Guns that are also other weapons

On the Propadeucist, "objects that are guns - and are also other weapons," including a gun that is also several other guns.

objects that are guns - 2 - and are also other weapons (via Richard Kadrey)



      1.  Moe also made a “security system” contraption once, that aimed a shotgun at the door to the bar from the inside, and was triggered by the door opening.  I believe that this particular instance would be illegal, due to it being an unattended self-triggering weapon (autonomous weapons including terminators and landmines are illegal for private citizens to deploy in the states.  That’s why nobody seems to be building autonomous sentry guns for private property owners.)

          1. My Dad told me when I was a kid that “pandoras” and “fence guns” enjoyed a lively market until the US Federal Gov’t. banned them, not just because of revenuers’ getting blown up, but also in response to pressure from bankers, who were trying to foreclose on ranchers during the Texas range wars.

    1. Also, from American Dad, when Stan is showing the family the various weapons placed around the house,

      Pengun! mightier than the sword!  Swordgun! Mightier than the Pengun!

  1. A good example is the Apache Revolver, a pistol, brass knuckles, and knife all in one, apparently a choice weapon  for French criminal gangs in the early 20th century.

  2. As I learned in the movies, you can get extra use out of a gun by throwing it at your enemy after you run out of bullets.

      1.  Googling the word “bayonet” is an exercise left to the reader.  The combined blade and gun has slowly become less and less important as guns became quicker and quicker to load over the centuries.  Certainly most flintlock pistols were designed to be reversed and used as clubs because otherwise unloaded=unarmed.

      2.  I am fully aware of the bayonet and having a pistol/knife combo isn’t new. What is new is such a weapon has resurfaced after all these year.

  3. I was expecting a cavalcade of  axe-guns and fork-guns and what I get is just a measly trot of seven weapons!

  4. I’m not so sure about the butter knife gun. Seems like you’d have a good chance at killing yourself during breakfast.

  5. House on the Rock has an incredible assortment of theses types of weapons (though I’m sure many are reproductions).  But a warning, you will be functionally insane by the time you reach that part of the attraction.  Previous visitors know what I mean.

    1.  I completely agree about the HOTR; going through it is like touring the dream of an obsessive-compulsive. But something else that’s worth noting about the HOTR collection and gun/knife-or-other-weapon combos in general is that probably quite a few of them are fakes, as are other things in the HOTR; the early automobile on display is from a company that never existed, the “automated orchestras” don’t really play Bolero and never could, and when Alex Jordan, Jr., the architect and creator of HOTR, was asked about these things, he gleefully admitted that quite a few of them were made to his order as faux antiques.

      Similarly, I doubt that a lot of these gun/sword or gun-knife combos ever saw much action, as sticking a gun onto a straight-hilted sword seems to be impractical, both in terms of aiming the gun accurately and also in terms of putting extra non-functional weight onto a melee weapon. Bayonets are more practical both because the bayonet is usually removable and also because, with the older, longer rifles that used to be used, it makes for a better spear than it does on modern, shorter assault rifles. Besides, it’s meant only as a last-ditch weapon if your position is overrun, usually. (Close-quarter bayonet charges used to be a thing, but as early as the Civil War, bayonets accounted for less than one percent of casualties.) My guess is that most of these gun/blade combos got fired only once, if that. They’re the equivalent of the shoddy toys from the BUDK catalog.

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