Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Vintage Firearms - Tactical Ring Pistol



At the Ex Mrs SBW's for the next few days, hanging out with the rugrat's, while they're watching 'Horrible Histories' I took the opportunity to scan the catalogue for Holts next auction of historic and sporting arms. Found this little terror, basically a finger mounted, multi-shot mini-cannon!

A RARE 4mm PINFIRE SIX-SHOT RING PISTOL, MODEL 'LE PETIT PROTECTOR',
circa 1865, comprising of a small hand-rotated blued cylinder attached to a nickel-silver ring, the ring engraved with 'LE PETIT PROTECTOR' around the circumference together with two bands of floral engraving, concealed, manually cocked hammer and trigger, the whole in fine condition retaining nearly all its original finish TOGETHER WITH a flip-top jewellery-style blue leatherette covered box, an inlaid white metal plaque to the top of the lid engraved 'LE PETIT PROTECTOR', the inside lined in off-white satin and maroon velvet, compartmented in the continental style with locations for the pistol, six rounds of ammunition (missing), and a small blued turn-screw. 
Estimate £2,000-3,000 Sale A1045 Lot 727 

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Your pal
SBW



7 comments:

Trey said...

I have never seen one of those before.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Trey
Pretty neat huh?

In the early 90's I worked for a chap who had an amazing collection of 'james bond' kit miniature cameras, spotting scopes and a couple of micro guns. If I had the cash and lived in the US I'd collect them myself. Way cool
SBW

Le Loup said...

Love it, I want one!

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

LL
I'm guessing the first shot is pretty nerve wracking. LOL

SBW

Rick Kratzke said...

Now that is sweet!

I started collecting vintage ammunition cartridge boxes but that takes the cake. Would love to see more about that.

Whitetail Woods Blog / Blackpowder Shooting

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Rick
the guy who valued it wasn't in the office when I called. More news if I get any.
SBW

Anonymous said...

Amazing......