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 LOT 3256
Scarce Engraved J. Delhaxhe Patent Pinfire Knuckle Duster Combination Dagger/ Pinfire Revolver
- Serial no. 94, 7 mm pinfire cal.,
1 1/2 inch cluster bbl., blue/silver finish, metal grips. Manufactured in the last half of
the 19th century, the Delhaxhe Revolver has many features
in common
with the Dolne
the set of
brass knuckles
integrated into
the grip and the
2 1/4 inch folding
dagger blade. This example has floral scroll engraving on both sides of the frame
and between the
cylinder flutes.
The rear of the
grip is retailer
marked “G.
lower left side
of the frame is
marked with
serial number
Fine, with an
attractive patina
on all surfaces
and 30% of the
original blue
finish remaining
in the cylinder
flutes with slightly
softened engraving. Mechanically
functions fine.
Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500
LOT 3257 Very Scarce Engraved Double Barrel Percussion Knife Pistol - NSN, 38 cal., 4 inch round bbl., bright/German silver finish, metal grips. This pistol has two Damascus pattern, smoothbore barrels with Liege oval proofs on the outward facing sides at the breech with percussion nipples 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 grey patina on the blade and barrels with distinct patterns on the barrels and oxidation on the nipples and hammers. The grip scales are very fine with scattered dings and scratches and crisp engraving. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000 LOT 3258 Fine Unwin & Rodgers Knife Pistol - Serial no. 0011740, 27 cal., 3 3/4 inch octagon bbl., bright finish, horn grips. The German silver barrel is marked with the makers mark on the left and model on the right. The 4 inch drop point and clip point blades are marked “ALESANDER/BIRMINGHAM” and “UNWIN &/RODGERS/PATENT” on the ricassos respectively. The knives are enclosed in a German silver case with half checkered horn grip scales riveted to the sides. It has a folding lid compartment in the back strap. Cocking the hammer opens the breech to allow for loading or unloading. The ears on the extractor act as the rear sight and there is a small post for a front sight. The trigger folds down. CONDITION: Fine with an attractive grey patina on the bright polished blades, breech, and hammer with some clouding of the German silver, and crisp barrel markings. There is a small hairline crack on the left scale to one of the rivets; otherwise, they are very fine with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 3259
Licot Percussion Knife Pistol - NSN, 36 cal., 4 inch round bbl., bright finish, horn grips. This
pistol has a pattern welded, smoothbore barrel with an illegible proof over a 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 and a
hook as a grip. It also has a 3 3/4 inch
knife blade marked “Licot” over “NAZVR”
between the grip and trigger. The body is fitted with German silver and horn scales.
CONDITION: Very good with a grey and brown patina on the iron surfaces, distinct patterns on the barrel, oxidation on the nipple, and scattered pitting. Grips are fine with a small chip by one of the screw heads on the left side. Mechanically fine.
Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 3260
James Rodgers Percussion Knife Pistol - NSN, 32 cal., 3 3/8 inch octagon bbl.,
bright finish, horn grips. The German silver barrel has two British proofs stamped
on the upper left flat. The 3 1/4 inch blade and 2
1/4 inch blade are marked “JAMES/RODGERS/
SHEFFIELD” on the left ricasso. The pistol
and knives are enclosed in a German silver
casing with horn scales secured by rivets. The back strap has a
compartment, and there are provisions for tools on the sides
near the butt, iron tongs on the right and German silver
ball mould on the left.
CONDITION: Good with an attractive patina on the metal surfaces and some oxidation on the shortened reshaped blades and ball mould. The grip scales show some handling marks, with hairline cracks off some of the rivets. The percussion nipple has been driven into the barrel and floats freely, otherwise mechanically functions.
Estimate: 1,400 - 2,250

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