It very well may be difficult to call a gun a work of art but my pick this week is just that. Lot 16 of Pook and Pook Auctions firearms and military sale on April 13th, 2019, is certainly a graphic gun. Its sleek lines designed to fit in the palm of the hand was patented and first built in France in 1882 by Jacques Turbiaux., nicknamed the “Turbiaux Disc Pistol”. In 1883 it was built in America and referred to as “The Protector” by Minneapolis Firearms Company. Peter Finnegan then bought the patent and founded the Chicago Fire Arms Co. in 1892. Approximately 15,000 were produced by the two American companies until 1910 when the company disbanded and sold the inventory. This was a great James Bond pistol long before James Bond.
by: Jamie Shearer