Kiss of death (firearm)

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The kiss of death or lipstick pistol was a pistol used by the KGB during the Cold War. It was a single shot 4.5 mm pistol hidden inside a lipstick holder.[1][2]

An example found in West Berlin at an American checkpoint is now held by the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., USA.[3] One is also seen in the opening chapter of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

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  1. ^ [1] from Gizmag retrieved August 22, 2009
  2. ^ World's first spy museum opens in America BBC News Online, 18 July 2002. Accessed 2009-08-24.
  3. ^ Lipstick pistol[dead link] from CNN retrieved May 23, 2008 Archived September 22, 2005 at the Wayback Machine