the center of the cylinder and replace it with the notches down. Replace cap and turn to the right. 2. TO FIRE. Press the forefinger on the safety catch...

Fisher Firesure

Birmingham Double Barreled Pistol

Funderburg collection. It is hardly believable but it is true that the two hammers on this extraordinary double barrel pistol are made to drop alternately. When both hammers are cocked, the first trigger pull will let down only the right hammer, but a second pull will let down the left hammer. The cased pepperbox, figure 40, does not have the extremely small dimensions of the Sibbald pieces, but it is still very small, and it goes to the top of the class as a...

Quick Draw Sleeve

Pinfire Shotshell Box

Pistol pens and pistol pencils have been made in considerable numbers. Figure 169 illustrates a group of five. Each has a clip designed to hold the pistol upright in a pocket. Each is about 5 long and fires a cartridge which to be loaded requires unscrewing the barrel. The barrels range from 5 8 to 31 2 in length. Most guns of this type shoot .22's, but some have barrels that will chamber much heavier cartridges. These latter guns are in general intended only for gas cartridges. All are...

Other Disguised Guns

INVENTORS have overlooked few objects that could be used to conceal a firearm. Further, these inventors have realized that the more innocent and unexpected the cover for the gun the better the chance for surprise attack. The combining, and often concealing, of a gun or pistol with an edged weapon was not unnatural-but a man is wary of a sword and heedful of a displayed jacknife. Even a stout cane may give pause, for down through the ages clubs have dispatched more humans and animals than any...

Unusual Firearms

Poaching Guns And Traps

W. R. Funderburg collection. 108. Doorstop alarm Governor Gordon Persons collection. 110. Bell alarm Eddie Reider collection. 110. Bell alarm Eddie Reider collection. 111. Gendarme alarm-7 overall Eddie Reider collection. An unusual Belgian alarm gun marked LE GENDARME is in figure 111. This has in.back of the hammer a turntable with four arms. Three of the arms have cords tied to them. These cords are run out in different directions and secured. The fourth...

Foreword

Many people helped me with this book. To the several collectors who helped me very greatly and whose names appear many times as owners of guns illustrated let me say that none finished better than second, in my estimate of who gave me the most help. First place goes to my wife, Florence Winant, who helped with the photography, with the searching, with constructive suggestions for phrasing of descriptions, and who did nearly all the typing. All of the collectors, dealers, and others who are here...

Twobarrel Revolvers

Centerfire Lemat Pistol

WE ARE ACCUSTOMED to thinking of a revolver as a weapon with one cylinder containing a number of chambers, usually five or six, firing one shot from each chamber through a single barrel. Most are like that, but revolvers have been made, some in considerable quantity, equipped with two barrels, or with two cylinders, or designed to fire two shots from a single chamber. Such revolvers may be classed as curiosa. In this chapter we shall consider those revolvers which deviate from usual form in...

Knife Pistols And Cane Guns

Novelty Flint Striker

KNIFE PISTOLS and cane guns belong to our fathers' and grandfathers' days. Some, made before the little .22 rim-fire cartridge was invented, used percussion cap ignition, but it was only following the widespread production of the .22 short that these disguised weapons of surprise enjoyed a mild popularity. It seems fitting to bracket the knife pistols and cane guns in one chapter, apart from other disguised and hidden guns, and from other combination weapons. The grandfather who walked abroad...

Alarm And Trap Guns

Sundial Cannon Alarm Clock

AN ALARM GUN, when it explodes its powder charge, announces to any one in hearing that it has been disturbed. Usually it does nothing more than sound an alert, though it may start a bell ringing, or even provide a little light by scratching a match. A trap gun that fires a powder charge announces not only it has been disturbed, but that it has fired a shot at its disturber. The disturber may be an animal, or it may be a human intruder. Some of the trap guns, such as the North amp Couch and the...

Directions For Setting The Alarm

Alarm Guns Antique

Screw the socket A to a small piece of board or to a post. Then load one or both barrels with blank charge, and place the Alarm where you wish It to stand. Then take a fine thread or wire, pass it through hole B , and fasten the end in hole C . Then carry the other end to any distance you wish it to cover. Stretch comparatively taut, and secure to some stationary object. Then take the barrels out of socket A , and place the hammerrod D against something, and push the hammer back till the...

Combination Weapons

Function Flashpan

OF ALL PECULIAR FIREARMS the most unbelievable have resulted from man's fondness for combining a gun with something else. Firearms combined with edged weapons, such as knives, seem reasonable. Pistols combined with table forks seem ill-devised, but they exist. In fact, there is one instance-I believe one onlywhere a small flintlock pistol was built into a spoon as well as into the companion pieces, the knife and fork. Illustration 267 Guns have been built into purses, canes, police truncheons,...

Squeezers And Knuckledusters

Chicago Firearms Protector

A SQUEEZER PISTOL IS not held in normal fashion to be fired by the squeeze of a finger on a conventional trigger. It is held in the palm and fired by tightening the fist. It is often called a palm pistol. The best known of the squeezers is the Protector Revolver. Illustration 68 is a reproduction of an advertisement that appeared in the Hartley amp Graham 1892 catalogue. If the reader of today doubts the statement in the advertisement that the Protector could have been carried in the vest...

Brevete Reform Pistol 25 Caliber

Black Powder Cartridges Homemade

Four-shot pistol Anthony A. Fidd collection. 280. Four-shot pistol Anthony A. Fidd collection. The sliding barrel pistols that have gained most favor with collectors are the Jarre pistols commonly called simply harmonicas. The pistols are of two types. The earlier type, United States patent 35,685, has a single barrel and a horizontally-sliding row of chambers the later type, United States patent 137,927, has a horizontally-sliding row of barrels. The first...

Miscellaneous

French Folding Trigger Pistol

HERE WE FIND outstanding examples of the wise and the foolish, and also, on unsure footing, a few firearms that some collectors will deny recognition as curiosa. Because A Hair perhaps divides the False and True it is impossible that any two collectors will always agree in separating the unconventional from the established order. We may say a gun to be classed as curiosa must have some bizarre feature that tends to astonish the student-but just what is a bizarre feature We may say an oddity...

Miniature Firearms

Fire Arms Case Carving

THE DIMINUTIVE has almost universal appeal. In all times expert craftsmen have delighted in making tiny pieces of furniture, incredibly small silver sets, minute musical instruments and working models of machines. Artists with imagination and taste have conceived and executed miniature masterpieces of paintings, books, sculpture. Before the machine age, the most skilled artisans were employed in making and embellishing armor and weapons. The miniature firearms that have been produced by...

Turret And Chain Guns

French Turret Revolver

NEARLY ALL THE FIREARMS illustrated in this chapter were made well before the American Civil War, but probably none was called a turret gun before the arrival of the Monitor in Hampton Roads in 1862. The revolving superstructure on Ericsson's famous cheesebox on a raft is supposed to have given the name turret guns to these odd revolvers. The inventors denominated their creations, many-chambered-cylinder fire-arms, many-chambered non-recoil fire arms, revolving-breech fire-arms, but never used...

Superposed Load

Superposed Load

Beerstecher pistol-6 4 overall Calvin Hetrick collection. On September 25, 1855, Frederick Beerstecher, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, obtained United States patent 13,592, covering the peculiar lock on the pistol shown in figure 206. This pistol, of the shape made famous by Henry Deringer, is marked on the lockplate F. BEERSTECHER'S PATENT 1855 and on the barrel LEWISBURG, PA and PATENT 1855. Mr. Beerstecher's invention eliminated the false hammer of the pistol patented seven months...