The Largest and the Smallest Revolvers in the World

Remington and Colt as you could not have imagined

By on 4 Oct 2007, 18:06 GMT
Clint Eastwood would have faced a big problem if he had had to handle this revolver. Not to mention the size of the belt he would have had to wear. Still some could say they wear a big gun...

This an amazing firearm, Pfeifer Zeliska, a copy of a Remington model 1859 revolver manufactured by Polish Ryszard Tobys of Czempin and registered by 2005 in Guinness World Records as the world's largest revolver. The 28 mm (1.1 in) caliber gun has a 99.2-pound (44 kg) weight, a 40 cm (15.7 in) height and it is 4-foot-(1.26 m) long. The gun shoots six 1/4-pound (136 g or 4.7 oz) bullets.

The gun was first tested on July 15, 2002, when it also took part in a shooting competition between NATO Reserve Forces from Great Britain, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland. After three days of shooting with the fantastic firearm, the prize was won by the representatives from the Czech Republic.

If Pfeifer Zeliska is too much, the SwissMiniGun may not impress at all at first sight. Still, it is fully functional, deadly and is considered the world's smallest revolver.

It has a total length of 5.5 cm (2.2 in) and a caliber of 2.34 millimetres (0.09 in). This model is a scaled-down imitation of the legendary Colt Python with all the same traits encountered on the real size gun.

The manufacturer has developed the smallest rim fire ammunition in the World for the miniature double action revolver. Making this exceptional minute gun was possible only by employing the latest technologies of watchmaking for which the Swiss Watch and Jewelery Industry is famous. Bullets are propelled at 426.5 f/sec.

The minigun cannot be imported in US because it does not meet the minimum size prerequisites to be classified as a sporting device.

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