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Lot 6: Unwin & Rodgers Double Blade Knife Pistol with Accessories and Custom Case
November 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $3000 - 4500
German silver barrel, marked with a pair of crossed scepter proofs on the upper left flat. Fitted with a smooth straight hammer spur, folding trigger and a pair of knife blades, 3 1/4 and 2 inches long, the smaller marked "F.NEWTON/SHEFFIELD" and "HAND/FORGED" on the ricasso. Smooth horn grips, with a patch box at the rear, tweezers and a single cavity mold. In a custom walnut case featuring a blank brass panel on the lid and maroon leather inner lining, marked in gold with the Royal Coat of Arms over "BY HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL PATENT/THE CELEBRATED PISTOL KNIFE,/INVENTED AND MANUFACTURED BY/UNWIN AND RODGERS.", red felt compartment lining, nipple wrench, cap tin, key and a combination powder/cap/ball flask.
BBL: 3 inch octagon
Serial Number: NSN
Condition: Fair, showing light scratches and dents on the barrel. The hammer shows pitting, with the refinished blades having been ground and sharpened. Grips are fair, with epoxy filler and repairs. Case is good, with minor handling marks. Mechanically good.