Rare Boxed Chicago Fire Arms Co.& Ames Sword Co., Model Protect...
Item # 4357
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Currently US $1555 First bid $1500
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Started 2020-07-30 00:00:00
Ends 2020-08-29 02:00:00

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Rare Boxed Chicago Fire Arms Co.& Ames Sword Co., Model Protector Palm Pistol, .32 Extra Short Rim Fire Cal., MFG 1892, SN: 12489, These were designed & first manufactured by Jacques Turbiaux of France in 1882. Later in 1883 it was built in the USA as The Protector by the Minneapolis Firearms Company before the rights were sold to Peter Finnegan of the Chicago Fire Arms Company. In anticipation of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, he contracted the Ames Sword Co. to MFG 15,000 pistols, Ames made only 1,500 of the pistols by the deadline of the exhibition, A law suit pursued & they ended up producing another 12,800 pistols to fill most of the contract & all were sold by 1910. This example has a floral engraving on the barrel & 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 inside the side plate. The left side plate is checkered around the border with ''CHICAGO FIRE ARMS CO. CHICAGO, ILL'' in a circle at the center. Matching serial numbers are on the major components. The nickel finish is 95%, The side panels are excellent with checkering, Mechanically excellent, Rare Original box has image of pistol on top, with direction label affixed to the inside top of box, Has cleaning tool. No FFL Req. - Value: 3000 to 6000


Rare Boxed Chicago Fire Arms Co.& Ames Sword Co., Model Protect...
Item # 4357
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