From the Eighteenth Century on there were huge numbers of small, concealable pistols manufactured in England as well as on other continents. The smaller variations of these pistols were described as "Muff Pistols" due to the fact that they could be concealed in a lady's muff even though a man could also easily conceal this on his person, but Gentlemen used muffs too.
On the contrary my dear Watson! This pistol has a distinguishing smell to it.

Yes, quite a muff-like smell...we must go to the nearest fish market in England to find it.

No, my dear friend, this is a Muff Pistol, I'm sure you can deduct where it was hidden...please stop smelling it!!!!
by xleprechaunx November 7, 2010