Victorian Example of a Breech Loading ‘Self Protector’
Victorian Example of a Breech Loading ‘Self Protector’
Victorian Example of a Breech Loading ‘Self Protector’
Victorian Example of a Breech Loading ‘Self Protector’
Victorian Example of a Breech Loading ‘Self Protector’
Victorian Example of a Breech Loading ‘Self Protector’

Victorian Example of a Breech Loading ‘Self Protector’

1800 to 1900 England

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A Good Victorian Example of a Breech Loading ‘Self Protector’
The folding trigger with two attached bayonet blades and a German silver back strap with a flip up breech loading mechanism
30 Calibre fire. The handle of polished horn. Made by Unwin & Rodgers of Sheffield, the largest blade marked ‘protector’
In Fine Condition
Circa 1860

Size: 17cm long – 6¾ ins long
Provenance: Ex Private Sussex collection
Combination knife pistols with folding blades were popular with Victorian gentlemen in England in the mid-19th century as a means of self-defence. They were often also used by sailors as protection when ashore in foreign ports. Made by Unwin & Rodgers of Sheffield they used black powder and were sold in various small Calibres.
Medium
Horn, steel, brass
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