Re: stun gun/ Tesla coil?

Tesla List wrote:
> Subscriber: kittyhwk-at-earthlink-dot-net Wed Jan 15 21:11:04 1997
> Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 12:28:48 -0800 (PST)
> From: Dave Edwards <kittyhwk-at-earthlink-dot-net>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: stun gun/ Tesla coil?
> hello,
>         I took apart a stun gun (100,000v) and I was wondering if the coil
> in there was a Tesla coil? How can they take a 9v battery and produce a
> spark big enough to jump 2 inches? And I noticed they had a simple spark gap
> arrangement also set up in there.The instructions say to only run it for
> about three seconds or it will burn up. Is there a way to maybe pulse the
> switch to make it run continuosly?  If anybody could help I'd sure be very
> appreciative. Thanks a lot.
> Dave Edwards

Dave -

  Any chance you can get a few photos of this? I am rather intrigued
and would like to attempt reverse engineering of the circuit.

- Brent