Horst Held   =   Antique Handguns

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541 Lynnie Pennie Lane              Midlothian, Texas 76065

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R. Turner and Co., Sheffield, England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 tiny percussion caps included

 

 

 

 

 

◄ cocking knob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

an exceptional and finely made percussion knife pistol of diminutive size in original case marked “Pressley’s Limited, Watchmakers, Jeweler’s and Silversmiths, 68 Montague Street & 46 South Street, Worthing". The pistol measures only 2½” overall and approx. ¾” across the thickness of the body. The combination knife shows a single folding blade which is marked “R. Turner and Co., Sheffield, England”; a button hook with ENCORE trademark and Turner’s name; a hole punch and a corkscrew; mounted with checkered horn grip scales. There is also a touch hole pick mounted in the butt of the knife. The pistol is mounted at the center of the knife with a cocking knob and the barrel and breech are removable to load and prime with percussion cap and is in .22 caliber. The breech and barrel mechanism act as a secondary projectile and leave the knife pistol when fired. The condition is fine to near excellent with just a couple of minor areas of pitting starting to develop. The knife pistol is contained within its original-to-the-period velveteen and silk lined jeweler’s-type case with Moroccan leather covering in a tortoise shell pattern.
It is the same period of Unwin & Rodgers, but much more sophisticated and smaller, probably an unique oddity.
In good working order.   sold
 

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