Third Reich Belt Buckle Gun

    A buddy of mine sent me the following video (done by Forgotten Weapons) a couple of days ago of a WWII-era last ditch pistol supposedly built for the Schutzstaffel. “Supposedly” I say because there aren’t really any good records confirming it’s commissioning (and as you would imagine a number of clones popped up afterwards). In any case, the video does a great job of showing the mechanics of the four shot .22 rimfire.

    This particular item went up for auction in September this year and was projected to go for $6,500 to $11,000.

    What do you readers think? Authentic or not? What do you think of the mechanism and design?

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT or at