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Gold-Plated Pencil Pistol: Mightier Than a Sword

by Lambert Varias
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An elegantly concealed weapon covered in gold, this 1948 .22 cal pencil-pistol was made by The Late Maharaja of Jodhpur, who gave it as a present to Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India. Sounds like a (minor) treasure worthy of Nathan Drake doesn’t it? The pencil has a removable tip, which covers the 2 3/4-inch barrel. The rear of the pencil contains the “sliding breech and concealed trigger.”

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While it’s form makes it pretty stealthy, the Maharaja borked his own stealthy design by engraving the words “Gun Shop Jodphur, 1948” on the pen. Kind of a giveaway, don’t you think?

The golden plated pencil-pistol is just one of the many antique weapons that will be auctioned off on June 24 by Holt’s Auctioneers, and is expected to fetch between £700 to £900 (approx. $1,000 to $1,300 USD). The lot also includes the pen’s “its original red celluloid velvet lined display case with makers label, provision for ten rounds of ammunition, a cleaning rod” and papers that prove its heritage.

A 20th-century pistol shaped like a pencil that’s wrapped in gold made by a Maharaja and given to the last Viceroy of India for the price of a MacBook Pro? Now that’s a good deal.

[via Bornrich]



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