The Ring Pistol Spy Gun
The Smallest Killing Device Of The 1800s, Images of a Ring Pistol with 5 Shot Revolver
This intricate – perhaps impractical – five shot revolver apparently does work.
Antique Ring Pistol
Produced in the 1800, the (probably French made) ring pistol is a perfect example of what was known as “la petite protectors”. The ring pistol once was one of the smallest killing devices ever developed.There doesn’t seem to be much info around regarding the practicality of the finger mounted firearm however, after a long search it appears some believe that:
“If it were fired, the smoke, flames, and noise would be considerable. The muzzle velocity would probably be so low that the powder burn would be worse than the bullet”
Ring Pistol Engravings
So may be it doesn’t classify as the most efficient killing device but considering when it was made and the craftsmanship it took to make, it certainly is an exceptional one off antique firearm. Hat’s off to the unknown creator.
Ring Pistol Initials
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