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Lot 8: Unique British Proofed Percussion Knife Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
November 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $1400 - 2250
This unique knife pistol resembles an Unwin & Rodgers but is unmarked. The barrel is stamped with two British proofs and there are no maker markings. The folding blade is 2 3/4 inches long. The grip straps are German silver and the frame is fitted with checkered stag panels. The pistol has a folding trigger. The back strap has a cap compartment and the left panel has provisions for tweezers (tweezers are included).
BBL: 3 inch round
Gauge: 31 percussion
Finish: blue/German silver
Serial Number: NSN
Condition: About good. The barrel is mostly a smooth gray patina over light pitting. The sharpened blade is very good. There is some minor pitting on the iron surfaces with some chipping on the sharpened blade. The panels are fine with a couple minor cracks, some minor handling marks and a few blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically fine.