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DixiePiobaire

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I was sorting through a whole lot of old photographs, books, and pamphlets this morning and ran across this. It brings a whole new dimension to the term 'Belly Gun'!!

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The 'trigger' at left (wearer's right) fired all three .22 revolvers simultaneously. Strikes me that you'd need to wear a slightly loose jacket .. but hey, three aces trumps most hands [smile] !!

At the time this photograph was taken (late 1950's) it was in the possession of the Colorado State Museum ... but if any Member knows where it might be now, I'd be interested to know.

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There have been some weird and wonderful examples of firearms curiosa over the years and this certainly fits the bill. I very much doubt that it was a commercial success but a fun thing all the same. Presumably they are self- cockers? I don't see any hammer spurs.

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Yes they were Chance .. wasn't clear what make .. 'Saturday-night Specials' I guess. I can't remember if there was any 'Maker' attribution to it .. though the actual mechanism looks to be rather better than just a 'local gunsmith' job. It was described as a 'Gambler's Belt'

I can't think that it proved popular .. the weight of it would be less than comfortable .. and as I said, I think you'd have to wear a somewhat loose jacket to disguise its presence. As you say, there have been some weird and wonderful curiosities produced over the years [smile]  

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