Live Auction

The April 2023 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, Apr 14, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1259

Chicago Palm Pistol, .32 Short, C. Early 1890s, L 5.25'' , SN: 10312

Estimate: $300 - $400

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$30 $10
$100 $25
$400 $50
$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000
Antique palm pistol 'the protector' or Chicago palm pistol. No apparent maker's mark, most likely Chicago Firearms Co.. Nickle finish with an engraved floral band at the barrel and rim of one side of the frame. The opposite side of the frame is knurled. Checkered hard rubber palm pad. Side panel opens to a seven-shot cylinder. Matching serial numbers of 10312 on the frame, cylinder and side panel. Antique firearm, not for use with modern ammunition.


Missing the hard rubber pads on both sides of the firearm that would have also had the manufacturer and model information. Surface rusting at the interior of the frame. The cylinder often does not rotate when the trigger mechanism is pulled. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ìRequest Condition Reportî or ìAsk a Questionî buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.