19th Century Folding Pistol Boot Jack

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Distinctive cast iron figural boot jack in the form of a mid-19th century percussion pistol. This type of pistol was sometimes referred to as a “boot Pistol,” because it could be easily concealed within a man’s boot. No doubt, this was part of the reason for it’s use in the design of a boot jack. Marked on both sides, “THE AMERICAN/ BULL DOG/ BOOT JACK.” Retains a good amount of the original black paint. Nice old mellow patina on this sweet piece. Weighs one pound.

 

Date: Late 19th century.

 

Size: 8 1/2″ long. 5″ wide (open). 3″ tall (open).

 

Condition: Overall great. Piece is tight to open and close, but fully functional. Closes about 95%.

 

Price: $161

 

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