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The World's Tiniest Guns

We've seen (and certainly enjoyed) the super cute mini-cannon. For your further enjoyment, here's a selection of more teeny, tiny fully functional weapons.

These miniature guns may look adorable, but don't be naive... some pack a wicked punch.

The SwissMiniGun

Just how much damage can a miniature gun do? At slightly over two inches long, the SwissMiniGun is actually capable of killing someone.

The World's Tiniest GunsVia Daily Mail:

"Jonathan Spencer, consultant forensic scientist and firearms expert, said that although the gun, which fires bullets at a speed of 399 feet a second, was tiny, it could still prove fatal and in the eyes of the law was as dangerous as a machine gun.

He said: 'The general threshold for perforating the skin is about 330 feet a second.

Apart from bone, skin offers the greatest resistance to penetration. If it can pass through the skin it is potentially lethal, even if the bullets are small.

If you shoved something 3mm across into someone's chest you could kill them. It's the same with these bullets, they could penetrate the heart.'

The gun shoots 2.34 mm calibre rim fire ammunition especially developed for it as the smallest rim fire ammunition in the world."

(However, blog Riflegear contests that in the case of the SwissMiniGun, the use of "deadly" is quite exaggerated. Check it out.)

The World's Tiniest Guns

The World's Tiniest Guns

The World's Tiniest Guns

The Austria 2mm Pinfire

The Austria 2mm pinfire is supposedly the world's smallest pistol, at 38mm in length.

Via YouTube user pinfirecollector:

"Originally made by Austrian watchmakers as decorative pocket watch chain fobs or as cufflinks, these miniature pinfire pistols are now prized collector's items. These are some from my own collection dating from 1904 to the 1970's. All of them fire 2mm blank pinfire cartridges. The revolvers are the world's smallest working double action blank firing pistols. They measure just 38mm in length and are smaller than the famous Swiss Mini Gun which measures 55mm."

The Mini Machine Gun

Not much information is available about this junior-sized machine gun, but it sure looks like it could do some damage. According to YouTube comments, it may be a mini browning.

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