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World’s Smallest Pistol – 2.7mm Kolibri

Cool Forgotten Weapons Merch!

Today’s item at the September Rock Island auction is an example of the smallest centerfire pistol ever made – a 2.7mm Kolibri semiauto. About a thousand of these were made between 1910 and 1914, firing a 3-grain projectile at about 650 fps (for a total of 3 ftlb of muzzle energy). It may be insanely impractical, but it’s a great piece of mechanical art – and it comes with 7 rounds of ammo! This pistol failed to sell at auction; it did not meet the (unpublished) reserve price.

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