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    Early Days Patent Underhammer Curiosa Gun.

    Overall length is 24 1/2-inches. This under-hammer percussion cane is stamped DAYS PATENT on the surface of its handle. The gun will cock extremely well by pulling back and down on a round striker on the underneath of the barrel, this also forces a trigger which when released allows the striker to hit a percussion cap that would be placed on the exposed percussion nipple. There is a nickel silver band in front of the striker and also an aiming bead at the front of the barrel. The heavy brass horse head handle unscrews but has a set screw that aligns it with the trigger mechanism. Note: The weight of the handle suggests that this was also used as a Truncheon or mace.

    Condition: Good to very good with mottled gray patina overall. Some nicks and mars to metal. Some surface rust to protected areas. Toning present. Bore good, but dark.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2020
    6th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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