Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 68: Le Petit Protector Style "Le Petit Gardian" Ring Gun

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Le Petit Protector Style "Le Petit Gardian" Ring Gun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Le Petit Protector Style "Le Petit Gardian" Ring Gun with Case

Manufacturer: Le Petit Protector
Model: Ring Gun
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 4 mm pinfire
Barrel: 1/2 inch cluster
Finish: bright/nitre blue
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Catalog Page: 54
Class: Antique
Description:

This is an example of a unique 19th century style custom made pinfire ring gun which was subsequently made by unknown parties in the 20th century. These ring pistols are oddities and appeal to collectors purely as conversation pieces. The band of the ring has a light floral type engraving and is marked "LE PETIT GARDIAN". This ring gun features a small hand rotated 5-shot pinfire cartridge cylinder that must be removed for loading/unloading. The pins of the cartridges are struck by the base of the hammer (any pinfire cartridge is obsolete). Includes an unmarked jewelry style case with cartridge block and one pinfire cartridge.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as custom made, retains 90% plus of the nitre blue with the remainder mostly bright, some light wear, and crisp engraving. Mechanically fine. The case is fine with some mild wear.



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