Object Title

Pinfire six-shot revolver, knife and knuckleduster - The Apache

Pinfire six-shot revolver, knife and knuckleduster - The Apache

Date

1868

Object Number

XII.9962

Provenance

Presented by Surrey Constabulary, 17 February 1992.

Physical Description

A pinfire revolver combination weapon, comprising a six shot blued cylinder of a particularly long type, as there is no barrel, the cylinder acting as a substitute. There is a folding blade on the left side of the frame, the tip of which is retained by a spring catch. The brass butt is aslo folding, and when opened out can be used as a knuckleduster, being of a form to accept four fingers through the brass rings. The trigger is also of a folding pattern, and must be swung down for use

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1479

Calibre

7 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

DOLNE -BAR BREVETE

Associations

Places Belgium

Notes

Often referred to as the Apache, these pistols were the invention of Louis Dolne, a Liege gunmaker, and were popular self defence weapons in the late 19th century.