POTD: Scarce Kolibri Miniature Pistol with Original Case
Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! The Kolibri! This small piece of kit was made famous by the likes of the Forgotten Weapons YouTube channel and the Battlefield I video game. Not only does this tiny handgun shoot a magazine full of ammo, but the ammunition is also unique in that it is centerfire!
“Designed by Friederich Pfannl of Austria, this pistol was intended as a novelty item, firing the very small 2.7mm Kolibri center-fire cartridge. Produced without sights, “FEU” and “SUR” safety markings and “22” on trigger and barrel. Crown/N proofs are marked on the barrel and slide. Checkered grips with “FP” in an oval at the top, with the right panel having the additional “KOLIBRI” in a banner on the bottom. Complete with the factory case with a royal purple lining and bottom portions of the ammo box. – Rock Island Auction Company”
Lot 1677: Scarce Kolibri Miniature Pistol with Original Case [Photograph found in Auction Catalog #50, Rock Island Auction Company]. (n.d.). Retrieved July 1, 2021, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/50/1677/scarce-kolibri-miniature-pistol-with-original-case