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Lot 9: Unique James Tidmarsh Excelsior Marked Percussion Knife Pistol
November 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $1400 - 2250
The 3 1/4 inch folding blade is marked "JAMES/TIDMARSH" on the left side of the ricasso and the left side of the blade is marked "EXCELSIOR". The action has a two position spring firing mechanism. The barrel folds out for firing. The frame is fitted with smooth horn scales with rivets. The frame also has a lanyard swivel.
BBL: 5/8 inch round
Gauge: 28 Percussion
Serial Number: NSN
Condition: Good. The pistol has a smooth brown-gray patina. The sharpened blade is slightly loose (drops down slightly when upside down) and has some pin point pitting. The slightly shrunken scales are fine with a number of minor handling marks. Action is fine.