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Crowd Control, 1920s style

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A rare ‘Protector’ palm pistol, a small .32 calibre revolver designed to be concealed in the palm of the hand, designed in France in the 1880s, this example made by the Chicago Firearms Company around 1910, and now decommissioned. Length: 5 inches (13 cms).

Note: Palm Pistols were popular amongst the riverboat gambling fraternity on the Mississippi River.

Two very rare 1930’s electrified weighted coshes, (now disconnected) issued to American prison officers for riot control purposes, an electrical ‘jolt’ being provided by a ‘cattle-prod’-type device, battery powered. Each stamped ‘Federal Laboratories Inc, Pittsburgh PA’ to the end, with patent dates for 1925. Length of each: 9 inches (23 cms).

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