Worlds smallest gun?


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skers69
August 16, 2006, 01:43 PM
http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/worlds-smallest-functional-revolver

Worlds smallest gun? Kind of neat.

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Legionnaire
August 16, 2006, 01:51 PM
Here's the manufacturer's website: http://www.swissminigun.com/home.html

... and the pimped "gold and diamond studded" version: http://www.swissminigun.com/img/gal_or_diam_2.jpg

AJAX22
August 16, 2006, 02:06 PM
It'd be fun for a toy, but legally its a real gun. has to dros, pass ca saftey testing etc.

I wonder how much it is?

bigdaddyb
August 16, 2006, 02:12 PM
I can't wait to hear the liberal spin on why this one should be banned.

AJ Dual
August 16, 2006, 02:27 PM
The whole thing is obviously CGI. :rolleyes: (Pretty good on the metal, but the grips are a pretty bad texture mapping...)

Probably some design student's "final", and part of the "concept" was to put nothing in the website to say it's an imaginary product.

This has been around the block several times.

xdoctor
August 16, 2006, 02:35 PM
The whole thing is obviously CGI.

I disagree.

I've heard prices around $5,000 each with ammo in the $8-$12/round area.

Third_Rail
August 16, 2006, 02:39 PM
AJ, I'm fairly sure it's real. What's confusing you is that many of the gallery pictures are CGI, especially the "exploded" view.

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

AJ Dual
August 16, 2006, 02:43 PM
If it truly is a high-end functioning jewelry/novelty piece, kudos to them. There is some sort of European traditions of some truly tiny pistols that are desireable collectors items.

However, the pictures of the revolver on the site are ALL CGI, even the one where it's in a person's hand, and in the keychain holser, (pretty obvious they were 'shopped in) so color me suspicious. If the metal is too subtle for you, look at the grips in every photo. You can tell the woodgrain is CGI in every pic.

If I see pictures or video of real production samples, I will be satisfied.

LanEvo`
August 16, 2006, 03:11 PM
I wonder how much it is?I seem to remember they run around 4000 Euros. And the 0.09 caliber rimfire ammo runs around 8-10 Euro per cartridge. Quite expensive for a novelty item! One of my buddies who lives in Switzerland has tried to contact the company to order one. I'll let you guys know how that goes.


The whole thing is obviously CGI. :rolleyes:Here are the pics from the site:

http://www.swissminigun.com/img/rev_main.jpg http://www.swissminigun.com/img/gal_5.jpg

I agree that something is fishy. For example, here's their address:

SwissMiniGun
chemin Fantaisie 2
2301 La Chaux-de-Fonds
Switzerland
Phone +41 32 913 39 60
Fax +41 32 913 39 59

Chemin Fantaisie huh? I wonder if there really is a "Fantasy Street" in Ville de la Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland!

bouis
August 16, 2006, 03:14 PM
The scaling in the pictures is questionable, since the thing is supposed to be more than two inches long.

Legionnaire
August 16, 2006, 03:49 PM
Chemin Fantaisie huh? I wonder if there really is a "Fantasy Street" in Ville de la Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland!

Yup.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&addtohistory=&address=Chemin%20Fantaisie%202&city=La%20Chaux%2dde%2dfonds&state=NEUCH%c2TEL&zipcode=2306&country=CH&geodiff=1

Soybomb
August 17, 2006, 01:01 AM
AJ Dual's absolutely right, none of those images are real. I have no doubts that guns that small can or have been made. The company listed may even be really planning on making them. Those however are not photos of anything.

It is as real as this young lady
http://www.net-monster.com/finalfantasy_1.jpg

BJPZOO
August 17, 2006, 01:35 AM
Can I get a scope for that????:what: :neener:

DoubleTapDrew
August 17, 2006, 02:13 AM
Wasn't there a thread about this last week with a news story? If it's not real someone went through the trouble to build a fairly spendy looking website for it. IIRC from the last thread the ballistics were comparable to a BB gun. If someone shot me with that I'd be ticked! After making sure it didn't break the skin I'd have to throw them a whoopin!

Boom-stick
August 18, 2006, 07:44 AM
Those pictures don't look that real to me but I've seen revolver cap guns that small and I've got a 2mm single shot pin-fire pistol myself so although it doesn't look real it is very plausable.

This may help,

http://home.comcast.net/~boburso/piccolo/4s_bobguns.html

Double Naught Spy
August 18, 2006, 08:37 AM
World's smallest gun? I don't think so. It may be the world's smallest centerfire functional revolver, but not the world's smallest gun.

Is the Swiss Minigun real? I don't know. Given what the Swiss do with watches, it could easily be real even if y'all don't believe the photographs are real. After all, take a look at...

http://pinfire.homestead.com/ROTW.html Check out the revolvers on this page and you can marvel at what was being produced by hand more than 100 years ago and then realize by comparison that things like the Swiss Minigun are technologically not relegated to fantasy.

Also see...
http://pinfire.homestead.com/Japan.html
http://home.comcast.net/~boburso/piccolo/
http://www.miniaturearms.com/Publications2.html
http://www.miniaturearms.com/MAJ_pinf.pdf

Ryder
August 18, 2006, 08:37 AM
Definately as this one beat.

http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=43630&stc=1&d=1155900996

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