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Most "pen pistols" are what as know as AOW or NFA weapons. For those of you not familiar with this, it means they are along the lines of a machine gun or short-barreled shotgun in that their transfer and ownership is closely regulated by the BATF. Pen pistols are normally AOW's for the sole reason that they don't look like a gun.
The Stinger must be folded before it can be fired (see Page 1). It folds to form a "handle" to grip and even a little trigger drops down. This made it look enough like a gun to have the BATF classify it on June 7th, 1990 as an ordinary pistol (Title 1) and not an AOW. (There are a few people who insist they are AOW's despite all the documentation to the contrary -- don't encourage them, they are just trying to get attention -- ignore them.)
It came in the three models shown above, which I have identified below. I am also told at various times they made a .22 WRM version and a .32 ACP version.
The above are the "Stinger" guns from R.
J. Braverman -- the ADC Model 2 is identical except for markings (as best
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