Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Vietnam Reporter's 8mm Camera Gun


Source : Gizmodo

While most people on the front lines would hope to pack a 9mm or better, one Vietnam reporter carried this deadly-looking Bolex 8mm camera gun that did nothing but shoot film.

As Boing Boing Gadgets points out, even if the rifle components offered the shooter some level of stability amidst the whizzing bullets of a war zone, would you ever want to look like you were aiming a gun at someone if you weren't really aiming a gun at someone?

You can bid on this Bolex H-8 on eBay now (it's over $1,000)

Look how small that is? I wouldn't be surprised if the reporter is dead. How are you supposed to draw that thing and shoot it quickly with such a tiny trigger?

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