Disguised Guns

Concealed firearm mechanisms are built into everyday objects. On today's Curator's Corner, John Popp joins National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica for a presentation of historic disguised guns. Two well-preserved cane guns are featured, with intact gutta-percha shafts and an ornate duck's head carved into the handle of one. A functional pocketknife has a tiny barrel that folds out alongside the blade, and a trigger mechanism in the handle. And while "Le Novo" is not actually disguised, its folding grip makes the .22 pistol small enough to easily fit into the palm of Supica's hand. Originally aired on 10/15/2009.

Season 11