|"The Worlds Smallest Working Revolver Fits in Palm of Hand"|
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July 24, 2009
The SwissMiniGun company holds the crown for manufacturing the smallest working revolver, firing the world's smallest live rimfire ammunition the world has ever seen.
Switzerland based SwissMiniGun's C1ST miniature revolver, has a total length of less than 5.5cm (2.16in). It fires 2.35mm caliber ammunition; almost half the size of the most common rimfire cartridges in the world, .22 caliber, which are about 5.5 mm. The smallest commercially available centerfire cartridge is the 2.7mm Kolibri.
According to SwissMiniGun, "(The) miniature is a double action revolver and has all the same features as are found on a real size gun." It is stainless steel, comes with a leather holster, 24 live and 24 blank cartridges and a cleaning set; and sells for about $6000.
Due to firearm classifications and restrictions, the revolver is not allowed for import in many countries including the United States. It is available in France and Italy with no problems at all. It is also available, with special written permission, in Canada and Switzerland.
The .600 Nitro Express Zeliska revolver is the largest and most powerful handgun in the world, weighing about 6kg (13lb) and accepts 11.6mm cartridges, firing slugs at over 1,600 km/h(1,000 mph), and costing over $16,000.