He Owned This Rare 1895’s Palm Pistol But He Didn’t Knew What It Is

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This guy was going through his recently deceased grandfather’s tool box when he came across an odd antique object that he’d seen before.

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While looking through his grandfather’s old tool box, he found a palm pistol from 1895! This is one of only about 13,000 Palm Pistols ever made by the Chicago Arms Company, and is worth quite the pretty penny.

The Protector Palm Pistol is a small .32 rimfire revolver designed to be concealed in the palm of the hand.

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It was unique in that the revolver was clasped in a fist with the barrel protruding between two fingers and the entire handgun was squeezed in order to fire a round.

The Protector Palm Pistol was first patented and built in France in 1882 by Jacques Turbiaux and sold as the “Turbiaux Le Protector” or the “Turbiaux Disc Pistol”. Later in 1883 it was built in the USA as The Protector by Minneapolis Firearms Co.

VIAAntiques Roadshow PBS
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