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Unusual pocket knife gun
Horstheld Antique handguns ^ | not listed

Posted on 04/13/2009 4:12:29 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Very rare one off pistol combination.

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TOPICS: History; Hobbies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banglist
unusual and probably unique pistol equipped with a barrel for .38 caliber percussion smoothbore, a folding corkscrew which doubles as trigger, a folding blade and a folding sailor's awl. The barrel shows a Damascus pattern and the mandatory Belgian proof stamp ELG *, the awl is 4½" long, the corkscrew/trigger is circa 2", the blade measures 3½", the scales are made from marine ivory, probably walrus tusk. It is made during the percussion period 1850's - 1860's, good working order, showing the expected use. A scarce oddity that may have use in the whaling trade. $5,250.
1 posted on 04/13/2009 4:12:29 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Cut and shoot your self by accident at the same time. Interesting.


2 posted on 04/13/2009 4:16:04 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I like it


3 posted on 04/13/2009 4:16:12 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: driftdiver

Sailors awl we call it a fid


4 posted on 04/13/2009 4:17:17 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Single shot pocket knife with awl and cork screw


5 posted on 04/13/2009 4:17:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

That guy has some other very intersting collectibles on his website. A LOT of history there.


6 posted on 04/13/2009 4:19:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Cut and shoot yourself as you’re opening a bottle of wine.


7 posted on 04/13/2009 4:19:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: al baby

Sorry, it would be called an Awl if it was for leather work. A “Marlin Spike” for small line work, a “Fid” for larger lines, and a “Commander for very large mooring lines.

Gunner


8 posted on 04/13/2009 4:23:58 PM PDT by weps4ret (Where is John Galt?)
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To: weps4ret

But can we both agree what the cork screw is and what one does With it


9 posted on 04/13/2009 4:30:59 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Then there's overkill..........


10 posted on 04/13/2009 4:32:44 PM PDT by Daffynition (Have you noticed Obama voters are having buyer's remorse?)
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To: Daffynition

That looks like an assault knife.


11 posted on 04/13/2009 4:34:57 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Daffynition

I have a Swisschamp which at least at one time was the ultimate Victorinox. It is not quite as large as that but still too big to fit in your pocket comfortably.

My favorite for everyday carry is the Super Tinker. I bet I have 40-50 different Victorinox and Wenger knives. Most of them very useful.


12 posted on 04/13/2009 4:39:53 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

I hear ya. I have a drawer full too but for the past several years have been carrying a “Squirt” which I like a lot for everyday.


13 posted on 04/13/2009 4:46:35 PM PDT by Daffynition (Have you noticed Obama voters are having buyer's remorse?)
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To: al baby

14 posted on 04/13/2009 4:47:19 PM PDT by Daffynition (Have you noticed Obama voters are having buyer's remorse?)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
I've seen a boy scout looking pocket knife that fired a 22 round. The retired New York cop said that Al Capone had several made for gifts and that the one the cop had was used to fire at him (the cop)in a nightclub.

I tried to buy it but the guy still used it for a self defense tool, in fact he had it out in the open (handling it) during our meeting in his kitchen and did not reveal it to me until after he had already vetted me for about 30 or 40 minutes in conversation, he was a pretty cagey old guy.

It was very similar to this with the cartridge and barrel inside the knife, even after knowing you couldn't tell unless you looked directly at the tiny barrel opening.
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15 posted on 04/13/2009 4:47:40 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: ansel12

I don’t know. “Tiny barrel opening” and “self defense tool” don’t normally show up together in Still Thinking’s doctrine.


16 posted on 04/13/2009 5:03:41 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Still Thinking

Being able to have a gun on someone without their knowing it while you are chatting at a table, is quite a thing to be able to do.

Even in your own home that first free shot into someones face would be a nice way for you to start the scramble for your pistols.


17 posted on 04/13/2009 5:27:10 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: al baby

Indeed, and I suspect we can agree on the purpose of the gun barrel also.

Gunner


18 posted on 04/13/2009 6:19:45 PM PDT by weps4ret (Where is John Galt?)
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To: ansel12

I know. I could actually see the tactical advantage. I was just joshing more than anything.


19 posted on 04/13/2009 6:49:58 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
There is a museum here owned and operated by a very wealthy industrialist family. Its 4-5 stories large and has mostly European artwork and such. However a large section of one floor is devoted to arms. From the earliest to about 1890 or so. Lots of swords, knives, daggers, armor pieces, etc.
I discovered in the collection a couple of examples of "Sword Guns."
Actual swords with a matchlock barrel along one or both sides of the blade. I had seen pictures in books but this was the first actual examples I've ever seen.
All the pieces are in excellent condition.
Here is the web site of the museum:
http://www.chimeimuseum.com/english/index.aspx

A question - Are you the gentleman I spoke with about pigeon racing?
20 posted on 04/13/2009 7:44:57 PM PDT by Tainan (Where's my FOF Indicator?)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

The WikiWacki entry on the museum is better than my explanation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi-mei_Museum


21 posted on 04/13/2009 7:47:41 PM PDT by Tainan (Where's my FOF Indicator?)
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To: Tainan

No to pigeon racing.

http://www.horstheld.com/0-Japan.htm

Japanese made single shot percussion pistol,
an oddity -Yatate

strange rifling

Japanese made single shot percussion pistol Yatate. A folding cover to hide hammer and piston, and it looks like a small club / truncheon, caliber is .35. The cover is made from brass. Barrel with grip and cover are engraved in Japanese style, Japanese inscription. The trigger with a hole for attaching a firing string. Over all length 8½”. The function is good, fine condition.
Rare pistol


22 posted on 04/13/2009 7:52:15 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Still Thinking
I was just joshing more than anything.

I figured so, but I'll tell that old New york detective impressed me that night, I've been around a little and I'm not aware of being under such successful monitoring as he did during my short visit to his apartment.

I hadn't known who he was, I had found his phone number and had only dropped by to buy a minor little invention of his that had been advertised in a magazine. I went over there in rough clothes at night, after a few beers, which may have reinforced his natural security concerns, he clearly warmed to me after a while though and that is when he let me in on the secret and let me handle the knife/gun and told me how he had earned it so many years before. He was an interesting guy with old New York city detective stories.

23 posted on 04/13/2009 8:07:59 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Daffynition
Doesn't even have a spoon.

Lame.

;-)

24 posted on 04/13/2009 9:59:54 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.")
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To: SIDENET
Howz 'bout the kitchen sink?


25 posted on 04/14/2009 2:37:29 AM PDT by Daffynition (Have you noticed Obama voters are having buyer's remorse?)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Was this the firearm Plaxico Burress had on him that night at the New York club? I’m thinking he was using the cork screw to open up a bottle of Krystal and boom.


26 posted on 04/14/2009 6:11:22 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Mattel 'Agent Zero' 1965...

27 posted on 04/14/2009 6:15:22 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Daffynition

Okay. I could go for that one.


28 posted on 04/14/2009 9:22:37 AM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.")
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