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Type Pistol
Place of origin  Soviet Union
Production history
Designer Igor Stechkin
Designed 1955
Manufacturer Tula Arsenal
Variants TKB-506, TKB-506A
Weight 0.44 Kg (0.47 with ammo)
Length 11 cm
Barrel length 2.5 cm

Caliber 7.62 mm SP-2
Barrels 3
Action single-shot
Muzzle velocity 170 m/s
Sights None

The TKB-506 (Russian: ТКБ-506) was a small handgun designed to look like a cigar tin or lighter, developed by Igor Stechkin, allegedly on the orders of the KGB.[1]

The dimensions of TKB-506 are 11 x 9.2 x 2 cm. Weighing 0.44 kg empty, it could fire three 7.62 mm rounds, each held in a separate barrel only 2.5 cm long and each having a separate striker. Device number 10 can now be seen at the Tula arms museum.[2][3]

TKB-506A had an identical armament, and similar weight of around 0.47 kg with ammo, but was even smaller (7.4 cm height) by doing away with the cut-through hole used for the trigger in TKB-506.[4]

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  1. ^ (in Russian)
  2. ^ Оружие И.Я. Стечкина, Официальный сайт Тульского государственного музея оружия, retrieved 2013-4-7
  3. ^
  4. ^ Игорь Яковлевич Стечкин и его легендарное оружие,, 16.11.2012, retrieved 2013-5-7

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