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Unusual folding revolver, any info??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gbelleh, Apr 21, 2003.

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  1. gbelleh

    gbelleh Member

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    Does anyone know anything about this little folding revolver? It appears on a web site advertising the Stinger pen gun. It seems to be from an ad from years ago.

    Are/were these available to the public? Any info about them? Looks like a very interesting gun.
     
  2. sonny

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    Never seen it before but it looks fun!...I love gadgets!
     
  3. WebHobbit

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    C-A-L-A-B-E-R :rolleyes:

    :D :D

    I'm guessing english was NOT the ad-writer's first language.
     
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    Neat can I get one in 45 colt.
     
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    Definitely cute, but I'm holding out for a.) a semi-automatic fake cell phone in .357 magnum, or b.) a web-enabled tooth brush, whichever comes first.
     
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    Looks like it is a .380. I have never seen one, but I am interested.
     
  7. roscoe

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    North American Arms makes a very similar folding handle for their mini revolvers. It even has a little belt-clip, so it looks like a knife in your pocket. I had thought of getting one, but it turns out you need two hands to open the handle, and that is a definite no-go. Now, if it were spring-loaded, that would be pretty cool.
     
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    .380?




    NOT interested....
     
  9. Mike Irwin

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    Ya know...

    If I have to pull a gun, that means I need it RIGHT NOW.

    Because I need it RIGHT NOW, I sure don't want to have to spend time unfolding the grip so that I can shoot it.

    Thanks, I'll take a pass on this "advantage."
     
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    I also don't want to have to explain to the guy, "Hey! This is a gun!"

    Scott
     
  11. gbelleh

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    No one seems to have seen one.

    Were they even produced?

    Probably not the quickest gun to draw, or the best calaber, oops, I mean caliber, but I would like to have one. What a neat little collector piece! If they even exist.
     
  12. Jim K

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    There is stuff made and sold in other countries that cannot be imported because it won't meet the criteria in the '68 law. But I think I would bet that that gun didn't get beyond the neat drawing stage.

    It does sort of defeat the meaning of "fast draw" doesn't it? "Please excuse me for a moment while I unfold my gun" would be great in a gunfight.

    Jim
     
  13. Hawaiian

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    I like gadgets. Maybe send it to Rob Dalton and have him put a strong spring in it and a release button. No, not a first line of carry, but it would be a fun toy.
     
  14. gbelleh

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    Even though it wouldn't be quick to draw, at least you'd comply with rule #1: Have a gun!
     
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    I'd buy that thing in a minute. I bet you could snap it open with a quick wrist motion. And no holster required, the trigger is covered by the handle.
     
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    I think you'd find the " .380 " designation is Brit-Speak for .38 S&W ( not .380 or .38 Spl. )

    I read about this...uh :D INTERESTING , yes ! That's it : Interesting !:D piece some time ago, and if my remembery is better than my forgettery, it was made in Italy, and was of surprisingly marginal quality.:scrutiny:
     
  17. Mike Irwin

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    Meangeans,

    Take another look at that caliber designation...

    It's .380A.

    That's another way of saying .380 Automatic.
     
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    That looks like a futuristic, Buck Rogers-type of pistol. I kinda like it.


    Michael in Sandy, OR
     
  19. Johnny Guest

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    I don't think the FOLDING aspect - - -

    - - -is as great a drawback as Mike and Jim anticipate. (Always assuming this is a REAL product and not just something noodled up by a fairly talented sketch artist/firearms enthusiast . . .)

    How many of us have a lockblade folding knife and have NOT considered the defensive use of such? I'll wager the number aproaches ZERO! And the majority have worked on SOME variation of the one-hand opening of the knife. While a fixed blade knife is stronger, etc, there is much to be said for the folding knife, and no one bewails the glacial slowness of deployment . . . . :D

    I'm not at all sure about the weight/bulk factors of a five-shot .380 revolver, even with a folding handle. NAA is selling at least SOME of their little folding handle revos. (No, I haven't bought one of THOSE, either.)

    Best,
    Johnny
     
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    The real question Johnny, is whether the folding grip is really an asset at all?
     
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    Mike - - -

    Well, there's that point. :D

    Another, "ideal answer to a question nobody ever asked."

    My personal needs for a minimalist sidearm are pretty well met by a Model 37 Smith, or, in extremis, a KT P32.

    Best,
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  22. gbelleh

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    It seems to me that the folding grip would be good for pocket carry. Even if it printed it wouldn't look like a gun.

    I like the idea, but mostly for a collector piece. There are so many really good CCW type guns out there today without folding grips.
     
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    :confused: I havn't seen any revolvers that shoot fro the bottom before. Are there any more?
     
  24. Justin

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    Meow-
    The semiautomatic revolver made by Mateba shoots from the bottom chamber.
    As does a pistol designed by the Soviets some years ago.
     
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    are those CF grips????
     
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