Illustration for article titled How Was This Four-Barrel Underwater Dart Gun From Russia Never Used In a Bond film?

We were once impressed by a triple barrel revolver. Now, it turns out Russia had secretly developed this four-barrel underwater gun over thirty years ago.


No one knew of its existence until the early 90s, when a Russian company put it into production for the public, so it's not surprising that James Bond never had to stare down its quadruple threat. The most unique aspect of the B-VI-307—besides having four smooth-bore barrels—is that it doesn't fire traditional bullets. It's actually designed to be used underwater, where regular ammunition doesn't have much accuracy or range. So, instead, it fires 4.5-inch steel darts that can accurately travel 50 to 65 feet.


It's Cold War spy technology at its finest, if only because Russia managed to keep it a secret for so long. [Small Arms Defense Journal via Ace of Spades HQ]

Image by Dan Shea/Small Arms Defense Journal

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