A rare Kolibri 2.7mm miniature semi-automatic pistol, no. 24 In a later leather pouch
Lot 77S58
A rare Kolibri 2.7mm miniature semi-automatic pistol, no. 24 In a later leather pouch
Sold for £750 (US$ 1,262) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A rare Kolibri 2.7mm miniature semi-automatic pistol, no. 24
The pistol with chequered ebonite grips with Kolibri trade-mark and the monogram 'FP', and retaining much original blued finish
1½in. barrel, German nitro proof
In a later leather pouch

Footnotes

  • The 2.7mm Kolibri was the smallest commercially manufactured centre-fire pistol in production. It was introduced circa 1914 and has been considered obsolete for many years now. As F.C. Barnes says in Cartridges of the World, it remains potentially lethal and claims were made that it could penetrate 1½in. of pine. As for its general usefulness, he goes on to say that 'it might do to dispatch a trapped mouse or eliminate an overly aggressive cockroach.'
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