Combining a dagger, revolver and a set of brass knuckles in a compact unit that can easily fit in a pocket, the Dolne Revolver became the signature weapon of the Apaches (Les Apaches), one of the most notorious gangs of pre-World War One Paris. Constructed from German silver overall, the frame of the revolver and the folding pistol grip/knuckle guard are well engraved with a mix of scroll and floral patterns, with the former marked "DOLNE-BAR/NV.BREVETE" on the front sight side and the last ring of the grip stamped "10/H" The retention stud for the blade is silver finished brass, with the remainder of the fittings steel, with a Liege-proofed cylinder, an enlarged release button for the grip, and a 3 inch double edged 'flamberge' dagger on the left side of the frame.
Very good. The German silver components show some minor handling marks overall, with sharp detail in the engraving and a small amount of play in the otherwise rigidly-locking grip. The second ring down from the hinge (ring finger when held blade point up, middle finger with point down) is slightly deformed, possibly from impact; while no notes provided with the weapon indicate that this impact happened in a close combat situation, the nature of the weapon's design makes it a distinct possibility. The steel components are all cleaned bright with mild pitting. A slight bend is visible at the tip of the blade, along with some play in the locking mechanism. Mechanically very good.
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