I'm helping my mother sell and move out of her home into a new home. So, I was there going through crap to take or get rid of. I had last seen this item over 10 years ago among my father's old guns, but I didn't know what it was, then it became inexplicably lost (my mother never would touch it so how did it move?). I finally found it again. All I know for sure is that my father owned it and he never mentioned its existence or told me what it was... I only discovered the thing after he had died. He served in peace-time after the Korean war "ended", so he must have picked it up while over there. So... 1. What is it? 2. How illegal is/was it in Massachusetts? 3. Is it a zoobow? No one knows what a zoobow is, and I don't know what my father's object is, so I'm guessing zoobow.