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Battlefield 1 has a ridiculously tiny gun that's actually real

Yesterday we discovered Battlefield 1's pigeon mission (opens in new tab), today a tiny little pistol joins the ranks of Battlefield 1 (opens in new tab)'s weapons. 

As discovered by Jackfrags (full video below via VG247 (opens in new tab)) here's a GIF (opens in new tab)from Reddit helpfully showing it in action: 

Best of all this isn't a comedy shooter for the sake of it, it's a 2.7mm Kolibri Car Pistol - a real gun (opens in new tab) made by an Austrian watchmaker called Franz Pfannl in 1914.

Here's a picture of it next to a normal sized bullet: 

Clearly Battlefield 1's upped its stats in the game as the gun was reportedly very inaccurate, hard to load (because it's tiny) and had 0.2g bullets that were only capable of penetrating 10-40mm. As reddit suggests, it has to be a troll weapon. 

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Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.