Støckel: circa 1870 "Delhaxe"
following the fluctuating orthography of the time, also Joseph DELHAXHE
between the two pieces is one big difference, the # 557 has a screw-in ejector, the # 848 has no provision for a ejector.
J. DELEAXHE, Liège, made knuckle duster revolver with folding dirk
and square frame, serial # 848, caliber 7mm pin fire. While the few others
Deleaxhe I found over forty years of collecting have an
ejector rod screwed in the frame - please see Chris Curtis' Pin fire book, page 271
revolver is not built for an ejector rod. In a publication by Theodore Dexter "Frank
E. Bivens, Half Century Scrapbook of Vari-Type-Firearms, 1960", # 432, I found
the classification "presentation type", This is supported by the
additional decoration, and it is from the knuckle dusters the rarest variation.
In good working order and excellent condition sold
Deleaxhe Apache knife pistol,
Deleaxhe Apache knife pistol,serial # 557, caliber 7mm pin fire. The oddity is showing original gold gilt and engraved frame approximately 75 - 85% rich gold gilded finish drifting to a natural patina with some minor darkening and normal aging. Also the blade with original gilded finish. Some storage nicks and fine overall. The left bottom of the frame is well marked and there is a # 25 at the front of the frame near the cylinder pin screw. Included is a copy of “Man at Arms”, January 1978, page 24 where this exact pistol is listed and described as the only one finished in gold. In good working order and excellent condition sold