Nazi belt buckle pistol
|This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (December 2015)|
|Belt buckle pistol|
|Place of origin||Germany|
The belt buckle pistol was an experimental German World War II firearm consisting of four 7.65 mm or .22 long rifle barrels and lockwork concealed within a SS belt buckle. The barrels were 2" long and Smoothbore. A lever was pressed which allowed the spring-loaded buckle to pivot downwards, exposing the barrel.
Noted firearms authority S.P. Fjestad claims that they were designed by Louis Marquis while he was in a prisoner of war camp during World War I and that fewer than ten of these guns have been discovered.
- Fjestad 2012
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