Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2293: Percussion Knife Pistol (gun) with Engraved Scales

Auction Date: December 2, 2017

Unique Fine Percussion Knife Pistol with Finely Engraved German Silver Scales

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Unique Fine Percussion Knife Pistol with Finely Engraved German Silver Scales

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Single Shot
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 36 percussion
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip: German silver
Stock:
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 180
Class: Antique
Description:

There are no visible markings. It has a 3 3/8 inch spear-point blade, threaded ramrod, floral engraved scales, and a small compartment in the butt. Similar pistols were manufactured by Unwin & Rodgers in the 1860s and were no doubt also manufactured by various other firms in Europe. These would be very convenient on a trap line. Provenance: Gillespie collection.

Rating Definition:

Fine with minor aging of the scales, an absent rear screw from the right scale, dark patina and some mild pitting on the iron, and very little edge wear on the blade. Mechanically fine.



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