July 13-15, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/13/2021
1 of only approximately 12,800 Protector palm pistols manufactured by Chicago Firearms Co. during the 1890s. This example features a nickel finish with hard rubber panels on either side of the receiver as well as on the trigger. Left panel is marked "CHICAGO FIREARMS CO." and "CHICAGO ILL.", with the right side being marked "THE PROTECTOR" above patent information. Barrel is lightly engraved with a floral motif band. Right side of frame bears a light floral and line design with the left side exhibiting a knurled pattern. Matching numbers are found on the interior of the removable sideplate as well as on the cylinder. This example is accompanied by an original paper parts price list as well as an original shipping box featuring a graphic of the Protector pistol and containing a cleaning rod. Interior of box lid features directions for use as well as "AMES SWORD CO., Chicopee, Mass." at the bottom. CONDITION: Very good overall, with metal components retaining the vast majority of their original factory nickel finish, showing some light scattered spotting of inactive oxidation. Excellent bore, retaining well defined lands and grooves throughout. Hard rubber panels are excellent. Original factory box shows signs of aging and wear, exhibiting some losses and a few taped repairs. Original paper parts list shows proper aging, with a loss at the left side and small losses along the fold crease. A very nice example of a desirable turn of the century Protector palm pistol. MLW
Barrel Length
1 - 3/4"
.32 Extra Short
FFL Status
Chicago Firearms Co.
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,800.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $3,500 - $6,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
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