Cute but deadly… (maybe?)
The Guinness World Record for the world’s smallest functioning revolver goes to the Swiss Mini Gun which is only 5.5cm long, 3.5cm tall and 1cm wide. With dimensions that small and cute, it only weighs about 19.8 grams. But don’t let its small size fool you; the tiny firearm has all the same features as a regular-sized double-action revolver.
The C1ST stainless steel model of the Swiss Mini Gun comes with a stylish leather holder; 24 live and 24 blank cartridges and a cleaning set. The holster features a keyring that can be clipped to a belt loop like an accessory. The price of the Swiss Mini is listed as 6300 Swiss francs ($6820) on the official website if you’re interested in buying one. Who knows, maybe it’ll come in handy in killing some cockroaches with style?
The world’s smallest working revolver also comes in a special 18K gold version which is delivered in a luxurious green-tinted maple wood box that also includes an 18K gold key holder, a green rocket-launcher tube, 48 cartridges and 36 luminous rockets.
The tiny firearm is so easy to conceal that countries like United States and United Kingdom have banned its importation while many speculate that this tiny revolver could be used to kill or at least harm people if shot directly. Although, according to the manufacturer, that’s highly unlikely but don’t get too bright ideas. “We would like to take this opportunity to inform journalists who are interested in writing articles about our product that the power of most airguns or BB guns, which are in many countries freely on sale, can exceed over 10 times the power of our ammunition,” the Swiss Mini Gun website reads. “The power of the Swiss Mini Gun Cal. 2.34m/m ammunition is just less than 1 joule.”
Theoretically speaking, the world’s smallest revolver could be used to kill someone if “the shot is absolutely perfect” and you hit “the thinnest part of the skull at point range and under perfect conditions”, according to Steven Howard, a ballistic expert. That would make for a killer Agatha Christie novel too, no doubt.