3199 looks like one of thos 1970s vintage cartridge-fired tear gas guns
(keychain model) <G>
3200 A well worn wheel dresser
3201 electric charcoal starter
3203 Look to be a specialty gas burner plier by Pexto. The little
serrations at the very tip are a kind of pexto signature, and it looks
like those rollers were made to engage some specific feature of a
particular burner; in three sizes.
Most of their gas burner pliers are a lot more "generic" than that.
Hmmm... I have a pair of the more conventional type, but I've never seen
one configured like that before.
3199 Gun, single shot gun... load a bullet, set shoot.
3200 Granite or tile edging tool. Cutters are moved back and forth over
edging to create an edge..
3201 Charcoal starter (heater)
3202 Mailbox master key.
3203 Looks like a hinge, One end goes in a slot, the other is nailed
3204 Tile cutter , with pincer breaker..
Posting from the usenet newsgroup rec.crafts.metalworking as
3199) Aside from disguising itself as a key-ring, I would say that
this is for discharging tear gas shells -- at a guess, .38
special in size.
It is rather better made than the others of the sort which I
3200) This looks like a used-to-death grinding wheel dresser.
Normaly, those discs would be star-shaped wheels, and the
remains of the star notches are still visible on the outermost
of them only.
3201) Electric starter for a charcoal filled barbecue grill.
Put it in the middle of the pile of coals and plug it in and
wait for a while. :-)
3202) Well ... Army issue -- and not the usual T-38 can opener.
I really don't know what it is really is, but is sort of looks
like a tool for removing the scales from a fish prior to
3203) Looks like part of a device for either holding a shoe in shape
between uses, or perhaps a fixture for fabricating the shoe
3204) If all three wheels were only on one side (I see more on the
down side) and if the jaws had a more circular opening, I would
think that it was either for scribing a "break" line around
glass tubing, or for cutting copper tubing.
It looks like it was made by "Proto" (Professional tools) which
I know as a maker of automotive tools.
The interesting teeth on the end of the jaws looks like they are
for spring hose clips, which suggests that the rollers (one side
or the other, but not both at once) could be used for either
forming or repairing the bulge on the end of things like radiator
hose fittings, which again is automotive. But I can't find ones
in a current vendor of Proto tools.
Now to post this and then see what others have suggested.
Actually -- based on what I could see from the photos, there is
an excellent reason it could not fire a regular round -- or at least not
survive that. :-)
The diameter of the open end is significantly smaller than the
cartridge cavity, so the bullet would not clear -- even if you
remembered to remove the keychain from it before firing. :-)
Look at the photo of the shell holder by itself, and compare the
ID of the close end (where the shell fits) with the OD of the projection
towards the keychain (and the ID would have to be larger than that to
pass the bullet.)
Also -- those four radial holes to let the pressure out to the
sides and then let the outer sleeve direct it (and the tear gas) towards
the attacker. They would lower the pressure quite rapidly, even if the
front ID were large enough to pass the bullet.
3199, spring loaded center punch
3200, dressing tool for grinding wheel
3201, electric charcoal starter
3202, smokers pipe cleaner
3203, Amish farmer's inner sole for boot
3204, pipe fitters wrench, to tighten
small pipe. Or, fence tool.
I think you guys are right! The owner thought it was a starter's gun so I had
that theory stuck in my mind, but I finally did some searching on tear gas pen
guns and now like that idea better.
I'm still not sure about the last two but the rest of the answers have been
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