Very Rare 1896 Protector Palm/pocket Revolver/pistol Ad - Ames Sword Co.
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Very Rare 1896 Protector Palm/pocket Revolver/pistol Ad - Ames Sword Co.:
~~ Vintage Print Advertisement ~~
ADVERTISER:AMES SWORD CO., CHICOPEE, MASS.
SIZE: THIS IS A PARTIAL PAGE AD AND MEASURES APPROX. 2.75" X 6.5"
CONDITION: THERE ISMINIMAL AGE TONING; MINIMAL PAGE-TURNING WEAR; OVERALL, VERY NICE CONDITION.
DATE: PUBLISHED IN 1896.
CONTENT: THIS IS A RARE ADVERTISEMENT FOR A PROTECTOR REVOLVER. ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA:
"The Protector Palm Pistol is a small .32 rimfire revolver designed to be concealed in the palm of the hand. 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."
IT USED WINCHESTER .32 EXTRA SHOT RIM FIRE, AND IT HELD 7 ROUNDS. THEY COST $4.00 WHEN THIS AD WAS PRINTED. IF YOU CAN FIND ONE TODAY IT WILL COST YOU AROUND 2 - 4 THOUSAND!
PLEASE SEE SCANS BELOW. THE FIRST SCAN SHOWS THE AD AS IF MATTED/FRAMED; THE SECOND SCAN SHOWS THE ENTIRE PAPER SURFACE OF THE AD.