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Auction Date: April 24, 2015

Lot 1172: "The True Companion" Double Shot Percussion Knuckleduster Pistol

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"The True Companion" Double Shot Percussion Knuckleduster Pistol
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,000
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Serial # ManufacturerUnknown ModelPercussion Pistol
TypePistol Gauge32 Catalog Page76
Barrel1 3/4 Inch Fluted FinishBlue/bright GripBrass
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured by an unknown party, the True Companion shows a number of design similarities to the European "Apache Pistol" with a hinged grip arrangement with a set of finger holes; when opened, the True Companion is a two-shot swivel barrel percussion pistol, and when folded, it becomes a set of brass knuckles. The only markings on the pistol are "THE TRUE COMPANION" on top of the cast brass frame and "204" on the grip. It has a blue finished barrel and other components. The barrel group rests flush with the sides of the frame and the mainspring is installed on the right side of the frame for a total width of less than 3/4 of an inch and a weight of 13.8 ounces (.865 pounds). An additional variation from the Apache design is the fixed spur trigger that permits the firing of the weapon when folded.

ConditionVery good. Half of the period refinished blue is present on the barrel and components, with a bright gray patina on the hinge hardware, mixed brown and gray on the barrel with bright high edges, and mild handling marks overall. The brass shows a well aged patina with a few scattered dings. A small amount of play is detectable in the grip, with the locking hardware in full working order both open and closed. Mechanically excellent.
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