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Blades and Barrels or "cut 'n shoot" / combination weapons

 

 

BLADES AND BARRELS
six centuries of combination weapons
by H. GORDON FROST

This is the complete reference on the history of combination weapons over the past six centuries. The inside jacket reads "Blades and Barrels is the first full scale study ever written about man's attempt to combine an edged weapon with a firearm.
The book covers knife pistols, cutlass pistols, mace pistols, axe pistols and war hammer pistols. In depth studies of companies such as Unwin & Rodgers, Harrington & Richardson, Frank Wesson, Colt, Boden and Dolne. Contains 400 photographs from private and museum collections, the author spent over 20 years researching and compiling this information. Copyright 1972. The book is out of print, a very rare and important reference.

 

 

TSM marked ivory sheathed percussion pistol and dirk, circa 1850s

Martin, Glasgow, case pair of spring-bayonet pistols

 J. Cernea pocket knife pistol

Dumonthier with etched blade and case

Lebaron quality revolver with case

Ouvrier knife pistol with cork screw

Unwin & Rodgers Sheffield knife pistol

  knife pistol with two barrels

  Arrate Eibar revolver with dirk
Dumonthier double barreled dagger pistol with scabbard

  Smith Cutlass pistol

  Deleaxhe triple combination knuckle duster

  Weyersberg Kirschbaum hunting sword revolver

Dolne combination revolver/ knuckle duster / swing-out dagger

Granberg model 1840 prison knife pistol

  Baker transitional with bayonet + belt hook

 single shot pocket knife with awl and cork screw

German knife pistol

Jones, cased pepperbox with switch blade

Dumonthier double barreled dagger pistol

Dumonthier revolver with scabbard

  S&G / Scholberg & Gadet knife pistol

  Turner combination pistol

Belgian Bowie-knife-style revolver with scabbard

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