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   LOT 1168
Engraved Dolne Patent ‘Apache’ Style Knuckle Duster Revolver with Dagger - Serial no. 9087, 22 cal., 1 1/2 inch cluster bbl.,
blue finish, metal
grips. These
knuckle duster revolvers
were designed by Frenchman Louis Dolne in the
late 1860s and combine three fearsome weapons: a revolver,
brass knuckles, and dagger. The guns were likely scarcely
actually fired but served as a legitimate threat to guarantee
compliance with demands. This example has a 2 3/4 inch folding
blade, spurless hammer, 6-shot fluted barrel cluster and the serial number marked on the underside of the floral scroll engraved iron frame.
CONDITION: Very good with traces of blue finish in protected areas with a grey and brown patina overall with high edge wear and mostly crisp engraving. The latch keeping the grip extended is weak, otherwise mechanically fine.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250
LOT 1171
Unmarked Relief Engraved Folding Knife Pistol - NSN, 40 cal., 4 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, metal grips. This knife pistol is fitted with a Damascus steel barrel that has no sights and is devoid of markings with a percussion nipple at the rear. The hammer and grip scales are engraved with relief scenes of a dog chasing a fox on the left and a hunter looking for his dog who’s bringing him back a game bird on the right. A pick folds down from the left hand side to act as a grip and the trigger folds down from the right.
A 3 1/2 inch blade folds down from between the trigger and pick.
CONDITION: Good with an overall grey and brown patina overall with distinct patterns on the barrel, scattered pitting, and crisp engraving on the scales. The blade shows some reshaping from sharpening with a small chip near the bottom. The trigger does not stay firmly against the body when not engaged,
otherwise mechanically fine.
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,500
LOT 1172
Engraved Percussion Knife Pistol - NSN, 38 cal., 3 1/4 inch round bbl., nickel
finish, metal grips. This pistol has a pattern welded, smoothbore barrel with a
“crown/U” proof and Liege oval proof on the left and a percussion nipple fitted
into the rear. The hammer is manually cocked. The folding corkscrew serves as the
trigger. It also has a 4 inch knife blade and silver scales with brass backing
with scroll and floral engraving.
CONDITION: Very good, retaining 70% period replated nickel finish with an attractive grey patina on the balance, flaking on the barrel and blade, scattered patches of light pitting. The scales show an attractive patina with well- defined engraving. Mechanically fine.
Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 1173
Unmarked Percussion Knife Pistol - NSN, 30 cal., 3
7/8 inch round bbl., bright finish, stag grips. The smoothbore barrel is merely
marked with a flower at the top rear and features a percussion nipple at the
rear covered by a manually cocked hammer. Next to the barrel is a assisted
opening 3 1/4 inch knife blade. On the underside is a folding corkscrew that
acts as a trigger. The mechanism, blade, and corkscrew are housed in an iron
and German silver housing with checkered stag scales.
CONDITION: Good with a mottled grey patina overall, oxidation on the
nipple and hammer, and extensive mild pitting overall. The grip scales are
very good with small crack at the butt of the left scale and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,400 - 2,250
 LOT 1169
Attractive Percussion Folding Knife Pistol with Carved Pearl
Scales - NSN, 30 cal., 4 inch round bbl., bright finish, pearl grips. This
pistol is unmarked with a barrel mounted to the spine fitted with a
percussion nipple at the rear. The folding corkscrew acts as the trigger
for the pistol. A 4 1/4 inch blade folds out from between the trigger
corkscrew and grip hook. The body is fitted with attractive carved pearl scales with engraved German silver at either end.
CONDITION: Very good, with an attractive grey patina overall. The left scale is cracked and the right scale has an absent screw, but both display crisp carving and attractive colors. Mechanically fine.
Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
    LOT 1170
Very Scarce Engraved Double Barrel Percussion Knife Pistol - NSN,
33 cal., 3 1/4 inch round bbl., German silver/bright finish, German silver
grips. This pistol has two pattern welded, smoothbore barrels with a
“crown/T” proof and Liege oval proof on the outward facing side at the
breech with a percussion nipple on the rear. The hammer is manually cocked. The triggers fold out from the underside. It is also fitted with a 4 1/4 inch blade that folds out from between the triggers. The body of the knife pistol has engraved German silver scales.
CONDITION: Very good with an attractive patina on the barrels and folding blade. The engraving on the fine scales remains crisp with scattered handling marks scattered throughout. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000

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