Lot 1013

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Description:

Chicago Firearms Co. Palm Protector Pistol. This antique pistol was first patented in France in 1882 by Jacques Turbiaux. In 1883, it was built in the United States by the Minneapolis Firearms Co. In 1892, the patent was purchased by Peter H. Finnegan who founded the Chicago Firearms Co. and started production of the “Protector Palm Pistol”. Made exclusively out of nickeled-plated steel and firing the .32 extra-short rimfire ammunition made by Remington. Barrel length is 1.5 inches and fires from a 7 shot internal cylinder. The right side of the frame is marked, in a circle, Chicago Firearms Co. Caliber/ Gauge: .32 EXTRA SHORT RF; Serial Number: 7301 Working Order: Firearm has not been tested; Background Check: Not Required; Keywords: Firearms, Guns; Ref: BD1248

    Dimensions:
  • 1.5" Barrel
  • Circa:
  • 1895
  • Notes:
  • The Protector Palm Pistol was first patented and built in France in 1882 by Jacques Turbiaux and sold as the "Turbiaux Le Protector" or the "Turbiaux Disc Pistol". Later in 1883 it was built in the USA as The Protector by Minneapolis Firearms Co.. Peter H. Finnegan of Austin, Illinois bought the patent in 1892 and founded the Chicago Fire Arms Co. to make and market the pistols. In anticipation of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, he contracted the Ames Sword Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts to manufacture 15,000 pistols. Ames made 1,500 of the pistols by the deadline of the exhibition. Finnegan sued for damages and engaged in a lawsuit with Ames. The company countersued and settled with Finnegan, but, through the years, had amassed a large production run of 12,800 pistols. The company sold the inventory and abandoned the design by 1910.
  • Condition:
  • The nickel-plating is good to very good. The bore rates as fair. The cocking mechanism is not working correctly but can be repaired due to the easily accessed internal mechanics. There does not appear to be any visible replaced parts.

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