Identify this gun?


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9MonkeyMonkey
October 22, 2003, 01:54 AM
Any ideas exactly what this is? A friend found it while cleaning out her grandmothers house. It looks like it has a tiny cap and ball muzzle loader on top with a little swing down trigger. It has two folding knives, and tweezers at the bottom of the grip like on a swiss army knife. Any idea on what it is and if it would be worth anything to a collector? Thanks a bunch.


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Illuminate
October 22, 2003, 02:00 AM
Looks like an Unwin & Rodgers - Knife Pistol.

Picture: http://www.armchairgunshow.com/images/qp-unwn.jpg
Information: http://www.armchairgunshow.com/otsAB_percussion_pistols.htm
http://www.antiques-online.uk.com/01182%20knife%20pistol.htm
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976362739.htm

Appears to be worth around $2k. Good find. :)

9MonkeyMonkey
October 22, 2003, 02:39 AM
Wow, thanks for the fast response, Illuminate. The markings on the blade are illegible, so I can't confirm the manufacturer, but it looks exactly like the ones you posted. Thanks again for the info.

Mike Irwin
October 22, 2003, 01:10 PM
AAAwww...

That's SO cute! :)

Is it a cap and ball or .22 short?

9MonkeyMonkey
October 22, 2003, 01:26 PM
It looks like it's cap and ball. It has a little nipple on the back that I assume the cap goes on. It even has a tiny little ball mold inletted on one side of the handle like on a swiss army knife. I haven't measured it yet, but I don't think it could be more than about .25 - .30 caliber. It's very cute, but completely useless. :)

C.R.Sam
October 22, 2003, 02:05 PM
It's very cute, but completely useless. Nope.
Useful in that it has made some of us think...
And learn.

Cool

Sam

9MonkeyMonkey
October 22, 2003, 08:49 PM
You're right. I was a little harsh on it. It's a cool and unique design, but I sure wouldn't want to use it to defend myself. Either today, or when it was made.

Mike Irwin
October 22, 2003, 09:16 PM
Oh, I don't know. It might be good for fending off a marauding rat...

Harbinger
October 22, 2003, 09:39 PM
Not so useless, considering what she could get for that if it's in decent shape.

ChickenHawk
October 22, 2003, 09:54 PM
Hmmm, is that the weapon of choice for Jackalope hearders? :p

Chickenhawk

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