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Støckel: Paris, circa 1870, produced double barrel dagger pistols.



Støckel: mentioned 1850,
marked on 14" long blade of the 2-Damscus-barrel pistol, unlike most the grip is German silver. The pistol with strong springs is in in good working order and excellent condition.
Very rare is the surprisingly fine condition scabbard.    




øckel: mentioned 1850, produced double barrel dagger pistols.
DUMONTHIER & CHARTRON / 194 R. St. Martin / PARIS double barrel dagger pistol with an impressive 12" blade, edged on both sides. The 4" barrels are bright blue, caliber .42 percussion and are fired separately with folding triggers. The grip is black hard rubber in a distinctive pattern. A similar pistol is pictured in Frost’s book Blades & Barrels, page 61.
Scarce with the very long blade, perfect working and in excellent condition.    


Støckel: mentioned 1850, produced double barrel dagger pistols.
Le "Qui est qui" de l'arme en France, Joseph Célestin Dumonthier, armorier,
DUMONTHIER made double barreled pistol with 8¼" double-edged and nicely armorial and hunting pattern etched blade, 3¾" Damascus barrels side by side, caliber .32 percussion, The grips are of gold plated silver with diagonal lines in imitation of coiled cord, common with Dumonthier dagger pistols. According the book Blades and Barrels by H. Gordon Frost, pages 57 - 61, this type of weapons are called "Cardinal's Pistols", being under the assumption that various princes of the Catholic Church for personal protection. The cardinals would not look warlike as if they carried regular pistols. For each barrel is one hammer, and after cocking the second hammer the folding trigger drops out. Pulling the trigger first the right hammer drops and after a second pull, the left drops. With strong springs the pistol is in good working order, some of the gold plating is worn away, otherwise in fine condition. The original case is extremely rare with an excellent condition scabbard and bullet mold with sprue cutter and one handle as ramrod.
An attractive and very desirable set!    











Dumonthier with etched blade and case
a Belgian made and mandatory ELG proofed 9mm pinfire revolver with  a an impressive folding blade, etched with maker's name Dumonthier besides vines on right side and also the left deeply decorated. Under the 4" octagonal barrel is the knife mounted with a spring which keeps it in place. The frame and cylinder are nicely engraved, black hard rubber grips. The metal kept in the white as fashionable at the time, not is shows a pleasant patina. While cocking the hammer the trigger folds out. The revolver is in good working order and in very fine condition.
It comes in an odd shaped case with an insert for 6 cartridges. Those are made and marked by Braun & Bloem in Düsseldorf. The case shows some acceptable wear and is very rare.
An attractive and extremely rare set!  




12mm pin fire revolver with a mighty 11¾" pointed blade forged out of one piece together with the frame, serial # 279,  a 6" barrel, single and double action, as fashionable for the period "kept in the white" and now showing some mottled color, tiger striped grips, lanyard ring. Scarce specimen in fine condition.  What makes the revolver even more desirable is the correct leather scabbard with ejector rod. It is in fine condition.
An outstanding set. 


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