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Lot 8: Unique British Proofed Percussion Knife Pistol

Day 1 - Premiere Collector's Firearms Auction

by Rock Island Auction Company

November 30, 2012

Rock Island, IL, USA

Live Auction
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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
Grips: horn
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.

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