Lipstick Pistol

1965, KGB

Meet the lipstick pistol, used by KGB operatives during the Cold War. The 4.5 mm, single shot weapon was small enough to be slipped past even the most suspicious border guards. It fires by pressing the barrel into the victim. The lipstick pistol delivered the ultimate “kiss of death.”


Lipstick pistol (replica), USSR (KGB), 1960s. View it on display in the Museum's Covert Action Gallery.