A very rare 2.7mm Kolibri Self-loading Pistol
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in its original case, 2 ¾” overall 1 ½” barrel, 2mm smooth bore barrel, blued action with German proofs, numbered 32. Chequered ebonite grips with Kolibri trade-mark and the monogram 'FP'. In its original leather cloth box with green lining and tin for bullets.
In very good condition with near all its original finish
The diminutive little Kolibri pistol is a world record holder twice over. Not only is it the world’s smallest centre- fire semi-automatic pistol, it also takes the world’s smallest centre-fire round of ammunition. The brainchild of Austrian watchmaker Franz Pfannl and with financial help from Georg Grabner, it used flash powder as a propellant to increase apparent effectiveness and was only produced in very small numbers. It was not a commercial success.