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Lot 3221: Chicago Firearms Co. Protector Palm Pistol

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Exceptional Chicago Firearms Co. Protector Palm Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Exceptional Chicago Firearms Co. Protector Palm Pistol

Manufacturer: Chicago F A Co
Model: Protector
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 XSRF
Barrel: 1 3/4 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 276
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 135
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in the 1890s, this example has a band of floral engraving on the barrel and additional engraving designs around the outside of the frame on the right side which is also marked "THE PROTECTOR/PAT.MCH.6.83.AUG.29.93." in a circle at the center. The left side plate is checkered around the border with "CHICAGO FIRE ARMS CO./CHICAGO, ILL." in a circle at the center. The left side plate twists off to reveal the magazine which is numbered "6124", which matches the inside of the frame and side plate. The pistol has checkered hard rubber side panels and grip. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 97% plus of the unpolished original nickel finish with a few scattered minor scratches. The grips are very fine with some slight age discoloration, minimal wear, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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