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Auction Date: September 9, 2016

Lot 282: Unknown - Knife Pistol

Sold for Unknown - Knife Pistol
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Unique German Silver Paneled, Finely Engraved Percussion Knife Pistol
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $4,750
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Serial #Unknown - Knife Pistol ManufacturerUnknown ModelKnife Pistol
TypePistol Gauge36 Percussion Catalog Page97
Barrel3 5/8 Inch Round FinishBright GripGerman Silver
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis pistol has no markings and features a 3 3/8 inch spear point blade, floral engraved German silver scales, a Damascus barrel, folding trigger, ramrod, and cap compartment. These simple combination weapons were manufactured in the late 19th century by a variety of manufacturers and served as useful tools and potential self-defense weapons. Most examples do not feature fancy engraving like this example, especially those not marked by their maker.

ConditionFine. The barrel and other iron components have dark gray and brown patina and some light oxidation. The otherwise fine bright polish blade also has some acid etching type spot and mild pitting. The very fine German silver scales have crisp engraving and light aged patina. The action functions fine.
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