Lot 38: Excellent Chicago Protector Palm Pistol
November 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $1400 - 2250
Featuring a barrel with a band of floral engraving, and the right side of the frame has a similar pattern around the edge, with "THE PROTECTOR/PAT.MCH.6.83.AUG.29.93" in a circle on 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, twists off to reveal the magazine, and is numbered to match other components. The rear trigger is fitted with a hard rubber grip, checkered with diamond patterns.
BBL: 1 3/4 inch round
Gauge: 32 XSRF
Grips: hard rubber
Serial Number: 7572
Condition: Excellent. The pistol retains 98% original nickel finish with some scattered very light flaking. The finish has a slight frost appearance. The hard rubber grip panels are excellent with only a few light handling marks. The checkering is crisp. An excellent example fo an all matching high condition and functioning Chicago Palm Pistol.