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Auction Date: April 21, 2013

Lot 1193: Outstanding and Desirable Cased Le Petit Protector Ring Gun

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Outstanding and Desirable Cased Le Petit Protector Ring Gun
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $8,000
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Serial #Outstanding and Desirable Cased Le Petit Protector Ring Gun ManufacturerLe Petit Protector ModelRing Gun
TypePistol Gauge2 Mm Catalog Page96
Barrel FinishSilver/blue GripGerman Silver
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis is an excellent example of a unique 19th Century style French ring gun. The German silver ring band has a light floral type engraving and is marked "LE PETIT PROTECTOR". This ring gun features a small hand rotated 6-shot pinfire cartridge cylinder that must be removed for loading/unloading. The pins of the cartridges are struck by the base of the hammer. The flip top jewelry style case has a "LE PETIT/PROTECTOR" marked silver oval on top of the lid and the inside of the lid has a "Me Foner" label stamped on the silk. Comes with a screwdriver.

ConditionExcellent. 90% plus bright blue finish remains showing some bright wear from rotating the cylinder. The German silver is fine. Mechanically excellent. The case is very fine showing some scattered minor corner and surface wear on the exterior and some contact wear on the lining in the lid. These ring pistols are highly desirable and appeal to many collectors.
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