Poacher’s axe gun

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This ordinary looking axe wouldn’t look out of place carried in any rural setting. Sliding down the metal collar below the head however reveals a .22 caliber break barrel single shot mechanism cleverly concealed inside the bored out wooden handle.

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The story behind this weapon was that a spate of poaching incidents in a Slovakian national park finally led to a forestry worker being searched, his axe being otherwise fairly inconspicuous until very closely examined by a skilled investigator.




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