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Tiny Pistols That Were Built Into Jailers’ Keys

Back in the good old days, turnkeys and jailers in prison did not walk around weapon free like they do in modern prisons. Opening the cell door was usually a two man job, and mischief from the inmates could often be expected at such moments. One of the solutions they employed was to have the key itself work as a gun. The tiny gun wouldn’t do huge damage, but it would get them enough time to thwart plans of the imprisoned.

Via WonderHowTo, BoingBoing

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