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Lot 2269: Cased "Vampire Killing Kit" with Percussion Pocket Pistol

Auction Date: October 5, 2022

Cased "Vampire Killing Kit" with Liege Proofed Boxlock Percussion Pocket Pistol

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Cased "Vampire Killing Kit" with Liege Proofed Boxlock Percussion Pocket Pistol

Manufacturer: Belgium
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 47
Barrel: 1 5/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip: walnut
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Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

These kits were assembled in the 20th century using a mix of original antique, modified, and modern components. This one has a label discussing the kit's use and noting that "Professor Blomberg wishes to announce his grateful thanks to that well known gunmaker of Liege, Nicholas Plomdeur whose help in the compiling of this special items, the silver bullets &c., has been most efficient." The case contains Belgian pocket pistol, a ball mold, multiple balls, a cap tin, powder flask, carved crucification, small cross pendant, Lord's Prayer, German document, a wooden stake, and phials labeled for "Professor Blomberg's New Serum," brimstone, garlic powder, and holy water.

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