W00t! It's time for our collaboration with the ever-awesome What Is It? blog - this week's mystery object is this gun: can you tell us what it is for? (It has a very specific function)
Place your guess in the comment section - the first to guess correctly will get a Free Neatorama T-Shirt. If no one got it, then the funniest guess will win. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many times as you wish.
For more clues, check out the What is it? Blog - good luck!Update 2/20/09 - The answer is A Rokuoh-Sha Type 89 machine gun camera, used to train Japanese aviators in aerial gunnery. The first guess that's specific enough was #15, by "Give the shirt to the funniest answer :)" So, per that request, the free shirt goes to: Melphistopheles for his guess of early colonoscopy device!
Congrats Mel - and thank you to everybody for their awesome guesses. That was fun!