Mint In Box
These are well made stainless steel guns. They go from a pen style tube that will fold in half and create a legal firearm. The BATFE has determined that these "Pen" guns are legal to own as a Class 01 and not a class III AOW (like the pen flare guns converted into an AOW - Assasination device) firearm. This is because it folds to resemble the characteristics of a firearm, grip area, trigger and barrel sections.
The Stinger Manufacturing Company, was short lived, the feds have been after them for awhile due to the type of product they manufacture. The feds finally got them for "FAX" spamming as they were faxing Law Enforcement Agencies on their products to law enforcement so they could get a viable back up piece. The feds indicted the owners on fax spamming and that was the end of Stinger Gun Corp. Their assets were sold at auction and they both are living up in Canada somewhere.
Approx 4275 of the standard pen guns were mfg and approx 400 of the Stinger II (Survivor) with the knife and pen gun were mfg.
A company named R. J. Braverman created by Bob Braverman designed the gun around 1990.
They were originally marketed by American Derringer Co. as a Model 2 "Pen" Pistol from 1993 to 1994.
American Derringer Corp.
127 N. Lacy Drive
Waco, TX 76705
They were later marketed by R. J. Braverman as the Stinger starting in 1995. I believe they went out of business in 1997.
R. J. Braverman Corp.
88 Parade Road
Meredith, NH 03253
They were actually made by Remcon North Corp. who is still around:
Then in 2002 a new company called Stinger Manufacturing Corp. revived the gun and went back into production (initially with the help of Bob Braverman):
STINGER MFG. CORP.
562E SPRUCE ST
PO BOX 37
SAULT SAINTE MARIE MI 49783-0037
Then around 2/2004 Stinger Mfg. Co. seems to have gone out of business -- at least the website is dead and the phones are disconnected.