The Original Tactical Handgun

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  1. jbett98

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    Someone in the 1800's thought this one up.
    It fires upside down and holds a candle inside the lantern.
    Shoots a 7mm projectile and is up for sale on Proxibid.

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  2. AndyinEverson

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    DSC06041.jpg That is quite the pistol. Hard to see from the angle of the pic, but I'm not sure if I see a vent hole in the barrel.
    When I read the title of the thread I thought it be about the the black powder revolver vs. single shot pistol.
    Andy
     
  3. Mikej

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    First Tactical light, far out! How many lumens do you suppose you get out of that thick glass lens?
     
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    Probably just 1.
     
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    Haha. I love it.
    Classical tactical.
     
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    An open flame next to the powder in your pan?

    What could go wrong! :D
     
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    It was all good back then. NO OSHA or ATFE or all the other alphabet agencies designed to make our modern lives more pleasant.
     
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    That there hole looks a LOT bigger than 7mm to me. 7mm is just a tad more than a 1/4 inch...you'd barely get two fingers inside that trigger guard grip part.

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    I think it is a made up / prop gun .
    I don't see a vent hole and yeah that bore is way bigger than 7mm.
    Andy
     
  10. aksu747

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    Maybe he meant .70 caliber.
     
  11. Medic!

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    Must be .70 caliber.

    To convert from millimeter to inch. You need to x buy 4.
    So 7mm is about .28 caliber.

    That hole is way bigger! ;)
     
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    I have a different theory, It may have been used as a fuse lighter in a mining operation! I have seen others kind of like this! I have no idea if this is fact or not, but its sure a cool piece! I bet the Steam Punk crowd would wet there panties over that !
     
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    No vent hole! I enlarged the image to 400x and can clearly see there is no vent hole!
     
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    Another thought could be a Ships Hail signal!
     
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    The vent hole could be rusted shut but I think this is a pretty good "Prop" or replica and not a real firearm! I collect old naval small arms, edged weapons and tools and this would be fun to copy and make into a real firearm!
     
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    Steam Punk
     
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    I think Al nailed it;
    Al2 months ago


    It's cobbled junk and a fake, and not circa 1800. The lamp is a post 1881 Dietz
    "bullseye" police lamp, that originally had a oil burner instead of the
    candle. The light was made years after the flintlock and percussion era were over.
     

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