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SILENCED FIREARM
The miniature gun pictured was
in the possession of KGB 
assassin Nikolai Khokhlov, who 
opted to defect to West Germany
in 1954 rather than kill Georgi
Okolovich, an anti-communist
emigre in Frankfurt. The gun-- 
one of two issued to Khokhlov--
could fire poisoned bullets to
make sure of a kill. The collapsible barrel had a 
built-in silencer,and the gun when fired made "a sound 
less than the snap of a finger," according to press 
accounts at the time. 
Source=www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/experience/spies/spy.gadgets/weapons/silenced.firearms.html