Probable German Kit, ca 1895
This kit was sold at auction to an anonymous Seattle man by Fain & Co. of Grants Pass, Washington around October 1997. The winning bid was $12,000. This is what happens when you buy retail.
The kit included an ivory-inlayed cruciform pistol that fires silver bullets, garlic powder, a wooden stake, a cannister of gunpowder, a vial of anti-vampire serum, spare bullets, and a bullet mould for manufacturing addition amunition.
The kit was built by a Professor Ernst Blomberg in the early 1890s. A Belgian gunmaker named Nicholas Plomdeur created the unique firearm.
I am making an inference about the age and origin of the kit, based partially on information about the maker and other items included in the auction lot.