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    Pistol Cane: with Carved Wood Monkey Head Handle. The mechanism is an unusual variety of rim-fire pistol. The breech opens to the left side by pulling a spring-loaded hammer/lever. A cartridge is locked in place. The hammer is released by pushing a firing button on the right side. It appears that the pistol uses a 9mm rim-fire shot cartridge. The handle is a realistically carved monkey with a sterling collar. Originally the handle/pistol was disengaged by pushing a steel release button. The original shaft is missing. The shaft included is a damaged replacement. One glass eye is missing. Well worth restoration. C. 1880.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2008
    2nd-3rd Tuesday-Wednesday
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