Tuesday, December 15, 2009

cane guns

The following item should have gone along with the previous post on the swordstick.  The cane gun was also another weapon included in the horrible 2002 movie "Sherlock," a rare weapon of the 19th century.  According to this page from the Remington Society's website, Remington produced a line of cane guns that were meant to be a last-ditch effort at defending oneself from a "predator," but their inaccuracy did not make them ideal weapons for any other use.  Only a few thousand were ever made, making this weapon a desired rarity among antique firearm collectors.

The following photos are taken from Antique Associates at West Townsend, Inc. of a Babcock cane gun:



The trigger and handle:


And the barrel:


So you're just walking down the street, see that  old chap who slept with your sweetheart, lift up your cane and BANG!  The unsuspecting blighter is now dead, and you can keep on walking like you had nothing to do with it.

No wonder cane guns are classified as concealed weapons and forbidden- California state law has specifically made it a felony to own a cane gun.

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