World’s Strangest

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Custom Handgun Made for a Man Who Had Lost His Fingers

Gunsmith M. Fischer of Berlin made this bizarre .38 caliber revolver sometime before 1896. It featured an unusual trigger system that permitted an owner without fingers to hold and fire it. Link | Photo: Horst Held

Ammo Box Speaker

Dustin White made the ultimate office accessory: speakers built inside old .50 caliber ammunition boxes. You can find his instructions at the link and make your own. Link -via Everyday, No Days Off

Knuckle Duster Revolver

This unusual gun is a 7-shot .22 caliber brass and steel revolver. It’s tiny–the hole fits around a single finger. Gunmaker James Reid made fewer than 10,000 of them between 1865-1882, some of them in .32 and .41 calibers. Link | Photo: curio96

DeWalt Drill Handgun

This Glock 21 .45 caliber handgun has been modified to look like a DeWalt cordless drill. There’s even a place to mount a drill bit. The gun can’t drill a hole, but it can make one through other means. Link -via Say Uncle | Photo: Allen Arms

Bang! Bang! Banana Gun Will Shoot You Down

Now that’s a fancy banana, it looks just like a .45 caliber with a gorgeous carved handle. It would be too beautiful to eat if it weren’t for the fact that the artwork will just rot away in a few hours anyway. Link Via BuzzFeed

Cell Phone Case Designed to Withstand a .50 BMG Bullet

Marudai claims that its heavy steel cell phone case will protect your beloved from all but the largest of small arms rounds. What caliber is your phone case rated to? If you don’t know, then you need to experiment and find out. Link (Google Translate) -via The Firearms Blog

Double Barreled Handgun Is Both Awesome and Ridiculous

Take this double .45-caliber handgun to the range to attract great scorn and admiration simultaneously. To commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of John Moses Browning’s model 1911, Italian gunmaker Arsenal Firearms produced this functional movie prop. Watch a video of it at the link. Link | Photo: Arsenal Firearms

Combination Pack Rifle/Fishing Rod Weighs Less Than a Pound

A pack rifle is one that is carried by backpackers for self-defense and emergency hunting. They need to be sturdy, compact, and above all lightweight. This .22-caliber single shot design by a firm called Mountain View Machine & Welding weighs under a pound. It doubles as a fishing rod. See what the man’s left hand is [...]

Keep Alaska Weird

Which caliber for a flying eye laser beam-shooting grizzly bear? Bag limit of two per season. I haven’t been able to track down the artist responsible, but some people think that this is an illustration for a 90s era RPG called The World of Synnibarr. -via The Uniblog

Cremated Ashes Packed into Ammunition

If you’d like to go out with a bang, Holy Smoke LLC offers to pack your cremated ashes (or those of your loved ones) into ammunition cartridges. You tell them the caliber or gauge, ship the remains to them, and they’ll load the cartridges: Once the caliber, gauge and other ammunition parameters have been selected, we [...]