Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 400.00 USD
Estimated at 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD
PERCUSSION KNIFE PISTOL. Cal. 31. NSN. Bbl. 3 3/8". Self Protector single shot percussion knife pistol mfg. by Unwin & Rodgers. Left quarter flat of the faceted bbl. is marked with 2 British proofs. Primary blade is etched "Self/ Protector" and with floral motifs. Primary blade is marked "UNWIN &/ RODGERS", with the secondary blade being marked "V (CROWN) R/ UNWIN &/ RODGERS/ SHEFFIELD" on the left side of the ricassos. German silver bbl., bolsters, and butt. Smooth pinned horn grip panels. Butt features a hinged trapdoor, and retains its bullet mold and tweezers. CONDITION: German silver components are very good, exhibiting, exhibiting some age related discoloration and small scattered handling marks overall. Iron components exhibit a gray patina, with some light pitting and scattered spots of dark discoloration overall. Secondary blade's tip has broken off and exhibits a chip to the blade face towards the tip. Grips exhibit some scattered superficial handling marks as well as a small crack stemming from each of the 4-pins at the butt. (01-24347/MLW). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.