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Lot
47312

Blow Gun Rifle Cane: with Metal Cap and Stepped Malacca Shaft. ...

2008 December Grand Format Americana Auction #6006

 
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Auction Ended On: Dec 2, 2008
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3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

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Blow Gun Rifle Cane: with Metal Cap and Stepped Malacca Shaft. The metal cap unscrews to reveal a mouthpiece, which, when blown sharply, drives a floating firing pin to a cartridge inserted in a chamber. The chamber is opened by sliding the shaft. The barrel is brass and covered with stepped Malacca. The shaft is 32.75" overall (including the cap). Missing, is a removable tampion, which serves as the ferrule. Chamber is tight, else, good. Similar to one illustrated on page 191 of Snyder's Canes.

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Service and Handling Description: Bats, Clubs, Sticks, Swords, Rifles, etc. (view shipping information)

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