Image Lot Price Description


2196
$4,312.50

THREE RARE VICTORIAN ERA GUN CANES.

SN 16/NSN/NSN. 1) Removable 6-shot Cal. 22. rim fire revolver with stiletto dagger, similar to patent by Nicholas Simon, 1894. Revolver is simply an exposed cylinder with a spring loaded, dbl-action trigger that is ready to fire when pulled from cane. No markings other than matching SN 16 found on several parts. 2) Dumonthier-style Cal. 45CF. is a nice functioning example with stag grip, wood veneer body over metal bbl and orig spring-loaded plug at tip. 3) Totally unmarked other than 2 small proofs rear of trigger including a circle around “12”, most likely denoting 12mm cartridge size, horn gripped, bamboo veneer bodied functioning cane gun. This gun’s mechanism screws into place and when tightened, exposes the pin from cartridge. CONDITION: 1) Good to very good overall. Top section, which houses the revolver, has old glued crack to thin wood veneer over its metal body. Gun still locks into position which was removed by rotation with locking notch. Stag grip solid with hand worn patina, mechanism still functions though quite sluggish. 2) Very good overall. Several hairlines, still functional, cocks, locks and fires. Proof marks partially discernible. 3) Good overall. Functional, apparent welded or braised restoration to head of hammer. Horn grip has taped repair. Mechanically, gun functions when cocked will operate hammer with enough force no doubt to fire 12mm pinfire cartridge. Bamboo body has longitudinal crack with brass wire reinforcements on body as seen in photos. 51015-1 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2196

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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