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Original U.S. Antique Nickel-plated THE PROTECTOR Chicago Palm Pistol by Chicago Firearms Co. - Serial 6151

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This little pistol is in just lovely condition, having come from a Collection amassed in the 1950's and 1960's and then remained in storage ever since. This is a fine example of the legendary THE PROTECTOR model CHICAGO PALM PISTOL in 32 Rimfire.

First invented by The Frenchman JACQUES TURBAUX of Paris in 1882 the Patent was purchased by PETER FINNEGAN of Austin, Illinois in 1892 who immediately formed the CHICAGO FIRE ARMS COMPANY to produce this weapon to be launched at the WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION of 1893. Finnegan contracted the Ames Sword Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts to manufacture 15,000 pistols, however only 1,500 were produced in time for the exposition. Legal action ensued, and a settlement was reached.

Eventually total of 12,800 units were produced by Ames, mostly Seven shot with a Nickel Finish in .32 Rimfire such as this one. The serial number of our fine example is 6151, which is marked on the inside of the frame, on the cylinder, and on the removable cover. The outside of the cover is marked around the center with:


The other side of the pistol is marked:

PAT. MCH.6.83 AUG.29.93

The revolver/pistol is in fine condition but one of the two Bakelite side panels should evidence of some cracking but is still in place. Some caring Parent has removed the firing pin which is now absent, no doubt to prevent some child from accidentally firing the pistol.

A rare and desirable unique style revolver intended to be concealed in the hand the barrel projecting out between the first and second fingers. Another American Classic.

Not seen very much any more and ready to display, Pre 1899 so considered an antique.


Year of Manufacture: 1893-1897
Caliber: .32
Ammunition Type: Custom Rimfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 1 3/4 inches
Overall Length: 5 1/4 inches
Action: Double action
Feed System: 7 Shot Revolver

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