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Assassination Device

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Assassination Devices are usually clandestine firearms disguised as a non-weapon to conceal their true purpose and are used by assassins, secret agents, spies, terrorists, etc. Occasionally used by intelligence agencies or spy services of all kinds and from various governments during the World Wars and the Cold War, many have been found in different forms such as pens, cigarette lighters, cameras, mobile phones, key fobs and are often seen in spy or crime movies or similar media. It must be noted that many are hard to identify or are props.

Note: This page exists to list all the disguised firearms that are made out of, or hidden within other innocuous items that have appeared in films, television shows, anime or video games. It is not a place for other weapons (such as darts, or hidden knives, or daggers, or garottes). It is also not the place for firearms that are exceedingly small or just easily concealed, such as Derringers or micro-pistols, since under most circumstances their purpose as a firearm is still quite apparent. Only firearms whose true nature has been deliberately disguised, usually by concealment within another object built around it or by being assembled from innocuous-looking parts, should be listed on this page.

For example, a Derringer designed to be quickly retracted up a sleeve on a special mechanism would not count as an assassination device since it was not disguised within an innocuous-looking object purposely built around it nor was it assembled from several innocuous looking parts, but the "Thermos Gun" of Alien: Resurrection would.

When referring to crude, makeshift firearms made from materials on hand (that can actually fire in real life) consider the Zip Gun page for those types of firearms.


Title Actor Character Note Date
This Gun for Hire Tully Marshall Alvin Brewster Pen 1942
The Terrible People Alf Marholm Richard Cravel Telephone handset 1960
Joachim Fuchsberger Chief Inspector Long
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes) Shooting lock of ancient sarcophagus 1962
The Squeaker Günter Pfitzmann "The Squeaker" Spring-powered concealed gun shooting venom capsules 1963
Agnes Windeck Mrs. Mulford
The Black Abbot Harry Wüstenhagen Arthur Gine Trapped sniper scope on the rifle 1963
Fantômas se déchaîne Louis de Funès Commissioner Juve Cigar 1965
Fantômas se déchaîne Louis de Funès Commissioner Juve Peg Leg 1965
The Silencers Dean Martin Matt Helm Projectile shooting camera 1966
Murderers' Row Dean Martin Matt Helm Cigarette explosive projectile gun 1966
You Only Live Twice Sean Connery James Bond Cigarette explosive projectile gun 1967
Le Magnifique Michel Thomass The False Priest Crucifix 1973
The Black Windmill Michael Caine Maj. John Tarrant Briefcase with rocket launcher 1974
The Police Can't Move (La polizia ha le mani legate) Giovanni Cianfriglia The hitman Umbrella 1975
Flatfoot in Egypt Karl-Otto Alberty "The Swede" Movie camera 1980
Never Say Never Again Sean Connery James Bond 'Union Jack' Fountain Pen 1983
Gorky Park William Hurt Arkady Renko camera handle 1983
Innerspace Vernon Wells Mr. Igoe Prosthetic hand 1987
Déjà Vu Jerzy Stuhr Johnny Pollack Disguised as an umbrella 1988
Licence To Kill Timothy Dalton James Bond Signature Camera Gun 1989
Journey of Honor David Essex Don Pedro Knife 1991
If Looks Could Kill Linda Hunt Ilsa Grunt Vacuum cleaner 1991
Mission: Impossible Jon Voight Jim Phelps Pistol assembled from radio 1996
U.S. Marshals Prison Inmate XL-17 Pen Gun 1998
Lion's Share (Lvinaya dolya) Yury Belyayev Col. Ruyanov aka "Commander" Shooting Cigarette Lighter 2001
Johnny English Pen 2003
Munich Eric Bana Avner Bicycle pump 2005
Munich Daniel Craig Steve Bicycle pump 2005
Munich Hanns Zischler Hans Bicycle pump 2005
Snapphanar Anders Ekborg Gabriel Lejonhufvud Dagger 2006
Niklas Engdahl Mannen med ärret Banner
Psycho Gothic Lolita Rina Akiyama Yuki Umbrella 2010
30 Minutes or Less Fred Ward "The Major" Pen 2011
Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman Guillermo Saavedra Chinchinero Drum 2012
Javier Cay Saavedra Chinchinerito
A Good Day to Die Hard Jai Courtney Jack McClane Knife 2013
Kite India Eisley Sawa vibrator 2014


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Nestor Burma Buard's henchman Camera / "Un croque-mort nommé Nestor" (S2E05) 1993
The Unit Dennis Haysbert CSM Jonas Blane Wheelie bag carrying handle / "The Conduit" (S04E04) 2008
The Unit Scott Foley Sgt. Bob Brown Wheelie bag carrying handle / "The Conduit" (S04E04) 2008
Endeavour - Season 5 Ian Bartholomew Albert Mullion Umbrella / (S05E05) 2018

Video Games

Game Title Notes Release Date
The Operative: No One Lives Forever Briefcase 2000
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater KGB lipstick gun 2004


Title Character Note Date
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail Roberta SS-Waffenakademie Koppelschloßpistole (Belt Buckle) 2011

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