In the powerhouse .32RF caliber, this manually operated two shot pocket pistol is all you could want for self protection in 1868....
There is a version in .41RF that features a short blade that can be extended out from the center pivot.
Pressing in on the small stud on the bottom of the frame allows the barrels to be rotated so that the lower barrel moves to the firing position, or from the center position, the barrels can be loaded.
I see buggering up the grip screws apparently began in 1868.
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I wish it were just the grip screw.... Every screw on this guy is trashed! Plus one grip is cracked, and tons of finish issues.
On the other hand, it was inexpensive and makes a neat addition to my "early pocket pistol" group...
That is really cool. Thanks for sharing.
"I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared." Thomas Jefferson
The more I dig into the history of “pocket pistols”, those more it hits home that the more things change, the more they remain the same”…
Tons of innovation, dodging around patents, making the latest, greatest, bestest ever tool with which to protect yourself!
But all so cool, especially when you can grab an original example without breaking the bank.
Wonder how many riverboat poker games that one has seen...very cool.
Cool, very cool...
Had to googltize the gun for the knife model, that is the way to pocket carry! Clearly the screw isn't vintage, looks like the grip screw had a brass ring with a flat head maybe?
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That thing is awesome, especially the version with the "bayonet" .
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