Carry a Bible - have a gun ... from the mid-1600s

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A gun hidden within a Bible was made for Francesco Morozini, Doge of Venice who lived from 1619-1694. The owner of the Bible could pull the silk bookmark to fire the gun :cool: while the book was still closed!

Pretty cool, huh?

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So, I received a couple of small .25 auto pistols from my Dad which he had since the 80's. One was concealed in a hollowed out Hare Krishna "Bible" . Thinking I would make it available for home defense, I put it on our bookshelves in our front room. Fast forward a few years. My Wife retired last year and one day decided to clean out the bookshelves and take a few boxes of books to the used book store. A few months after that I'm driving to work and had a sudden "o sh*t" moment. When I got home I looked around the bookshelves and sure enough it was gone. I sure hope someone responsible found it.
 
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Hi Flint

Very cool photo. The lock itself even represents any early "toe-lock" style miquelet, common to Northern/Central Italy during the period.

Rick
 

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Jut hope the owner doesn't have some form of dyslexia and is holding the book up side down. Madre di Dio!
Pettirosso
 
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