This is undoubtedly a stretch for this blog, but I hope you'll bear with me. This is The Sharpshooter fly gun. Looking at the patent dates and the font style of the instructions, I would say this was manufactured sometime in the late 1930s in Rawlins, Wyoming. It was given to me by a friend who I met while we were both living in Rawlins. He found it at a flea market in Seattle. The whole kit comprises two boxes: the first contains the gun itself with a set of instructions. The second box has some bakelite spinning targets, rubber bands, tubes of No. 6 shot and a device to load the shot into the gun. To fire this wicked weapon, you load some shot into the tubular magazine, affix the rubber band and pull back the carrier until the sear catches. One No. 6 shot will drop into the carrier. When the trigger is pulled, the rubber band flings the carrier forward, launching the single shot out of the gun. According to the instructions, "The SHARPSHOOTER is SUPRISINGLY ACCURATE. It is capable of hitting flies consistently up to six or eight feet." Now I haven't been able to achieve such accuracy, but when I figured out where it was hitting I killed a few by getting a foot or two from them. Amazingly, the rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. So, if you have some time, and flies to kill, and don't mind littering your abode with lead shot, this is your gun of choice. A good flyswatter is more efficient, but what the heck, this gun is fun and harmless—even if you hit someone in the eye (supposedly).