British WWI pocket knife with pistol?

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knife7knut
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Re: British WWI pocket knife with pistol?

Post by knife7knut » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:36 am

The mechanism reminds me a little of the pocket flare pistols the pilots would carry in the 1960's. Only difference was the flares screwed into the end of the barrel.Looked like an oversize ball point pen or small flashlight.
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Re: British WWI pocket knife with pistol?

Post by eveled » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:07 pm

Could it be as simple as a fire starter?

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Re: British WWI pocket knife with pistol?

Post by Gunsil » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:13 am

I still think it is a "sappers" knife for dynamite work.

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Re: British WWI pocket knife with pistol?

Post by Bert Barrel » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:12 am

Thanks for the reactions!!! A detonator for dynamite.....indeed this seems more likely to me than a percussion pistol.
I'm going to inquire at the army !! If I have results, I will let you know for sure !!

Greetings to all!!!!

Bert

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