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So this just came up for auction

This 19th Century ring packs a six-shot punch (1)

Its a French-made Le Petit Protector and it was the first documented example of a functional ring gun. The frame of this manually operated pepperbox revolver is a ring made from German silver. Placed atop the ring, where a stone would be on a normal piece of jewelry, is a fire-blued steel recoil plate that serves as the base for a cylinder full of actual, live rounds that could be fired while wearing the piece on the hand.

This 19th Century ring packs a six-shot punch (4)

They were sold with a five, six, or 7-round cylinder in either 2mm or 4mm pinfire. In terms of size, the 4mm guns had a cylinder about as wide as a nickel while the 2mm had one closer in size to a dime. The “pinky pistol” up for grabs is one of the six-shot 4mm varieties.

This 19th Century ring packs a six-shot punch (8)

I covered these bad boys back in 2013 for Guns.com and did an updated article on the new auction yesterday. However, when looking around the interwebs to see what else if anything was out there on these neat gatts, I saw that the UKs Daily Mail and CNN both linked back into the 2013 article I did on these. Awwww….

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Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as Guns.com, University of Guns, Outdoor Hub, Tac-44, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the U.S. federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

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