Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 388: Desirable Cased Le Petit Protector Ring Gun

Auction Date: May 5, 2017

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

Desirable Cased Le Petit Protector Ring Gun

Manufacturer: Le Petit Protector
Model: Ring Gun
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 5.5 mm
Barrel: 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: German silver
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 137
Class: Modern Handgun

This is an example of a unique 19th century style French ring gun copy that was made most likely in the late 20th Century. The German silver ring band has a light floral type engraving and is marked "LE PETIT PROTECTOR". The small hand rotated 5-shot pinfire cartridge cylinder 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. Four pinfire rounds are included.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as custom made. The ring retains 90% niter blue finish showing thinning and cycling marks. The German silver is fine. Mechanically excellent. The custom case is fair as it is in pieces with a detached lid.

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