No, Key Guns Do Not Shoot Keys

No, Key Guns Do Not Shoot Keys

It’s tough to keep a gun drawn on a prisoner when the cell door lock requires two hands to open – that’s where the Key Gun comes in. It’s literally both a key AND a gun. Our friends at Oobject have six classic examples.

16th century key gun

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1850 jailers key gun

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1850s key pistol

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.22 calibre key pistol, 1822

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19th century European lock key Caplock pistol. 9mm calibre.

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