Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 297: Flintlock Pistol and Sword Cane

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Combination Flintlock Pistol and Sword Cane Marked Price, London

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Combination Flintlock Pistol and Sword Cane Marked Price, London

Manufacturer: English
Model: Cane
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 1 5/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 448
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 224
Class: Antique
Description:

Wooden cane with a shaft that is carved with six segments that taper down in diameter disguising a concealed 21 1/4 inch sword and a fully functional flintlock smoothbore pistol that is removed by pushing a spring loaded button on the left. The pistol has a flip out trigger, marked "-PRICE-/INVENTOR" on the left, "227 STRAND/LONDON" on the right, and "657 on the wood handle. The sword is finished nitre blue on the bottom half of the blade with gilt floral inlays. The outside of the locking collar of the cane is engraved in script "Cooper". Provenance: The Larry Mattson Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good with some light related scratches and age related cracks in the wood. Pistol is fine overall and has some smooth scattered brown patina. Mechanically excellent. Blade has been rewelded together near mid-section. Balance of blade retains much of the original nitre blue and gilt.



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