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Revolver’s Detachable Buttstock Doubles as a Canteen

This unusual pistol is a Colt 1851 Navy Revolver. That model was made in massive quantities for two decades and used long afterward. What makes this particular variant unusual is that it comes with a detachable hollow pewter buttstock. There’s a plug on the top that you can open to fill it with water. Link -via [...]

World’s Largest Cannoli

Appropriately, the Boston Foodie refers to this enormous concoction as “the Big Dig of pastry engineering.” This cannoli, the world’s largest, was made last year at the New England Dessert Showcase.  Link -via Pocket Pistols, Historic Firearms, & Curiosities

Combination Flashlight/Handgun, c.1922

Many modern handguns come with rails for mounting accessories, including lights. This object, patented by S.P. Cottrell & Son, is an early attempt to provide both illumination and protection. It’s a .22-caliber 7-shot revolver built onto a heavy flashlight. The trigger is folded along the bottom. Link -via Pocket Pistols, Historic Firearms & Curiosities | Photo: Gregg [...]