Today's collaboration with the What is it? blog brings us this strange object (no, it's not a gun). Can you guess what it is?
Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, please. You can enter as many guesses as you'd like. PLEASE POST NO LINKS/URLs. First one to guess correctly will win a Free Neatorama T-Shirt. If no one guessed right, then the funniest guess will win.
For a larger pic, check out the What is it? Blog. Good luck!Update 11/7/08 - the answer is:
A chicken dispatching device, there is a sharp blade concealed by the large part at the top right, a plunger is inserted into the small hole at the end of the barrel to set the spring which is attached to the blade.
To read more details about how it works, see patent number 507,792.
Congratulations to Scotty D. Fulton who got it right!