World’s Strangest

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Bizarre Prototype Chain Handgun

I’m having trouble finding any information about this fascinating handgun other than that an original Russian caption translated as “7.62mm Pistol prototype. Power tape. Capacity of the tape 36 shots.” It looks similar to the Josselyn revolver, an 1866 American design that fed up to 20 rounds kept in individual chambers linked by a chain. Link

Gun Mug

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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

Gun Book Binding

Etsy seller Tammy Forsthye makes books with unusual bindings, such as this rifle book held by a model with sloppy trigger (but good muzzle) discipline. She also made one shaped like a revolver and a fitted holster for it. Link -via Technabob

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

Steampunk Nerf Gun

Professor CaT Pardus took a Nerf Maverick revolver and made it all steampunk-y. Despite the heavy modifications, the “Dreameater” remains fully functional for all your Nerf defensive needs. I really like the little details that Pardus included, particularly the dials on the side and the curled work in the trigger. You can view several more [...]

Homemade Revolving Shotgun

Home Gunsmith forum user rhmc24 took parts from a 12 gauge shotgun and a 1857 Remington revolver and created a shotgun with a revolving cycle: Using chambers cut off 12 ga. scrap barrels and a new $10 bbl for an Italian auto shotgun, the only other gun part is a scrapped hammer from a 1857 Remington [...]

20-Shot Revolver

This is a unique single-action revolver patented by Henry S. Josselyn in 1866. Information on this gun is scarce, but it would appear to fire twenty rounds without reloading simply by cycling a new round on the flexible chain after each discharge. At least one example of this firearm is retained by the Smithsonian Institution. Link [...]