Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3067: Scarce Systeme E. Turbiaux Le Protector Palm Pistol

Auction Date: December 5, 2014

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Scarce Systeme E. Turbiaux Le Protector Palm Pistol

Manufacturer: French
Model: Palm Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 5.5 mm
Barrel: 1 5/8 inch
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 39
Class: Antique

The Turbiaux "Squeezer" pistol was patented in France in 1882 by Jacques Edmond Turbiaux. On March 6th, 1883 it was patented in the United States and the patent was bought by Chicago Fire Arms Company. The metal center side plates are marked "BTE S.G.D.C. EN FRANCE ET A L'ETRANGER PARIS" on one side and "LE PROTECTOR SYSTEME E. TURBIAUX" on the other. The bottom inside of the frame is stamped "2655" over "2077". 7 round capacity with hard rubber side plates and a sliding safety.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The pistol retains 75% of the original finish with some spotting and handling wear. The grip panels have a few minor marks. Mechanically fine.

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