Lot 28: Minneapolis Firearms Protector Palm Pistol
November 30, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $950 - 1400
Manufactured from 1891 to 1892 with total production estimated at 3,000. The side plates have smooth hard rubber panels and are marked with the maker/model information and 1883 patent date. Numbers match.
BBL: 1 3/4 inch part octagon
Gauge: 32 CF
Serial Number: 1146
Condition: Very good. The pistol retains 50% original nickel finish with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The pin attaching the squeezer grip to the frame has been improperly removed, leaving dents and dings in the head. The hard rubber is fine with some minor scratches. Mechanically fine.