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    Chicago Firearms "Palm Protector" (1895)

    Wanted to share with ya'll.

    Often called the Palm Protector, the gun was made by Chicago Firearms Company/Ames Sword co. The 1944 serial # suggests it was made in 1895. About 12,000 were made. Caliber is .32 Extra Short Rimfire. It took me about 6 months to find ammo for it. I went to 3 different gun shows and chatted with the antique ammo guys and most never heard of it. I found some on GunBroker. I only wanted 1 or 3 for display/show purposes. The seller said he could sell me 3 because he promised 5 to another buyer. The other buyer flaked out and I was able to get all 8 rounds for the bargain basement price of $24 EACH. No, I have not shot it. And wont. Too rich for my blood and too hard to replace.


    The short lever under the barrel is a turret/cylinder catch that will prevent the turret from rotating.
    The lever on the right side rotates/advances the turret and also cocks and releases the hammer to fire.

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    The top cover(side plate) unscrews from the body to get access to the turret. You can see the serial # on cover and turret.
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    The ammo is loaded from the inside into each chamber.
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    Bullet dimensions.
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    Compared to a 9mm.
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    Have a nice day.

    #2
    Cute little runt.

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      #3
      That’s pretty cool.

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