March 2014 Firearms Auction
World Record at Approximately $19 Million+

Auction: March 10, 11, & 12, 2014

Preview: March 7-9, 2014

Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.

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3000

BAVARIAN WERDER M1869 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL.

SN 470. Caliber 11.5mm. Standard military issue Werder pistol with 8″ bbl, drift adjustable front sight and fixed rear sight. GF marked on top of chamber. The serial number 470 is repeated on the left side of the barrel flat, the left side of the chamber, and the left side of the receiver cover and inside the trigger guard. Usual proof marks on the lower barrel flat and Crown/M proofing on the forward frame. The screws are either blank or matched 70, while the left side of the trigger has a different number, the last three digits being “202”. Single shot loading is from the top via tilting block action. The large lever on the right side is used to close the chamber and cock the pistol. After pulling the trigger, the forward lever within the trigger guard releases the bolt that moves down, ejecting empty case and re-exposing the chamber. Smooth walnut grips with the right panel German military accepted. Missing lanyard ring. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 70-80% original blue with mellow toning and fading. Comparable condition discoloration of the in-the-white bolt and trigger. Original grips have never been sanded or revarnished. Near-mirror bore with strong rifling and only minimal oxidation. Perfect mechanics. 4-52424 LMA24 (1,500-2,000) Lot 3000 – Lot 3000

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3001

RARE V.C. SCHILLING NEEDLEFIRE CALVARY PISTOL WITH HINGED BOLT HANDLE.

SN NSN. Caliber 14mm. Very rare German military needlefire cavalry pistol assembled by V.C.S. (V. Charles Schilling) in the mid 1800s. The pistol has an 8.5” bbl with a fixed front sight and a small drift adjustable rear sight. On top of the chamber flat, just in front of the rear sight, appears “GUSSSTAHL” (cast steel barrel). The left side of the receiver is marked “SUHL,” the right side is marked with a crown surmounting the initials V.C.S. Crown/V German Transitional proofs (identifying finished weapons in stock at the introduction of Germany’s first proof law in 1891) were later applied to the left side of the barrel, the left side of the chamber and the left side of the bolt. Operation is in the usual manner, with the rotatable bolt handle folding in for more convenient storage. To disassemble the bolt, one merely pushes down on the fire blued latch at the rear of the bolt, freeing the firing pin assembly to rotate out of its housing. When originally assembled all metal components were in-the-white or fire blued (latch release, trigger, and screws) and attached to a single piece stock whose grip cap was made with a sturdy and integral lanyard loop. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Metal lightly polished with sharp edges. All markings readily discernible though the crown on the right side of the chamber is blurred. Remnants of original fire blue on one of the trigger guard screws, the trigger and grip cap screw. The stock is sound, never having been sanded, with slight staining and a scattering of light handling marks excepting a few shallow bruises on the left side. No cracks or losses. Incredibly nice, near-mirror bore, with strong rifling. Perfect mechanics. Very difficult to find Schilling large cavalry pistol in excellent condition. 4-52425 LMA13 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3001

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3002
Revised: 2/27/2014

Please Note: Estimate should be $3,500-$4,500

UNUSUAL DREYSE NEEDLEFIRE REVOLVER, LIGHTLY ENGRAVED, WITH LOADER.

SN 5215. Cal .35. Dreyse made relatively few needlefire revolvers. This example has a 4″ bbl with a drift adjustable front sight and a fixed rear sight. The top strap reads “v. DREYSE SOMMERDA”. The SN 5215 appears within a light scroll on the left side of the frame while the caliber designation “Cal: 0,35-12 Gran Pulv”, is on the right frame. “K” is stamped on the front of the frame, partially covered by the cylinder pin lever. Additional light scroll is on the rear of the receiver and under the trigger guard that was originally case hardened. The exaggerated grip, with horizontal escutcheons, has fine wraparound checkering that extends to the strap. At the base is a robust non-rotatable lanyard ring. Function is double action only. Included is an orig loader, bare metal, #5555. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Little orig finish with all metal surfaces having been lightly cleaned over mild pitting. No case coloring on the trigger guard whose surface has been equally burnished. Comparable condition single piece grip with scattered bruises and dings. Most of the varnish has thinned to allow oil soaked staining, particularly at the base of the grip, though losses are minimal. Dark bore with strong rifling amidst moderate oxidation. Perfect manual function. The loader is in comparable condition, having been very lightly polished, but showing orig machine marks and very sharp edges. 4-52419 LMA114 (2,750-4,500) – Lot 3002

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3003

RARE J PIRE M1873 GERMAN SAXON ARMY REVOLVER, CF CARTRIDGE CONVERSION.

SN 231. Caliber 11mm. Early German Saxon Army issue M/73 revolver, partially a copy of the Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 First Issue, with features of the Sharps revolver, made from 1873-1878 by F Langenhahn in Zella-Mehlis, with a ribbed 5.5″ barrel having a drift adjustable front and rear sight. These were the first cartridge revolvers service issued in Germany, originally as rim-fire, they were soon converted to central fire, and when obsolete were sold off through the Haenel firm of Suhl in 1892 to the dealer Pire in Antwerp, and were then refinished to blue from the original brown and “S. Pire & Co, ANVERS” marked on the top rib. Belgian proofs on the right side of the receiver and marked on the cylinder “1883”, marked on the left side of the barrel lug, was the year of weapon was modified to centerfire and changed to have a fluted cylinder. Matte rust blue finish with in-the-white hammer. Other small parts are fire blued. Walnut grips with coarse, bordered checkering. Production was reported to be 4000 revolvers. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 95% carefully re-blued, in 1892 when sold off by Haenel, with comparable condition but original fire blue remaining on the small parts. Spring tensioning screw on front strap missing a portion of head. Original grips, nicely checkered with minimal staining, well in keeping with the revolver’s overall appearance. Bright bore with strong rifling and only minimal erosion. All cylinders index perfectly. 4-52563 LMA29 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 3003

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3004
Revised: 2/27/2014

Please Note: Estimate should be $2,750-$3,000

SWISS M1882 REVOLVER WITH ORIGINAL SCHMIDT SHOULDER STOCK.

SN 32165. Cal. 7.5mm. Swiss M1882 revolver with 4-1/2″ bbl, having a fixed front and rear sight. Fully matched SNs on the left side of bbl, left frame and on the cyl. The last few matching digits marked on the ejector, hammer, loading gate and trigger. The right grip panel was removed and marked with a penciled “65”. Under the panel was a previous owner’s tag, noting Schwab, Jak. from Winterthurer. Revolver was released from Army service in 1963 as reflected by the “P63” on the left side of the frame. Major components with orig rust blue; minor components strawed. Varnished and fluted grip panels. Complete with correct and orig leather wrapped shoulder stock whose lid was marked with a circular logo containing “R. Schmidt. Lt. Col. L. Bern” surrounding a Swiss cross. The inner body of the stock was lightly ink stamped “1914” – originally to match a revolver of the same number. Body of stock is missing its shoulder straps. Lug extension is correctly in the white and fits nicely into the grip recess though does not lock in place. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess CONDITION: Revolver has a bright 98-99% orig rust blue with comparable condition strawed parts. Grips retain most of their varnish with slight thinning on the right panel. Mirror bore with sharp rifling. Perfect mechanics. Leather covered shoulder stock sound but oiled with moderate crazing. No suggestion of restitching. Lug extension has been filed to fit a particular gun and has a welded repair at the forward tip. 4-52050 LMA110 (2,250-3,000) – Lot 3004

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3005

M1883 MILITARY REICHS REVOLVER, HIGH POLISH.

SN 898S. Caliber 10.55mm. Early high polish Officer’s Model Reichs revolver with checkered grips, single action, made by the V. Charles Schilling – C.G.H. consortium in Suhl with a 4.5” bbl having a fixed front and rear sight. The octagonal portion of the bbl, as entering the forward frame, has the left upper flat marked with the caliber 10.55. The left flat is marked GF along with the serial number 898S that is repeated on the left side of the frame, the side plate, the loading gate, the cylinder, and the cylinder pin. All the small parts are matched with the digits 98, including the grip screw and each of the grip escutcheons. The military acceptance, a large Crown/R, appears on the bottom of the front strap. Checkered grips characteristic of the Officer’s Model and lanyard ring. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Original blue with approximately 85% coverage, mellow toning on bbl, right side of frame, and front/back strap. Untouched small parts have comparable condition fire blue (safety lever, grip screw and escutcheons) and straw. Nicely checkered grips retain virtually all their diamonds with minimal blunting. No cracks or losses. Bright bore with strong rifling and only minimal erosion. Perfect mechanics. A very nice all-matching military Officer’s Reichs revolver. 4-52574 LMA20 (1,250-1,750) – Lot 3005

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3006

MILITARY M1879 REICH REVOLVER, PRUSSIAN EAGLE, S&S, V.C.S.-C.C.H.

SN 3608. Cal. 10.55mm. Standard M1879 Reich revolver dated 1881 with 7″ bbl having muzzle flare, fixed front and fixed rear sight. The rear of the bbl is octagonal as it inserts into the forward frame and is marked with the full SN that is repeated on the frame, cyl and cyl axle. A Prussian eagle appears next to the bbl SN and is repeated on the cyl. The last two digits of the SN are on the head of the frame screws, the safety lever and the loading gate. Military acceptance marks appear on the frame on either side of the trigger guard and on the buttcap that is also marked “69.A./4.66.” The fixing lever has broken off the head of the cyl pin release screw. Heavy lanyard ring extends from the buttcap. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Orig brown finish, with considerable fading and later oxidation, now appearing as 25% coverage. Virtually all the fire blue from the screws and safety lever has transitioned to a grey/brown. The same applies to the grip screw and its retaining escutcheons. Excellent bore with strong rifling and only minimal oxidation. All cyls index correctly with manual function; safety works properly. 4-52571 LMA113 (650-950) – Lot 3006

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3007

M1883 DREYSE MILITARY REICH REVOLVER, STANDARD PRODUCTION.

SN 2977. Cal. 10.55mm. Standard matte finish Reich revolver, single action with non-reinforced cyl lock cuts, made by F. v. Dreyse of Soemmerda as marked in a logo on the left side of the frame. Usual 4-1/2″ bbl having fixed front and rear sight. The octagonal portion of the bbl, entering the forward frame, has the left upper flat marked with the caliber 10.55. The left flat is marked with a Prussian eagle along with the SN 2977 that is repeated on the left side of the frame, the sideplate, the cyl, and the cyl pin. All small parts, including the loading gate, are matched with the digits 77 including the grip screw and each of the grip escutcheons. Military acceptances appear on the lower part of the frame, on each side of the lanyard ring. The backstrap is marked “76.A.8.7.” Smooth wood grips. No lanyard ring. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Orig blue estimated at 60%. Comparable condition fire blue on safety lever. Many of the grip screws had burred slots that were dressed down. Wood grips with handling dings and staining consistent with the overall appearance. Bright bore with strong rifling and only mild oxidation. Cyl does not reliably index on manual testing. 4-52560 LMA112 (450-750) – Lot 3007

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3008

LARGE MAUSER ZIG-ZAG SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER.

SN 2623. Caliber 10.6mm. Late, standard production, Mauser Zig-Zag Revolver with blued finish and ribbed 5.5″ bbl having an integral front sight. Marked on the top rib “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER OBENDORF A/NECKAR”. Top strap has an open slot. Cylinder has the unusual feature of the “Zig-Zag” pattern around the outside diameter that acts as a slot for the hand to rotate the cylinder for the next shot. Left front side of the frame has a thumb safety that locks the cylinder by means of notches in the protruding rim. In front of the bottom frame is a lever that attaches to the bbl lug, that, when opened, allows the bbl to tip up for reloading and confirms a matching cylinder. The frame is fitted with a special 2-pc, full checkered, sharply angled walnut grip whose butt is protected by a metal cap. Production numbers of the zig-zag revolver are unknown but believed to be extremely limited with few sold in the U.S. Although made in several calibers, (7, 9, 10.6mm) the big bore model is considered to be the most desirable. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Largely a blue-brown gun with considerable oxidative toning. Overall, less than 25% rust blue. The fire blued cylinder, cylinder stop, and safety lever have oxidized to a uniform brown. Very little of the original case-hardening remains on the take down lever and the only discernible case colors of the hammer remain in protected areas. Moderately bright bore with sharp rifling and mild oxidation. Grips are period special replacements with very fine checkering. Scattered superficial dents, particularly on the left side. Mechanically perfect with secure locking of each cylinder. 4-52567 LMA22 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3008

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3009

SCARCE LANCASTER 4 BARREL PISTOL .380 CALIBER.

SN 8145. Cal. .380″. 4 Bbl Lancaster with 4-1/8″ bbls, fixed front and rear sight. Rib recess marked “CHARLES LANCASTER (PATENT) 15 NEW BOND ST, LONDON”. Oval bore bbls. Fitted with German silver blade front sight, and marked on left bbl flute “380.C.F.” London black powder proofs are on left side of bbls. Hammerless O/U receiver has integral V-notch rear sight and lever latch engaging two dogs on breech ends of bbls that have a toggled extractor system. Hand engraved SN under trigger guard bow. Birds head grip, with backstrap serrations for enhanced gripping, has lanyard swivel at bottom rear, and checkered walnut grips. Assembly #50 is marked under the bbls, on the frame under the grips and marked in pencil on each panel. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Bbls retain 80% orig rust blue with thinning, fine scratches and scuffs. Comparable condition, orig midnight blue on action though the finish on the frontstrap is reduced to 50% and the trigger guard has largely browned. Fire blue on the trigger is 40-50% with the trigger face transitioned to a pleasant patina. Grips are in keeping with the overall condition, having numerous surface dings and minor blemishes. A chip measuring 5/8″ x 1/4″ is missing from the bottom of the left panel. Bores are bright with mild erosion. Perfect manual function. 4-52240 LMA124 (3,000-4,500) – Lot 3009

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3010

CHARLES LANCASTER 2 BARREL PISTOL WITH SHOULDER STOCK AND RETAILER CASE.

SN 7732. Cal. .476″. 2 Bbl Lancaster with 8″ bbls, fixed front and rear sight. Rib marked ‘CHARLES LANCASTER (PATENT) 151 NEW BOND ST, LONDON”. Oval bore bbls. Fitted with German silver blade front sight, and marked on left bbl flute “476 C.F.” London black powder proofs are on left side of bbls. Hammerless O/U receiver has integral V-notch rear sight and lever latch engaging two dogs on breech ends of bbls that have a toggling extractor system. Trigger guard bow is recessed for folding trigger extension that is used to cock the mechanism, released by pulling the trigger. Birds head grip has color case hardened lanyard at bottom rear and checkered walnut grips. Open threaded hole at the rear of the frame for skeleton shoulder stock attachment. The initials “D.R” are on the top of the frame and repeated on the escutcheon inlaid into the top of the Lancaster-labeled oak case, lined in green felt, that has been partitioned for the revolver, wire stock, cleaning rod, oiler, and a block to hold 18 cartridges. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, Ex-Visser Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 95% orig rust blue with minimal thinning and flecking. Comparable condition, midnight blue on action with minor flaking under trigger guard, the lower portion of frontstrap and on the backstrap surrounding the shoulder stock attachment. Fire blue on minor components 80-90% with no suggestion of enhancement. Grips are excellent with some light marks. Bores are bright with only mild erosion. Manual function sluggish, suggesting congealed grease, with unreliable firing pin release. Near excellent oak presentation case, typical British retailer construction. The lid label with minor losses was hand dated “1885”. Minor rub marks and staining of the felt liner. Condition of the wire shoulder stock, cleaning rod and oiler are commensurate with the condition of the pistol and age of the ensemble. An exceptionally fine example of this interesting pistol, particularly attractive with its rare shoulder stock and retailer case. 4-52241 LMA123 (5,500-8,500) – Lot 3010

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3011

OUTSTANDING WEBLEY & SCOTT R.I.C. REVOLVER IN ORIG MANUFACTURER CARTON, .450.

SN 101708. Cal .450. Standard production Webley & Scott R.I.C. 2-1/2″ bbl, having a fixed front and rear sight. The top strap is marked “P. WEBLEY & SON/LONDON & BIRMINGHAM” British proofs have been applied on the left side of the bbl, repeated on each of the cyl flutes, and on the right side of the frame. The left side of the frame is marked “Webley’s R.I.C MODEL/83/5 SHOT”. Above this denomination is the cal .450; below is the W&S winged bullet logo adjacent to the full SN 101708. The rear of the cyl is matching “708” and cal “.450”. The major components of the revolver retain their orig high polish midnight blue while the smaller parts are either nickled or heat treated to a fire blue. Orig grips with correctly blunted checkering. A rotatable lanyard ring extends from the base of the grip. Accompanied by an orig maroon shipping box whose red end label is marked “WEBLEY/RIC 83/.450.” PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: At least 96-98% of the brilliant high polish midnight blue, excepting the grip strap and grip cap whose finish has transitioned to about 50%, the balance a very mellow patina. Comparable condition small parts. Orig grip with virtually all of its varnish over correctly blunted checkering. Bright bore with sharply discernible rifling and negligible oxidation. Perfect manual function. Outstanding box with only minimal shelf wear and scuffing. Lid is attached to the base without supplemental taping or gluing. Nominal oil staining of the interior with wax paper. Finding and original box in this condition is even more difficult than encountering such an outstanding revolver! 4-52245 LMA115 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3011

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3012

EXCEPTIONAL FACTORY NICKELED SCHLUND REVOLVER, KYNOCH MARKED, IN MAHOGANY RETAILER CASE.

SN 515. Cal. .380. Factory nickeled Schlund revolver with 4″ bbl and fixed front and rear sight. Bbl rib is marked “KYNOCH GUN FACTORY ASTON/PATENT MODEL”. British proofs appear on the bbl extension over the cyl, on each of the cyl flutes and on the right side of the frame. The checkered lever on the tang releases the action that has a levered extraction. The lower trigger is pulled to rotate and lock the cyl; the top trigger is pulled to release the hammer. All screws have been heat treated to a fire blue. Single piece walnut grip deeply checkered in a bordered design. Presented in a mahogany case whose lid has a shield-shaped escutcheon. The case is lined in green felt and compartmentalized for the revolver, a cleaning rod, and other components. A wood block has been drilled to hold 12 cartridges. The cleaning rod is brass, 7″ in length, and threaded for an end insert. There are no other accessories. The lid is secured with a central lock (key missing). PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Exceptional Kynoch revolver with nearly 99% factory nickel showing only very light scattered scuffs. Negligible oxidation and sharp edge wear. Fire blued screws with over 90% orig finish. Same outstanding condition applies to the wood grip that retains nearly all of its orig varnish and has deep, seemingly unblemished checkering. Bright bore with sharp rifling and only minimal oxidation. Perfect mechanics. Near excellent condition mahogany case with scattered handling dings, scuffs and minor staining. Comparable condition liner with wear and minor staining corresponding to the contact areas. Brass cleaning rod has toned to a pleasant mustard color. It would be hard to improve upon this cased Schlund revolver. 4-52238 LMA134 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3012

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3013

GABBETT-FAIRFAX M 1895 PATENT MODEL PISTOL.

SN NSN. Resembling Hugh Gabbett-Fairfax’s first pistol patent, GB Pat. 18686 of 1895 (copy included with lot), and possibly a precursor design, an unfinished, patent model pistol, with 7” barrel chambered for the 7.65 mm Borchardt cartridge, assembled to show relationship between feed mechanism, bolt and hammer. Rotary magazine with short recoil action, locking wedge lacking. Frame without side panels has trigger group. Mainspring does not connect to hammer that must be manually cycled. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Grey-brown gun with 20% bright metal, largely on the left side of the frame and subframe. Bright bore with strong rifling. Mild corrosion in grooves suggests barrel must have been at least test fired.  A very interesting piece of history, particularly for the collector of British pistols or early semiautomatic arms.   4-52411 LMA15 (2,500-5,000) – Lot 3013

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3014

RARE STEYR LAUMANN MODEL 1891 REPEATING PISTOL.

SN 15. Caliber 7.8mm. Josef Laumann, of Austria, made a very small number of manual repeater pistols prior to his collaboration with Schönberger. These large frame guns had a very distinctive silhouette, largely due to their forward, angulated magazine housing made to house a stripper clip. This particular gun, one of only three noted by Mötz and Schuy (Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole), has a browned 4.75” barrel with a fixed half-moon front sight. A groove in the rear of the receiver acts as the rear sight. There are no manufacturer’s markings or proofs. The only marking on this pistol is the serial number 15, appearing on the left side of the barrel and repeated on the adjacent receiver. Other than the barrel, most major components and some minor components were color case hardened, including the frame and its sideplate, finger ring, trigger and the independently mounted finger stop mounted on the frontstrap. The bolt is in-the-white and the safety fire blued. Operation is like most repeaters, whereby a spring loaded finger ring cocks the pistol while moving the bolt forward, simultaneously chambering a cartridge. When cocked, the rear of the firing pin extends from the bolt. Pressing down on the serrated arm of the safety allows the trigger to be pulled. Cartridge feeding was via a special stripper clip, not present, that was released using the 1/2″ checkered button mounted on the right side of the receiver. Grips are checkered, bordered walnut, retained by a single transverse screw.Cartridge feeding was via a special stripper clip, not present, that was released using the 1/2″ checkered button mounted on the right side of the receiver. Grips are checkered, bordered walnut, retained by a single transverse screw. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, illustr. TBLAP, “pictured Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole”, page 116, 117. Ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: At least 90% of the browned finish remains on the barrel. The color case hardening has begun to fade, particularly on the receiver sideplate and on most of the top and right side of the receiver, where the color is transitioning to gray. The same fading involves the backstrap, such that the overall case color is about 70%. The bolt has been recently polished, especially at the rear, and the end cap resurfaced. Wear on the fire blued safety is consistent with the overall use. Excellent original grips with only minimal handling, no losses or chips. Bright bore with shallow rifling and only minor oxidative erosion. Perfect mechanics. An extremely rare, historically significant (as precursor of the first selfloading pistol, the Schönberger-Laumann) and very charismatic repeater pistol. 4-52459 LMA11 (18,500-27,500) – Lot 3014

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3015

EXTREMELY RARE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT STEYR MADE SCHÖNBERGER-LAUMANN M1892 SELF LOADING PISTOL.

SN 10. Caliber 8mm. The first successful self-loading pistol, developed from the Laumann Repeating Pistol for Austrian Army trials from 1892. This second variation with flat sided frame has 6″ bbl that assumes an octagonal form 1″ in front of the chamber with a drift adjustable front sight. SN 10 appears on the left side of the bbl and is repeated on the left side of the frame along with “WAFFENFABRIK STEYR”. On the right side is a large cocking lever that retracts the bolt out the rear of the frame. After returning to battery, a cocking indicator (firng pin extension) extends from the back of the bolt. Just above the tang is a large transverse rotating holdopen/ safety whose left side is serrated. Pushing down on the left side releases the bolt and allows the pistol to fire. In front of the cocking lever is a 3/8″ diameter serrated button that acts as a charger release. The bbl and frame are rust blued while the bolt and cocking lever are in-the-white. The safety and trigger are gray case hardened. A large rotatable lanyard loop extends from the base of the frame. PROVENANCE: Ex Visser collection, illustrated HBSA Journal Vol 2 No 6, illustr. TBLAP, pictured Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole, page 184, 185. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 90% original blue with uniformly scattered frosting over the barrel frame and grip straps. Comparable condition, untouched small parts.  Original grips with oil darkening and bordered checkering whose color and age are consistent with the appearance of the pistol. Bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect mechanics. An extremely unusual and historically very important prototype that could easily be the centerpiece of any early automatic pistol collection. 4-52461 LMA1 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 3015

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3016

RARE SCHULHOF REPEATING PISTOL, SN 1.

SN 1. Cal. .320 SHORT REV. Repeating pistols were the immediate predecessors to semiautomatic arms. All required a manual movement to chamber and discharge the cartridge. Sometimes, both actions were performed simultaneously. In most cases, upon release, a loading bar or lever would spring back to its original position. Schulhof was credited with having developed several types of repeating pistols in about 1884. This version has a 4.25″ bbl with a fixed front sight and no rear sight. Serial number 1 was applied under the bbl and repeated on the forward frame. Faint British proof marks appear on the left side of the barrel and frame. A finger loop lever under the receiver was used to close the bolt. Having traveled to its final position, the trigger can be pulled to fire the gun. Only a small nudge is required to push the finger loop forward the opening being completed by spring action. Loading was accomplished through the butt into a tubular magazine channel through the butt up to the breech with ratchet feeding mechanism and secured by a sliding serrated button. Though awkward and cumbersome by today’s standards, repeater pistols were an important development and provided the foundation for more modern semiautomatics. PROVENANCE: Ex Visser Collection, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: The pistol appears in-the-white and unlikely to have ever been finished. The lightly cleaned surface has largely mellowed to a pleasant gray with superficial staining. Excellent and all-original grips with coarse borderless checkering. Minimal staining and handling dings. No chips or losses. Surprisingly bright bore with sharp rifling and only minimal etching. Mechanically perfect though the finger lever return spring is weak. One of the rarest repeaters in existence, suitable for the most advanced collection. 4-52439 LMA25 (12,500-20,000) – Lot 3016

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3017

UNIQUE PROTOTYPE SCHULHOF REPEATING PISTOL WITH FORWARD MAGAZINE FOR CLIP LOADING.

SN NSN.. Caliber 9mm Gasser/Kropatchek. Repeating pistols were the immediate predecessors to semiautomatic arms. All required a manual movement to chamber the cartridge. After firing, a loading bar or lever would spring back to its original position. Schulhof was credited with having developed several types of repeating pistols in about 1884. This version has a 6.25″ octagonal bbl with a drift adjustable front and rear sight. A finger loop lever under the receiver was used to close the bolt. Having traveled to its final position, the trigger, which is most unusually in a Schulhof pistol carried in the finger loop, is pulled automatically to fire the gun unless the loop is manipulated by placing the finger at the front outside the loop. No forward breech opening assist spring. Loading is through a forward frame extension box magazine that is brazed in place and has a curved vertical slot in the right side to accommodate the feed lever and cartridge follower. The cartridges are loaded from a stripper clip (not present) inserted from beneath the magazine box and are tensioned by the leaf spring driven feed lever, which is pivoted internally from above the loading lever. Though awkward and cumbersome by today’s standards, repeater pistols were an important development and provided the foundation for more modern semiautomatics. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex Visser coll’n, illust. Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole p 46/47. CONDITION: The pistol is in-the-white as a prototype and unlikely to have ever been finished. The lightly cleaned surface is still quite bright with minimal oxidative etching or staining. Missing a non functional screw from the left side of the frame, lower surface, just behind the magazine extension. Original walnut grips with bordered coarse checkering. Each panel has a tiny missing chip at the upper front corner.  Bore is smooth, never having been rifled. Mechanically perfect though the finger lever return spring is weak and once opened fully, the mechanism may stick. A unique prototype variant of one of the rarest repeaters in existence, suitable for the most advanced collection. 4-52440 LMA26 (12,500-20,000) – Lot 3017

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3018

SUPERB CASED BITTNER REPEATING PISTOL, MODEL 1893.

SN 192. One of the most recognizable repeating pistols, whose production has been estimated at 3000 guns. This outstanding example has a 6” bbl with a fixed front sight. The fire blued rear sight is a cursor mounted on a ramp marked in three gradations from 50-150. The top of the chamber is marked with the eagle/3 Weipert proof mark while the right side of the frame is stamped “PATENT BITTNER” over an encircled logo containing an intertwined “GB” surmounting a “W” (Gustav Bittner, Weipert). This particular example is marked 2142.97 under the barrel, indicating that it was the 2142nd pistol proofed in the Weipert Proof House in 1897. The serial number, marked internally, was recorded as 192 by Dr. Sturgess. As true for all Bittners, the barrel is browned while the frame, sideplate, finger lever, safety and bolt cap are color case hardened. The bolt is in the white. Forend and grips are nicely checkered with blunted points as typical for this gun. Cased with full accessories in wood framed, black leather clad, green baize lined factory case with original screwdriver, brass cleaning rod/rush and grease bottle (part full). PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser Collection, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, pictured “Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole”, page 128. CONDITION: The barrel contains 98% of its original browned finish. The untouched case hardening still retains its vivid colors under a lacquered coating with only minimal sharp edge wear and fading of the backstrap. Bright in-the white bolt and extractor show no evidence of cleaning. Original forend and grips with slight oil darkening and a few minor handling dings. A tiny chip is missing from the upper front corner of the right grip panel. Generally bright bore with strong rifling, showing corrosion in the grooves. Perfect mechanics. Excellent orig case with minor scuffs and leather losses limited to edges and corners. Lid liner with oil-stained impression of gun and accessories. The green felt is in similar condition, a small loss where in contact with the rear sight. Excellent orig oil bottle; as-new screwdriver, with fire blued shaft, excellent orig cleaning rod. No ammunition charger. This cased Bittner would be very difficult to upgrade. 4-52429 LMA135 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 3018

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3019

RARE MANNLICHER M1894, FACTORY ENGRAVED, PRESENTATION.

SN 34. Caliber 7.6mm. Mannlicher made approximately 100 large frame M1894s in caliber 7.6mm. Most pistols, as this example, had a beavertail hammer. The rib of the barrel shroud is marked “PAT. F. v. MANNLICHER 1894.” The serial number appears on the left side of the bbl shroud and is repeated on the left side of the receiver. As true for all blowforwards, the cartridge is chambered on the rearward movement of the bbl. The pistol can be fired in either the single or double action mode. Disassembly is accomplished by removing the grips and releasing the tension on the hammer spring using the yoked tool under the grips. At that point, the lever under the bbl shroud can be released, allowing the shroud to be unscrewed and the bbl removed from the frame. This example has been factory engraved with very fine scroll, delicately placed on each side of the frame, under the trigger guard and on the front and backstrap, highlighting the name on the backstrap “CORONEL ROBERTO A. GONI,” later Chilean Army Chief of Staff. With images from 1910 Chilean Army Commemmorative Album showing Jeneral de Division R. Goni as General Commanding the Chilean General War Department in 1910. The small parts have been fire blued and the dark wood grips finely checkered with a narrow border. Taking off the left grip and frame panel shows that the rarely encountered takedown tool, also fire blued, is present. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Pictured “Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole”, page 246. CONDITION: Original blue, estimated at 80-85%, with cold blue touch-up, thinning and oxidation of front and backstraps. Barrel is in the white with jeweled surface over chamber. The freshened fire blue on the hammer, trigger, and barrel shroud stop shows wear and oxidation consistent with the overall appearance. Outstanding replacement grips have beautifully fitting escutcheons, no losses or chips and complement the pistol in every respect. Mirror bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect mechanics. Extremely scarce early semiautomatic, particularly factory engraved, with historic inscription. 4-52230 LMA3 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3019

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3020

HISTORIC SALVATOR DORMUS M1896, AUSTRIAN MILTARY TEST PISTOL.

SN 27. Caliber 8mm. In 1891 Archduke Carl Salvator and Sir Georg Dormus collaborated to design a semiautomatic pistol that culminated in the M1896 that was tested by the Austrian military. Patented in July 1891, very shortly after the Schöberger-Laumann pistol, patented in June 1891, this was the second workable self loading pistol design to see limited production, but was designed without reference to any earlier pattern, unlike the Schönberger, which was developed from his earlier manual repeating design by Josef Laumann. According to Mötz and Schuy (Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole), approximately 50 examples were made, of which 30 were submitted in late 1896 for formal Austrian Army testing. Although not military accepted, this example has all the characteristics of one of the test guns, being the third version made with squared off base to the butt with charger exit door rather than with the rounded bag shaped butt of earlier examples. This pistol has a 5.75” bbl with a fixed front and rear sight which does not recoil on firing, the action being purely blowback. Under the barrel is a charging rod, hand-checkered on its forward surface, that moves the bolt fully rearward where it may be retained by a combination slide release/safety lever, the upper of two levers, mounted on the frame to the left of the hammer. Pushing the lever fractionally down releases the bolt; pushing it down further rotates the hammer block out of the way, allowing the dropped hammer to contact the firing pin. The small lever immediately below provides counterforce tensioning. The gun is loaded via a stripper clip and has a hinged magazine door on the butt, pivoting on the same axle used to retain the generous lanyard ring. All major components are rust blued. The hammer, trigger and magazine cover are case hardened, the bolt is in the white, and the grip escutcheons are fire blued. Large, smooth walnut grips are varnished. None of the Salvator-Dormus pistols were manufacturer marked. Some will have a serial number on the barrel behind the rear sight and a few will have an Austrian acceptance mark on the left frame. This example is numbered 27 inside the lid of the magazine cover. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, Ex-Visser Collection, pictured “Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole”, page 204. CONDITION: Bright 95+% original rust blue finish with wear and a few minor mars around the muzzle cap, minor thinning and frosting of the still-strongly blued gripstraps.  The tiny metal imperfection on the backstrap is a manufacturing flaw.  Faded casehardening in contact areas.  The fire blue has faded from the grip escutcheons.  Most of the original varnish is still on the grips that have a scattering of surface dings and minor oil-related discoloration.  No chips or losses.  Very bright bore with strong rifling.  Perfect mechanics.  A very scarce and one of the earliest semiautomatic pistol designs, with a well documented military history. 4-52450 LMA9 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 3020

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3021

HIGHLY DESIRABLE MANNLICHER M1896/03 WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 264. Caliber 7.65mm. The SIG factory made relatively few M1896 pistols for Mannlicher. This standard production example has a 4.5’’ bbl fitted with a drift adjustable front sight and a fixed rear sight. An intertwined BP (Swiss Bernerprobe proof mark) is on the top chamber flat. The serial number 264 is repeated on the left side of the chamber, the left side of the receiver, the right side of the trigger and on the bottom of the detachable magazine. There is a large cocking lever on the right side of the frame. To operate, the bolt needs to be withdrawn and then released using the cocking lever, similar in operation to a C96. Pulling the trigger will fire the pistol and allow the cocking lever to rotate forward. The small serrated projection over the tang is the safety. Moving the safety up blocks the cocking lever to prevent firing. Checkered walnut grips and lanyard ring. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Strong 98% original rust blue with no discernible fading on either the front or back strap. The body of the bolt, trigger and magazine follower have been lightly polished. Minimal oxidative change on the cocking lever, correctly in the white, and on the strawed safety. Original grips with flat checkering. Negligible dings and no cracks. Near-mirror bore with strong rifling and only minimal oxidative change. Perfect mechanics.   4-52218 LMA21 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3021

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3022

UNIQUE EXPERIMENTAL FRANCOTTE REPEATING PISTOL.

SN NSN. Caliber 7.65mm. Unique Francotte manual repeating pistol prototype with a ribbed 5” bbl having a drift adjustable front and rear sight. Belgian Leige proof markings are on the right side of the bbl. This all-metal pistol is loaded by depressing a button on the lower portion of the left grip, allowing it to slide down the frame, locking in place, to expose the loading area. Gentle pressure for repositioning. The small serrated lever behind the rear sight is a safety; rotating it to the left blocks the trigger bar. Clearly a toolroom experimental prototype, rife with tool marks and hand filing. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex Visser Collection. CONDITION: At least 90% original blue with fine freckling on the barrel and minor thinning where handled. Comparable condition fire blue front and rear sight. Heat tempered colors on the flat metal grips are commensurately faded. Strong trigger bar spring though sear engagement is somewhat erratic, likely due to gummed internals. Dark bore with shallow rifling and considerable corrosion. An extremely rare Francotte pistol prototype, the only one known to this cataloger. 4-52430 LMA27 (8,500-12,500) – Lot 3022

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3023

SCARCE COUNET PATENT REPEATING PISTOL.

SN 1278. Caliber 9mm Counet. Extremely scarce manual repeater pistol with a 6.65” octagonal bbl with a fixed front sight and fixed, screwed in place, rear sight. The left side of the barrel, just in front of the receiver, has Belgium proofs. “PH Counet” is marked on the left side of the receiver along with the number “38” (possibly the caliber, .38” Short Revolver). In this same field, on the both the barrel and receiver, is a series of Crown/V British proofs. There are no other markings on the pistol, other than the serial number 1278, marked on the butt by the lanyard ring, and the number 3313 struck on the adjacent surface of the left grip panel. The curved, serrated lever behind the receiver depresses the magazine follower when moved forward. The larger vertical bar, mounted on the right side of the receiver, serves to retain the loaded cartridges. Once the finger lever is fully retracted, the firing pin is released by depressing the small bar mounted to the forward face that extends from the right side. The barrel and receiver are rust blued. Many of the smaller components, originally in-the-white or thinly nickled, now appear as a pleasant gray. Wood panels are checkered and bordered. A prominent and swiveling case-hardened lanyard loop is mounted on the butt. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex Visser collection. CONDITION: 95-97% original rust blue with small scattered flecks of oxidation, principally on the backstrap. Minimal sharp edge use-related wear.  Comparable condition small parts. Dark grips with scattered dings, the left panel having a small bruises near the grip screw. Bright bore with strong rifling and only minimal oxidation. Mechanically perfect. 4-52434 LMA28 (5,500-8,500) – Lot 3023

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3024

UNIQUE AND FINELY MADE REPEATING PISTOL, BELGIAN.

SN NVN. Caliber 7.5mm. This small, very well made and attractive repeater , manufacturer unknown, has a 4” barrel with a drift adjustable bead front sight and a grooved rear sight that appears on the under surface of the dust cover. The design is quite interesting. When the dust cover is secured in place by its spring loaded plunger, it acts as a safety, with an internal stop that prevents the bolt from moving forward. Flipping open the cover exposes a groove on its inner surface-the rear sight. Pulling the trigger closes the bolt and, when fully closed, releases the firing pin. As the bolt is retracted, two spring loaded ejectors, that externally appear as the strawed bars on each side of the chamber, expel the cartridge from the chamber. The only marking is a series of Belgian proofs, faintly struck on the right side of the barrel. All major components are rust blued, the ejectors and trigger are strawed, the bolt is in-the-white and the sideplate and grip screws are fire blued. Grip panels are smooth walnut. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser Collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: A nearly as-new restoration with perfectly sharp planes and correct contouring. The fire blue and straw is outstanding. The only suggestion of restoration is the very fine pitting on each side of the front sight and some minor disturbances on the barrel whose proofs are partially effaced. Grips have been restored with the same care, the left panel having a small chip just behind the trigger guard. Bright bore with strong rifling and only mild erosion. Perfect mechanics. A beautiful, early repeater that appears nearly new. 4-52445 LMA12 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3024

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3025

SUPERB EARLY DWM BORCHARDT MODEL 1893 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL IN ORIGINAL CASE WITH FULL ACCESSORIES AND FOUR MATCHING MAGAZINES.

SN 1919. 7-1/2″ Cal. 7.65 mm Borchardt bbl with integral blade front sight and “BUG” proofs on left side. “D.R.P./No75837.” on center toggle link. “BUG” proofs on toggle assembly and left side of receiver. “SYSTEM BORCHARDT PATENT. / DEUTSCHE WAFFEN-UND MUNITIONSFABRIKEN. / BERLIN.” on right receiver. Checkered walnut grips with border. Numbered parts on gun are matching. Four orig magazines with matching SN, one having a stop after the number (1919.) indicating it to be the original magazine to the gun, those without the stop being the spares. With orig correctly (for DWM) unnumbered shoulder stock with attached holster, unnumbered cheekpiece, sling, dummy wooden magazine/breech cleaning holdopen which contains a 3-pc brass cleaning rod with oiler in the handle, screw driver with two blades, two punches, and brass cleaning rod. Gun, holster/stock and accessories in orig black leather case with nickel plated fittings, brass studs on corners and leather handle. Compartmentalized green felt lined interior. This gun is featured on pp. 133 and 137 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 98% orig bright blue with light wear on sharp edges. Fire blued parts are bright with minor wear. Orig straw is 90%. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with some minor indentations on lower border of left hand grip. Magazines are in near new condition with very little wear. Stock is excellent with very little wear on orig wood finish. Blue on metal parts is bright with light wear on corners. Holster is excellent with solid structure and light surface cracking overall. Attaching straps are cracked and flaking. Fire blued screws look beautiful with almost no wear. Cheeckpiece appears almost new with beautiful finish, bright fire blue and proper patina on brass. Dummy mag is in excellent condition with orig finish on wood and proper patina on brass. Screwdriver has some dents and dings on wood handle and minor wear on blades and punches. Brass rod has little wear with orig patina and a few areas of verdigris. Exterior of case has scuffs, scrapes and a couple cracks on top. Fittings are excellent. Key is missing. Interior felt is very good with a few areas of decay. Stud on small compartment lid is missing. Structure is solid. 4-52099 BWS135 (30,000-55,000) – Lot 3025

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3026

UNIQUE TRANSITIONAL UNNUMBERED & UNPROOFED FACTORY TRANSITIONAL PROTOTYPE LUDWIG LOEWE/DWM BORCHARDT.

SN NSN. 7-1/2″ 7.65 mm Cal Borchardt bbl with unique barleycorn front sight. “WAFFENFABRIK/LOEWE/BERLIN” above chamber. “SYSTEM BORCHARDT. PATENT.” on right receiver. No other markings, proofs or numbers are visible. Borchardt toggle with toggle lock. Checkered walnut grips with wide border. Proper magazine with no marks or numbers. This gun has a Loewe Barrel/toggle/receiver assembly and DWM frame with simplified DWM machining with no numbers or proofs. Prototype made during transition from the original Loewe batch of ~1000 pistols to new production by DWM ca. 1897/8. The magazine is possibly unique in not having the standard PATENT marking of production magazines stamped into the left body recess. This gun is featured on p. 121, 128 and 137 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig bright blue with silvering on sharp edges. Scattered light scratches and fading with light corrosion on grip straps. Retains 40% orig straw on appropriate parts. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with light wear and a few minor dings and dents to checkering and borders. Magazine has corrosion on body and minor dents to wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52108 BWS134 (20,000-35,000) – Lot 3026

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3027

OUTSTANDING AND VERY RARE SCHWARTZLOSE M1898 STANDART PISTOL, 8 SHOT LONG GRIP VARIANT.

SN 202. Despite their antique status, Schwartzlose pistols have the look of a modern gun. Many were reportedly shipped to Russia or were used hard and put away wet. Only a handful remain in pristine, original form. This pistol has a 6.5” bbl with a fixed front sight and a vertically adjustable rear sight whose elevation is adjusted using a serrated and cammed wheel marked 1-5. The rear of the barrel is Crown U proof marked, which is repeated on the left side of the frame and on the upper bolt housing, just behind the rear sight. The serial number 202 is marked on the left side of the frame and repeated on the back of the bolt, on the left side of the trigger (02), on the back of the firing pin (02) and on the bottom of the magazine. The barrel, bolt, frame and magazine are blued. The rear sight and elevating wheel are fire blued, while the trigger, slide release, takedown lever, firing pin and magazine release are brightly polished and in-the-white. Grips are heavily varnished and deeply cut with fine, carefully bordered checkering. Unlike most Schwartzlose pistols that are 6-shot, this is one was made for an 8-shot magazine, one of less than a handful of this variant known. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser Collection, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Schwartzloses are finished with a different, blacker “blue” than most pistols; similar to the Black Army M1911s but with a better polish. When untouched, the finish is so dark it almost looks like black paint. This gun is one of the few whose finish still has that hue. There is minimal sharp edge wear and a scattering of faded spotting, largely on the right side of the frame, the frontstrap and backstrap. In all, the gun retains at least 95% of its original bright blue. The same condition applies to all the small parts and the grips that retain virtually all their original varnish and crisp checkering. The magazine still has the vast majority of its blue except for the contact area along the back spine and fading of the floorplate. Perfect bore and perfect mechanics. One of the best long frame Schwartzloses extant. 4-52232 LMA5 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 3027

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3028

SUPER RARE M1896 SILVERMAN-MAXIM PROTOTYPE PISTOL.

SN NSN. Caliber .455 Webley Mk I Revolver. Although Hiram Maxim is best known as inventor of the machine gun and for his suppressors, he also collaborated with Louis Silverman, his long term assistant and then Superintendent of the Maxim-Nordenfeldt Machine Gun Factory, to make a handful of semiautomatic pistols, patented in 1896 (British Pat 29836/1896), distinguished by their modern, 45° angled grip (the first pistol with such an ergonomically angled grip) and extremely simple construction, having only some 16 components. According to the consigner, this gun is just one of three known examples and has a unique .455 Revolver chambering. It has a 7.2” round bbl and a fixed front sight. The fixed rear sight is integral to a sliding cover attached to the bolt, much in the way of the numbered Bergmann pistols. There are no markings or serial number on the gun whose receiver has no gas port to vent gas from split cases, nor the bolt friction retarding spring of other known examples. At the rear is a cocking knob that retracts the bolt and serves as a cocking indicator. The front of the trigger is checkered and the grips are vulcanized rubber with smooth surfaces. The left panel has been milled with four cartridge indicator slots. There is a large lanyard ring at the base of the front strap. The magazine is retained by a spring mounted at the rear of the backstrap. Walls are open to enhance viewing. To facilitate withdrawal, there is a checkered knob on each side of the forward base. PROVENANCE: Collection of Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Dinely collection, illustr. HBSA Journal Vol 2 No 6, illustr. TBLAP. CONDITION: Excellent original condition. Smooth metal surfaces, that were never blued, are now pleasantly toned with a near uniform patina. Smooth hard rubber grips with minimal handling marks. Tiny chip missing from the top of the right panel. Magazine, largely protected from the elements, shows much less oxidative patina than the pistol. Bright bore with strong rifling and minimal corrosion. Perfect mechanics. Extraordinarily rare semiautomatic pistol whose historic designer is familiar to every firearms collector. 4-52462 LMA7 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 3028

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3029

BERGMANN M1897 CARBINE, No 5, WITH CORRECT SHOULDER STOCK.

SN 493. Caliber: 7.8mm. Bergmann made approximately 1,000 M1897s. During its production there ensued a number of variations, the carbine subtype being amongst the rarest. Although most M1897s were sold with a leather covered shoulder stock, the true long barrel pistol carbines were equipped with a solid butt stock that attached to the frame using a standard lug. This example has a standard length 13.5’’ barrel whose shroud is affixed with a drift adjustable front sight. The rear sight is graded from 1-1000 meters with gradations of 1,3,5,7,9,1000. As is typical for the Bergmann M1897s, a sliding cover is attached to the bolt. The cover is inscribed “KARABINER BERGMANN, PATENT BREVETE S.G.D.G.”. The left side of the frame is marked with a Crown-U, just above the trigger guard, while the right side of the frame is marked with the serial number 493. Each side of the magazine well is drilled with five visualization holes that are repeated in the body of the magazine whose base is numbered “330”. The hammer, trigger, magazine release button/retainer and bbl shroud locking lever are strawed while the safety retainer, safety extractor and hammer interrupter are fired blue. Hard rubber grips are embossed with a scriptic “B” and finely checkered with a thin border. The unnumbered stock, made from highly figured burl walnut, has an unnumbered lug retained by two screws. As correct for this carbine, sling swivels are mounted under the barrel shroud and on the butt stock. PROVENANCE: Ex R.K. Wilson collection, illustrated in TBLAP. Ex-Visser collection, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Approximately 50% original blue with considerable toning and some cold blue touchup. All the strawed parts except the shroud locking lever have been reheated for enhanced color. The same is true for fire blue on the safety stop and safety. Ill fitting hard rubber grips are likely replacements, albeit made by Bergmann, the left panel having a small chip in the bottom rear corner. Mismatched magazine retains 70% rust blue. Nicely fitting stock has been refinished and the lug serial number, customarily placed on the outer surface on the lower arm, has been removed. Horn butt plate, secured with two screws, showing minimal loss. The bolt return spring is sluggish, requiring an assist for full closure. Mechanics otherwise perfect. Bright bore with strong rifling and only minimal corrosion. An exceptionally rare Bergmann M1897 that is seldom offered for sale. 4-52047 LMA8 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 3029

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3030

HIGHLY DESIRABLE BERGMANN M1897 WITH TARGET GRIPS.

SN 96. Bergmann made approximately 1,000 M1897 pistols. This example has a 3″ bbl whose shroud is affixed with a drift adjustable front sight. The rear sight is graded from 100-1000 meters with gradations of 1,3,5,7,9,1000. As is typical for the numbered Bergmanns, a sliding cover is attached to the bolt and marked “PISTOLET BERGMANN/ PATENT BREVETE S.G.D.G.”. A Crown-U is marked on the left frame and on the back of the bolt while the serial number was applied to the right frame just above the cutout for the trigger guard. The magazine well has five indicator holes as is the corresponding extended magazine whose base is numbered. When manufactured, the hammer, safety stop, trigger, magazine release, and the bbl shroud stop lever were strawed while the extractor, rear sight, and safety were fire blued. Special finely-checkered walnut grips over a black hard vulcanized rubber base that reaches the bottom of the frame. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Dinely Collection, Illustrated TBLAP. CONDITION: 95% original rust blue. Comparable condition fire blue on the extractor with fading of the strawed take-down lever. The temper colors on all the other small parts have faded to a gray, excepting the rear sight whose oxidation and discoloration suggests replacement. Comparable condition grips with blunted checkering and scattered dings. No splits or losses. Bright, mirror bore with sharp rifling and minimal erosion. Although the bolt return spring is sluggish, the rest of the mechanics are perfect. 4-52211 LMA19 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 3030

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3031

OUTSTANDING BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 3, WITH RARE SHOULDER STOCK.

SN 2805. Caliber 6.5mm Bergmann. This is a late example of a M1896 #3 semiautomatic pistol as produced by V C Schilling for the Bergmann company with extractor and a contoured backstrap. Chambered for the 6.5mm Bergmann grooved cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late early 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. Loading was accomplished by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a tin-plate charger of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol has a 4.5″ bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is affixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The screw-in bbl is marked 278 (bore caliber) on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown U marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with long flutes and a contoured grip, is marked “Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.”. The serial number 2805 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words “Gaggenau” and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was the location. Attached to the sideplate is a rare example of an open staple used to secure a shoulder stock lug. Walnut grips are finely checkered without a border and without a logo. Accompanying this pistol is an extremely scarce, orig leather covered shoulder stock whose studded flap is secured by a single strap. A spare charger pouch is on the front of the stock and a brass cleaning rod is retained in an open compartment along the spine. A spring loaded plunger allows the lug to slip through and secure the sideplate staple. There are no markings on either the leather or lug. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, Ex-Visser Collection. CONDITION: Bright 98+% original rust blue finish with minimal frosting of the backstrap. The hammer and trigger retain 80-90% of their original straw and the safety has at least 90% original fire blue. Excellent original grips with the left panel missing a small chip at the upper corner. Bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect mechanics. The shoulder stock shows considerable wear and crazing with stitch separation. The front face of the charger pocket has completely separated from its base and its leather border is retained by less than 50% of the orig stitching. Moderate losses and tears involve the lid strap and a small collar is missing from the base of the stock lug that is mechanically perfect. Orig cleaning rod is covered by considerable vertigris. An unusually nice Bergmann, particularly attractive with the rarely encountered and highly desirable shoulder stock.   4-52045 LMA121 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 3031

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3032

SCARCE BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 4, CALIBER 8mm BERGMANN.

SN 2761. Caliber 8mm Bergmann. This is an unusual M1896 #4 semiautomatic pistol as produced by V C Shilling for the Bergmann company with extractor and contoured backstrap. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. Loading was accomplished by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip charger of cartridges from the side. This pistol has a 4 3/8″ bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is affixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The screwed in bbl is marked 156/14 (bore caliber) on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown U proof marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with long flutes, is marked “Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.”. The serial number 2761 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words “Gaggenau” and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. was the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was the location. Walnut grips are finely checkered without a border and without a logo. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Original finish, estimated at 70-80%, with most fading around the barrel and front and backstraps that have largely mellowed to a pleasant patina. Hammer, trigger and safety stop are all original with fading straw ranging from 25-50%. Comparable condition fire blue on safety lever. Original grips, oil darkened, with blunted checkering but no chips or losses. Dull bore with shallow rifling and oxidative etching. Perfect mechanics. Production of the M1896 No.4 is usually estimated at 200 pistols, clearly one of the rarer Bergmann pistols. 4-52208 LMA4 (5,500-8,000) – Lot 3032

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3033

BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 3, NICKEL FINISH.

SN 3072. This is a late example of a M1896 #3 semiautomatic pistol as produced for the Bergmann company with extractor and contoured backstrap. Chambered for the 6.5mm Bergmann grooved cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol has a 4.5″ bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is afixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The lugged bbl is bore gauge marked 278 on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown U proof marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with short flutes and a contoured grip, is marked “Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.”. The serial number 3072 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words “Gaggenau” and over V.C.S. Suhl. V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann in Suhl, which was their location. Matching walnut grips are finely checkered without a border and without a logo. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Factory original special order nickel plated finish. While there was only minimal buffing to prepare for plating, the Crown/U markings are only faintly discernible. Internal parts show no such polishing, the nickel being applied to the fresh machined components without further preparation. The Bergmann logo remains very sharply struck.  Early peeling on front and back strap. Original straw on hammer (90%) and trigger (30%). Original fire blue on safety (90%). Dull bore with very shallow rifling and moderate corrosion. Mechanically perfect. 4-52206 LMA23 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 3033

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3034

VERY EARLY EXPERIMENTAL MAUSER STEP-BARREL CONEHAMMER C96 CARBINE FROM KING FAROUK OF EGYPT’S COLLECTION.

SN NSN. Extraordinary experimental C96 carbine, unmarked, unnumbered and in-the-white, whose generally oversized dimensions differ in every respect from production guns. This example has a 19.5” bbl, proofed on the lower surface, with a fixed front sight and a graduated but unmarked rear sight whose height is adjustable by a cursor, centrally recessed to expose the center of the sight bar. Curiously, the sight bar markings are repeated on the lower surface of the bar. As found in a number of experimental carbines, the chamber is round, rather than octagonal, and measures 1” in length. Barrel extension rib is solid and the firing fin is secured by a separate strawed retainer. The subframe assembly is 1/2” longer than usual with a different milling pattern that has no recesses in its rearmost portion. The safety, of later form, has a solid head. Corresponding to the enlarged subframe dimensions, the transfer bar is longer than usual, the sear is more acutely angled with a broader engagement surface, and the two-lug locking block is correspondingly more robust. Even the hammer is different, having an usually broad shaft. These components are all housed in a long, flatside frame whose length is 6.75” (corresponding dimension on a standard gun is 5 5/8”) and interdigitates with the floorplate as per a standard pistol. The magazine follower is longer than usual and the follower spring more robust. The carbine attaches to the stock via a squared lug measuring 2.5” (H) x 2 5/8” (V) and is secured by a spring loaded plunger button whose checkered head protrudes from the left side. Two screws, one on each side, attach the lug to the hollowed stock, made from two pieces of walnut-stained birch, whose lid hinges on the left side. There is no provision for a tensioning spring inside the lid that snaps closed securely. Due to wood swelling, the carbine cannot enter the stock sufficiently to allow lid closure. This was a ballistic test gun, firing data for the longer cartridge with a 1.5 gm load (cf standard C96 load of 0.5 gm) being given in Wille, “Mauser Selbstalader”, Versuch 8, 1896. Chamber casting shows the cartridge case, which is otherwise unknown, to have been 44 mm long, with straight tapered body and minimal shoulder. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Visser collection, ex-Fred Datig, ex-King Farouk of Egypt’s collection. illustr. Schroeder, “System Mauser” p181, TBLAP. CONDITION: The Carbine is all in-the-white (except for the strawed firing pin retainer) and remains as bright, lightly cleaned metal, with sharp edges, expected machine tool marks and only minimal staining. The same holds true for the stock lug, hinge and other stock fixtures. The wood is a replacement made by the Mauserwerke in the 1960s for Henk Visser when he was their sales director and owned the gun, being birch rather than walnut, and made from two pieces. Bright, mirror-like bore with strong rifling. Perfect fit of carbine to stock lug and perfect mechanics. A truly extraordinary, one-of-a kind Conehammer carbine whose rarity and charisma would be the pride of any collector. 4-52078 LMA14 (35,000-50,000) – Lot 3034

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3035
Revised: 3/7/2014

Please Note: The caliber is 7.63 Mauser not mentioned in the catalog.

EXTRAORDINARY LONDON RETAILER CASED MAUSER C96 “SYSTEM MAUSER” STEP BARREL, MATCHING STOCK.

SN 189. Mauser made fewer than 200 step barrel C96s with most numbered in the serial range 1-200. This 10 shot example has a 5.5” barrel with a fixed front sight and a pinned 1-10 rear sight. “System Mauser” is hand inscribed over the chamber that has been struck with a large Crown/U proof on the left side. Externally the serial number is repeated on the firing pin retainer and in large hand inscribed numerals on the backstrap over the stock slot. The extractor, bolt stop, cursor/rear sight, firing pin retainer, safety and grip screw are fire blued. The trigger is strawed while the hammer and subframe are gray case hardened. Extensive disassembly shows all matching parts including the grips. This gun has several unusual features. Unlike other System Mauser pistols that have an open rear recess on the left side of the frame, this gun has the raised island typical of later guns. Another unusual feature relates to the grips. Most step barrel guns have checkered grips. As production shifted to the tapered chamber, Mauser changed the grips to serrated panels, whereby the serrations were perpendicular to the grip axis. The serrations on these grips, unquestionably factory original, angle upward to parallel the barrel axis. The matching stock has a unique long neck and lug, unique to the early guns, that has a narrower-than-usual upper arm and a broader-than-usual lower arm. The matching number is hand inscribed on the fire blued lid hinge. A transitional feature relates to the lid release. The earliest step barrel guns were sold with a reverse opening stock whose lid latch incorporated only a narrow button. The button on this stock has the fuller, checkered form as subsequently became standard. The gun, stock and original Putzstock come in a full leather bound oak presentation case lined in red felt with Cogswell and Harrison London trade label on inner lid, compartmentalized for ammo boxes (not present) and an early developmental “fat” Putzstock. Case lid embossed in black “F.R.S”, the original owner being Frederick Richard Simms, 1863 – 1944, British engineer, founder of the UK Daimler Motor Syndicate, collaborator with Gottlieb Daimler in early motor car development, founder of UK Royal Automobile Club, designer of first armoured “car”, the Motor Scout, an 1899 DeDion quadricycle mounting a Maxim gum with armour shield, etc. etc. PROVENANCE: F. R. Simms family, Sotheby’s, London sale Dec 1988, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Stunning 99% bright original blue with negligible loss along the leading edge of the floorplate and on the backstrap where in contact with the stock lug. Same extraordinary condition applies to the fire blued small parts and strawed trigger. Numbered grips (both penciled and stamped-standard for these guns) retain virtually all the original varnish with minor handling marks. Perfect bore and mechanics. Exceptionally nice and all original and matching stock, no staining, cracks or losses, with vivid fire blued lug and hinge. Crisp case shows only minimal internal staining and few external dings. This British cased set is undoubtedly the best stepped barrel System Mauser rig in existence, an antique whose attraction and unique provenance should transcend the gun collecting community. 4-52102 LMA136 (75,000-100,000) – Lot 3035

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3036

HIGHLY CHARISMATIC MAUSER 20-SHOT CONEHAMMER WITH MATCHING STOCK.

SN 748. Caliber 7.63mm. One of just a handful of early 20-shot Conehammer pistols, with a non-reinforced barrel extension, in a very well established and narrow serial range clustered around 74X. This gun has a 5.5″ bbl and a pinned 1-10 rear sight. Usual Mauser address on the chamber. Crown U mark on the left side of the bbl extension and an antler proof on the right. The only marking on the frame is the serial number on the backstrap just below the locking lever. Standard Conehammer features include a bolt with a long extractor and an independently secured firing pin. Detailed disassembly shows all matching numbers (including the firing pin) and grips with peanut-recesses, each marked with the full serial number of the gun along with an “H” inspector marking. Broken lanyard ring. Accompanied by an original stock with a matching lug that has the original narrow plunger. PROVENANCE: Ex- Visser Collection, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Untouched Mauser 20-shot with approximately 95% original blue beginning to tone, particularly on the front and back strap. Comparable aging involves the fire-blued parts, the hammer, and trigger. Generally bright bore; strong rifling with mild oxidative loss. Original grips with well delineated serrations whose wear is commensurate with the balance of the gun. Original shoulder stock whose left side has been relieved to improve accessibility. Body has two hairline cracks along spine: one measures 5-1/2″, the other (repaired) measures 4″. Orig lug with appropriate toning is correctly numbered 748 on the front face. Comparable discoloration of lid hinge, no suggestion of any touchup or enhancement. An all-matching 20-shot rig, one of the earliest and most desirable ensembles assembled by Mauser. 4-52079 LMA137 (40,000-60,000) – Lot 3036

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3037

MAUSER C96, CONEHAMMER WITH AMERICAN EAGLE MARKING, STOCK, CASE.

SN 2364. Cal. 7.63mm. Early Conehammer with 5-1/2″ bbl and pinned 1-10 rear sight. Standard chamber address with Crown U mark on left side of the bbl extension. Antler proof on the right side. A factory applied American eagle, identical to the American eagle applied to the chambers of Parabellum pistols, is on the raised island on the left side of the frame. Only a few other C96s have been noted with this marking. Disassembly shows all matching numbers including the rear sight assembly, bolt stop, firing pin retainer, bolt, firing pin, subframe and associated components, locking block, bbl extension, trigger, follower, floorplate and each grip panel. Accompanied by an impressive wooden case whose escutcheon inlaid lid is lined in silk marked “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER/Aktiengesellschaft/OBERNDORF/a. Neckar/(Deutsches Reich).” The base of the case is partitioned for the pistol, stock, and accessories. The Conehammer stock has a lid with a single notch for the safety and an unnumbered lug. Included in the case is an original Putzstock. There are no ammo boxes nor is there a spare follower spring. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 95% blue with slight fading of bbl, magazine well, and front and backstrap. Orig, comparable condition, fire blue on the small parts and oxidative freckling on the trigger. Grips with much orig varnish and deep serrations with a scattering of dings. No chips or losses. Bore with shallow rifling and moderate oxidative loss. Perfect mechanics. The Conehammer stock has a crack along the upper ridge that has been neatly repaired. Surface discoloration and a series of holes reflect a previous encircling band. The hinge with lanyard loop has largely transitioned to a patina as has the unnumbered lug. Factory orig Putzstock with grip retaining most orig varnish and numerous surface dings. Mild patina on exposed metal surfaces. 4-52172 LMA105 (8,500-13,500) – Lot 3037

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3038

RARE C96, SYSTEM MAUSER, TAPERED BARREL, FIXED SIGHT.

SN 275. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser made about 200 System Mauser guns, with a tapered bbl. This example has a 4.75″ bbl, a fixed rear sight and a thin front and back strap. One of the first C96s to have grooved rails and hollowed grips. “System Mauser” is hand scribed engraved on top of the chamber. Large Crown/U on the left side of the chamber flat; no markings on the right side. The frame is externally devoid of markings. Backstrap is thin, never having been slotted for a shoulder stock. Disassembly shows all components numbered 275, including the firing pin and grips whose markings are entirely original. Bright bore with sharply defined rifling and minimal oxidation from corrosive ammunition. Perfect mechanics. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 60% original condition with general fading, particularly on the left side of the pistol. Comparable condition fire blue on extractor and firing pin retainer. Appropriate oxidative etching on hammer, trigger, grip screw, and lanyard ring. A very rare, all-matching System Mauser whose unique features would make it special to any collection. 4-53004 LMA16 (8,500-12,500) – Lot 3038

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3039

VERY RARE MAUSER C96, LATE STEP BARREL CONEHAMMER, STANDARD ADDRESS.

SN 443. Cal. 7.63mm. Step bbl Conehammer with 5.5″ bbl, fixed front sight and pinned 1-10 rear sight. Unlike most step bbl pistols, this one has a stamped 3-line address “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER OBERNDORF A/N” on the chamber. Large Crown/U mark on the left side of the bbl extension. Early frame with a large open island on left rear panel, rounded frontstrap, and large hand inscribed SN over the stock slot. Long extractor and early firing pin with separate retainer. Lanyard extension and ring removed. Serrated wood grips. Matching SNs on bbl extension, sight assembly, bolt, firing pin retainer, components of subframe assembly, trigger, locking block, follower and floorplate. Unnumbered firing pin a likely replacement. Frozen screw did not permit removal of grip panels. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Original blue, estimated at 10-20%, has largely toned to a mellow brown patina with superficial erosion, particularly above the grip panels and on the front and backstrap. 80% freshened fire blue on extractor; the fire blue on most other components has transitioned to a grey/brown, as has the trigger. Orig grips with dark oil staining and scattered dings, no chips or losses. Bore with very shallow rifling and etched oxidation. Mechanically perfect. One of very few step bbl Conehammers, assembled at a later date, with standard chamber marking. 4-53006 LMA101 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 3039

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3040

MAUSER C96, SYSTEM MAUSER, 6-SHOT WITH FIXED SIGHT AND NO STOCK SLOT.

SN 264. Cal. 7.63mm. Very scarce System Mauser with tapered chamber, 4-5/8″ bbl with fixed front and rear sight. 6-shot frame with a narrow backstrap that was never slotted for a shoulder stock. “SYSTEM MAUSER” on top of chamber. No other external markings. The rear sight has been welded, recontoured and renotched. The bolt of this reblued pistol is missing the long extractor. Bolt stop, firing pin retainer and firing pin are replacements. All small parts, even including the hammer, subframe and trigger, are salt blued. Disassembly shows matching bbl extension, locking block, subframe and all associated components, follower, floorplate, trigger and both grip panels that are also “B” inspector marked. No lanyard ring. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 90-95% salt blue over buffed surfaces. Oxidative etching remains in frame recesses. Considerable thinning of front and backstraps that are now largely grey. Expected wear to orig grip panels whose serrations are shallow. Bore with strong rifling amidst moderate corrosion. Perfect mechanics. 4-53005 LMA102 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 3040

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3040a

MAUSER C96 CONEHAMMER, TEN SHOT, LATE REWORK.

SN 7059. Caliber 7.63mm. Very few Conehammers were reworked by Mauser in the 1930s. This gun has a 5.5 inch barrel and a pinned 50-500 rear sight. Standard chamber address with Crown/U mark on the left side of the barrel extension; antler proof on the right side. Unusual in having solid rails as usually found on the late M1930 Commercials. The full serial number is externally repeated on the rear sight bar, the sight cursor, the firing pin retainer, the back of the hammer, and the back of the frame just below the locking lever. Extensive disassembly shows all matching parts including the firing pin, all small subframe components (except unnumbered sear-that is correct) locking block, follower, floorplate, and grips. Lanyard ring. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 98% bright salt blue with minimal sharp edge and high point wear. Flat surface planes and sharp edges as to be expected from a factory rework. Non-factory fire blue on the extractor and bolt stop. All other fire blued parts retain their original finish with wear appropriate to an 80-90% pistol. Bright, in the white trigger and grayed case-hardened hammer. Original grips have been revarnished. Dull bore with shallow rifling amidst moderate oxidation. Perfect mechanics. A very unusual Conehammer rework. 4-53008 LMA18 (3,000-4,500) – Lot 3040a

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3040b

MAUSER C96 LARGE RING FLATSIDE CUTAWAY, SN 1.

SN 1. Cal. 7.63mm. Factory Flatside Cutaway with 5-1/2″ bbl, having fixed front sight and slip-in 1-10 rear sight. Long extractor (missing) and single lug firing pin. Standard chamber markings and inspector markings under bbl. No Crown U marking or antler proof on bbl extension. SN 1 on sight bar, cursor, bolt stop, bolt, firing pin, hammer, subframe components including transfer bar and sear, floorplate, magazine follower and frame. Orig fire blue on small parts except trigger that is correctly strawed. No grips. Lanyard ring present. The bbl extension and frame have been generously cut away to show all functioning components. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 95-97% orig blue with thinning on bbl and a few small spots of erosion on the right side. Comparable condition fire blued and strawed parts. Lanyard ring with slight separation. Mirror bore with sharp rifling and no discernible erosion. Perfect mechanics. Orig finish coupled with absent bbl extension markings support this C96 as being a factory Cutaway, possibly assembled as a demonstration unit in concert with the Italian Navy contract. One of very few factory C96 Cutaways. 4-53289 LMA125 (12,500-22,500) – Lot 3040b

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3040c

*◊ MAUSER C96 LARGE RING PATENT MODEL FLATSIDE #296.

SN 296. Cal. 7.63mm. Very scarce Patent model Flatside with 5-1/2″ bbl and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual chamber address. Large Crown U on the left side of the bbl extension; antler proof on the right. Long extractor, separately retained firing pin, and earliest type safety. The left side of the frame is marked in large, hand inscribed letters “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER/OBERNDORF A/NECKAR/PATENT. MOD. 1900.” Fire blued small parts except strawed trigger. Disassembly shows all matching components (excepting grips) with the full or partial SN having been applied to the sight assembly, bolt stop, bolt, firing pin retainer, firing pin, the subframe and associated components, locking block, follower and floorplate. Replaced grips (left panel #488; right panel #418) have been revarnished and the grip screw has been retreated to a bright fire blue. No lanyard ring. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 80-90% orig blue with fading and areas of early patina, particularly on front and backstrap. Comparable condition fire blued small parts and strawed trigger. 60% of the revarnish remains on the grips that show scattered dings and some superficial losses. No cracks. Dull bore with easily discernible rifling and moderate oxidation in grooves. Perfect mechanics. 4-53014 LMA111 (6,500-12,000) – Lot 3040c

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3040d
Revised: 3/7/2014

Please Note: The caliber is 30 Mauser not mentioned in the catalog.

*◊ SCARCE MAUSER C96, PRE-WAR LARGE RING BOLO WITH FLORAL GRIPS AND MATCHING STOCK.

SN 29300. Pre-war Large Ring Bolo with 4″ bbl, having fixed sight and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Bolt with long extractor and single lug firing pin. Usual address on top of chamber, Full SN on left chamber flat. Crown U marking on left side of bbl extension; antler proof on right side. Frame with standard 2-line address on right side. Small parts fire blued except trigger that is strawed. Hard rubber floral grips. Disassembly shows all matching numbers including the bbl extension, sight bar, bolt, bolt stop, hammer, subframe and associated components, frame, locking block, floorplate, follower and grip panels (hand inscribed with a “K” and the full SN). Lanyard ring present. Accompanied by orig factory matching stock. Exact pistol was mentioned in the Wesley Richards Register, page 70, copy provided by consignor, that shows this pistol as having been received on May 25, 1901 and sold to the Army and Navy Society on June 14, 1901. An exceptional Large Ring Pre-war Bolo rig with well documented provenance. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, Ex-Dinely Collection. CONDITION: 98-99% bright factory orig rust blue with congealed oil in the recesses around the bolt stop. Minor freckling on frontstrap. Wear on backstrap corresponds to stock attachment. Orig fire blue on extractor, cursor and bolt stop with freckled oxidative loss bringing condition to 90-93%. Comparable condition straw on trigger. Hard rubber grips with negligible handling wear. Mirror bright bore with sharp rifling. Perfect mechanics. Matching stock with most orig varnish and mildewed spotting. Single 3-1/2″ hairline crack extends along the lower spine. Hinge with lanyard loop has 80-90% orig temper blue with moderate oxidative spotting. Comparable condition lug whose upper arm is covered with congealed oil, likely responsible for much of the brown toning. 4-52082 LMA126 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 3040d

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3040e

*◊ MAUSER C96, LARGE RING SHALLOW MILLED.

SN 32512. Cal. 7.63mm. Standard large ring shallow milled C96 with 5-1/2″ bbl and pinned 50-1000 rear sight. Usual chamber address with the full SN on the left chamber flat. Small Crown-U marking on the left side of the bbl extension; antler proof on the right side. 2-line “WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER/OBERNDORF A NECKAR” on the right side of frame. Small parts fire blued excepting a strawed trigger. Serrated wood panels. Lanyard ring present. Disassembly shows the gun to be fully matching, including the follower, floorplate, firing pin, subframe components, locking block and each of the orig and fully numbered grip panels. PROVENANCE: Exact pistol was recorded in the Wesley Richards Register page 86, copy provided by consignor, that shows this pistol as having been received on January 28, 1903 and sold to S. Hadland. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 50-60% orig blue with moderate wear and patina involving most of the magazine well and front and backstrap. 50% fire blue on the extractor, cursor and bolt stop. Comparable condition straw on trigger. Grips retain 30% orig varnish with staining and scattered dings. No chips or losses. Orig lanyard ring. Bore with shallow rifling and extensive oxidative freckling. Perfect mechanics. 4-52132 LMA104 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3040e

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3041

*◊ MAUSER C96, EARLY SMALL RING WITH LONG EXTRACTOR, 9MM EXPORT.

SN 50001. Cal. 9mm Export. Early Small Ring C96 with 5-1/2″ bbl and slip in 50-1000 rear sight. No chamber marking as noted on several other closely serialed C96s. Full SN on left chamber flat. Crown U marking on left side of bbl extension; no marking on the right side. Frame with standard 2-line legend on the right side. Bolt has a long extractor but the later 2-lug firing pin. Fire blued small parts with strawed trigger. Wood grips with fine grooves. Lanyard ring present. Disassembly shows all matching numbers (except the grips) including the rear sight, firing pin, bolt stop, hammer, subframe and associated components, locking block, follower and floorplate. Each grip panel is numbered “557”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, Ex-Visser Collection. CONDITION: 90-95% orig blue, uniform wear, with scattered dings and small oxidative patches. Front strap has largely mellowed to a patina. Extractor has 40% orig fire blue, the rest having transitioned to a grey. 95% orig fire blue on the rear sight assembly, bolt stop and safety. Comparable orig straw on trigger. Well fitting but dark grips with faint superficial dings and a few losses. Bore is mirror bright with strong rifling. Perfect mechanics. 4-53023 LMA106 (2,750-4,500) – Lot 3041

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3042

*◊ SCARCE MAUSER C96, PRE-WAR COMMERCIAL, FRENCH RETAILER MARKING, MATCHING STOCK.

SN 81379. Cal. 7.63mm. Standard Mauser Pre-War Commercial with 5-1/2″ bbl and slip in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual address on top of chamber. Full SN on left chamber flat. Small Crown U on left side of bbl extension; no marking on the right side. The top of the bbl is retailer marked “Manufacture Francaise d’Armes & Cycles de Saint-Etienne.” Standard 2-Line Mauser legend on the right side of the frame. Fire blued small parts excepting strawed trigger. Disassembly shows all matching numbers or blank inspected parts as correct for the variation. Matching numbers include the bbl extension, bolt, bolt stop, hammer, subframe and associated components, frame, locking block, floorplate and grips. No lanyard ring. Finely serrated wood panels. Accompanied by orig, factory matching stock. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 90% orig blue with some careful touch up of the bbl. Faint scattered oxidative flecking on both sides of the frame with more advanced patina involving the front and back straps. Small parts with near excellent orig fire blue and straw. Grips retain much of their orig varnish with a scattering of superficial dings and negligible losses. Dull bore with easily discernible rifling amidst moderate corrosion. Perfect mechanics. Stock retains most of its orig varnish with a scattering of light handling marks. No cracks or chips. Hinge with lanyard is speckled with oxidation, retaining 50-60% original fire blue. The same toning involves the matching lug whose upper arm has transitioned to a uniform brown. 4-52133 LMA108 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 3042

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3043

*◊ OUTSTANDING MAUSER C96, EARLY M1930 COMMERCIAL WITH NARROW FRONTSTRAP, UNIVERSAL SAFETY, CORRECT STOCK.

SN 800182. Cal. 7.63mm. Early M1930 Commercial with purple toned 5-1/4″ bbl, having a fixed front sight and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual chamber markings. Crown U on the left chamber flat. The full SN is on the left side of the bbl extension. The back of the hammer and subframe are unmarked while the back of the frame is only inspector-marked. This pistol, that has a thin frontstrap, was one of the first to have a universal safety. The left side of the frame was marked with a broad Mauser banner. The last three digits of the SN are used to match the sight bar, bolt, floorplate, subframe, locking block and forward frame. The follower and subframe components are unnumbered as is correct for this variation. Small parts are fire blued except the salt blued universal safety. Orig and broadly serrated 12 groove wooden grips are unnumbered. Accompanied by an orig unnumbered M1930 Commercial Mauser banner stock. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Bright 99% orig salt blue, with only minimal high point wear, and a purple toned bbl extension as correct for the earliest M1930 Commercials. Comparable condition fire blued small parts. Wood grips retain virtually all their orig varnish with only a few minor dings. Mirror bright bore with strong rifling and no discernible erosion. Perfect manual operation. Correct stock is in nearly the same condition retaining most orig varnish and having only a few light scattered dings. 85% orig fire blue on hinge with lanyard ring; comparable condition unnumbered lug with rounded shoulders as correct for an early M1930 Commercial pistol. 4-52131 LMA117 (3,000-4,500) – Lot 3043

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3045

*◊ OUTSTANDING MAUSER C96, EARLY M1930 COMMERCIAL WITH MAUSER BANNER STOCK.

SN 736452. Cal. 7.63mm. Early M1930 Commercial with purple toned 5-1/4″ bbl, having a fixed front sight and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual chamber markings. Crown U on the left chamber flat. The full SN is on the left side of the bbl extension and repeated on the subframe and back of the frame that has a broad Mauser banner logo on the left side and a narrow frontstrap. The last three digits of the SN are used to match the sight bar, bolt, and the back of the “NS” marked hammer. Small parts are fire blued with the safety having a solid head. Orig and broadly serrated 12 groove wooden grips. Congealed grease precludes convenient disassembly. Correct Mauser Banner stock w/ lug #918. Orig M1930 Commercial Mauser Banner stock, lug #918. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near new orig condition, with only minimal high point wear, and a purple toned bbl extension as correct for the earliest M1930 Commercials. Comparable condition fire blued small parts. Wood grips retain virtually all their orig varnish with only a few minor dings. Mirror bright bore with strong rifling and no discernible erosion. Perfect manual operation. Stock is excellent w/ 60% fire blue on hinge and lug. Excellent M1930 Commercial stock, a few scattered dings but no cracks, with fading fire blue on hinge and lug. 4-53033 LMA116 (3,000-4,500) – Lot 3045

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3046

*◊ MAUSER C96, EARLY PRE-WAR COMMERCIAL WITH SPECIAL ORDER FLOORPLATE RELEASE.

SN 38031. Cal. 7.63mm. One of the first Pre-war Commercials with short extractor. Standard 5-1/2″ bbl with fixed front sight and slip in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual Mauser address on chamber with full SN on the left chamber flat. Small Crown U mark on left side of bbl extension. “Ia 5242” marked on the right side of the bbl. Standard 2-line Mauser address on the right side of frame. Unusual in having a serrated floorplate release button inside the trigger guard and a serrated floorplate that was never machined for an externally visible plunger. Finely grooved wood grips. Lanyard ring is present. Disassembly shows all matching numbers including the rear sight, 2-lug firing pin, bolt stop, hammer, subframe and associated components, locking block, follower, floorplate and each grip panel. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 30% orig blue, with the balance having turned a brown/grey. A scattering of shallow superficial etching, especially above the grip panels and on the front and backstrap. The extractor has some shallow pitting and has been lightly cleaned. The same concerns involve virtually all the other fire blued parts. 20% orig straw on the trigger. Comparable condition grips with pressure dents and wear that has shallowed some of the grooves. Bore with very shallow rifling and moderate corrosion. Perfect mechanics. 4-53020 LMA105 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3046

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3047

*◊ SPECIAL ORDER PRE-WAR COMMERCIAL IN 9MM PARABELLUM.

SN 236532. Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Late Mauser Pre-War Commercial with 5-1/2″ bbl and slip in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual address on top of chamber. Full SN on left chamber flat. Small Crown U on left side of bbl extension; no marking on the right side. Special order in 9mm cal with standard follower. 2-Line Mauser legend on the right side of the frame. Small parts fire blued with grey case hardened hammer. Orig finely serrated wood grips. Disassembly shows all matching numbers or blank inspected parts as correct for the variation. Matching numbers include the bbl extension, bolt, bolt stop, hammer, subframe and associated components, frame, locking block, floorplate and grip panels. Lanyard ring present. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, Ex-Visser Collection CONDITION: Orig 95-97% rust blue with most fading around bbl and slight thinning of the front an backstrap where attached to stock. Comparable or better condition orig fire blue on small parts. Same holds true for the wood grips that retain most of their orig varnish. Few scattered handling dings with minimal discoloration. No chips or cracks. Bright mirror bore with sharp rifling. Perfect mechanics. One of very few Pre-war Commercials in this caliber. 4-53027 LMA120 (2,250-3,000) – Lot 3047

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3048

*◊ MAUSER C96 PRE-WAR COMMERCIAL, WITH MILITARY MARKING, STOCK AND CARRIER.

SN 209251. Cal. 7.63mm. Standard Mauser Pre-War Commercial with 5-1/2″ bbl and slip in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual address on top of chamber. Full SN on left chamber flat. Small Crown U on left side of bbl extension; no marking on the right side. Standard 2-Line Mauser legend on the right side of the frame. The front strap is marked “F.M.G.Z.94.32.”. Disassembly shows all matching numbers or blank inspected parts as correct for the variation. Matching numbers include the bbl extension, bolt, bolt stop, hammer, subframe and associated components, frame, locking block, floorplate and grip panels. No lanyard ring. Complete with stock and carrier. The stock is of military configuration, having a hinge without a lanyard ring, and a lid that is marked “P.L.7119.”. The top of the lug has been ground to efface the previously applied numbers. Military carrier, the same as for a Red 9 pistol with provision for follower spring and cleaning rod. The obverse surface is marked “ESTELMANN STRASSBURG 1916.” PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess; Ex-Visser Collection. CONDITION: Refinished and salt blued with 98-99% of the reblue. Edges are generally sharp and milling marks easily discernible within the frame recesses. Unit markings on front strap are very easily legible. The extractor has 95-98% of its orig fire blue. All of the other heat tempered parts are now salt blued. The back of the bolt, and hammer have been polished. Orig grips with oil staining and moderate handling. The stock retains 50% of its orig finish, the rest having worn through to bare wood. There are several hairline cracks in the body, the largest two measuring 3-1/2″ and 3″. The hinge has turned brown and the lug has 50% fire blue in protected areas. The carrier is missing the strap that overrides the lid and there is no follower spring or cleaning rod. Some of the stitching is missing from the bottom whose end cap has nearly torn free from the body. 4-52119 LMA107 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 3048

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3049

*◊ MAUSER C96 WARTIME STANDARD COMMERCIAL, MILITARY ACCEPTED, WITH MATCHING STOCK.

SN 416662. Cal. 7.63mm. Wartime Standard Commercial with 5-1/2″ bbl and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual chamber marking with full SN on the left chamber flat. Crown U marking on left side of bbl extension; Crown M acceptance on right side. Usual 2-Line address on the right side of the frame that has pronounced mill marks in the recesses as typical for this variation. All small parts fire blued including the solid head safety. Walnut grips with fine serrations. British nitro proofs, reflecting 7.63mm cal, marked under bbl; “BNP” repeated on the backstrap, just below Mauser’s inspector marking. Disassembly shows all matching numbers or blank inspected parts including the bolt, bolt stop, subframe and associated components, locking block, follower, floorplate and each grip panel. Lanyard ring present. Accompanied by orig, Imperial accepted and factory matching shoulder stock. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 95% factory orig rust blue with fading under bbl and usual sharp edge/contact wear. Bright, comparable condition fire blue on small parts except the bolt stop whose finish has begun to fade. Orig grips retain much of their orig varnish with scattered handling dings and a few tiny bruises and losses. Mirror bright bore with very strong rifling. Perfect mechanics. Accompanying stock is in the same exemplary condition with most orig varnish and only a scattering of light surface dings. No cracks or chips. Crisp acceptance marking in wood below hinge that has no loop, as correct for a military accepted pistol. The fire blue on the hinge and on the upper arm of the factory matching lug has largely transitioned to a grey/brown patina. A very nice, no excuse, orig and all matching military accepted Wartime Standard Commercial rig with British markings. 4-52118 LMA119 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 3049

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3050

*◊ MAUSER C96, POST WAR MAUSER BANNER BOLO WITH MATCHING STOCK.

SN 684765. Cal. 7.63mm. Standard post war Mauser Banner Bolo with 4″ bbl, fixed front sight and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual Mauser address on chamber. Crown/N on left chamber flat; full SN on left side of bbl extension. Mauser address appears on the right side of the frame while the narrow Mauser banner is on the raised island, left rear frame. Small parts are fire blued. Serrated wood grips. Lanyard ring present. This is a matching pistol with the full SN or the last 3-4 digits repeated on the back of the NS-marked hammer, subframe, bolt, bolt stop, sight bar, locking block, frame, magazine floorplate, and each grip panel. The follower is accepted but unnumbered (as is correct). Accompanied by factory matching Mauser banner stock. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, Ex-Visser Collection. CONDITION: Stunning 99% strong orig blue with negligible high point glare, no thinning of the frontstrap and only minimal wear of the backstrap where in contact with the stock lug. Comparable condition fire blue on the small parts with the cursor and bolt stop having trace sharp edge wear and the front face of the trigger slightly faded; grips are crisp with most orig varnish only a few handling dings; right bore with strong rifling. Mild irregularity from corrosive ammunition. Perfect mechanics. Stock is nearly as nice as the pistol, retaining most of its orig varnish and having only a few light scattered scratches and dings. There are no cracks or chips. A small bruise is just forward of the Mauser banner logo, where pressed against a carrier stud. Hinge retains 30% of its orig fire blue, the balance having transitioned to a mellow patina. Comparable transitioning applies to the matching lug whose upper arm has largely faded to a pleasant grey. 4-52081 LMA100 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 3050

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3051

*◊ WARTIME STANDARD COMMERCIAL, RED 9 SERIAL RANGE, WITH MILITARY MARKINGS.

SN 83391. Cal. 7.63mm. It is very unusual to find a 7.63 pistol in this serial range, reserved for Red 9s. A further very unusual feature is the presence of 5 groove rifling in this caliber C96 with German military acceptance. Appears as a Wartime Standard Commercial with 5-1/2″ bbl and slip in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual chamber marking with full SN on the left chamber flat. Crown U marking on left side of bbl extension; Crown M acceptance on right side. Usual 2-Line address on the right side of the frame, Prussian eagle in front of the magazine well. All small parts fire blued. Walnut grips with fine serrations as correct for a Wartime Standard Commercial. Disassembly shows matching numbers or blank inspected parts as correct for the variation, except the grips. Matching numbers include the bbl extension, bolt, bolt stop, hammer, subframe and associated components, frame, locking block and floorplate. Grips are numbered “481”. No lanyard ring. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Extremely high quality arsenal rework whose darker than usual color is one of the few giveaways. Presently with nearly 99% of the reworked blue. Extractor retains 20% of its orig fire blue; 80% of the fire blue remains on the bolt stop and 90% of the fire blue remains on the sight cursor. Comparable condition fire blue on trigger and safety. Orig Mauser grips have been cleaned and lightly revarnished. Bright bore with strong rifling and only minor oxidative loss. Perfect mechanics. 4-52122 LMA109 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3051

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3052

*◊ MAUSER C96 PRE-WAR BOLO WITH “a” SUFFIX.

SN 89778a. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser made very few Bolos in the serial range usually used for Pre-war Commercials. This example has a 4″ bbl and a slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Standard chamber address and full serial number on the left chamber flat with an added “a” suffix that is repeated on the backstrap. Small Crown U proof marking on left side of bbl extension. Standard two line address on the left side of the frame. This gun has a short fire blued extractor along with a fire blued cursor, bolt stock, firing pin, safety, and grip screw. The trigger is strawed. Checkered walnut grips are replacements. All visible numbers are matching. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Most of the blue has faded and oxidized to a mellow patina. Modified front sight. Small parts have been reheat treated to a fire blue. Replacement grips. All “a” suffix Bolos are scarce regardless of condition 4-87736 LMA (800-1,200) – Lot 3052

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3053

*◊ SPECTACULAR UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL FIRST PRODUCTION LUGER SERIAL NUMBER 01.

SN 01. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl. Model 1900 Swiss Military Contract with Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Early flat checkered safety lever. Grip safety. Swiss proofs on bbl and receiver. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Takedown lever and magazine latch are both numbered on right side. Unrelieved frame with original, correct flat button wood bottom magazine with metal discs. This gun is featured on pp. 170, 181, 183 and 191 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. This gun was delivered to Bern in May 1901 and issued as a Swiss Army standard weapon. This is the very first production Luger manufactured and it remains in beautiful condition. PROVENANCE: Collection of Henk Visser who purchased it from the widow of the officer to whom it was issued in 1901. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining about 97% orig bright blue with light sharp edge wear and some fading on grip straps. Swiss arsenal straw is about 95% and bright. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips retain nice color and have light wear on checkering, Magazine is near new with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52832 BWS7 (50,000-100,000) – Lot 3053

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3054

*◊ IMPORTANT DWM 9MM US TEST TRIALS PROTOTYPE LUGER SN10029B.

SN 10029B. 4″ 9mm bbl with plain conical chamber and no chamber ring. DWM on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Experimental wide grip safety with unique shape. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching. Proper plain wood bottom magazine. This is one of three 9mm prototypes (serial nos 10029B/10030B/10031B) that Georg Luger personally delivered to the U.S. Board of Ordnance at Springfield Armory in May of 1903, and is the lowest serial number 9 mm prototype known to have been delivered by DWM for military trials. The chamber is unique in not having the Luger obturation ring that all later 9 mm Parabellum pistols, including the other two pistols (10030B & 10031B) of this US Trials group. This gun is featured on pp. 218, 259, 286, 288 and 1484 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 98% blue with some light scratches toward the right front of the bbl and at the bottom of the front grip strap. Orig straw is 65%. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips show dark wood grain and are lightly worn. Magazine is excellent with a small chip in the wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52738 BWS4 (40,000-75,000) – Lot 3054

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3055

*◊ EXTRAORDINARY 6″ FAT BARREL US TRIALS PROTOTYPE LUGER SN 10031B.

SN 10031B. 6″ 9 mm “fat” bbl with ringed chamber and distinctive small numeral 5-digit SN on bottom of bbl. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Five-digit B suffix prototype SN on front of frame. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching, including checkered walnut grips. Trigger, takedown lever, safety lever, and holdopen are not numbered. Plain wood bottom magazine with a unique bump on bottom of the wood base. This is one of three pistols that were personally delivered to Springfield Arsenal for US military trial on May 5th, 1903 by Georg Luger. This gun is featured on pp. 255, 260, 263, 285, 286 & 288 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 90% original blue with fading and light corrosion on grip straps and lower frame area. Sideplate is also fading. Straw has been reheated to 97%. Bore has light wear and light frosting. Grips are worn and wood grain is still visible. Magazine has areas of corrosion on body and a few minor dings on wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52740 BWS149 (30,000-60,000) – Lot 3055

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3056

*◊ IMPORTANT DWM DUTCH TRIALS PROTOTYPE LUGER SERIAL NUMBER 10046B.

SN 10046B. 4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl of the distinctive prototype light military pattern with ramped foresight. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Unmarked safety area. Grip safety. Unnumbered wood bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. This is possibly the first surviving short frame prototype, which was converted from a long frame and is mechanically identical to the Dutch 1904 trials pistols, of which it is probably the internal factory prototype. This gun is featured on pp. 99, 101, 223, 225, 229 and 264 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining about 90% blue with silvering on sharp edges. Scattered scratches and fading on grip straps. Retains about 70% straw, some having been reheated. Bore is bright with light wear. Dark grips show some wood grain and have some dings and chips in the checkering. Magazine is excellent with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52741 BWS8 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 3056

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3057

*◊ RARE CHILEAN TRIALS FIXED REAR SIGHT PROTOTYPE DWM WITH MATCHING PUSH-BUTTON STOCK.

SN 10044. 7″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl with full SN. “BUG” proofs on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. “BUG” proofs on left receiver. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Proper plain wood bottom magazine with orig matching push-button stock with unique two-digit (44) numbering across top of iron and in the wood between strap loops. This gun is featured on pp. 240, 251 and 252 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Restored to 97% blue and straw. Grips are lightly worn with very minor dings and oil soaked dark. Magazine has light corrosion on body and minor chips on wood bottom. Stock shows normal wear for its age with some minor dings and lug that has been restored to 97% blue and straw. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52749 BWS15 (25,000-50,000) – Lot 3057

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3058
Revised: 2/27/2014

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*◊ IMPORTANT 1899 UK TRIALS PROTOTYPE LUGER.

SN 40. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl. Part upper rim of breech face removed in manufacture, possibly to allow sight of loaded cartridge rim as a loaded indicator. Plain toggle assembly without DWM logo with prototype large digit numbering. Prototype square section hinge tongue between rear and mid toggle links. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Orig prototype thin trigger and thin coil spring assembly and orig prototype checkered flat safety lever. Proper wood bottom magazine with flat button unrelieved frame with correct prototype brass spring follower and internally numbered wood base and body. This gun is featured on pp. 175, 179, 181, 186, 191 and 192 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. All numbered parts are matching. The only known surviving 1899 prototype Luger in wholly unmodified, complete orig form. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good. Retaining about 40% blue with scattered pitting that is deeper on the left side. 20% straw. Bore is worn and bright. Grips are moderately worn with a small chip under the safety lever. Magazine has light corrosion on body and minor nicks and dings to wood bottom. Mechanics are very good. 4-52001 BWS10 (20,000-50,000) – Lot 3058

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3059

*◊ BEAUTIFUL RESTORED PROTOTYPE 6″ FAT BARREL LUGER.

SN 10067B. 6″ 9mm fat bbl with ring chamber and 5-digit SN on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. “GL” proof behind rear sight. B suffix prototype SN on front of frame. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching down to checkered walnut grips. Swiss style unnumbered wood bottom magazine with metal disks. This gun is featured on pp. 255 and 293 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Restored to near new. 99% blue and straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp and show nice wood grain. Magazine is near new with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52742 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 3059

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3060

*◊ RARE 1902 G.P.K. GERMAN ARMY FIELD TRIALS OVERRUN LUGER.

SN 8592. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Distinctive “GESICHERT” marked safety area. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Proper plain wood bottom magazine. This gun has the same characteristics and a serial number just above the 15 G.P.K. trials guns with grip safety and GESICHERT marking. It is lacking the G.P.K. crown/D proof so it was not used in the trials, but it is also lacking commercial proofs showing it not to have been sold commercially but retained by the DWM factory as a spare gun for the trials contract. This gun is featured on pp. 86, 88 and 217 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% blue with sharp edge wear and grip straps that are starting to fade. 60% orig straw. Grips show wood grain and are moderately worn with some chips and dings to checkering. Magazine has light corrosion to the body. Wood bottom shows very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. Bore is bright with light frosting and wear. 4-52751 BWS9 (10,000-16,000) – Lot 3060

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3061

*◊ RARE DWM 1905 DUTCH TRIALS LUGER.

SN 22329. 4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl unmarked above chamber and center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Crown D proof on left side of receiver. Grip safety, checkered walnut grips, orig wood bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching except for left grip which has the number 72. This gun is featured on pp. 96, 225, 227 and 462 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good retaining 90% orig blue with scattered pitting that is deep on right frame rail, trigger guard and grip straps. 65% orig straw with scattered pitting. Bore is worn and bright. Very good grips are dark with worn checkering and scattered minor dings and chips. Magazine is excellent with very little wear. Mechanics are sound. 4-52760 BWS2 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 3061

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3062
Revised: 3/7/2014

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*◊ EXTRAORDINARILY IMPORTANT DWM 1904 NAVY TROOP TRIALS PROTOTYPE LUGER SN 51.

SN 51. 6″ Crown proofed (left side) “fat barrel” with full SN on bottom. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Toggles have transitional 90 degree checkering and a second type (single piece leaf spring, shaped as the extractor) transitional toggle lock. The extractor (GELADEN marked) is the prototype 1906 pattern with short retaining “ears”, and the mainspring is the earlier 1900 Model leaf spring. Two position Navy rear sight. Crown M (early 3 lobe crown) acceptance and Crown (pentagonal pattern) pressure proofed left receiver. Crown M acceptance mark on the rear frame above the lanyard ring. Grip safety with lever recess mark altered to Gesichert in the up position and grip lever stop lug modified accordingly. All numbers on metal parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips, the right grip is unnumbered and left grip is numbered 83. Remnants of partially erased unit mark “W. W. 33” on rear grip strap. This gun is featured on pp. 248, 255, 263, 271, 272, 275, 291, 305, and 490 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. This gun is also featured on pp. 165 and 166 of Imperial Lugers by Jan C. Still. This is probably the best surviving example of the first German military Luger contract, and the most important German military Navy Luger known. This gun has a long and famous history dating back to the collection of Dr. Lee Schreiber in Baltimore, MD. PROVENANCE: Ex Dr. Schreiber Collection. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% orig blue with light wear on the sharp edges and fine corrosion on the grip straps. Orig straw is about 90% with scattered fine corrosion. Bore is worn and lightly pitted. Grips are lightly worn and show wood grain. Magazine has very little wear and minor corrosion on the body. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52899 BWS29 (50,000-100,000) – Lot 3062

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3063

*◊ RARE 1906 DWM URUGUAYAN NAVY RIG WITH MATCHING STOCK.

SN 36851. 6″ 9mm bbl with “BUG” proofs and full SN on bottom that is also Crown/M proofed. DWM scroll on center toggle link. 2-position Navy rear sight. Gesichert is in lower (unaltered) position. All numbered parts are matching down to the right checkered walnut grip, left grip is unnumbered. Plain wood bottom magazine. With the orig matching numbered stock and holster with attaching straps, rod/oiler and unmarked takedown tool. Full 5-digit SN is stamped across top of stock lug. This gun is featured on pp. 892, 900 and 901 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. This is one of less than 30 examples with Uruguayan provenance. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig blue that is fading with light corrosion on grip straps. 75% orig straw with scattered light corrosion. Bore is worn with light pitting. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked dark with dings and indents on checkering. Magazine has minor dents and chips on wood bottom and very little wear on body. Mechanics are excellent. Stock is excellent with normal wear on wood. Lug retains about 80% blue and 40% straw. Holster is very good with flaking and cracking primarily on rod pouch, flap and takedown tool pouch. Pull strap is partially missing. Straps are very good with scattered cracks and flaking. 4-52113 BWS32 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 3063

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3064

*◊ RARE DWM 1906 PORTUGUESE NAVY LUGER.

SN 756. 4″ 9mm bbl with full SN on bottom “RP/Anchor” on chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. “MP” on left receiver. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Wood bottom “CAL. 9m/m” marked wood bottom magazine. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Restored to 99% blue and straw. Bore is bright and sharp with very light frosting. Grips are lightly worn and show wood grain. Magazine is excellent with some corrosion on body and a few minor dings on wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52865 BWS21 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 3064

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3065

*◊ 1906 DWM COMMERCIAL NAVY LUGER.

SN 51390. 6″ “BUG” proofed 9mm bbl with full SN on bottom. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Two position Navy rear sight. “BU” proofed toggle assembly and receiver. Gesichert in lower position. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Unnumbered Navy style commercial wood bottom magazine. This gun is featured on p. 893 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Restored to 99% blue and straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp and show wood grain. Magazine is excellent with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52775 BWS28 (3,000-4,500) – Lot 3065

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3066

*◊ RARE 1906/34 MAUSER BANNER PORTUGUESE NAVY LUGER.

SN 2531v. 4″ 9mm bbl with 4-digit SN and Crown/U proof on bottom. Mauser Banner on center toggle link. Horizontal Crown/U proof and 4-digit SN on left receiver. Lower safety position is marked “SEGURANCA” and extractor is marked “CARREGADA”. Grip safety. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Checkered walnut grips. V-range aluminum bottom Eagle/63 proofed magazine with numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on p. 632 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% blue with fading on left frame and grip straps. Retains 70% orig straw with scattered light corrosion. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are worn with chips and dings to checkering and a chip on left grip under safety lever. Magazine is excellent with little wear to body and aluminum bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-53279 BWS63 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 3066

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3067

*◊ NORDSEE FLEET (WILHELMSHAVEN DOCKYARD) ISSUE REICHSMARINE DWM LUGER RIG WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE AND HOLSTER.

SN 9310s. 4″ 9mm bbl with full SN on bottom and Crown/N proof. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Vertical Crown/N on left receiver. Large M/Anchor Reichsmarine property mark over N.41. on rear grip strap (Nordsee property #41). All numbered parts are matching down to the aluminum bottom magazine which is numbered to match the Nordsee Unit mark. Checkered wood grips. With an extra Eagle/63 proofed unnumbered “S/42” aluminum bottom magazine. In a dark brown Gustav Reinhardt/Berlin Eagle/WaA 18 proofed holster that has been black dyed in the front and is M/Anchor stamped and unit marked N 41 to match the gun. Included is the orig capture paper dated 19 July 1945 to Cpl. Robert G. Ruvel issued by Royal R. Stewart Major, Air Corps. This gun is featured on pp. 924 and 1118 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig blue which is fading with light corrosion on grip straps. Arsenal straw is also 95% with scattered light corrosion. Bore is lightly worn and slightly dull. Grips show nice wood grain and are lightly worn with some minor chips to checkering. Magazines are excellent with little wear and holster is very good with minor scuffs and scratches. 4-52907 BWS42 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 3067

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3068

*◊ KIEL DOCKYARD ISSUE DWM 1908 NAVY LUGER.

SN 5432b. 6″ 9mm bbl with full SN and Crown/M proof on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. 2-position Navy rear sight. Crown/M on breech block and left receiver. Rear grip strap is unit marked “W.K./11391” (Kiel Dockyard property #11391). All numbered parts on gun are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Orig concentric ring wood bottom. Crown/M proofed magazine has numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on pp. 574, 639, 898, 902, 904 and 1118 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 97% orig blue with some areas of light corrosion and some minor touch up to bbl and front grip strap. Straw is 70% with scattered light corrosion. Bore is worn with light pitting. Grips are lightly worn and wood grain is still visible. Magazine is near new with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52903 BWS43 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 3068

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3069

*◊ RARE DUTCH NAVY 1937 MAUSER BANNER LUGER.

SN 2154. 4″ 9mm bbl with full SN on bottom. 1937 date above chamber. Mauser Banner on center toggle link. Crown/U proof next to full SN on left receiver. RUST marked safety with arrow pointing downward. Extractor marked GELADEN on both sides. Aluminum bottom S/42 Eagle/63 proofed magazine. All numbered parts are matching except for the checkered walnut grips which are numbered 15. This gun is featured on p. 560 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig Dutch arsenal blue and straw with some fading on sideplate. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with some minor indents to checkering and are oil soaked dark showing some wood grain. Magazine body retains 90% blue and has a few minor dents. Aluminum bottom is excellent with minor wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52886 BWS60 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3069

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3070

*◊ RARE DWM 1920/1918 BALTIC FLEET NAVY ISSUE REWORK LUGER.

SN 9301h. 4″ 9mm bbl with full SN on bottom and Eagle/O (O – Ostsee) inspection mark on left side of bbl. 1920/1918 above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Eagle/O next to SN on left receiver. Checkered walnut grips. “O.891” (Ostsee/Baltic Fleet Property #891). Aluminum bottom magazine does not match and is Navy marked “N/2360” on bottom. All numbered parts are matching except for trigger which is SN 71. Takedown lever has had matching number added by arsenal and frame number was stamped over orig number by arsenal. This gun is featured on p. 496 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. Retaining 85% blue with most wear on grip straps and sharp edges. Straw is 50% orig with reheated areas on left trigger and safety lever. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips are worn with dents and chips to checkering and a large chip under safety lever. Magazine is excellent with some wear on body and a few nicks in aluminum bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52911 BWS41 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3070

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3071

*◊ KRAUSEWERKE 1906 .45 CAL LUGER REPRODUCTION WITH ORIGINAL TRIALS BARRELS.

SN R1. Fitted with 4-3/4″ .45 Cal bbl that is an original from 1907 US trials that was a part of the Sidney Aberman Collection in Pittsburgh, PA. An original 4″ .45 Cal bbl prepared for the trials, but not submitted, is also included. Both barrels are chambered for the special 23 mm long M1907 trials cartridge (h/s F A 4 06, 1 mm longer than regular M1912 .45 ACP) and both have the Luger patent (offset obturation) step at the front of the chamber, indicating their factory originality. Gun is an identical copy of the .45 Cal Luger from the Aberman Collection. GL on back of rear toggle assembly. SN R1 on front of frame. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. Wood bottom .45 Cal magazine. Contemporary manufacture by Krausewerke in California. This gun is featured on p. 1631 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fitted orig bbl is in 98% orig condition with a bore is bright and sharp. Rest of gun is finished to match with 98% blue, 98% straw. Grips are sharp with nice wood grain. Magazine is near new with virtually no wear. Mechanics are excellent. Extra orig bbl appears to have been refinished to new condition and retains original foresight blade. 4-53278 BWS101 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3071

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3072

*◊ EXTRAORDINARY GL MONOGRAMMED GOLD INLAID MAX EGON II PRESENTATION CARBINE WITH PUSH BUTTON CARBINE STOCK.

SN 9110C. 11-3/4″ 7.65 mm cal. carbine bbl with long ramp front rear sight and 3-position rear sight and 2-digit SN on bottom of bbl. Intricate gold inlaid Fürsten-Crown/A above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Second pattern thick, chequered safety lever. “GL” proof (indicating presentation by Georg Luger) on back of rear toggle link. Full C suffix (presentation carbine) SN on bottom of forearm lug. Plain wood bottom magazine. Stock lug cut for both push-button and turn lever stocks, as other 91xx.C. presentation Carbines. With early push button checkered walnut carbine stock with one screw iron fixing. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Same mechanical characteristics as other carbines of the 91xxC range. Originally property of Max Egon II, Fürst von Fürstenberg (Prince of Fürstenberg (Baden-Württemberg) – Maximilian Egon II Christian Karl Aloys Emil Leo Richard Anton, known by his family name Anton), a close friend, hunting companion and adviser/confidant of Kaiser Wilhelm II, who also owned one of Luger’s Carbines. Max Egon’s seat was Schloss Donaueschingen where the family owned large forests frequently visited by Kaiser Wilhelm II as a hunting guest PROVENANCE: The pistol passed through the Fürstenberg family until after WWII, when it was given to Andre Noël, French post-WWII occupation Governor of Konstanz, in 1946 by the then Prince of Furstenberg (Karl Egon V. Maximilian Maria Emil Leo Erwin Franziskus Xaver Johannes Fürst zu Fürstenberg, son of Max Egon II). Upon his arrival in Konstanz, the new Governor found the occupying French troops preparing to hang the Prince: upon enquiry it was explained that the Prince was to be hanged for his enormous lack of respect for hanging the French flag upside down. M. Noël resolved the issue with the troops by explaining that von Fürstenberg’s family banner is very similar to the French flag but with the colours reversed. Having saved his life the Prince presented the Luger Carbine to M. Noël in gratitude. Later a street in Konstanz was named Andrenoelstrasse in his honour. The pistol has remained in the Noël family until recently. Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% original bright blue with very light wear on sharp edges and corners and grip straps that are starting to slightly fade. Original 97% straw is bright with some areas of light corrosion. Gold inlay above chamber is bright, sharp and completely intact. Grips are sharp with minor chips and indents to checkering. Bore is near mint. Forearm shows normal wear with a few scattered dings and indentations, as does the stock which appears to have a buttplate that is a proper fitting replacement. 4-53324 BWS154 (40,000-75,000) – Lot 3072

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3073

*◊ ULTRA RARE AND IMPORTANT DWM PROTOTYPE ARTILLERY SN 4 LUGER WITH EXPERIMENTAL WOODEN HOLSTER/STOCK.

SN 4. 8″ 9mm bbl with prototype artillery rear sight with prototype engraved range slider position numbering. Fine tune adjustment screws on front and rear sights of prototype flat headed form, the foresight blade and bed with dual fiducial marks on top surface. SN 4 on bottom of bbl. No date on chamber and no commercial or military proof/inspection marks. DWM scroll on center toggle link. SN 4 on front of frame. All numbered parts are matching except for the right checkered walnut grip which is SN 2. Left grip is SN 04 (all other parts have 1-digit number). Numbered wood bottom magazine does not match. With an the experimental 1913 Prussian Troop Trials all enclosing hollow wood holster/stock with push button lid release latch and loops for shoulder carrying straps. Butt is coarse checkered. Inside is fitted with screwdriver and brass cleaning rod. Stock wood numbered 32 on hinge edge of body and under the screwdriver on the lid. Lug on stock has SN that does not match gun. This is one of the batch of approximately 60 sets of rigs used by the GPK (Prussian Rifle Testing Commission) for troop trials before Army adoption in 1913. This gun is featured on p. 934 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. Retaining 90% orig blue with scattered light pitting that is deepest on front grip strap and trigger guard and also on front of right frame rail. Retains 40% orig straw with scattered corrosion. Bore is bright with moderate wear. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked with some dings and chips to checkering. Magazine has scattered corrosion on body and minor dings to wood bottom. Mechanics are sound. Stock is very good with normal wear and a crack on right side of body. Lid is cracked at top. Metal retains 90% blue and 80% straw. Takedown tool and rod are excellent. A couple of deep indents on butt and some chips on butt checkering. 4-52066 BWS45 (25,000-50,000) – Lot 3073

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3073a

PHENOMENALLY RARE PROTOTYPE LUGER ARTILLERY HOLSTER/STOCK SCABBARD.

SN NSN. Heavy grain brown leather front and flap with internal pouches for takedown tool and cleaning rod. 3 brass stud closures on lid. External pouches for four magazines. Backside is smooth leather with belt loops. Marked “AWM/9/14” (manufactured by Artilleriewerkstätten München in 1914). Designed to carry the experimental one-piece wood artillery holster/stocks that were made for the first artillery Luger prototypes. This scabbard is featured on p. 992 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. With normal wear and scuffs on orig brown finish. 50% of exterior surface is darkened with oil stains. Some cracking on closure strap. Brass shows normal patina for its age. Stitching retains orig color. Structure is sound. 4-53362 BWS114 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 3073a

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3074

*◊ FANTASTIC CASED DWM SPECIAL ORDER COMMERCIAL “ARTILLERY” WITH MATCHING STOCK.

SN 73731. 81/4″ (210 mm) bbl with multi-position artillery rear sight. The barrel is a special order of 210 mm length, 6 mm longer than the regular Artilley barrel, and the rear sight is attached by a bed soldered on to the barrel, not the Artillery integrally machined bed. Crown/N proof and full SN under bbl. “GERMANY” marked on left side of bbl under rear sight. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Vertical Crown/N proof on left receiver. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine with matching numbered artillery stock that is “GERMANY” stamped on right side between strap slots. In a brown leatherette fitted case with a red felt interior that holds an extra magazine, takedown tool, cleaning rod and pin punch. Case has brass fittings, original key and a leather handle. Inside lid is a silver blocked black leather DWM/Berlin label to an importer in South Africa (Morgan & Scott, Importers, Cape Town). This gun is featured on pp. 528 and 1445 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near new. Retaining 99% bright blue and straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp and are oil soaked dark. Magazines are near new with extra magazine having a crack in wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. Stock is excellent with minor wear on wood and near new blue and straw on metal. Rod, tool and punch are in excellent condition. Exterior of case is lightly worn. Leatherette finish is further worn on sharp edges and worn through on some corners. Interior is excellent with stains and indents from where the gun and accessories have rested in the case. 4-52166 BWS57 (8,000-15,000) – Lot 3074

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3075

*◊ BEAUTIFUL RARE DWM STOEGER AMERICAN EAGLE NAVY SAFE & LOADED LUGER.

SN 1028u. 6″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl unnumbered with Oberndorf Crown/U proof on front of front sight ramp. American Eagle above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. 2-position Navy rear sight. Horizontal Crown/N proof on left side of center toggle link. “GERMANY” export stamped on left receiver under rear sight. 2-line “A.F.STOEGER INC/NEW YORK.” address on right receiver. Upper safety position is marked “SAFE” and extractor is marked “LOADED”. “GERMANY” export marked between SN and u suffix on front of frame. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Navy style concentric ringed wood bottom magazine with no marks or SNs. This gun is featured on pp. 759, 760 and 897 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 98% orig blue with minor sharp edge wear and silvering on raised edges of side plate and front of right frame rail. 98% orig straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with some minor dings to checkering. Wood grain is still visible. Magazine is excellent with a couple of chips to wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52801 BWS46 (10,000-17,500) – Lot 3075

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3076

*◊ DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL LUGER WITH EXTREMELY RARE BENKE THIEMANN STOCK AND HOLSTER.

SN 3866p. 4″ 7.65 mmCal bbl. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Crown/N proofs on large parts. Wood bottom magazine. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Fitted with extremely rare Benke Theimann folding metal stock marked “PATENT BENK/THEIMANN D.R.P.u.A.P.” on left side. Right side has SN 000031. Stock collapses down onto pistol and fits into a orig brown leather “Kading & Trenner Diana-Sattelrwerk STRALSUND” marked holster. Extra wood bottom magazine and takedown tool are in fitted pouches on holster. This rig is featured on p. 1412 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Pistol retains 98% orig bright blue and straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazines are excellent with minor dings and dents on wood bottoms. Benke Thiemann folding stock is in very good condition retaining about 30% orig black paint, with most exposed surfaces paint worn to bare metal. Stock still functions, folds and secures perfectly. Holster is excellent with minor flaking and cracking on edges and corners. Takedown tool is near new. Overall mechanics are excellent. 4-52107 BWS33 (8,000-15,000) – Lot 3076

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3077

*◊ MAGNIFICENT FACTORY CASED EARLY UNRELIEVED DWM 1900 COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 134. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. Unrelieved frame. Proper plain wood bottom magazine with flat button. Unique frame numbering with the number on back above lanyard ring. All numbered parts are matching except for the grips which are numbered 18. In a black leatherette DWM factory case with plain lid and no handle. Green felt interior includes a cleaning rod/oiler, pin punch, takedown tool and two extra magazines. This case is featured on p. 1432 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining about 98% blue that appears to be a period restoration. Small dent on front grip strap. Straw is 70%. Bore is frosted and worn almost smooth. Grips are excellent with minor chips and dings to checkering. Frame has a small crack on rear grip strap in front of grip safety lever. Magazine is near new with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. Accessories in case are in excellent orig condition. The case itself has normal wear for its age with some spots missing in felt on interior and some spots worn through on the leatherette exterior which appears to have been dyed. Fittings for key hole appear to be missing. The case is very good overall. 4-52748 BWS14 (10,000-17,500) – Lot 3077

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3078

*◊ RARE DWM 1902 AMERICAN EAGLE CARTRIDGE COUNTER LUGER.

SN 22432. 4″ 9mm “Fat” bbl American Eagle above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips with orig Powell indicating device on left grip. Securing dowel on back side is visible. Orig magazine with cartridge indicator on left side, walnut bottom with metal discs and with indentation to rear upper body and matching groove in follower to prevent interchange with standard follower in service. This gun is featured on pp. 223, 225, 227, 229, 263, 280, 305 and 1484 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. All numbered parts are matching. This gun is within the proper serial range of the 50 guns that were fitted with Powell indicating device for U.S. trials. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Condition is excellent retaining 95% orig blue with some touch up to bbl and frame. There are some areas of corrosion on the left side of the receiver and frame and a ding on the right receiver. There are also some light scratches on grip straps. Straw has been reheated to 95%. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips are very good condition, oil soaked dark. Window on the left grip is yellowed and shrunk which is typical on these guns. Magazine is excellent with minor dings to the wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52769 BWS1 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 3078

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3079

*◊ BEAUTIFUL DWM 1902 LUGER CARBINE WITH MATCHING STOCK AND ORIG LEATHER SCABBARD.

SN 23995. 12″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl with long ramp front sight and 3-position carbine rear sight. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Checkered walnut forarm. Checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Proper unnumbered wood bottom magazine. Checkered walnut detachable stock. All numbered parts are matching down to the stock and forearm. Accompanied by an orig era brown leather head to toe/butt to muzzle pattern scabbard with tan cloth lining and leather handle and buckle closures at each end. This gun is featured on pp. 257 and 601 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, and scabbard is pictured on p. 1446. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Condition is excellent. Retaining 98% orig blue. 85% orig straw. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Excellent checkered walnut grips and forearm with some minor dings and dents. Matching stock is excellent with sharp checkering and bright blue and straw. Buttplate is starting to separate at the top. Mechanics are excellent. Scabbard is very good with flaking and cracking on corners and edges, some tearing and missing pieces of cloth interior. Leather closure straps have been replaced, what is left of the originals is included. 4-52067 BWS12 (12,500-18,500) – Lot 3079

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3080
Revised: 3/7/2014

Please Note: The caliber is 9mm not mentioned in the catalog.

*◊ MAGNIFICENT NEAR NEW IN CASE STOEGER SAFE & LOADED ARTILLERY LUGER WITH MATCHING STOCK AND THREE MATCHING MAGAZINES.

SN 246i. 8″ artillery bbl with multi-position rear sight with full SN and Crown/N proof on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Crown/N proofs on breech block, center toggle link and left receiver. Two line “A.F.STOEGER INC/ NEW YORK.” on right receiver. “GERMANY” on left frame rail, “SAFE” on safety, “LOADED” on extractor. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Three matching numbered wood bottom magazines marked 1), 2) and 3). With matching numbered stock stamped “A.F.STOEGER INC/NEW YORK.” in middle of left side. “GERMANY” stamped on left side between strap slots. With fitted dark brown leather case with brass fittings, and with “A.F.STOEGER INC/NEW YORK.” stamped on top and gold blocked black leather DWM/Berlin, A.F. Stoeger label inside lid. Red interior also contains orig cleaning rod, takedown tool and pin punch and includes orig key. This gun is featured on pp. 525, 535 and 1444 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near new. Bright Stoeger finish with little wear to blue and straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with beautiful wood grain. Magazines, stock and accessories are near new. Mechanics are excellent. Interior of case is stained and indented where the gun and accessories have sat for years, otherwise in excellent condition. Exterior has minor wear and scuffs. 4-52176 BWS56 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3080

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3081

*◊ BEAUTIFUL 1906 DWM AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER WITH IDEAL STOCK.

SN 67296. 4-3/4″ Crown N proofed 7.65 mm Cal. bbl with full SN on bottom. American eagle above chamber. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Horizontal Crown/N proof on left receiver. “GERMANY” US import marked on front of frame below full SN. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching. “GERMANY” marked wood bottom magazine. With orig telescoping Luger Ideal stock with leather holster and smooth walnut Ideal grips.Original unnumbered checkered walnut grips are also included. This gun is featured on pp. 759 and 1416 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% orig blue and 85% orig straw with some light corrosion and a safety lever that appears to have been reheated. Bore is bright and sharp. Ideal grips are very good with some wear and minor cracks and a chip below the safety lever on the left side. Magazine has spots of minor corrosion on body and light wear on wood bottom. Stock is excellent retaining 95% orig bright blue and beautiful leather that has very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. Checkered walnut grips are sharp and show wood grain, left grip has small chip under safety lever. 4-52106 BWS27 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3081

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3082

*◊ DWM 1906 NAVY/POST WW1 COMMERCIAL LUGER CARBINE CONVERSION.

SN 84. 11-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal carbine bbl with long front sight ramp. DWM scroll on center toggle link. 2-position Navy rear sight. Crown/M proofs on left receiver. “GERMANY” US import marked on left frame rail and on left side of forearm. Grip safety with safety lever that has been altered to Gesichert in the upper position. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching. Plain wood bottom magazine with a non standard forearm lug with unique numbering on frame and lug and checkered wood forearm that attaches with a single screw. Inside of forearm has assembly/part #4. Also has a 1902 pattern stock with a SN that does not match. This gun is featured on p. 532 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig blue and 50% straw that appears to have been reheated. Bore is bright and sharp with very light frosting. Grips are sharp with minor dings and indents to checkering and are oil soaked dark. Forearm is excellent with minor wear. Stock is in near new condition with sharp checkering and bright blue, straw and wood finish. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52061 BWS35 (5,000-9,000) – Lot 3082

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3083

*◊ DWM 1900 COMMERCIAL/TRIALS LUGER.

SN 16248. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl. Full serial number on bottom of bbl and most unusually in the military pattern on left receiver. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. Wood bottom magazine with triangle in circle proof. All numbered parts are matching. This gun is featured on pp. 263, 567 and 598 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig blue with some touch up to bbl, side plate and grip straps. Straw is 80% and it appears that takedown lever has been reheated. Bore is sharp with frosting. Grips are lightly worn and still show wood grain. Grip screws have been fire blued to near new condition. Magazine body is excellent and bottom is very good with a few dings and a repaired crack. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52861 BWS13 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 3083

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3084

*◊ DWM 1900 COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 17397. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl with full matching SN. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Toggle assembly, side plate and receiever have 3-digit matching serial numbers. Grip safety. Proper plain wood bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig blue with scattered light corrosion. Orig straw is 90% with scattered light corrosion. Bore is sharp with frosting. Grips are lightly worn showing wood grain with some minor dings and dents to checkering. Magazine body has some light corrosion and there is very little wear to wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52755 BWS17 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 3084

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3085

*◊ DWM 1906 7.65 MM CAL. COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 33165. 4-3/4″ “BUG” proofed 7.65 mm Cal. bbl with full SN on bottom. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. “BU” proofed toggle assembly and receiver. Flaming bomb proof in front frame well. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. Proper plain wood bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching. This gun is featured on pp. 566 and 900 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% orig blue with scattered light corrosion. Retains 70% orig straw with scattered light corrosion. Bore is lightly worn with frosting. Grips are sharp with dings and chips to the checkering. Wood grain is visible. Magazine is excellent with a few minor dings on the wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52765 BWS26 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3085

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3086

*◊ RARE REICHS GENDARMERIE DWM 1908 COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 60385. 4″ 9mm bbl with full SN on bottom with Crown/N proof. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Horizontal Crown/N proof on left receiver. 2-Crown/X military proofs on right receiver. Left frame panel unit marked “R.G. 51” (Reichs Gendarmerie weapon #51). All numbered parts are matching down. Checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine. The Reichs Gendarmerie were a paramilitary police based in Metz that patrolled German occupied French Territory in Alsache-Lorrain. These pistols were issued in 1913 and 1914, this example having the lowest recorded serial number of any R.G. P.08. This gun is featured on pp. 464, 511 and 1158 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig blue with some scattered light corrosion and 90% straw which also has some light corrosion in spots. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with some minor indents on checkering and wood grain is still visible. Magazine is excellent with some flaking on body and very little wear on bottom. 4-52935 BWS36 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3086

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3087

*◊ POST WAR MAUSER BANNER COMMERCIAL FRENCH ASSEMBLY RIG WITH BEAUTIFUL STOCKHOLM RETAILER MARKED BROWN LEATHER HOLSTER AND TWO MATCHING MAGAZINES.

SN 1020. 4″ 9mm bbl. Mauser Banner on center toggle link. Commercial Eagle/N proof on left side of receiver. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered wood grips. With two orig matching machine extruded aluminum bottom magazines with no proofs on bodies or bottoms. With an unmarked loading tool in a police style brown leather Akah commercial holster that is retail marked “WidForss/vapen sport/STOCKHOLM” inside the flap and stamped “C.LUNDBECK” on upstrap. This holster is featured on p. 1179 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% bright blue with most wear on sideplate. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with minor dings and dents to checkering and visible wood grain. Magazines are excellent with light dings and scratches and takedown tool retains 80% blue. Mechanics are excellent. Holster is excellent with light scuffs and scratches and stitching that retains its orig color. 4-52115 BWS102 (3,500-6,500) – Lot 3087

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3088

*◊ UNIQUE DWM OBERNDORF PROOFED POST WWI COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 87010. 4″ 9mm bbl with full SN and Crown/N proof on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Early large Crown/U proofs on breech block and on left receiver. Very small Eagle proof on front of right frame rail. Toggle assembly has high polish Mauser finish. No inspection marks on receiver ring or stop lug. Hold open is missing. All numbered parts are matching, with numbers that are sometimes struck over orig commercial numbers. Right grip is matching numbered, left grip is unnumbered. “9mm” marked aluminum bottom magazine. This gun is featured on p. 538 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% blue with light wear on front grip strap and silvering on a few sharp edges. Straw has been reheated to 97%. Grips are lightly worn with a few deep indents. Magazine is excellent with very little wear. Mechanics are fine. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Bore is sharp with light frosting. 4-52807 BWS39 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3088

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3089

*◊ RARE DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL U RANGE EARLY MAUSER OBERNDORF PROOFED LUGER.

SN 9293u. 4″ 9mm bbl with Crown/U proof and 4-digit SN on bottom. High polish early Mauser finish toggle assembly with DWM scroll on center toggle link. Crown/U proofed breech block. Crown/U proof on left receiver. u SN suffix. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine. One of the very first Mauser assembled DWM commercial Lugers made of DWM parts transferred to Mauser in May 1930. This gun is featured on pp. 538, 539, 611 and 750 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 90% orig blue with wear and light pitting on grip straps and right frame rail. 30% orig straw with light corrosion. Bore is lightly worn with light pitting. Grips are sharp with very little wear. Magazine body has scattered corrosion and wood bottom is near new with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52805 BWS44 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3089

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3090

*◊ RARE DWM 1914 COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 73182. 4″ 9mm bbl with full SN and Crown/N proof on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Horizontal Crown/N proof on left receiver. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine. Only about 2,000 of these guns were made in 1913; they are referred to as a model 1914 because they share the same characteristics as the 1914 military issue Lugers with stock lug. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig blue with scattered corrosion and 20% orig straw with scattered corrosion. Bore is worn with light pitting. Grips are worn with multiple indents to checkering and some wood grain still showing. Magazine is excellent with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52796 BWS40 (1,750-2,750) – Lot 3090

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3091

*◊ RARE NUMBER 2 DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL SAFE & LOADED LUGER WITH ISRAELI PROOF MARKS.

SN 2. 4″ 9mm bbl with Crown/N on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Crown/N proof on breech block. No visible numbers on parts. Large SN 2 on stop lug underneath chamber. Crown/N proof on left receiver. Post WWII Israeli Army proof/property marks on left receiver and right rear frame. Extractor is marked “LOADED” and upper safety position is marked “SAFE”. “GERMANY” stamped on front of frame. Checkered walnut grips. Left grip is numbered 51, right grip is numbered 94 in Mauser style. “GERMANY” marked wood bottom magazine. Apparently assembled from surplus Stoeger (Safe & Loaded) components and supplied clandestinely to Israel post WWII. This gun is featured on p. 765 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent having been restored to 99% blue and straw with a few small areas of minor corrosion (indicating it was probably done a long time ago). There is some fading on front grip strap. Bore is worn and lightly pitted. Grips are excellent with checkering that is lightly worn and visible wood grain. Magazine has some minor corrosion on body and the bottom is near new with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52820 BWS38 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3091

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3092

*◊ UNIQUE DWM 1923 COMMERCIAL LUGER WITH MATCHING CARBINE BARREL.

SN 91738. 12″ 7.65 mm Cal carbine style bbl with long front sight ramp. 3-position rear sight. Bbl is Crown/N proofed with full SN on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Crown/N proofed left receiver. “Gesichert/Geladen” marked safety and extractor. Checkered wood grips. All numbered parts are matching. Proper plain wood bottom magazine. This gun is featured on pp. 535 and 757 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 98% orig blue and 98% orig straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with nice color and very few minor dings and chips to checkering. Magazine is excellent with minor chips and dings in wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52111 BWS16 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 3092

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3093

*◊ RARE POST WW1 COMMERCIAL ARTILLERY LUGER WITH NO LETTER SUFFIX.

SN 1085. 8″ 9mm bbl with artillery rear sight with fine tune adjustment. DWM scroll on center toggle link. No commercial proofs or military inspection marks except the orig military proof on breech block and right side of bbl and Cal mark under bbl. All numbered parts are matching except checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine has military proof on bottom. This gun is featured on p. 532 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good. Retaining 85% orig blue with scattered light pitting that deepens on left side of bbl and right side of receiver and frame rail. 40% orig straw with scattered corrosion. Bore is worn with light pitting. Grips are lightly worn with minor dings and nice wood grain. Magazine is excellent showing very little wear. Mechanics are sound. 4-52792 BWS34 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3093

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3094

*◊ SPECTACULAR AND IMPORTANT CASED PLATINUM PLATED IVORY GRIPPED AND ENGRAVED PRESENTATION KRIEGHOFF P.08 LUGER.

SN 17232. 4″ 9mm bbl with oak leaf pattern engraving around front sight band and Crown/N proof on bottom. HK Anchor/KRIEGHOFF SUHL on center toggle link. Star (military reject) proof on right front receiver and Eagle/2 on front of right frame rail. Crown/N proofs on front of left receiver and front of left frame rail. Oak leaf pattern engraving on receiver, toggle assembly, sideplate, frame, magazine release button and grip screws. Ivory grips are engraved with an oak leaf pattern with black filling of background. With two matching numbered aluminum based magazines that are highly polished and also platinum plated. All numbered parts are matching. Left side frame panel is gold inlaid “HEINRICH KRIEGHOFF/WAFFENFABRIK SUHL/15. 8. 39.” indicating presentation on August 15, 1939. Other similar engraved/ivory gripped pistols in this 5 digit commercial SN range with the identical inscription have been positively identified to ownership by Hermann Goering by the Krieghoff factory, though the exact significance of the date of the inscription remains unknown (see The Krieghoff Parabellum/Gibson). With a high polished and platinum plated takedown Krieghoff tool that is Eagle/2 proofed and a brass cleaning rod/oiler in a case with black leatherette exterior, blue velvet fitted interior, leather handle and nickel plated fittings. This gun is featured on pp. 536 and 803 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. This gun is also prominently featured in color in The Krieghoff Parabellum by Randall Gibson (see pp. 200, 204/5 & 212). PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near new. Retaining over 99% of platinum plating that has resisted tarnishing and corrosion. Bore is bright and sharp. Ivory grips are starting to yellow and left grip has a chip under safety lever which has been professionally repaired. Magazines are near new with a few spots of corrosion. Mechanics are excellent. Hold-open spring tang is broken off and included with gun. Case is in very good condition with some indents on lid. Sharp edge wear and some wear through on corners. Leather handle has some cracking and flaking. nickel plated fittings are lightly pitted. Interior velvet is stained and indented from pistol sitting in it for many years. Takedown tool is near new. Cleaning rod is excellent with some corrosion on metal ware. 4-52167 BWS58 (50,000-100,000) – Lot 3094

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3095

*◊ RARE 1944 DATE KRIEGHOFF LUGER WITH KRIEGHOFF HOLSTER.

SN 11233. 4″ 9mm bbl with full SN in small numbers between Eagle/2 proofs on bottom. 1944 date above chamber. HK Anchor/KRIEGHOFF SUHL on center toggle link. Krieghoff Eagle/2 proofs on right receiver and right frame rail. Full SN on left receiver. All numbered parts are matching. Proper Krieghoff black plastic grips with border. Machined black plastic bottom magazine with no proofs or numbers. This gun is featured on pp. 499, 641, 798, 801 and 1098 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Accompanied by a black leather standard pattern P.08 holster with no external markings, Krieghoff Eagle/2 on inside. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% bright blue that is slightly fading on grip straps and left frame. Orig straw is 95% with some light corrosion on safety lever. Bore is bright and sharp. Grip are excellent with sharp checkering and very little wear. Magazine is near new with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. Holster is very fine with extra wear on edges and corners. Some cracking on flap and closure strap. Stitching is black, structure is solid. 4-52995 BWS53 (7,500-13,500) – Lot 3095

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3096

*◊ RARE AND BEAUTIFUL POST WAR KRIEGHOFF LUGER SN 119.

SN 119. 4″ 9mm Muaser bbl with Eagle/135 proof on upper left. HK Anchor/KRIEGHOFF SUHL on center toggle link. Krieghoff Eagle 2 proofs on right side of receiver and right frame rail. Large digit 119 SN on left receiver and front of frame. Small parts are unnumbered. Sideplate has large matching number on back. Proper Krieghoff black plastic grips with border. Plain bottom machined FXO Eagle/37 proofed magazine. This gun is featured on p. 622 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% bright blue with silvering on sharp edges. 95% orig bright straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with some minor chips to checkering mostly on left grip. Magazine is excellent with very little overall wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52999 BWS52 (8,000-14,000) – Lot 3096

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3097

*◊ RARE EARLY SUBVARIATION S CODE KRIEGHOFF LUGER.

SN 702. 4″ 9mm bbl with Krieghoff Eagle/2 proof. S above chamber (Krieghoff date code for 1936). HK Anchor/SUHL on center toggle link. Krieghoff Eagle/2 proofs on right receiver and right frame rail. All numbers are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Plain aluminum bottom Eagle/2 proofed magazine. This gun is featured on pp. 738 and 1098, 1138 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent condition. 96% bright, high polish blue with silvering on sharp edges. 75% straw with scattered light corrosion. Bore is bright with moderate wear. Grips are worn and dark with dings and dents in checkering. Magazine is excellent with light wear overall. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52991 BWS54 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 3097

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3098

*◊ MAGNIFICENT ENGLISH CASED DWM 1900 SWISS COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 248. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching. Plain wood bottom magazine. In an English made wooden trade case with purple velvet lined compartments and brass fittings labelled “Charles Lancaster” with London address, trade mark and advertising. Inside case compartments are two correct wood bottom extra magazines, a metal oil bottle, a takedown tool and a cleaning rod with oiler. This gun is featured on pp. 212, 217, 221, 248, 263, 565, of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. The case is shown on pg. 1442 PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 97% blue with some scattered light corrosion. 85% orig straw with light corrosion. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp and still show some wood grain. A few minor dings to checkering. Magazine is excellent with light corrosion to body and very little wear on wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. Case is very good with a top that has warped to where it will not close readily. Brass fittings for lock are missing on lid. Internal accessories are in excellent condition. 4-52162 BWS5 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 3098

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3099

*◊ RARE MAUSER 1906/34 BANNER SWISS COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 3624v. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl with Swiss Waffenfabrik Bern BP proof and four digit SN on bottom. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. Mauser Banner on center toggle link. Horizontal Crown/U above four digit SN on left receiver. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Blued body aluminum bottom magazine with matching numbers that have been added after manufacture. This gun is featured on p. 771 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig blue with some light corrosion on bbl and grip straps. 70% orig straw with a safety lever that has been reheated. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with some minor dings to checkering and some wood grain showing. Magazine is excellent with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52787 BWS61 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 3099

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3100

*◊ DWM 1906 SWISS MILITARY CONTRACT CROSS IN SHIELD LUGER.

SN 12039. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal. bbl with full SN and Swiss proof. Swiss cross in shield above chamber. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. Swiss proofs on left receiver. “P. 38” private sale date on left frame rail. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Proper wood bottom Swiss magazine with metal disks. This gun is featured on pp. 551 and 647 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% orig blue and straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn showing wood grain and the left grip has a chip under the safety lever. Magazine is excellent with some corrosion on the body and little wear on the wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52836 BWS23 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3100

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3101

*◊ BEAUTIFUL EARLY DWM 1900 SWISS MILITARY CONTRACT LUGER.

SN 1372. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl with Swiss proof on left side. Cross in sunburst above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Swiss proof on rear toggle link. Dish toggles with toggle latch. Swiss proofs on left receiver. Checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Orig Swiss wood bottom magazine with metal discs. All numbered parts are matching except for the left grip which is number 77. This gun is featured on pp. 215, 216, 217, 228, 551, 568, 589, 590 and 1625 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% orig bright blue with very light wear on a few sharp edges and a few minor scratches on front grip strap. 98% straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent showing nice wood grain and very lightly worn checkering. Magazine is excellent with very little wear overall. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52831 BWS3 (4,500-7,500) – Lot 3101

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3102

*◊ DWM 1900 SWISS MILITARY CONTRACT LUGER.

SN 2645. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl. Swiss cross in sunburst on chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Swiss proofs on bbl, left receiver and toggle assembly. “P 35” private sale date on left receiver. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Swiss wood bottom magazine with metal discs. This gun is featured on pp. 214, 218, 567, 589, 642 and 643 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig bright blue with silvering on sharp edges and some light scratches on right frame rail and front grip strap. Straw is 95%. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips show nice wood grain and have very light wear to the checkering and few dings and minor chips. Magazine is excellent with very minor wear and dings. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52828 BWS6 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 3102

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3103

*◊ DWM 1906 SWISS CROSS IN SUNBURST COMMERCIAL LUGER WITH FLUCKIGER BARREL.

SN 4189n. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal. bbl with Swiss proofs and full SN along the bottom axis. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. “Fluckiger Zurich” proof on right receiver (Fluckiger was a gunsmith in Zurich who fitted Swiss made barrels to unbarreled pistols exported by DWM during the 1920s when completed pistols could not be exported to Switzerland under the Versailles Treaty provisions). Grip safety. Wide border 1924 pattern checkered walnut grips. “Germany” marked wood bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching. This gun is featured on p. 548 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining about 98% of the orig Fluckiger blue and straw. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips are excellent with sharp checkering and beautiful wood grain. Magazine is excellent with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52783 BWS24 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3103

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3104

*◊ DWM 1906 SWISS CROSS IN SUNBURST COMMERCIAL LUGER.

SN 50185. 4-3/4″ “BUG” proofed 7.65 mm Cal. bbl with full SN on the bottom. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. “BUG” proof marks on left receiver have been over stamped with unidentified Farsi numerals and a capital “A”. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. 1929 pattern brown plastic bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% orig blue with scattered light pitting that is heaviest on the grip straps. Straw has been reheated to 70%. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with light dings and chips to checkering. Magazine is near new with almost no wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52772 BWS25 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 3104

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3105

*◊ BERN MODEL 29 SWISS COMMERCIAL LUGER WITH HOLSTER AND STRAPS.

SN P26374. 4-3/4″ 7.65 mm Cal bbl with full SN on top of flange and Swiss proof on bottom. Swiss cross in shield on center toggle link. Full SN with p prefix on left frame rail. “F+W” stamp on back of frame. Front frame well is stamped “44” (manufactured in 1944). All numbered parts are matching. Dark brown plastic grips. Proper dark brown plastic bottom magazine. With orig brown leather “E.STUDER/SATTLER/ERLENBACH ZRH/35” (made by E. Studer in Erlenbach, Canton Zurich in 1935) stamped holster with orig carrying straps. This holster is featured on p. 1186 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig blue with silvering on high flat of sideplate. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with little wear. Magazine is in near new condition. Mechanics are excellent. Holster is very good with moderate wear overall with some cracking on belt loops and straps. 4-52849 BWS98 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3105

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3106

*◊ EXTREMELY RARE TURKISH ARMY 1936 MAUSER BANNER LUGER.

SN 2176v. 4″ 9mm bbl with 4-digit SN, German Wehrmacht pattern bore mark 8,80, and Eagle/63 proof on bottom. 1936 above chamber. Mauser Banner on center toggle link. Crescent with star, “TC” (Turkish Republic property mark) and “Subaylara/mahsustur” (Officer’s Property) on right receiver. Left receiver has horizontal Crown/U next to 4-digit SN. Uniquely positioned small Eagle/63 inspection stamps on stop lug. Eagle/63 proof on right frame by takedown lever and tiny Eagle/63 on back of frame above lanyard ring. All numbered parts on gun are matching except checkered walnut right grip which is unnumbered and left grip that has numbers that do not match. Plain aluminum bottom magazine with no proofs or numbers on body or bottom. This gun is featured on pp. 539 and 783 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig blue with light wear turning to corrosion on grip straps, right frame rail and sideplate. Straw has been reheated to 97%. Bore is worn with light pitting. Grips are sharp with beautiful wood grain. Magazine is excellent with little wear and minor scratches on bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52895 BWS66 (15,000-22,500) – Lot 3106

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3107

*◊ RARE PERSIAN MAUSER 4″ LUGER.

SN 1903. 4″ 9mm bbl with Crown/U proof on front of sight base and full SN in Farsi on bottom of bbl. Pahlavi Crowned lion crest above chamber. Farsi script on center toggle link. “Parabellum Short Model 1314” (in Farsi, 1314 being Gregorian year 1935) next to a Persian proof on right side of receiver. Left side of receiver has a horizontal Crown/U proof next to full SN in Farsi. Upper safe position and extractor are marked “Safe & Loaded” in Farsi. All numbered parts on gun are matching in Farsi. Checkered walnut grips. Proper Persian aluminum bottom magazine with numbers in Farsi that do not match. This gun is featured on p. 561 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig blue with most wear on grip straps which are fading and starting to corrode. Also an area of light wear and corrosion toward right front of bbl. Orig straw is 60% with some scattered light corrosion. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with minor chips and dings to checkering and still show wood grain. Magazine is excellent with some minor dings to aluminum bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52893 BWS59 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 3107

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3108

*◊ RARE DWM 1906 RUSSIAN LUGER.

SN 1027. 4″ 9mm bbl with full SN on bottom. Crossed Mosin Nagant Rifles above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Cyrillic marked safety and extractor. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Restored to near new with near mint blue and straw. Bore is worn and dull with pitting. Grips are sharp and show wood grain. Small crack on right grip behind trigger and a chip at lower front. Magazine is excellent with light corrosion on body and a few minor dings on wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52846 BWS22 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 3108

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3109

*◊ VERY RARE VICKERS DUTCH WEST INDIES LUGER SERIAL NUMBER 10.

SN 10. 4″ 9mm bbl with SN and proofs on bottom. “VICKERS/LTD” on center toggle link. Crown/W on left receiver. “RUST” with arrow pointing upward above safety lever. Grip safety. Coarse checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts on gun are matching except for the coarse checkered walnut grips. Rare proper Dutch magazine with metal spring clip on wood bottom. One of a very small batch of pistols in their own serial number range (starting at 1, Vickers KNIL contract pistols started at 4182) supplied by Vickers for the Dutch West Indies (Netherlands Antilles) administration. This gun is featured on p. 654 & p. 695 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine. Retaining 98% Dutch Arsenal finish with pitting under grips. Straw is 95%. Bore is worn with pitting. Grips are well worn with dings and dents to checkering. Magazine is excellent with only a few minor dings on wood bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52877 BWS99 (4,500-8,500) – Lot 3109

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3110

*◊ RARE DWM 1906 DUTCH EAST INDIES ARMY LUGER.

SN 560. 4″ 9mm bbl dated 1929 with full 3-digit SN on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Crown/W on right receiver. British proofs. Full 3-digit SN on bottom of receiver. “RUST” marked safety. Brass unit marking plaque is removed from left frame. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered wood grips. Proper Dutch magazine with metal spring base retainer on wood bottom. Part of the first contract delivery from DWM for the KNIL in early 1912. This gun is featured on pp. 558 and 572 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good. Retaining 90% Dutch arsenal blue and straw with scattered light pitting that gets deep under grips. Bore is worn and dull from corrosion. Grips are fair with chips and deep gauges and oil soaked dark. Magazine is excellent with very little wear on body and bottom. 4-52871 BWS20 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 3110

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3111

*◊ RARE DWM 1906 DUTCH/INDONESIAN LUGER.

SN 33069. 4″ 9mm bbl dated 1924 with full SN on bottom of bbl. 5-point Indonesian Army (Tentara) star above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. “RUST” marked safety. Crown/W on left receiver. Pistol is a composite of a Dutch contract receiver/barrel/toggle and a DWM 1906 Commercial grip frame. All numbered parts are matching except the receiver, toggle assembly, grips and grip safety. Toggle assembly and grip safety are all numbered “51”. Proper Dutch magazine has metal reinforcing clip on bottom. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good. Retaining 80% Dutch arsenal blue with scattered light pitting. Straw is about 25%. Bore is worn and dull with corrosion. Grips are poor with heavy wear and chips and dings. Magazine is fair with a corroded body and well worn wood bottom with chips. Mechanics are very good. 4-52874 BWS19 (2,000-3,500) – Lot 3111

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3112

*◊ RARE 1936 MAUSER BANNER SIAMESE ARTILLERY LUGER WITH PROPER STOCK AND MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 3515v. 8″ 9mm bbl with multi-position adjustable artillery rear sight. 1936 above chamber. Mauser Banner on center toggle link. Horizontal Crown/U proof next to 4-digit SN on left receiver. Back of frame has Siamese lion’s head and Bangkok Police Siamese property number 258 in Thai. Odin import marks under SN on front of frame (this company purchased a large group of Siamese Lugers and imported them to the United States). All numbered parts are matching except for the rear sight which is numbered 89. Checkered walnut grips. Orig matching aluminum bottom Eagle/63 proofed magazine. Proper walnut Siamese artillery stock is numbered 3474. This gun is featured on p. 562 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine. Retaining 75% blue with scattered light pitting that is deep pitting under grips and above right grip on frame. Retains 25% orig straw with light corrosion overall. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are fair, oil soaked black and well worn with chips and dings. Right grip does not stay on gun, left grip has chip under safety. Magazine is very good retaining 75% blue on body with scattered light pitting and little wear on bottom. Very good stock has scattered dings and normal wear. Lug retains 80% orig blue and 10% orig straw. Small piece of leather remains from attaching straps. Mechanics are sound. 4-53282 BWS92 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3112

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3113

*◊ RARE 1900 BULGARIAN LUGER CONVERTED TO 9MM P.08.

SN 20592. 4″ 9mm bbl. Bulgarian crest above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Bulgarian safety marking. Frame and toggle assembly are matching; receiver, side plate, trigger and other small parts do not match. 9mm bbl is unnumbered and the flange has been machined off to fit the long frame. Grip safety has been removed and internal components have been converted to p.08 pattern. Main spring has been converted to coil spring. Wood bottom magazine has numbers that do not match. These pistols were converted to P.08 configuration by German Wehrmacht depots during WWII. This gun is featured on p. 684 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good, retaining about 60% blue with scattered light pitting and scratches. 20% orig straw. Bore is worn and frosted. Right grip is sharp with nice wood grain, left grip is well worn with dings. Magazine is excellent with very little wear. Mechanics are sound. 4-52856 BWS11 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3113

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3114

*◊ RARE 3-DIGIT GERMAN ARMY MACHINE GUN DETACHMENT SPECIFICATION DWM 1906 9MM LUGER.

SN 229. 4″ 9mm bbl that is “BUG” proofed and has the full 3-digit SN on bottom. DWM scroll on center toggle link. “BU” proofed front and center toggle links and receiver. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Proper plain wood bottom magazine. Frame has unique 3-digit number in a larger than normal font 2.8 mm high identical to that of the first German Army issue Luger pistols, 220 of which were purchased for training purposes in 1907. A few additional pistols were produced to the 1907 Machine Gun Detachment contract specifications and in the continuation of their serial number range (1 – 220) above 221 but with the hold-open which was excluded from the military guns. This gun is featured on p. 312 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig blue with some light pitting and fading on grip straps and trigger guard. Orig straw is about 80%. Bore is lightly worn with light frosting. Grips are lightly worn with minor chips and dings to checkering. Magazine is excellent with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52882 BWS18 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 3114

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3115

*◊ RARE 1938 S/42 NAVY LUGER WITH MATCHING NAVY MAGAZINE.

SN 2435l. 4″ 9mm bbl marked “Cal.9m/m PARAB” on top. 1938 date above chamber. S/42 (code for Mauser) on center toggle link. Eagle/63 proofs on right receiver. All numbered parts are matching on gun down to the checkered walnut grips. Rear grip strap is Nordsee Navy marked “N/3006” on backstrap. Orig matching magazine is Eagle/63 proofed and stamped “N 3006” above full matching SN. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 80% blue with fading and light corrosion on grip straps, sideplate and right frame rail. Bore is worn with light pitting. Grips are worn with some dings and gouges to checkering. Magazine is excellent with some small dings to bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52915 BWS65 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3115

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3116

*◊ BEAUTIFUL 1939 MAUSER BANNER POLICE EAGLE/F LUGER WITH HOLSTER AND MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 367W. 4″ 9mm bbl with SN on bottom. 1939 date above chamber. Mauser Banner on center toggle link. Crown/U next to SN on left receiver. Eagle/F proof on right receiver. Eagle/6 proof on sideplate. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips and the orig matching aluminum bottom magazine. With black “OTTO SINDEL/BERLIN/1939” marked holster with Nazi Eagle acceptance stamp between belt loops below maker mark. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig bright blue with fading on grip straps and some wear spots on bbl. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with minor dings and indents to checkering. Nice wood grain is still showing. Magazine is excellent with minor dings to aluminum body. Mechanics are excellent. Holster is excellent with some wear on front and edges, fading on lid and strap which has some cracking and flaking above button hole. Back is beautiful with a light scuff at bottom. 4-52116 BWS67 (3,500-7,500) – Lot 3116

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3117

*◊ RARE 1939 MAUSER BANNER POLICE EAGLE/F LUGER.

SN 884w. 4″ 9mm bbl with 3-digit SN on bottom. 1939 above chamber. Mauser Banner on center toggle link. Crown/U next to 3-digit SN on left receiver. Right receiver has Eagle/F police proof. Sear safety. Simson Eagle/6 proof on sideplate. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Machined aluminum Haenel Schmeisser 3-digit police magazine that does not match. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 90% orig bright blue with fading on grip straps and receiver and silvering on sharp edges, corners and sides of muzzle. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with minor dings. Magazine has very little wear and a few spots of minor corrosion. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52984 BWS93 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3117

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3118

*◊ RARE MAUSER BANNER 42 DATE COMMERCIAL LUGER WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 8442w. 4″ 9mm bbl 42 date above chamber. Mauser Banner on center toggle link. Eagle/N above 4-digit SN on left receiver. All numbered parts are matching down to the original aluminum bottom Eagle/63 proofed magazine. Proper black plastic grips with border. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig blue. Straw has been reheated to 97%. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips are excellent with sharp checkering. Magazine retains 80% blue on body and has light wear on aluminum bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52815 BWS62 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 3118

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3119

*◊ ERFURT 1918 POLICE REWORK LUGER RIG WITH HOLSTER AND TWO MATCHING MAGAZINES.

SN 5402t. 4″ 9mm bbl with 4-digit SN on bottom. 1918 above chamber that is cut for artillery rear sight. Crown/ERFURT on center toggle link. Imperial proofs on right receiver and most small parts. Sear safety. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching. With two matching numbered Haenel Schmeisser aluminum bottom magazines that are numbered 1 & 2 and an unmarked takedown tool. In a brown police style Eagle/8 proofed leather holster. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig finish with scattered light corrosion. 90% orig straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn and show wood grain. Magazines are excellent with a few areas of corrosion on bodies and little wear on bottoms. Takedown tool retains 80% orig blue. Mechanics are excellent. Holster is very good with moderate wear and scuffs and some cracking on upstrap. 4-52980 BWS103 (2,500-4,250) – Lot 3119

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3120

*◊ RARE SIMSON S CODE LUGER.

SN 1888a. 4″ 9mm bbl with 4-digit SN on bottom. S on center toggle link (code for Simson manufacture). Eagle/6 proofs on almost all parts. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Proper Eagle/6 proofed Simson aluminum bottom magazine with S on bottom and no numbers. The serial number, 1888a, is the highest recorded Simson number. This gun is featured on pp. 467, 477, 631 and 723 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 98% proper era arsenal finish. Straw is 95% with areas of light corrosion. Bore is bright with light frosting. Grips are lightly worn with minor dings and dents to checkering and some wood grain showing. Magazine is excellent showing little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52947 BWS96 (3,000-4,500) – Lot 3120

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3121

*◊ RARE SU40 SIMSON TOGGLE SPANDAU ARSENAL PARTS ASSEMBLY LUGER.

SN S16. 4″ 9mm bbl with tiny Eagle/135 proof on upper left. 1940 above chamber. “SIMSOM&Co/SUHL” and Eagle/6 proof on center toggle link. “SU40” (assembled by H.Za. Spandau approved by inspector #40) on right receiver. SN only appears on front of frame, all other parts appear to have no numbers. Grips are proofed Eagle/655 and Eagle/165. Tiny Eagle proof appears on front of grip strap. Checkered walnut grips. Aluminum bottom magazine with no numbers or proofs. Assembled from unnumbered Mauser parts with an unnumbered Simson toggle assembly by the repair depot at Spandau Arsenal. This gun is featured on p. 476 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig blue with light wear on sharp edges and corners and light fading on rear grip strap. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn and show wood grain. Magazine has minor wear on body and very minor nicks and dings on aluminum bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52953 BWS100 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3121

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3122

*◊ RARE SIMSON AND CO SUHL POLICE LUGER.

SN 579a. 4″ 9mm bbl with 3-digit SN on bottom. SIMSON & Co/SUHL on center toggle link. Almost all parts have Eagle/6 proofs. Undated receiver with interesting use of a small eagle/6 mark as Revisionscommission (RC) concession mark. Sear safety fitted. All numbered parts on gun are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Eagle/6 proofed Simson aluminum bottom magazine with numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on pp. 444, 467, 631 and 723 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent Police Arsenal finish. Retaining 98% bright blue and 98% bright straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with very little wear. Magazine has light wear and very minor dings. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52944 BWS97 (2,000-3,500) – Lot 3122

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3123

*◊ ERFURT 1914/1920 DATE ARTILLERY LUGER.

SN 4235a. 8″ 9mm bbl with multi-position artillery rear sight. Both front and rear sights have fine tune adjustment screws. 4-digit SN on bottom of bbl. Imperial proof on side. 1920/1914 above chamber. Crown/Erfurt on center toggle link. Imperial proofs on right side of receiver. “GERMANY” export marked on right rear frame. All numbered parts on gun are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Wood bottom magazine is Imperial proofed and has numbers that do not match. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% arsenal blue with scattered corrosion that is deepest on left side of bbl. 95% straw with a few spots of corrosion. Bore is worn with light frosting. Grips are worn with dents and dings to checkering. Wood grain is still visible. Wood bottom magazine excellent with a couple dings. Mechanics are sound. 4-52939 BWS55 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3123

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3124

*◊ MAUSER 1939 42 CODE MILITARY ISSUE LUGER WITH HOLSTER.

SN SN 6685u. 4″ 9mm bbl with 4-digit SN and British proofs on bottom. 1939 above chamber. “42” (code for Mauser) on center toggle link. Eagle/63 proofs on right receiver. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Proper serial range and suffix letter Eagle/63 proofed magazine that does not match. With brown 1939 “GENSCHOW & Co AG/BERLIN” Eagle/WaA286 proofed standard P.08 pattern holster. This gun is featured on p. 471 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 90% orig blue with fading and corrosion on grip straps and silvering on sharp edges and corners. Bore has light wear and frosting. Grips are lightly worn with multiple dings and indents. Magazine is excellent, retaining 95% blue on body and minor dings on bottom. Mechanics are excellent. Holster is very fine with scattered dings and light scuffs and extra wear on edges and corners. Stitching is intact. Structure is solid with some cracking on closure strap. 4-52963 BWS94 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3124

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3126

*◊ RARE SS DEATH’S-HEAD INSPECTION MARKED MAUSER 1939 42 CODE LUGER.

SN 6119w. 4″ 9mm bbl with 4-digit number on bottom and “SS”/skull next to Nazi Eagle proof on right side. 1939 above chamber. 42 on center toggle link (code for Mauser). Nazi military proofs and “SS”/skull on right receiver. 4-digit SN on left receiver. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Proper aluminum bottom Eagle/655 magazine with numbers that do not match. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 90% orig blue with fading and corrosion on grip straps, fading on right receiver and vertical scratches on sideplate. Bore is worn with light pitting. Grips are oil soaked dark, worn and have dings and indents on checkering, and chip under safety lever under left grip. Magazine is excellent with little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52968 BWS64 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3126

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3127

*◊ DWM 1920/1921 DATED MILITARY LUGER.

SN 5119b. 4″ 9mm bbl with Eagle/ArA4 proof on top and full SN on bottom. 1920/1921 above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Eagle/HZaJt20 (Heeres Zeugamt Jngolstadt, inspector #20) in front of Eagle/ArA4 (Ausrustungsamt 4, forerunner of Waffenamt inspection office) proof marks on right receiver. All numbered parts are matching. Reichsheer unit marked “2.45.” (2 Kompagnie. Pistol #45) on trigger guard. Checkered wood grips. Blued plain wood bottom magazine. This gun is featured on pp. 466, 576 and 1156 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. Retaining 80% blue with most wear and some light corrosion on grip straps and right frame rail. Most strawed parts have been blued, probably by arsenal except for ejector which retains about 40% straw. Bore is dull with light pitting. Grips are well worn with nice visible wood grain. Magazine has light corrosion on body and bottom has dings and a deep chip in the wood. Mechanics are sound. 4-52931 BWS50 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3127

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3128

*◊ POLICE ISSUE 1920 DATED DWM LUGER.

SN 4681n. 4″ 9mm bbl with full SN on bottom and Eagle/ArA4 proof on top. 1920 date above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Eagle/ArA4 proofs on right receiver. British proofs. Sear safety. All numbered parts on gun are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Frame and left grip are cut for magazine safety which is no longer intact. Wood bottom magazine has numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on pp. 466 and 1124 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig blue with some fading and light corrosion on grip straps. Orig straw is 65% with scattered light corrosion. Bore is sharp with frosting. Grips are worn with some minor dings and scrapes. Some wood grain is still visible. Magazine body has some spots of corrosion and wood bottom is lightly worn with few minor dings. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52974 BWS48 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3128

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3129

*◊ SCHUTZPOLIZEI DUSSELDORF ISSUE DWM 1920 DATED POLICE.

SN 6070a. 4″ 9mm bbl with full SN on bottom. 1920 date above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. British proof marks. Eagle/ArA4 proofs on right receiver. Sear safety. Checkered wood grips. All numbered parts are matching except for firing pin which is #12. Frame is cut for magazine safety which is no longer intact. Front strap has X-ed out police unit marks “S.D II R.374” (Dusseldorf Police). Backstrap has X-ed out “SCH.R.22.” (unidentified). Haenel Schmeisser magazine that is Eagle/L proofed on body and aluminum bottom and has numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on pp. 466, 576 and 1164 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. Retaining 80% orig blue with scattered light corrosion and fading primarily on grip straps. About 20% of orig straw remains. Bore is lightly worn with frosting. Grips are well worn with deep chips and dents. Magazine is excellent with some minor dings and dents on bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52971 BWS49 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3129

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3130

*◊ SCHUTZPOLIZEI BREMEN ISSUE DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL POLICE REWORK WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 6424m. 4″ 9mm bbl with Crown/N proof and 4-digit SN on bottom. X-ed out (cancelled) “7.65” above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Added sear safety. Horizontal Crown/N on left frame rail. “SP.Bn.1652.” on front grip strap (Schutzpolizei of Bremen weapon #1652). These were the municipal police in Bremen. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Matching numbered wood bottom Haenel Schmeisser Eagle/L proofed magazine. The gun was originally issued in the early 1920s with factory original 7.65 mm barrel, and re-barreled to 9 mm in the late 1920s when the German police re-armed with 9 mm P.08s. This gun is featured on pp. 531 and 1164 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig blue with fading on grip straps. Orig straw is 50% with scattered light corrosion. Bore is bright and has light wear. Grips are very good with some dings and indentations on checkering. Magazine body is excellent with minor dents and there are a few small dings and chips to wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52977 BWS47 (1,250-2,250) – Lot 3130

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3131

*◊ RARE DWM 1918 MILITARY LUGER WITHOUT PROOF MARKS.

SN 4175m. 4″ 9mm bbl with full SN on bottom. 1918 date above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Receiver, bbl and toggle assembly do not have any commercial or military proof or inspector marks. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Wood bottom magazine with numbers that do not match. Pistols in the 1918 (l/m/n) suffix range were finished at the very end of WWI and into 1919 in the absence of any proper inspection regime at DWM, hence the lack of marks. This gun is featured on pp. 576 and 629 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 95% orig blue with wear on sharp edges, grip straps and top of receiver. Straw 70% and appears to have been reheated in the past. Bore is worn with very light frosting. Grips are moderately worn showing wood grain and left grip has the common chip missing under safety lever. Magazine is excellent with very little wear on body and bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52927 BWS51 (1,250-1,950) – Lot 3131

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3132

*◊ G DATE S/42 MILITARY ISSUE LUGER.

SN 9446A. 4″ 9mm bbl with 4-digit SN on bottom. G above chamber (code for 1935 manufacture). S/42 on center toggle link (code for Mauser manufacture). Early W154 and S92 proofs on right receiver. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Aluminum bottom Eagle/154 proofed magazine that does not match. This gun is featured on pp. 469 and 1120 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine. Retains 85% blue with scattered corrosion and areas of light pitting. 40% straw with scattered light pitting. Grips straps and sideplate are fading as are sharp edges and corners. Grips are lightly worn with minor dings and still show wood grain. There is a chip on left grip under safety lever. Bore is worn with light pitting. Magazine is excellent with very little wear other than a few minor dings. Mechanics are sound. 4-52958 BWS95 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3132

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3133

*◊ 72ND INFANTRY REGIMENT UNIT MARKED DWM 1915 LUGER.

SN 253f. 4″ 9mm bbl with full SN and suffix letter on bbl. 1915 above chamber. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Imperial proof marks on right receiver. Checkered walnut grips. Front grip strap unit marked “J.R. 72 6. 3.” (72nd Infantry Regiment 6th Company weapon #3). Numbered parts on gun are matching. Left grip is numbered and matching, right grip is unnumbered. Numbered wood bottom magazine that does not match. This gun is featured on pp. 1092 and 1113 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% blue with silvering on sharp edges. Straw 50% with scattered light corrosion. Bore is sharp with frosting. Grips are lightly worn with a few minor indentations and show nice wood grain. Magazine is excellent with little wear on body and a few nicks and dings in wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52923 BWS37 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3133

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3134
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EXTRAORDINARY RARE REICHSHEER UNIT MARKED LUGER “FÜLLSTÜCK ZUR TASCHE” (WOODEN HOLSTER FILLER) RIG WITH TWO EXTRA DUMMY MAGAZINES.

SN NSN. Black leather PO8 holster modified to 1934 pattern with cleaning rod holder added inside lid. Holster is marked “10/J.R.19.48.”(Tenth Coy, 19th Infantry Regiment, Weapon #48) on front and “10.19.48.” below a Crown/III Bavarian leather rationing stamp on back. Inside is wooden dummy Luger marked “10/JR19 25” (dummy weapon #25) and block wood magazine that is marked “10/JR.19.41” (dummy magazine #41). Also in holster is orig unmarked takedown tool and metal cleaning rod. Dummies were used to help retain shape of holster when worn on occasions not requiring the pistol or stored without gun & magazine, the pistol being retained in the unit armory unless required for active service or exercises. With two extra dummy magazines. One is unmarked, the other is marked 4/R.R.18.(66.)6. (Fourth Eskadron 18th Reiter Regiment) erased dummy magazine #66, replaced with dummy magazine #6. This rig and extra magazines are featured on p. 1337 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good. Holster retains orig dark brown color in back and stitching retains orig color. Front of holster has been dyed black, as has stitching. Dummy gun is excellent with black stain and light wear on sharp edges and corners. Dummy magazine retains orig wood color and is very lightly worn. Takedown tool is excellent, retaining 97% blue. Cleaning rod is excellent with scattered light corrosion. Extra dummy magazines are very good with some staining to wood. 4-53359 BWS109 (2,000-5,000) – Lot 3134

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3136

EXTREMELY RARE US 1901 CAVALRY TRIALS LUGER HOLSTER.

SN NSN. Brown leather with “US” in an oval on flap. Back of holster is marked “ROCK ISLAND/ARSENAL/E.H.S.” Brass stud on front for flap closure. Brass rivets on back to attach belt loop. 1,005 of these holsters were manufactured at Rock Island Arsenal for the US trials 1900 Lugers that have SNs between 6100 and 7100. The guns are rare, but the holsters are much harder to find. These holsters are sought by both Luger collectors and collectors of US Military accountrements. This holster is featured on p. 1227 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good. Nice orig color that has darkened over the years and has stained in places with a few dark spots on flap. Scattered cracking on flap and top edge of belt loop. Stitching is orig color. Brass parts have patina and verdigris that are typical for their age. 4-53352 BWS104 (2,500-5,000) – Lot 3136

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3137

SPECTACULARLY RARE DUTCH 1905 SECOND TRIALS PATTERN (TYPE B) LUGER HOLSTER.

SN NSN. Believed to be the only Type B example known. Dark brown leather with pouches for cleaning rod/oiler, takedown tool and pin punch. Extra flaps sewn in sides of top flap. Brass fittings on flap closure and brass tip on fastening strap. Belt loop on back angled at 45°. “F” on upper left corner of backside. “05/Ko/B” on center of lower back section indicating 1905 manufacture Ko & B were maker’s/inspectors’ marks. Includes orig takedown tool and prototype stepped pin punch. This holster is featured on p. 1201 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good. With cracking and flaking overall on closing flap. Outer extra flap on bottom is also cracking and half of stitching has failed. Cracking on top edge of closure strap. Brass fittings show normal wear for age. Orig takedown tool and punch are very good. 4-53353 BWS107 (2,500-5,500) – Lot 3137

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3138

EXTREMELY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL DUTCH 1905 FIRST TRIALS PATTERN (TYPE A)LUGER HOLSTER.

SN NSN. Dark brown leather with pouches for cleaning rod/oiler, takedown tool and pin punch. Brass fittings on flap closure and brass tip on fastening strap. Belt loop on back angled at 45°. “F” on upper left corner of backside. “05/Ko/B” on center of lower back section indicating 1905 manufacture Ko & B were inspectors’ marks. This holster is featured on p. 1200 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. With normal wear on leather. Some cracking on curvature of flap, fastening strap and flap for cleaning rod. Pull strap is missing. Brass shows normal patina for its age. 4-53354 BWS106 (2,000-5,000) – Lot 3138

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3139

ULTRA RARE TURKISH SECURITY POLICE PO8 HOLSTER.

SN 658. Brown leather German police pattern with magazine pouch and upstrap with stud closure. Takedown tool pouch inside flap. No makers mark. Believed to be made by Albrecht Kind. “TC” above stud (Turkiye Cumhuriyeti – Turkish Republic). Below stud is “Emniyet Isleri Umum Mudurlugu” (Directorette of Public Security). Below strap loop is pistol number “658”. This holster is featured on p. 1219 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. With wear on edges and corners. Some flaking on upper corners of flap. Stitching retains orig color. Holster is solid. 4-53355 BWS105 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3139

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3140

FABULOUS SA MARKED SAUER 38H HOLSTER.

SN NSN. Dark brown leather. SA logo stamped onto flap. Upstrap with flat stitched top. “D.R.G.M.” above “Akah” crossed rifles logo behind strap. Inside of flap has illegible name of a GI ending with “US Army” above “Sauer 7.65” in blue ink. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent orig condition with very little wear. Only very minor scuffs and surface cracking at top. Almost near new condition. Leather retains 98% orig bright finish. All stitching intact and orig color. Structure is solid. 4-53351 BWS115 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 3140

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3141

SUPERB 1942 GERMAN MILITARY MARINE LUGER/HOLSTER BOX WITH NAVY LUGER HOLSTER.

SN NSN. 11″ x 8-3/8″ x 4″ wood box with steel reinforced corners and swivel hook closure stenciled “P.08/m.Tasche” (Pistole 08 with holster) on top of lid. Left side is marked “E.J. 1942” and stamped Eagle/WaA14. Sides are constructed with tongue and groove corners, lid has mortise & tenon planked construction. Inside of box has canvas strap screwed in to hold a Luger holster in place. Included is a “LEDERWARENWERK / CURT VOGEL / GOTTBUS / 1939” over Eagle/WaA100 and Eagle/M navy stamp. Front of holster is stamped “1242”. This box set is featured on p. 1431 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine. Some separation between wood pieces and some wear and splintering on sharp edges and corners. 3″ crack on one of bottom panels. Stenciling on top is clear, as are marks on left side. Metal fittings have scattered light pitting. Holster is excellent with normal scuffs and scrapes. Most stitching retains its orig color. Structure is solid. 4-53356 BWS112 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 3141

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3142

VERY RARE BAVARIAN PROTOTYPE EUGEN HUBER 1915 ARTILLERY HOLSTER AND MAGAZINE POUCH.

SN NSN. Heavy grain brown leather front and flap with internal pouches for takedown tool and cleaning rod. Flap has folded/overlapped corners secured by blind rivets instead of the usual molding to shape. Backside is smooth leather with rear loops to attach to artillery stock. Below is marked “EUGEN HUBER/Militär/Efkten/München” and “AWM/1/15” (inspection/acceptance by Artilleriewerkstätten München in 1915). With double magazine pouch that has same textured leather in front and smooth leather in back, and same markings on closure flap. Both items are shown on p. 994 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good. With an approximate 1″ x 1/2″ piece missing from side flap. Illegible name in scrip on inside flap. Minor scuffs and scrapes. Stitching is intact in orig color. Magazine pouch is in better condition but lacks the closure stud, retaining lighter color and less wear with a crack across top of flap. 4-53358 BWS108 (1,000-2,500) – Lot 3142

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3143

KRIEGSMARINE MARKED VERY EARLY ERMA LARGE BOX S.E.L.f. P.08 22 CAL. CONVERSION SET.

SN 514. Large wood box marked Eagle/M/”N.130″ (Kriegsmarine Nordsee Weapon Number 130) on top. Bottom of box is branded “R.R./1932” above an Eagle/Su45 stamp. Toggle assembly, magazine and bbl are numbered 514 with matching numbers and Kriegsmarine N.130 marks that match the box. “RK” stamped rod with light wood handle. Brush is marked “JS” and jag brass end is “S” marked. “SU58” proofed cleaning rod guide with matching Kriegsmarine N.130 unit mark. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Wood box has light wear on the outside with some minor scuffs. Toggle assembly retains about 98% original blue. Accessories are in excellent original condition. 4-52391 BWS115 (2,000-3,500) – Lot 3143

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3144

LEINHARD ARMEEMODEL 4MM CONVERSION UNIT, WITH “DISAPPEARING MAN TARGET” BULLET STOP BOX.

SN NSN. Scarce 4mm conversion kit made by Leinhard and sold in a special dark green steel-reinforced wood box that holds a miniature humanoid silhouette printed with target rings numbered 1-10 to be used at 5 meters (pistol) or 10 meters (rifle). The pistol conversion kit is housed in an unmarked blue cardboard box containing a 5″ barreled insert whose threaded end fitted with a round serrated nut. Between the end of the insert and chamber flare is a brass mounted front sight with adjustable elevation. Other components include a cleaning rod, a short bristle brush, a short 1-pc converter cartridge case and a hand ejector. Twine wound over a wooden base is used to rotate the mounted target. No separate instructions. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, illustrated TBLAP. CONDITION: The shipping box is in excellent orig condition though the components pictured on the box cover differ from the included accessories. Near excellent subcaliber box scuffed and slightly discolored. No tears or taping. Components, in-the-white or brass, show mild oxidation or yellowed toning. No suggestion of buffing or enhancement. A very unusual conversion kit, possibly the only one to incorporate a rotating “disappearing man” target. 4-52190 LMA138 (450-650) – Lot 3144

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3145

LARGE LIENHARD PARABELLUM 4MM CONVERSION KIT IN ORIGINAL BOX WITH ACCESSORIES.

SN NSN. Boxed conversion kit measures 6″ x 9-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ with large manufacturer’s label. Base has three compartments. The largest contains a large quantity of miniature targets and a holder along with a full set of instructional literature. The middle compartment contains a cleaning rod, cleaning brush, spare sear, screwdriver, firing pin, a spring and hand ejector. The third compartment contains a tinned box that hold the sub caliber insert and large knurled bayonet fitting component machined for a front sight (missing insert) and retained by a knurled ring. There is also a 2-pc cartridge insert and a leather washer. None of the components are named or numbered. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, illustrated TBLAP. CONDITION: Near excellent condition shipping box with scattered scuffs and a few small losses. No evidence of glue or taping. Excellent condition instructions without discernible tears or losses. All in-the-white components are slightly greyed while all the brass fixtures have toned to a mustard yellow. The knurled bayonet fixture retains virtually all of its blue. 4-52397 LMA140 (250-375) – Lot 3145

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3146

LEINHARD ESL 4MM CONVERSION KIT FOR 7.65MM PARABELLUM.

SN 37. Unusual conversion kit in original shipping box with blue label citing “1 Einstecklauf fur Selbstlade-Pistole/Caliber. 7.65m/m Modell Munit.2o.” Includes a bbl insert for 7.65mm Parabellum with bayonet fitting, numbered “37”, to front sight whose spring loaded positioning prevents rotation. Also included is an unmarked loader. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: The body of the box is in very good condition with losses to the label. The right side of the box is missing its flap. Near excellent in-the-white bbl insert with bayonet fitting retaining 97% orig blue. The blued loader retains virtually all of its finish. 4-52394 LMA139 (150-225) – Lot 3146

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3147

SCARCE RWS 4MM LUGER CONVERSION BARREL INSERT.

Orig Luger 4mm insert sold by Rhein.-Westf. Sprengstoff. The unmarked conical nut is salt blued while the 6-5/8″ bbl insert is in-the-white. There is no leather washer nor are there any other conversion components. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near excellent orig condition with the nut showing minimal oxidative change. Some of the serrations on the front of the bbl insert have been blunted from tooled removal. Bright but dirty bore with sharp rifling. 4-52400 LMA133 (150-200) – Lot 3147

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3148

ERMA LUGER .22 CONVERSION UNIT, NAZI MARKED, SMALL WOOD CASE.

SN 3607. Nazi marked Erma Luger .22 conversion unit contained in a small wooden case measuring 8-3/8″ x 4-1/2″ x 1-1/2″. The forward edge of the base is marked “ERMA” and Nazi eagle/77 accepted. The orig finish toggle assembly is numbered “3607” as is the aluminum magazine base. Bbl tube is in the white, measures 7-1/4″ long, is numbered “3370” and comes with a blued extension tube and a single knurled securing nut. The 5-shot blued magazine is eagle/77 acceptance marked on the lower spine. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, illustrated TBLAP. CONDITION: Toggle assembly has 95% orig salt blue with the extension tube retaining 85% orig blue. Mild oxidative dulling of the bbl insert that has a different SN. Mirror bore with sharp rifling. Case with scattered handling dings but no chips or losses. 4-52382 LMA130 (850-1,200) – Lot 3148

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3149

ERMA POST WAR LUGER .22 CALIBER CONVERSION KIT, CASED WITH ALL ACCESSORIES.

SN 517. Erma .22 conversion kit for a Luger. Presented in a wood box whose lid is marked with the Erma logo along with “ERMA – Einstecksystem/SE 08/2 Kal .22 long rifle”. The box is foam lined and partitioned for a 6″ tube insert, whose end has two knurled securing rings, a replacement toggle mechanism, .22 Luger magazine, and appropriate accessories. The breech block is marked with the Erma logo surmounting “SE08/7”; on the left side is the SN 00517 followed by a series of German proofs; the right side is marked “Made in Germany”. All parts are salt blued and all instruction paperwork is included under the foam lid liner. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: The box shows negligible handling and all components are in 99+%, near new, orig condition. This set seems to have been purchased more for presentation than use. Interesting accessory for every Luger collector. 4-52392 LMA129 (300-500) – Lot 3149

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3150

ERMA LUGER .22 CONVERSION UNIT, POST WAR.

Commercial post-war Erma Luger .22 conversion unit, marked “ERMA” in a circle over the breech block that is numbered “859” and “Made in Germany” on the left side. Short 4-1/2″ bbl, with post-war proof, retained with two knurled nuts. 10-shot magazine whose left side is marked “Made in Germany” and has an unmarked base. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Bright 98% orig salt blue on all components. Mirror bright bore with strong rifling. 4-52384 LMA138 (200-300) – Lot 3150

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3151

RWS LUGER 4MM CONVERSION KIT, FULL BOXED SET, FOR 7.65MM PISTOL.

SN 6. Orig Luger 4MM conversion set sold by Rhein.-Westf. Sprengstoff in black cardboard box with cover label, picturing the included inserts, marked “Einstecklaufchen Nr. 6.” The base of the box, lined in purple matte, is partitioned for the bbl insert and conical retaining nut, a spring loaded inserter and a cleaning rod. The conical nut is fire blued and marked with a scriptic “RWS/6”; the other components are in the white and unmarked. A leather washer is used to buffer the retainer from the muzzle and properly position the cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near excellent condition box with scattered scuffing and minor losses to the overlying label. No attempt to tape or reglue any corners or hinge. Near excellent condition of all inserts with no evidence of any enhancement. Bright but slightly dirty bore with sharp rifling. 4-52403 LMA131 (225-350) – Lot 3151

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3152

WALTHER PP 4MM CONVERSION KIT IN ORIGINAL BOX.

SN NSN. Walther PP 4mm conversion kit in wood-simulated cardboard box whose lid is marked with the Walther banner overlying “Einstecklauf mit Stahlpatronen/fur PP Kal. 7.65mm”. The base is compartmentalized for the threaded insert tube with split ring washer and retaining nut, four cartridge inserts, a brass cleaning rod, and a case extractor. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Orig box is in near excellent condition with no evidence of taping or gluing. In-the-white inserts are slightly dulled with minimal toning. The same toning applies to the mellowed brass extractor extension and cleaning rod. Mirror bore with sharp rifling. 4-52406 LMA132 (175-250) – Lot 3152

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3153
Revised: 3/6/2014

Please Note: The exploded interior images in the catalog for Lot #3153 are not for Lot #3153. Please see the images on our website for the correct exploded view. The full view of the complete gun and two close-ups in the printed catalog are of this gun.

*◊ FABULOUS WALTHER PP PROTOTYPE SN 2.

SN 2. 4″ 7.65mm (32 ACP) bbl. “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther’s Patent Cal. 7.65m/m” and “WALTHER” banner on left side of slide. Front of slide is uniquely dovetail jointed to frame by “T” section frame extension, 90 degree safety lever. Prototype pattern checkered walnut grips with double lines within border. Prototype lock work. Unique magazine has prototype metal extension at base and no visible markings. Front grip strap is stamped with SN “2” towards bottom. Crown/N proofs on right side of bbl visible through ejection point, directly below on slide and on frame. One of a kind PP that is a study in the development from the Model 4. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig bright blue with sharp edge wear and light fading & corrosion on grip straps. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with minor dings and dents to checkering. Magazine retains 95% orig blue. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52591 BWS132 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 3153

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3154

*◊ BEAUTIFUL FACTORY OAK LEAF ENGRAVED WALTHER PP.

SN 162755P. 4″ 7.65mm (32 ACP) bbl. “WALTHER” banner, “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther’s Patent Cal. 7.65m/m” and “Mod. PP” on left side of slide. Eagle/N is visible on the bbl through the ejector port. Factory oak leaf pattern engraving covering about 85% of exterior surface including right and left sides of frame and slide, front and rear gripstraps, trigger, and safety lever. Checkered black plastic grips with Walther Banner and boarder. Proper magazine with Walther Banner on body and black plastic extension. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig blue. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are near mint with sharp checkering. Magazine is excellent with 90% blue and a small crack in plastic extension. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52629 BWS126 (8,000-14,000) – Lot 3154

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3155

*◊ RARE AND IMPORTANT STANDARTE FELDERRNHALLE SA MARKED WALTHER PP.

SN 946008. 4″ 7.65mm (32 ACP) bbl. “WALTHER” banner, “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther’s Patent Cal. 7.65m/m” and “Mod. PP” on left side of slide. Crown/N is visible on the bbl through the ejector port and another directly below on slide. 90* safety lever. SN on right side of frame behind trigger. Checkered black plastic Walther Banner grips with border. Rear grip strap has “SA.der NSDAP./Standarte,, Feldherrnhalle” (the elite guard unit of the Nazi Party SA formed in 1935). Magazine has Walther Banner on body. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% blue with silvering on sharp edges and light wear on grip straps. Bore is bright with light frosting. Grips are excellent with very little wear. Magazine is excellent retaining 95% blue with some light corrosion on body. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52618 BWS127 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3155

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3156

*◊ WALTHER UNMARKED PP AC SUFFIX IN ORIG BOX.

SN 384370P. 4″ 7.65mm bbl. Late dull finish. Unmarked slide with full SN on right side. Unmarked frame with full SN on right side. Black plastic grips with Walther Banner at top. Two magazines with Walther Banner above “PP 7.65m/m”. In plain cardboard box with stapled corners and a green label on top with Walther Banner and “Autom. Pistole/Mod. PP Cal. 7.65”. Also includes cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 98% blue. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips are excellent with sharp checkering. Magazines are excellent and retain 95% orig blue. Cleaning rod is excellent. Box has solid structure and light wear on edges and corners with a couple of repaired tears on lid. Label is excellent. 4-52637 BWS125 (2,500-5,000) – Lot 3156

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3157

*◊ RARE REICHS JUSTIZMINISTERIUM (Reich Ministry of Justice) MARKED WALTHER PP.

SN 203078P. 4″ 7.65mm (32 ACP) bbl. “WALTHER” banner, “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther’s Patent Cal. 7.65m/m” and “Mod. PP” on left side of slide. Eagle/N is visible on the bbl through the ejector port and another directly below on slide. Checkered black plastic grips with Walther Banner and border. Front grip strap is marked “R.J.” (Reichs Justizministerium). Magazine body is marked with a Walther Banner over “PP 7.65m/m”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig bright blue with sharp edge wear and light fading on grip straps. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with sharp checkering and very little wear. Magazine retains 95% orig finish. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52613 BWS128 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3157

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3158

*◊ RARE WALTHER PP WITH 90* SAFETY AND UNIQUE SERIAL NUMBERING WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 752971. 4″ 7.65mm bbl. “WALTHER” banner, “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther’s Patent Cal. 7.65m/m” and “Mod. PP” on left side of slide. Back of front sight blade has been painted white and back of rear sight blade has been painted red, commonly seen on pre-WWII Walther target pistols. 90 degree safety lever. Full SN is vertically engraved on right side of slide in front of slide serrations. Crown/N proof on right side of slide under ejection port and another directly below it on the right side of frame. Full SN on right side of frame behind trigger. Checkered black plastic Walther Banner grips with border. Matching magazine with Walther Banner on bottom of body and full SN engraved into right side of black plastic bottom extension. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig bright blue with light wear on sharp edges and slight fading with light corrosion on grip straps. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with sharp checkering. Magazine retains 95% blue on body and plastic bottom has very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52590 BWS133 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3158

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3159

*◊ RARE WALTHER PP WITHOUT FACTORY NUMBERS.

SN 4A. 4″ 7.65mm (32 ACP) bbl. “WALTHER” banner, “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther’s Patent Cal. 7.65m/m”, “Mod. PP”. Eagle/N is visible on the bbl through the ejector port and another directly below on slide. Importer added “4A” SN on right side of frame behind trigger. No other externally visible markings. Checkered black plastic Walther Banner grips with border. Magazine has Walther Banner above “PP 7,65m/m” on body. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% orig blue with some touch up to slide. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with very little wear. Magazine retains 90% blue with scattered light corrosion. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52605 BWS130 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3159

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3160

*◊ WALTHER PP HIGH POLISH ARMY ISSUE WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN 226941P. 4″ 7.65mm (32 ACP) bbl. “WALTHER” banner, “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther’s Patent Cal. 7.65m/m”, “Mod. PP” followed by Eagle/WaA359 on left side of slide. British proofs. Eagle/N is visible on the bbl through the ejector port and another directly below on slide followed by full SN. SN on right side of frame behind trigger. Left frame has Eagle/WaA359 behind trigger. Checkered black plastic Walther Banner grips with border. Matching magazine has Walther Banner above “PP 7,65m/m” on body. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig high polish blue with some very light corrosion on slide. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with few dings to checkering and border. Magazine retains 95% orig blue. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52610 BWS129 (2,000-3,250) – Lot 3160

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3161

*◊ SUPERB HIGH POLISH WALTHER PP .22 CAL.

SN 138625P. 4″ .22 Cal bbl. “WALTHER” banner, “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther’s Patent Cal. 22”, “Mod. PP” on left side of slide. Crown/N is visible on the bbl through the ejector port and another directly behind on slide.SN on right side of frame behind trigger. Checkered black plastic Walther Banner grips with border. Correct magazine has numbers that do not match. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig high polish blue with wear on sharp edges and around muzzle with grip straps that are slightly fading. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with few minor dings to checkering. Magazine retains 60% blue. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52600 BWS131 (1,250-2,250) – Lot 3161

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3162

*◊ BEAUTIFUL RARE WALTHER MOD HP 7.65 MM NEAR NEW IN FACTORY CASE.

SN 3002. 4-7/8″ 7.65mm bbl with full SN on front and Eagle/N proof on right side behind slide. Back of front sight blade is painted white, back of rear sight is painted red. Walther Banner “Waffenfabrik Walther,Zella-Mehlis (Thur)/Walther’s patent Cal 7.65m/m” followed by “Mod. HP” on left slide. Eagle/N on front right side of slide. Exposed extractor and round firing pin. Double action lockwork. Right side of slide has Eagle/N proof on front. Right side of frame has full SN and Eagle/N above trigger guard. Black bakelite checkered grips. All numbered parts are matching. One magazine is marked P38 and one magazine is marked Eagle/359. In a black leatherette factory Walther case with a gray velvet interior bottom and gray satin interior lid with Walther Banner in gold. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near mint. Retaining 99% orig high polish bright blue with light wear on sharp edges and corners. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips have almost no wear. Magazines are excellent retaining 98% blue. Mechanics are excellent. Case is near new with stains and indentations from where the gun sits in it. 4-52633 BWS123 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3162

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3163

*◊ WALTHER P1 POST WAR GERMAN BUNDESGRENZSCHUTZE (BORDER GUARDS) ISSUE WITH BOX AND MATCHING .22 INSERT.

SN 153744. 4-7/8″ 9mm bbl with proofs on front and 3-digit matching SN on left side behind slide. Walther Banner followed by Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do/P38 Cal 9mm followed by 3-digit matching SN on left slide. Right side of slide has small German proof at rear. Full SN on left side of frame. Exposed extractor and round firing pin. All numbered parts are matching. Black bakelite checkered grips. With two magazines marked with Walther Banner and “P1 9mm”. In orig cardboard box with Walther Banner and marked “Pistole P 38” on lid with cardboard partition separating gun from extra magazine, brush and brass cleaning rod. Together with its matching (sn 744) .22 insert device comprising replacement barrel, lightweight slide and magazine housed in their fitted wooden box. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig blue. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with some light dings to checkering. Magazines retain 95% blue. Box is excellent with solid structure and light wear on edges and corners. 4-52410, 4-52409 BWS124 (1,200-1,800) – Lot 3163

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3164

*◊ SPREEWERKE P38 CYQ SUBVARIATION 4 WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.

SN B1101. 4-7/8″ 9mm bbl with full SN on front and Eagle/88 before “cyq” on left side behind slide. “P. 38” followed by “cyq” and full SN on left slide. Right side of slide has Eagle/88 proofs. Eagle/88 on left side of frame. Exposed extractor and round firing pin. All numbered parts are matching. Brown bakelite serrated grips. Magazine with Eagle/359 proofs and matching numbers that have been Xed out and added again on bottom. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig blue with wear on sharp edges and corners. Bore is worn with frosting. Grips are excellent with very little wear. Magazine retains 90% blue and has a few areas of light pitting. 4-52649 BWS120 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3164

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3165

*◊ SPREEWERKE P38 CYQ SUBVARIATION 3 WITH FN FRAME.

SN 665x. 4-7/8″ 9mm bbl with full SN on front and Eagle/W88 “cyq” on left side behind slide. “P. 38” followed by “cyq” and full SN on left slide. Right side of slide has Eagle/88 proofs. Eagle/140 (FN) on left side of frame. Exposed extractor and round firing pin. All numbered parts are matching. Brown bakelite serrated grips. Magazine with Eagle/359 proof. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% orig blue with silvering on sharp edges and light wear on right slide. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn. Magazine retains 95% blue. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52660 BWS118 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3165

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3166

*◊ WALTHER P38 HIGH POLISH AC41 SUBVARIATION 2.

SN 7941e. 4-7/8″ 9mm bbl with full SN on front and Eagle/359 proof on right side behind slide. “P. 38”, “ac 41” followed by full SN on left slide. Eagle/359 on left side of frame. Exposed extractor and round firing pin. Military Eagle/359 proofs above right grip. Dark brown bakelite serrated grips. All numbered parts are matching. Magazine is P38 marked. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 90% blue with silvering on sharp edges. Well worn front grip strap. Bore is worn with light frosting. Grips are excellent with light wear. Magazine retains 95% blue. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52653 BWS119 (1,000-1,750) – Lot 3166

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3167

*◊ WALTHER MODEL HP MILITARY PROCUREMENT VARIATION 2.

SN 21527. 4-7/8″ 9mm bbl with full SN on front and Eagle/N proof on right side behind slide. Walther Banner “Waffenfabrik Walther,Zella-Mehlis (Thur)/Walther’s patent Cal 9m/m” followed by “Mod. HP” on left slide. Eagle/359 on left side of hammer spur. Exposed extractor and round firing pin. Right side of slide has Eagle/N proof on front and military Eagle/359 above grip. Brown bakelite serrated grips. All numbered parts are matching. Magazine is jvc code with Eagle/WaA766 proof. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 98% arsenal dip blue finish. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with light wear. Magazine is excellent and retains 98% blue. Mechanics are excellent. 4-53302 BWS116 (800-1,500) – Lot 3167

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3168

*◊ MAUSER P38 BYF44 SUBVARIATION 2.

SN 4052R. 4-7/8″ 9mm bbl with full SN on front and Eagle/WaA135 on left side behind slide. British proofs. “P. 38” followed by “byf/44” and full SN on left slide. Right side of slide has Eagle/WaA135 proofs. Eagle/WaA135 on left side of frame. Exposed extractor and round firing pin. All numbered parts are matching. Brown bakelite serrated grips. P38 marked magazine with “jvc” and Eagle/WaA135 proof. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% blue with most wear on front grip strap. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with little wear. Magazine is excellent and retains 97% blue. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52639 BWS122 (750-1,250) – Lot 3168

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3169

*◊ MAUSER P38 BYF43 SUBVARIATION 1.

SN 2283o. 4-7/8″ 9mm bbl with full SN on front and Eagle/135 on left side behind slide. “P. 38” followed by “byf/43” and full SN on left slide. Right side of slide has Eagle/135 proofs. Eagle/135 on left side of frame. Exposed extractor and round firing pin. All numbered parts are matching. Black bakelite serrated grips. Magazine with Eagle/WaA135 proof. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 95% blue with extra wear on front grip strap. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with minor wear and light scratches. Magazine retains 95% blue with some minor corrosion on body. 4-52645 BWS121 (600-1,000) – Lot 3169

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3170

*◊ WALTHER P38 AC45 SUBVARIATION 2.

SN 3976c. 4-7/8″ 9mm bbl with full SN on front and Eagle/WaA135 proof on left side behind slide. British proofs. “P. 38” full SN, followed by “ac 45” on left slide. Eagle/359 on left side of frame. Exposed extractor and round firing pin. Military Eagle/359 above grip. Brown bakelite serrated grips. SNs are mismatched which is proper for this model. Magazine is jvc code with Eagle/WaA766 proof. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. Retaining 85% orig blue with some scattered corrosion on bbl and a swastika lightly scratched into the right side of slide. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with light wear and swastikas scratched into the top of both sides. Magazine is very good retaining 25% blue. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52656 BWS117 (600-1,200) – Lot 3170

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3171

EXTREMELY RARE LUFTWAFFE EMERGENCY HALF CYLINDER DRUM LN 9615 FOR BERLIN LUBECKER MOD 34 LeuP SIGNAL PISTOL.

SN 3195. 6-1/8″ 27 mm rnd bbl with octagonal chamber and “302” on bottom flat under chamber. Right side of chamber has Eagle proof and two Eagle/214 proofs. Right side of frame has Eagle proof and two Eagle/214 proofs. Left side of frame has “237/1940” (Berlin Lubecker manufactured in 1940). Full SN on left frame above bbl tip lever. Right side of hammer, bbl tip lever, trigger, and trigger guard are Eagle/214 proofed. Pre-war wide serrated hammer. Black anodized aluminum construction with blued steel, hammer, trigger, trigger guard, bbl tip lever, lanyard, pins and screws. Checkered black bakelite grips. With original Luftwaffe half cylinder feld-grau painted tin-plate aircraft emergency packing “D” section drum, of the early Ln 9615 pattern, sealed with peel-off “sardine can” top opening with label on outside “Notsignalbenalter mit Inhalt” (Distress signal container with contents) and makers details/dates/specifications in German. Inside is room for gun and four compartmentalized lightweight aluminum ammunition canisters (3 “D” shaped, one flat) for 24 rounds of signal ammunition that are color coded (green/red/white) for different types of flares. Drum has leather carrying strap that attaches to backside. This kit was carried by Luftwaffe aircraft and would have been carried out of the plane by the pilot in case of an emergency landing in water or hostile territory to signal rescuers. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, pistol retaining 98% original black finish with minor sharp edge wear and light scratches. Steel parts retain 98% original blue. Bore is bright. Grips are excellent with few minor chips to checkering. Mechanics are excellent. Drum is very good retaining about 90% original feld-grau paint finish with scattered light corrosion in areas and moderate dings and dents. Label is about 90% intact and mostly legible. Interior and interior ammo canisters are excellent. Leather strap is in good condition with cracking and flaking overall. 4-52189 BWS86 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3171

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3172

RARE WALTHER Z LeuP RIFLED KAMPFPISTOLE WITH ORIGINAL LIBELLE SHOT ANGLE SPIRIT LEVEL.

SN 9721h. 6″ 27 mm rnd bbl with octagonal chamber with large “Z” engraved and filled with white luminous paint on left side and Eagle/359 proofs on right side with rifled bore. “ac/41” (Manufactured by Walther in 1941) on left frame. Matching SNs on left side of bbl and frame by hinge. Rear left side of frame is fitted with original Libelle shut angle measuring device, a spirit level sight in a round metal housing containing a sealed glass toroid part full of pink-colored fluid. Zero to 90 degree barrel elevation angle can be determined by alignment of the graduations with the air bubble in the fluid. The intact Libelle is a very rare accessory to the Kampfpistole. Eagle/359 proofs on right side of frame. Right side of hammer is also Eagle/280 proofed. Checkered black plastic grips, lanyard ring on bottom of frame. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% original black finish with sharp edge wear and silvering on bbl, chamber, frame behind chamber, and sharp edges on Libelle sight. Bore is sharp. Grips are excellent with sharp checkering and light wear with small dings. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52699 BWS74 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3172

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3173

BEAUTIFUL NEW-IN-BOX EARLY WALTHER MODEL 1934 COMMERCIAL LEUP SIGNAL PISTOL.

SN 27510. 6-1/8″ 27 mm rnd bbl with octagonal chamber and Crown/B, Crown/U, and Crown/S proofs on right side and matching SN on bottom under chamber by hinge. Right side of frame has Crown/B and Crown/U proofs. Left side of frame has “Waffenfabrik Walther Zella-Mehlis (THUR.)” above a Walther banner. Full SN on left frame above bbl tip lever. Pre-war time wide serrated hammer. High polished bright black anodized aluminum construction with bright fire blued steel, hammer, trigger, trigger guard, bbl tip lever, lanyard, pins and screws. Hinge pin is strawed. Checkered brown bakelite grips with border. Original brown wood-grained cardboard box with Walther banner on top of lid embossed in gold. Inside of box has cardboard fittings to hold bbl, keeping gun in place. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near new, retaining over 99% original bright finish. Only the slightest of wear in moving parts that rub together. Steel parts retain more than 99% of original fire blue that is bright and beautiful. Straw on hinge is virtually new. Bore is mint. Grips are virtually new with virtually no wear. Mechanics are perfect. Box condition is very good with normal wear on sharp edges and corners, and a lid edge that is held together with tape. 4-52153 BWS87 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3173

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3174

RARE ERMA Z LeuP RIFLED KAMPFPISTOLE.

SN 3498. 6″ 27 mm rnd bbl with octagonal chamber with large “Z” engraved and filled with white luminous paint on left side and Eagle/280 proofs on right side with rifled bore. “ayf/41” (Manufactured by Erma in 1941) on left frame. Matching SNs on left side of bbl and frame by hinge. Eagle/280 proofs on right side of frame, trigger guard, trigger, and unlocking lever. Right side of hammer is also Eagle/280 proofed. Checkered black plastic grips, lanyard ring on bottom of frame. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 90% original black finish with sharp edge wear and silvering on bbl, chamber, frame behind chamber, and rear grip strap. Bore is sharp. Grips are excellent with sharp checkering and light wear with small dings. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52703 BWS71 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3174

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3175

EXTREMELY RARE J.G. ANSCHUTZ SYSTEM EISFELD BARREL-LESS SIGNAL IGNITER.

SN 14504. 1-1/2″ 11 mm chamber with push button to open and numbered “94” inside upper lid. Left side of frame has Imperial proof, “JGA” in an oval, above full SN. Unmarked safety lever. Checkered walnut grips with border. Lanyard ring below grips. Designed to fire a special cartridge with primer and case having a large attached flare in a cardboard container. Although 19,000 of these were manufactured during WWI, only a few dozen are known to have survived. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining about 90% original blue with fading on trigger guard and grip straps. Bore has some serrated corrosion. Grips are lightly worn with some minor dings and chips to checkering. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52678 BWS80 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3175

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3176

EMIL ECKOLD MODEL L DOUBLE BARREL LUFTWAFFE FLARE PISTOL.

SN 28277. Cal. 27 mm. 6-1/2″ bbls with circle 4/Eagle commercial proofs above each chamber. Green/brown anodized finish. Rear of frame has bbl selector lever with positions marked L & R (Links/Recht – left and right) above Eagle proof. Left side of frame is Luftwaffe part no. marked “L.N.24483” above bbl release lever and safety lever is marked F & S (Feuer/Sicher – fire and safe), area above grip marked “ojr” (Manufactured by Emileckold Waffenfabrik Suhl). Right frame has SN above bbl release lever. Checkered black bakelite grips with border. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent w/ 95% original anodized finish with scattered dings and scratches and silvering on sharp edges. Bore lightly worn and dull. Grips are excellent with light wear and scratches and minor dings to checkering. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52708 BWS73 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3176

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3177

EARLY WALTHER 1936 KRIEGSMARINE SIGNAL PISTOL MODEL SL.

SN 653. Cal. 27 mm. 9-1/8″ rnd bbl with octagonal chamber. Crown/B, Crown/U, and Crown/S proofs on right side of chamber. Left side of frame has “Waffenfabrik Walther Zella-Mehlis(THUR).” above 1936 Walther Banner/Eagle M and SN 653. Safety lever marked “Sicher and Feuer”. Polished stainless steel manufacture with walnut forearm and checkered walnut grips. Unlocking lever under trigger guard. Crown/B and Crown/U proofs on right frame. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent with light wear on stainless steel finish. Bore bright. Forearm has light wear with minor chips and dings. Grips are lightly worn with minor dings and small chips to checkering. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52721 BWS69 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3177

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3179
Revised: 2/27/2014

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LOT OF THREE GERMAN ARMY ZINC LEUP SIGNAL PISTOLS.

SN 7093/58542L/20746. #1: ERMA 1943. 6-1/8″ 27 mm round bbl with octagonal chamber, Eagle/280 proof marks on right side, and SN on left side. Left side of frame is marked “ayf/43” (Manufactured by Erma in 1943), SN and “Zink 4″ on left frame above trigger guard. Eagle/280 proofs on right frame. Cast zinc alloy construction with blued steel hammer, tip lever, trigger guard, trigger, small parts and screws, and blued steel lanyard ring on bottom of frame. Checkered brown bakelite grips. #2: WALTHER. 6-1/8” 27 mm round bbl with octagonal chamber, Eagle proof mark on right side, and SN on left side under chamber next to hinge. Left side of frame is marked “Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis(Thur)” above a Walther banner and the full SN on left frame above trigger guard. Eagle proof and Eagle/359 on right frame. Cast zinc alloy construction with blued steel hammer, tip lever, trigger guard, trigger, small parts and screws, and blued steel lanyard ring on bottom of frame. Serrated wood grips. #3: WALTHER. 6-1/8″ 27 mm rnd bbl with octagonal chamber and Crown/B, Crown/U, and Crown/S proofs and Eagle/359 proofs on right side and matching SN on bottom under chamber by hinge. Right side of frame has two Eagle/359 proofs and Crown/B and Crown/U proofs. Left side of frame has “Waffenfabrik Walther Zella-Mehlis (Thur)” above a Walther banner with 1936 below. Full SN on left frame above bbl tip lever. Pre-war time wide serrated hammer. Black anodized aluminum construction with blued steel, hammer, trigger, trigger guard, bbl tip lever, lanyard, pins and screws. Checkered wood grips. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent with minor wear and light scratches to zinc. 97% original blue finish with scattered light corrosion on blued parts. Bore dull. Grips are sharp with minor wear. Mechanics are excellent. #3: Excellent, retaining 90% black finish with silvering on sharp edges and corners, mostly on octagonal chamber and sides of muzzle with extra wear on right flat of chamber. Finish is turning a greenish tint. Steel parts retain 97% original blue with scattered light corrosion. Bore has light parallel scratches. Grips are lightly worn with minor dings and dents. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52693, 4-52696, 4-52681 BWS77 (1,500-2,600) – Lot 3179

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3184

*◊ SPECTACULAR MAUSER 7.92MM M1916 FSlK CARBINE WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN S466K. Cal. 7.92mm. Once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain a museum quality Mauser FSlK 16 (Fleiger-16) otherwise known in English as the “Fliers Self Loading Carbine 1916”. Based on the Mauser self loading rifle of 1909, the FSLK M1916 was issued in World War I for use as an aircraft borne weapon, especially for the troops defending Zeppelins. The flap locking design required lubricated cartridges, and Mauser made a single series of less than 1,000 examples. This particular rifle type was pictured in Early Aircrafts Armament by Woodman on pg 123. and was formerly part of the Henk Visser collection. All metal parts match and the weapon is Imperial Prussian proofed. Comes with orig wooden transport case which is in overall good condition, cleaning rod/jag, takedown tool, 4 orig FSLK magazines, 3 modified MG13 magazines. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Condition of rifle itself is very fine. Bluing and straw well over 98% with only very minor edge wear, no rust or pitting. Bore very fine, chamber has thin surgical saw cut through the top handguard into the chamber per post WWI Treaty of Versailles deactivation requirements, as do all FSlK 16, skillfully preserving historical integrity of the piece. Orig magazines are serial numbered, but do not match the weapon. Stock is Mauser barrel marked and Imperial proofed. Wooden transport case is overall good condition with numerous dings, scratches and handling marks has orig key, remnants of paper contents tag, but leather handle has come apart (repairable, included inside case with all metal fittings). 4-53233 DW6 (25,000-50,000) – Lot 3184

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3185

*◊ MUSEUM QUALITY VERY RARE HAENEL-ROTH M1899 SELF LOADING RIFLE.

SN 5. Cal. 8.15mm X 46mm (G Roth case #618). Exceptionally scarce example of an experimental Roth Patent long recoil action self loading rifle made by C.G. Haenel, Suhl, and one of only a handful known to exist. This example, SN 5, formerly of the Henk Visser Collection was previously illustrated in TBLAP. Roth patented his recoil design as DRP 116061 & 118602. Rifle is in very fine condition and presents very well. It is fitted with a finely engraved trigger guard & magazine floor plate, as well as detailed screw escutcheon & screws. The stock is finished with nicely checkered wrist & a horn forend, wrist cap & buttplate. Two position checkered flip up rear sight & single post front sight. Nice straw trigger & 2-position wrist tang safety. Left receiver marked in script “CG Haenel, Suhl System G. Roth. D.R. Patent No 116061 & 118602”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Henk Visser Collection. CONDITION: Finely made & preserved experimental with 99% bluing & straw with fine stock, small chip top rear tang area, minimal slight dings & scratches. Some slight splitting of right horn forend. Functions & mechanically sound. Bore very good with strong lands & grooves. 4-53204 DW25 (18,500-27,500) – Lot 3185

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3186
Revised: 2/27/2014

Please Note: Estimate should be $10,000-$15,000

*◊ VERY RARE 9.3 MM MANNLICHER M1904 SPORTING/MILITARY TRIALS SELF LOADING RIFLE.

SN 62. Cal. 9.3mm. Scarce opportunity to obtain one of the only surviving examples of Mannlicher’s last patent model as made by OWG Steyr and submitted for military trials at the time of Mannlicher’s death in 1904. Ferdinand von Mannlicher was a prolific designer with numerous successful and not so successful designs. This particular rifle was formerly part of the Henk Visser collection, and covered by US Patent 804, 748, granted Nov. 14, 1904. Mannlicher’s 1904 uses a short recoil system, in which the bolt and bbl recoil rearward together until the bolt is cammed down at rear to disengage the locking lugs. Rifle is set up in sporter configuration has a lever magazine release, finely checkered stock, flip-up rear sight graduated for 100 & 200 meters, checkered rail and high polished bluing overall. Receiver is marked with Austrian proofs and a single crown over “N” on the left bbl. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: Very fine. 98% high polished blue remains with some slight browning and edge wear on straight pull bolt handle. Bore, bright shiny strong lands and groves, high polished hard wood stock is in nice condition with numerous nicks, dings & scratches that do not detract. 4-53240 DW8 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3186

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3187
Revised: 2/27/2014

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*◊ EXTREMELY RARE HOLEK AUTOMAT RIFLE CHAMBERED IN 8 MM.

SN 245. Cal. 8mm x 57. Interesting tipping breech block (similar to ZB vz. 26/BREN MG) semi-automatic sporter developed by the Czech arms designer Emmanuel Holek (brother of Vaclan Holek) and manufactured in 1942, utilizing an under-barrel tapped gas recoil system, the weapon cocks by taking the front sling loop and pulling the gas system rearward thus disengaging and retracting the tipping bolt. This rifle was very advanced for its time, it is Czech proofed and is marked with Holek’s logo and “ORIGINAL HOLEK AUTOMAT” on the top receiver rear. The magazine (replacement) is in the white as are the bolt and extractor, period 2-pc sporter stock shows nice checkering at forend & wrist. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: Very Fine. High polished blue is 98%, the rear dove-tail sight has been ground down at some point and 3-threaded holes are present on the right where a presumed tangent or target sight was probably added and later removed. Bore is very nice, shiny, stock shows some wear & a few minor scratches and dings. 4-53224 DW7 (5,500-7,500) – Lot 3187

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3188

*◊ RARE VERY EARLY TROOP TRIAL PRODUCTION PUSH BUTTON BOLT RELEASE G41 (W) MANUFACTURED BY CARL WALTHER IN 1941.

SN 1752. Cal. 7.92 mm. Exceptional all matching early trials production pushbutton G41 (W). This particular example is one of first guns made in a block of 5000 for testing by the German army in 1941 to compete against the Mauser G41 (M) and is photographed and documented in Darrin Weaver’s 2001 book Hitler’s Garands in color on the end plate illustrations (top rifle) and on pg.35. Early push button bolt hold open variant, a feature which was eliminated very early in G41 production. Rifle is marked “G.41 (W) 1752 ac”, all metal parts are serial numbered to the receiver and marked “WaA359” as is the walnut stock. This nice example is all complete, mechanically sound comes with serviceable war time sling, orig rod and sight hood. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall Good. Metal bluing is approximately 90+% with occasional patina and tiny pits at the trigger guard, muzzle cone, magazine and buttplate. Walnut stock shows numerous small dings, scratches and handling marks. Phenolic resin handguard is in good condition. Bore is dark with strong lands and grooves, but should clean up. 4-53254 DW2 (6,500-12,000) – Lot 3188

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3189

*◊ VERY EARLY TROOP TRIALS PRODUCTION G41 (W) MANUFACTURED BY CARL WALTHER IN 1941.

SN 6346. Cal. 7.92 mm. Historically significant all matching early production G41 (W). This particular example is one of first guns made in the second block of 5,000 issued for testing by the German army in 1941 to compete against the Mauser G41 (M). Rifle has variant factory machined scope mount rails on receiver for the rarely seen “Zf40” 1.5X scope. Rifle is marked “G.41 (W) 6346 ac”, all metal parts are serial numbered to the receiver and marked “WaA359” as is the walnut stock. This nice example is all complete, mechanically sound and comes with an authentic war time sight hood. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall Good. Metal bluing is approximately 90+% with occasional patina and tiny pits at trigger guard, muzzle cone, magazine and buttplate. Walnut stock shows numerous small dings, scratches and handling marks. Phenlolic resin hand guard is serial numbered “6346” to the receiver and is in good condition. Bore is dark with strong lands and grooves, but should clean up. 4-53253 DW3 (5,500-8,500) – Lot 3189

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3190

*◊ EXQUISITE CONDITION LATE WAR BERLIN-LUEBECKER MASCHINENFABRIK K43 WITH VERY RARE ZFK43/1 LATE WAR ZEISS EXPERIMENTAL SCOPE.

SN 3633C. Cal. 7.92 mm. Outstanding near mint condition Berlin-Luebecker Maschinenfabrik (BLM) K43 marked “WaA214 3633c K.43 qve45” manufactured in the very last weeks of the war. This exact rifle appears as the bottom gun on the color end plates in Darrin Weaver’s 2001 Hitler’s Garands Condition is exceptional and all exterior metal parts match to include blued “WaA A44” stamped action cover which has electro-pen SN. Manufactured with right side scope rail and comes with green web sling, double magazine pouch marked “ros 1944”, excellent orig war time cleaning rod, sight hood, scarce phosphated “aye” K43 magazine and orig “WaA 359” marked gray phosphate scope mount and exceptionally rare ZFK43/1 4X scope. This die-cast zinc alloy & machined improvement over the ZF4 was made in very limited numbers by Carl Zeiss (“rln”)near the end of the war. Scope mount SN 9868 with orig dowels, screws and bands and lever marked “fest”and “loose”. Optics are very clear, and the set includes an orig protective leather cover, and orig rubber eye piece. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Exceptional. Phenolic impregnated wooden resign handguard is excellent as is near perfect late war laminated WaA 214″ marked stock with 1 x 1.5″ left side factory slice on forend. Bore is nearly unfired, overall bluing and phosphate on metal parts is easily 99%. All matching gun except for internal locking lugs, bolt and firing pin housing. Scope & mount absolutely authentic and orig and everything is complete & functional. Optics are clear & leather cover is in excellent condition as well. 4-53258 DW5 (9,000-12,500) – Lot 3190

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3191

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PURPOSE MADE GRENADE LAUNCHER FOR THE G43 RIFLE.

Only known example of the cup style grenade launcher (Schiessbecher) as manufactured specifically for the wartime G43 and K43 rifles. Early attempts utilizing the G43 threaded muzzle were unsuccessful, and the K98 pattern grenade launcher (Gewehrgranatengerät) design was subsequently modified for use with the G43. This included taller and more robust clamping surfaces, a reversed securing screw/lever, and a longer cut-out to facilitate the longer front sight base of the self-loading rifle. The concept advanced as far as the troop trial stage but these devices do not appear to have been ever officially issued. This particular example is illustrated in Darren Weaver’s 2001 “Hitlers Garands” on page 196. The bottom is marked “G.Gr.Ger.” and “cnx” indicating manufacture by Gustav Appel of Berlin-Spandau. The assembly appears complete and fully functional with the rifle bbl marked “WaA78” “+” and the numeral “5”. No other accessories are included with this launcher. Spectacular opportunity to obtain the only known example of this rare accessory. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Orig wartime bluing is approximately 97% with scattered patina & freckling,especially at the clamping mechanism area, but does not detract. Cup rifling is shiny, showing strong lands & grooves. Everything is complete & functional. 4-53374 DW46 (5,000-15,000) – Lot 3191

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3192
Revised: 2/27/2014

Please Note: Estimate should be $14,000-$20,000

EXCEPTIONAL PURPOSE MADE FG42 SCOPE AND VERY EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PRESSED STEEL DOVETAIL MOUNT.

SN 48577. Once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain an example of a rarely found purpose made FG42 scope and pressed dovetail grooved mount (also incorrectly known as a “swallow tail” mount due to mis-translation from the German “Schwalbenschwanz”). The positioning of the clamp screws and small dovetail claws allow this pattern mount only to clamp correctly to the dovetail section receiver rail of the rare “gcy” (L.O.Dietrich/Altenburg) manufactured second pattern FG42, of which only 2 – 300 were made, the cut-outs in the rail of the Krieghoff made guns preventing engagement of the front clamp claws of this pattern mount. This exact set is illustrated on page 243 of Darrein Weaver’s 2001, Hitlers Garands. Scope itself is in very good condition. Marked with the normal “Gw ZF4 48577 ddx”, an additional blue filled triangle and an additional engraved “L”. It is also marked in large engraved letters “FG42 Nr.0232”, which is the SN of the gcy code weapon it was originally mated to. The heavy stamped sheet metal mount itself is also in very good condition, is complete and mechanically sound. The stamped metal retaining bands, spacers and screws are also complete & secure. The set comes with its orig rubber eye piece, stamped sheet metal rain shield & wood, leather, and Presstoff cover. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent overall. Scope retains 95% of orig bluing with wear on the high edges. Some near microscopic scattered pitting in various locations. Optics are clear. Everything functions as it should. Accessories are in excellent condition with tiny dent on rain shield and wooden dowel of cover is missing one small screw. The mount appears contemporary to the scope and is in very good to excellent condition again with tiny scattered pits & blemishes that do not detract. 4-53364 DW36 (14,000-20,000) – Lot 3192

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3193
Revised: 2/27/2014

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SPECTACULAR EARLY ZFG42 SCOPE AND EARLY STRADDLE MOUNT DEVELOPED FOR THE FIRST PATTERN FG42 RIFLE.

SN 10V113. Once in a generation opportunity to obtain an example of a rarely found purpose made ZFG42 scope and straddle mount. Another example of this set in the APG collection is illustrated on page 220 of Darrein Weaver’s 2001, Hitler’s Garands. This scope, made with a brass body, is in very good condition, with 3 post reticle. Marked “ZFG42 Fl52973 ddx. 10V 113”,which is 64 scopes away from the one illustrated in the book. The “V” indicates “experimental” or “trials” piece. The heavy machined steel mount itself is also in very good condition, is complete and mechanically sound, and marked on the rear “auf”, “zu”, and on the left side “FG42 No1003”, which represents the orig rifle it was mated to. Unlike the example from APG, this mount has its orig tightening lever. The stamped metal retaining bands, spacers and screws are also complete & secure. The set comes with its orig rubber eye piece, stamped sheet metal rain shield & wood, leather, and Presstoff cover. These scopes & mounts are only found in government museums or in the most advanced private collections. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection. CONDITION: Very good to excellent overall. Brass scope has lost much of its orig black stain. Optics are clear. Everything functions as it should. The mount appears contemporary to the scope and is in very good to excellent condition with 80+% bluing remaining with most wear at the sharp edges. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent overall. Brass scope has lost much of its orig black stain. Optics are clear. Everything functions as it should. The mount appears contemporary to the scope and is in very good to excellent condition with 80+% bluing remaining with most wear at the sharp edges. 4-53365 DW37 (12,000-25,000) – Lot 3193

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3194
Revised: 2/27/2014

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EXCEEDINGLY RARE ZF4 SCOPE WITH DOUBLE FG 42 SCOPE MOUNTS.

SN 38613. Once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain one of the very rare, genuine, original ZF4 scopes outfitted with purpose made mounts for the FG 42 rifle. This pattern mount is the only type that fits correctly and clamps both mount feet to the receiver rails on Krieghoff (“fzs”) made second pattern FG42s. Scope itself is in excellent condition. Marked “Gw ZF4 38613 ddx”. it is also marked with a green filled triangle indicating the type of lubricant used, as well as an additional large “L” engraved to the right, indicating Luftwaffe issue. The scope comes with an orig windage cover, good condition but stiff eye piece and fragile & torn wood, leather and Presstoff cover. The mounts themselves are phosphated sheet metal stampings. They are secured to the top of the FG42, via two stamped levers quite unlike the post war reproductions that are seen. The split mount rings are correctly tack welded under the mount foot preventing removal. The rear mount is SN 04522. This set up is illustrated in several publications to include Death from Above and others. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Exceptional overall. Scope retains 99% of bluing. Mechanically functional and optics clear. Leather cover is in poor condition as indicated above. Both FG42 mounts retain 99% phosphate, mechanically functional and complete. 4-53363 DW35 (12,500-15,000) – Lot 3194

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3195

PROTOTYPE ZF4 SCOPE AND MOUNT POSSIBLY FOR TRANSITIONAL G41/G43 OR MAUSER K98.

SN 29749. Unique opportunity to obtain a one of a kind prototype machined ZF4 scope mount, which was possibly developed & manufactured for use on one of the transitional G41 rifles that was fitted with a left side scope rail, or perhaps one of the early G43’s or later K98’s that ultimately became what we know of as the “swept back mount”. This example is fitted with a standard ZF4 marked “Gw ZF4 dow 29749”. The scope itself includes its period windage cover, is fully functional with slightly hazy optics. Prototype mount is a heavy machined piece, manufactured for use on a left side rail, and has shorter struts than the traditional ZF4 mount. The front & rear aspects of the mount are mirror images of each other and the cradle holds the scope from the side rather than from below. The mount itself is unmarked, while the locking lever is marked “fest” and “lose”. This exact set is illustrated in Darrin Weaver’s 2001 “Hitler’s Garands” on page 268. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Scope retains 97% bluing with some patina & wear on the objective end. Mechanically functional and optics somewhat hazy. Mount is in 99% condition with some freckling on the front strut, shows somewhat more involved cosmetic machining than standard ZF4 mounts, a few small areas of patina & speckling on the lever, mechanically functional and complete. 4-53366 DW38 (6,500-12,500) – Lot 3195

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3196

SPECTACULAR ZF4 SCOPE, MOUNT, ACCESSORIES AND AUTHENTIC WORLD WAR II WOODEN FIBER CONTAINER.

SN 66037. Exceptional authentic and complete wartime set which includes a fine condition ZF4 4X scope marked “Gw ZF4 66037 ddx.”. Scope is also marked with an additional triangle indicating the type of internal lubricant. Three post reticle with clear optics. Both the elevation and windage knobs function as they should. Comes with an original windage knob cover, authentic stamped sheet metal rain shield, rubber eye piece, rare amber glass filter & excellent condition leather and Presstoff cover. The phosphated mount is an authentic WaA 359 marked example engraved with SN 1586. Both index holes are present. Complete and fully functional with blued “fest” & “lose” marked pressure lever. Both bands, screws and dowels are phosphated, correct and orig wartime production. Set is housed in an excellent condition authentic wartime wooden & fiber box, ink marked “WaA 217”. Web belt loop is in good serviceable condition and late blue wartime enamel paint displays very well. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Condition of the metal overall is excellent. Scope bluing is 98%. Optics clear and everything functions. Phosphated mount is 98% with some slight speckling on the rail mating surfaces. The leather cover is complete and in excellent condition for its age, as is the rubber eye piece. The wooden container has some minor paint chips, scuffs & scratches but it displays very well. 4-53372 DW44 (3,500-5,000) – Lot 3196

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3197
Revised: 2/27/2014

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VERY RARE PROTOTYPE VOIGTLÄNDER ZF4 SCOPE WITH “BURK” RANGING RETICLE.

SN 41539. Excellent condition ZF4 4X scope marked “Gw ZF4 Bu 41539 ddx.”. Scope is also marked with an additional triangle indicating the type of internal lubricant. Has experimental graduated reticle as developed by the German Army Officer Hauptmann Burk in an attempt assist snipers to quickly estimate range. This experiment was tested at the Infantry School in Döberitz, but was ultimately unsuccessful and only a handful of these rare scopes remain. Included are a copy of the test report from the Döberitz School rejecting the sight and a letter from Döberitz to Burk confirming that only 15 G43 rifles so equipped had been made up by Walther and were available for issue for the trials. The “Bu” marked scopes are discussed at length on page 244 of Darrin Weaver’s 2001 “Hitlers Garands” Both the elevation and windage knobs function as they should. Comes with two windage knob cover, as these prototypes were also fitted with two elevation windage-type knobs. Of note, there are several reproductions of the Burk reticle scope on the market. This one has been thoroughly examined and is unquestionably authentic. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Retains over 90% bluing. Some very minor scattered speckling. Optics are clear and the scope is mechanically functional. 4-53368 DW40 (3,500-5,000) – Lot 3197

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3198
Revised: 2/27/2014

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SCARCE UNMARKED PROTOTYPE ZF4 SCOPE WITH THREADED OBJECTIVE LENS.

Great opportunity to obtain one of just a few known prototypes in this configuration. An otherwise standard ZF4, this prototype has a threaded objective lens mounting ring screwed over the body, secured in place by 3 small set screws, having an annular abutment groove which is far deeper and set 10mm further to the rear than the standard ZF4 scope. The scope also features 2 hexagonal screws on the bottom whose purpose is not exactly known, but thought to be dry atmosphere plugs. This exact scope is illustrated in Darrein Weaver’s 2001 “Hitlers Garands” on page 248. Of note, the variations to the objective end of the scope, make it impossible to fit correctly on the standard ZF4 mount suggesting that it was manufactured for testing only or for a mounting system currently not known. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good. Bluing remains at approximately 90% with some handling marks, scattered patina and finish wear, especially at the bottom. Optics are clear with no appreciable chips or scratches. Complete and functions. 4-53367 DW39 (2,500-6,000) – Lot 3198

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3199

VERY FINE VOIGTLAENDER ZF4 SCOPE, MOUNT, ACCESSORIES AND STAMPED SHEET METAL CAN.

SN 16143. Excellent wartime set which includes an very nice early ZF4 4X scope with the scarcer tiny set screws, marked “Gw ZF4 16143 ddx.”. Scope is also marked with an additional triangle indicating the type of internal lubricant. Three post reticle with clear optics. Both the elevation and windage knobs function as they should. Comes with original windage knob cover, authentic stamped sheet metal rain shield, and rubber eye piece. Also includes excellent condition early leather and Presstoff cover, marked with “P” on the keeper strap and “PRYM 3” on the strap. The phosphated mount is scarce authentic WaA 214 without visible SN. Both index holes are present. Complete and fully functional with phosphated “fest” & “lose” marked pressure lever. Both bands, screws and dowels are phosphated, correct and orig wartime production. Set is housed in an excellent condition green enamel painted stamped sheet metal container with protective red oxide painted interior. Web belt loop is in good serviceable condition. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Condition of the metal overall is very good to excellent. Scope bluing is 90% with some wear & occasional wear and speckled patina. Optics clear and everything functions. Phosphated mount is 98% with some patina & browning at the upper struts. Slight speckling on the phosphated pressure lever. The leather cover is in very good serviceable condition, but stitching has come lose on one of the caps. The green metal container displays very well but is thought to be a modern reproduction. 4-53373 DW45 (1,750-3,000) – Lot 3199

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3200

EXCELLENT AUTHENTIC WORLD WAR II ZF4 SCOPE & MOUNT, WITH ALL ACCESSORIES.

SN 7637. Excellent condition ZF4 4X scope marked “Gw ZF4 dow 7637”. Scope is also marked with an additional triangle indicating the type of internal lubricant. Three post reticle with clear optics. Both the elevation and windage knobs function as they should. Comes with windage knob cover, authentic stamped sheet metal rain shield, fragile & partially deformed rubber eye piece & fragile partial leather Presstoff cover. The phosphated mount is an authentic WaA 214 marked example engraved with SN 2185. Both index holes are present. Complete and fully functional with blued “fest” & “lose” marked pressure lever. Both bands, screws and dowels are correct and orig wartime production, just as brought home by the veteran! PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Condition of the metal overall is excellent. Scope bluing is 98%. Optics clear and everything functions. Phosphated mount is 98% with some wear on the struts and some slight speckling on the rail mating surfaces. The leather cover is incomplete, torn and will need restoration. The rubber eye piece is fixed in place by old, dried cosmoline and somewhat deformed. 4-53371 DW43 (1,750-2,750) – Lot 3200

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3201

EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION WORLD WAR II AGFA “BZZ” MARKED ZF4 SCOPE.

SN 2905. Excellent condition ZF4 4X scope marked in small font “Gw ZF4 2905 bzz.”. Scope is also marked with an additional green triangle indicating the type of internal lubricant. Three post reticle with clear optics. Both the elevation and windage knobs function as they should. Comes with very good condition windage knob cover. Only about 4,000 scopes were made by AGFA Kamerawerk, which was itself a subsidiary of IG Farben, making “bzz” marked scopes exceedingly rare on the collector market. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Bluing is 98+% with some wear on the objective edges. Mechanically complete and functional. 4-53369 DW41 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3201

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3202

EXCELLENT CONDITION AUTHENTIC WARTIME ZF4 SCOPE MOUNT MARKED WAA 214.

SN 7968. Authentic orig wartime ZF4 mount, marked WaA 214 on the right side, and e-pen SN 7968. Mount is phosphated, locking lever is blued. Both index holes are present. Complete and fully functional, but does not come with bands, screws or dowels. Has correct late war roll pins. Original WaA 214 marked mounts are rarer than WaA 359 mounts by a factor of 20 to 1. This is an excellent opportunity to obtain an authentic wartime example. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Approximately 95% phosphate remains. Some wear on front left edge and high points, some scattered patina at the inner aspects of the rail mating areas and on tip of pressure lever. 4-53370 DW42 (850-1,500) – Lot 3202

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3203

EXTREMELY RARE NEEDLEFIRE MODEL 1856 WALL GUN MADE BY N.DREYSE.

Cal. 25mm. Fabulous example of a mid 19th century large caliber needle fire wall gun marked on the top receiver “N. Dreyse in Soemmerda” SN 102. This fine example was developed and used by ground troops as a man portable means for both breeching & defending fortified walls & positions. The single shot breech is opened by way of a wooden handle incorporating the trigger mechanism which is turned counter clockwise 1-1/2 revolutions and swung to the left. Once loaded it is closed & locked in the reverse order and the action is separately cocked by withdrawing the firing pin. It incorporates a massive rifled bbl with a simple post front sight and simple up and down adjustable notched rear sight. Weapon is mounted on a ground spade mono-pod which has been painted a gray enamel, and incorporates a leather bound “U” yoke stock as well to help mitigate recoil. This particular weapon was formerly part of the Henk Visser Collection and examples such as this are nearly unheard of and rarely come up for sale anywhere. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, H Visser collection. CONDITION: Overall very good with a uniform browning to the bbl and major components. Bore is dark with very strong lands and grooves. The spade mono-pod retains 85%+ of its orig gray enamel paint. The leather components show some crazing & cracking commensurate with use and age. The weapon appears to be complete, mechanically sound and functional. 4-53085 DW32 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 3203

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3204

DREYSE NEEDLEFIRE MODEL 41 RIFLE WITH MILITARY MARKINGS.

SN 7460. Cal. 15.4 mm. Dreyse Needlefire Model 41 in-the-white, with fixed front sight and 3 position (2 leaf) flip up rear sight. All steel components are in-the-white with brass bbl bands and trigger guard. Top of the oct chamber is unmarked. Bbl is marked with a crown/FW on the right side as it enters chamber. Left side of chamber, bolt and cocking piece are matched to number “7460”. Rear of left side of receiver is dated “1843” (issue date) and “1849” (rework/reissue date). Brass bbl bands and trigger guard are all inspector marked. All numbered screw heads are matched with the number “60”. Issue unit markings “6.L.II.4.141.” on top of buttplate. Single piece wood stock with cheekpiece. Correct ramrod in place. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: All in-the-white steel components have been lightly cleaned with mild residual oxidation whose changes are more advanced on back of receiver. The buttplate is heavily oxidized. Brass fittings now a pleasantly toned mustard color with a light scattering of dings. Revarnished stock with numerous handling dings, dents and staining. Negligible losses and no discernible cracks. Dull bore with strong rifling, moderate oxidation. Perfect manual mechanics. 4-53090 LMA147 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3204

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3205

UNMARKED NEEDLEFIRE RIFLE WITH BRASS M-41 FURNITURE, MILITARY.

SN NSN. Cal. 15.1 mm. Self-cocking Needlefire rifle “KK” mark under bbl. Not a normal Dreyse action. All steel components in-the-white, with fixed front sight (mounted 4.75″ back from muzzle), 3 position (2 leafs) flip up rear sight, and brass M-41 style furniture. Top of the oct chamber is unmarked and there are no SN/inspector marks in the usual locations. “I.S.B./Gren’r Guards” appears on the upper edge of buttplate. Single piece stock with cheekpiece. Cleaning rod present. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, Ex-Visser Collection. CONDITION: All in-the-white steel components with lightly cleaned oxidation that now appears scattered discolored flecks with minimal erosion. Brass fittings a pleasantly toned mustard color with a light scattering of dings. Orig varnished stock with numerous handling dings, dents and staining. Negligible losses and no discernible cracks. Surprisingly bright bore with strong rifling and minimal erosion. 4-53088 LMA148 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 3205

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3206

SPANDAU NEEDLEFIRE PIKENBUCHSE MODEL 54 RIFLE, PRUSSIAN NAVAL ISSUE.

SN 1921. Cal. 15.4 mm. Spandau Needlefire Model 54 in the white, with fixed front sight and 5 position (4 leaf) flip up rear sight. All steel components are in the white with brass bbl bands and trigger guard. This was a distinguishing feature of 19th Century German Navy weapons, the unfinished steel showing any salt water rusting immediately. Top of the octagonal chamber is marked with the number “794”. Matching SN appear on each of the brass bbl bands, left side of bbl, the bolt, and the left side of receiver that is additionally marked with the Spandau eagle and “MOD 54”. Right side of bbl and receiver are marked with inspection stamps that also appear on the majority of small parts. The date of manufacture “1857” is on the back of the receiver and the unit issue notation “2.MD/794” (2nd. Marine Division/weapon 794) is marked on the top of the matching numbered buttplate. Single piece wood stock with cheekpiece. Orig bayonet present. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess; ex-Visser Collection. CONDITION: All in the white steel components with moderate oxidation that is most advanced on the back of receiver. The buttplate is heavily oxidized. Brass fittings now a pleasantly toned mustard color with a light scattering of dings. Orig varnished stock, with deep inspector markings on the right side of butt, with numerous handling dings, dents and staining. Negligible losses and no discernible cracks. Surprisingly bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. Seldom encountered in orig all-matching condition. 4-53124 LMA144 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3206

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3207

N DREYSE SOEMMERDA NEEDLEFIRE ZUNDPIKENBUCHSE MODEL 56 RIFLE WITH CORRECT BAYONET.

SN 60. Cal. 15.4 mm. Soemmerda Needlefire Model 56 in the white, with fixed front sight and 4 position (3 leaf) flip up rear sight. All steel components are in the white with brass bbl bands and trigger guard. Top of the octagonal chamber is unmarked, “Soemmerda ND” appearing at the rear of the receiver, left side. SN and inspector markings appear on left side of bbl, the left side of receiver, and the bolt. Bbl bands and trigger guard are unnumbered but inspector marked. All numbered screw heads are matching and the buttplate is dated “1856”. Single piece wood stock with cheekpiece. Orig bayonet present. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, Ex-Visser Collection. CONDITION: All in-the-white steel components with mild/moderate oxidation. Brass fittings now a pleasantly toned mustard color with a light scattering of dings. Orig varnished stock, deep inspector markings just below trigger guard extension, with handling dings, dents and staining. Surprisingly bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. Seldom encountered in orig all-matching condition. 4-53092 LMA146 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3207

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3208

RARE UNMARKED NEEDLEFIRE MODEL 57 CARBINE, W/ INTERNAL PRUSSIAN ACCEPTANCE MARKS.

SN 683. Cal. 15.4 mm. Needlefire Model 57 in-the-white, totally unmarked on visible surfaces. According to the consignor, the SN is 683 and standard Prussian acceptance/inspectors marks are present internally. 15.25″ bbl with fixed front sight and 2 position (1 leaf) flip up rear sight. All steel components are in-the-white with brass trigger guard and buttplate. Heavy lanyard ring on rear portion of trigger guard base plate. Short, single piece stock with cheekpiece. No provision for cleaning rod or bayonet. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Visser Collection. CONDITION: All in-the-white steel components with moderate oxidation that uniformly covers visible surfaces. The brass trigger guard and buttplate with numerous scratches and surface dings. Orig varnished stock, with numerous handling dings, dents and staining. Minor loss near forend cap; no discernible cracks. Slightly dull bore with strong rifling. Manual function unreliable. Very rare Needlefire carbine. 4-53091 LMA151 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3208

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3209

DREYSE “ROTATIONS-SCHLOSS” NEEDLEFIRE RIFLE PRUSSIAN MODEL 1809 MUSKET CONVERSION, DATED 1855.

SN 39. Cal. 18.9 mm. Very scarce Dreyse Needlefire conversion of Model 1809 Musket, with fixed front sight and 3 position (2 leaf) flip up rear sight. All steel components are in-the-white with brass bbl bands, trigger guard and buttplate. SN “39” repeated on bbl, receiver, bolt, cocking knob and on the head of all but one of the numbered screws, the exception on the tang having been numbered “69”. The rear of the left receiver carefully marked “Rotations Schloss/Construirt von V.Dreyse/Soemmerda 1855”. Single piece stock with inspector markings on each sideplate. Top of butt marked “GRC/123”. Cleaning rod present. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: All in-the-white steel components, lightly cleaned, with mild oxidation and scattered staining. Brass fittings with a light scattering of dings, more pronounced on bottom of buttplate. Orig varnished stock with numerous handling dings, dents and staining. Negligible losses and no discernible cracks. Bright smooth bore with part rifled lead. Perfect mechanics with congealed grease responsible for sluggish action. 4-53094 LMA152 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3209

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3210

DREYSE DEFENSIONS ZUNDNADELBUCHSE u/M NEEDLEFIRE RIFLE, M1810 MUSKET CONVERSION, ISSUED 1869.

SN 5961. Cal. 14 mm. Dreyse Needlefire, with wood cleaning rod. Bbl with fixed front sight and 5 position (4 leaf) flip up rear sight. Short (13.5 cm long) Dreyse action. All steel components are in-the-white with brass furniture, including buttplate. Top of the octagonal chamber is unmarked. Prussian eagle on left chamber flat. SN appears on left side of bbl and left side of receiver that is further marked “Soemmerda FvD” along with inspector markings. Unit markings “?.B.2.C.N.58.” on right side of bbl with this side of receiver dated “1869”. Top of matching buttplate is also marked “144/3C”. Single piece wood stock with cheekpiece. Inspector markings on the right side of the butt that has a sliding door patchbox from the original musket configuration. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, Ex-Visser Collection. CONDITION: All the in-the-white steel components with relatively mild oxidation and considerable congealed grease. Brass fittings a pleasantly toned mustard color with a light scattering of dings, disturbance more advance on buttplate. Orig varnished stock with numerous handling dings, dents and staining. Negligible losses. A hairline crack on right side, upper wrist. Surprisingly bright bore with strong rifling. Sticking mechanism, likely from congealed oil. An extremely unusual conversion. 4-53081 LMA150 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3210

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3211

NEEDLEFIRE MODEL 61 RIFLE, DORERSCH & BAUMGARTEN ACTION, BELGIAN PROOFED.

SN 2. Cal. 14 mm. Early production Dorersch & Baumgarten Needlefire with fixed front sight and spring tensioned rear sight, graduated from 5-11, missing cursor bar. Blued bbl seamlessly integrates into receiver whose top bridge is marked with the encircled Liege proof. SN “2” is marked on various small parts; including sight base, the tang, several screws and one escutcheon. Bolt is in-the-white. Bbl bands, trigger guard and steel buttplate are blued. Single piece wood stock. Missing cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, Ex-Visser Collection. CONDITION: 98% finish on bbl/receiver with 95% blue on forend cap, bbl bands and trigger guard. Bolt assembly, in-the-white, is in comparable condition, with only minimal discoloration. Most of orig varnish remains on stock with staining around bbl bands and around the buttplate. No splits or noticeable losses. Bright bore with sharp rifling. Perfect mechanics. 4-53078 LMA155 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3211

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3212

DREYSE NEEDLEFIRE MODEL 62 RIFLE, ISSUED 1869, MILITARY.

SN 5339B. Cal. 15.4 mm. Dreyse Needlefire Model 62 in-the-white, with fixed front sight and flip up rear sight (2 leaf – whereby the front leaf has a vertical adjustment). Browned bbl with the remaining steel components in-the-white. Brass bbl bands and trigger guard. Top of the octagonal chamber is unmarked. Prussian eagle on left chamber flat. Crown/W acceptance mark on left side of bbl. SN “5339B” on the left side of bbl, repeated on receiver, and buttplate. Mismatched bolt and cocking knob are numbered “6192”. Left rear of receiver is marked “Soemmerda/Mod 62”. The issue date “1869” and the reissue/rework date “1872” are on the right side. Brass furniture is inspector marked. Top of buttplate is unit marked “77R.4.87.” Single piece wood stock with inspection markings. Cleaning rod present. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Bbl with 70% orig brown finish, the rest showing wear or having drifted to a superficial patina. Receiver and bolt with discoloration, crisp markings. The buttplate is moderately oxidized. Brass fittings a pleasantly toned mustard color with a light scattering of dings. Orig varnished stock with numerous handling dings, dents and staining. Negligible losses and no discernible cracks. Surprisingly bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect mechanics. 4-53083 LMA149 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 3212

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3213

EARLY PRODUCTION NEEDLEFIRE MODEL 65 RIFLE, BIRMINGHAM PROOFS.

SN 2. Cal. 14 mm. Needlefire Model 65 in the white, with fixed front sight and 3 position (2 leaf) flip up rear sight whereby the highest blade is marked 7-800 / 5-600 while the rear blade is marked 3-400. SN 2 appears on the left side of bbl, left side of octagonal chamber, on bolt and on most screw heads. Birmingham proofs appear on the major components. All steel components are in the white with brass bbl bands and trigger guard. Top of the octtagonal chamber is unmarked and there are no markings on any of the brass fittings. Single piece wood stock. Orig cleaning rod in place. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: All in the white steel components with advanced oxidation, particularly over the chamber, receiver and buttplate. Brass fittings a pleasantly toned mustard color with shallow oxidative etching. Orig varnished stock, inspector markings just below trigger guard extension, with numerous handling dings, dents and staining. Negligible losses and no discernible cracks. Surprisingly bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. 4-53183 LMA145 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3213

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3214

VERY RARE CRAUSEWERKE KURHESSISCHE NEEDLEFIRE MODEL 1864 RIFLE.

SN 379. Cal. 14 mm. Crausewerke (Herzberg) Needlefire Model 1864 with fixed front sight and Hessian pattern quadrant rear sight that rotates to adjust elevation from 300 – 900 paces. Browned bbl and receiver; in-the-white on two lug bolt assembly; all matched with number “379” whose last two digits are repeated on cocking knob, screw heads and buttplate. Steel furniture, including trap door mounted on right side of buttstock and buttplate. Single piece wood stock, inspector marked below trigger guard extension. Cleaning rod present. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 90% brown finish on bbl and receiver with in-the-white parts having grayed and stained. Trigger guard with 60% of finish transitioning to a toned patina. 20% finish remains on trapdoor mounted on right buttstock while buttplate has largely toned to a gray brown. Orig finish stock with numerous handling dings, dents, chips and stains. No discernible cracks. Surprisingly bright bore with strong rifling and minimal erosion. Perfect mechanics. Only 580 Model 64 Kurhessian (Electorate of Hessen) pattern rifles were made with this type of Hessian pattern sight. 4-53075 LMA156 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3214

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3215

AMBERG MODEL 1869 WERDER RIFLE.

SN 29920. Cal. 11.5 mm. Standard Werder rifle with fixed front sight and 3 position (2 leaf) flip up rear sight with front leaf capable of vertical adjustment. No visible markings on top of chamber. SN “29920” is repeated on left side of bbl, receiver, and top cover. Acceptance marks barely visible on right side of bbl. Steel bbl bands, trigger guard and buttplate. Single piece stock with military marks and matching SN on the right side of buttstock barely legible. Cleaning rod present. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very heavily oxidized with extensive surface pitting and oxidized discoloration. Stock has been heavily sanded and repaired under the action; still with considerable staining. No cracks. Cocking lever functional and releases with trigger pull though loading gate stuck. 4-53115 LMA154 (250-500) – Lot 3215

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3216

GREENWOOD & BATLEY M71 RIFLE, TOOL ROOM SAMPLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 11 mm. Fixed front sight and 3 position (2 leaf) flip up rear sight with front leaf adjustable for elevation. Blued bbl with octagonal chamber marked “Greenwood & Batley, Leeds”. No receiver markings. Unmarked, in-the-white bolt with blued safety lever. Fire blued bbl bands and brass trigger guard. Steel buttplate. Single piece wood stock numbered “31” on the right side near the base. Cleaning rod present. Produced as a test sample on acceptance of production line machines and tooling made by Greenwood & Batley, Leeds, for Amburg Arsenal, Bavaria. PROVENANCE: Greenwood & Batley Factory Collection, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 98% blue on bbl and receiver, 70-80% fire blue on bbl bands with fading and congealed grease. Buttplate originally fire blued with base having faded to bright metal. Most of orig varnish still on stock with scattered dings and staining. Small chip at rear of tang. No splits. Dull bore with sharp rifling. Mild oxidation. Perfect mechanics. 4-53105 LMA153 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 3216

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3217

Please Note: This is the standard GEW 88; not the GEW 88/14 variation as stated in the catalog.

DESIRABLE SPANDAU 7.92 MM GEW 88/14 RIFLE.

SN 9478. Cal. 7.92mm. Hard to find, mostly matching Spandau Arsenal manufactured Gewehr model 1888/14 full length rifle. Top receiver marked “S” with Imperial crown “SPANDAU 1890”. Metal parts profusely Imperial proofed, front band is unit marked “74.R.7.114”. Comes with orig period cleaning rod. All functional and complete. Bbl shroud undented. Right stock has several Imperial proofs and has 4 tiny nails suggesting that this was a presentation gun at some point and likely had some sort of plaque previously affixed. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall fair. Bluing 30-50% in places most exposed metal parts have much patina & browning. Stock has numerous dings, gouges and scratches from war time use. Bore is dark with strong lands & grooves. 4-53130 DW (350-1,000) – Lot 3217

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3218
Revised: 2/27/2014

Please Note: This is the standard GEW 88/5 variation; not the GEW 88/14 variation as stated in the catalog.

DESIRABLE SPANDAU 7.92 MM GEW 88/14 RIFLE.

SN 2958Z. Cal. 7.92mm. Nice condition, mostly matching Spandau Arsenal manufactured Gewehr Model 1888/14 full length rifle. Top receiver marked “S” (.323” bore) with Imperial crown over “SPANDAU 1890”. Left bbl shows British test proof as does left receiver. Bolt is a Turkish rework and renumbered (SN 8429). Metal parts profusely Imperial proofed, rear band is unit marked “65.R.11.146.”. Comes with orig period cleaning rod. All functional and complete. Bbl shroud undented. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall good. Bluing is approx 80% with most wear at the front band & bbl shroud. Receiver has some browning. Stock and several metal parts appear to have been refinished at some time. Bore is bright with very little rifling left. 4-53311 DW17 (350-800) – Lot 3218

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3219

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE GEORG LUGER MODEL 1892/6 RIFLE BARRELED ACTION.

SN 356. Cal. 7.92mm. Perhaps a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain an incomplete example of the rare “System Luger” 1892/6 sporting rifle. Short sporter style barreled action is marked on top receiver “Deutsche Waffen- Und Munitions Fabriken Berlin”, and on left with the weapon’s serial number and SYSTEM “LUGER”. Georg Luger’s personal “GL” monograms appear on the receiver and many small parts to identify Luger’s patented features. The system incorporates several Luger patented ideas & novel features to include a flip down magazine door for ammunition clip release, unique bolt release, double set triggers & checkered spoon bolt handle. This gun and its related patents are featured on pp. 40, 1646-7 and 1723-5 of The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols by Joachim Gortz & Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection. CONDITION: Poor with severe pitting at bbl, under receiver & magazine assembly. Bore is also poor, showing frosting & pitting, but should clean up. Action is mechanically functional & complete and comes with several small pieces from the orig stock. A near unique candidate worthy of new furniture and restoration. 4-53097 DW26 (7,500-25,000) – Lot 3219

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3220

BOER WAR LUDWIG LOEWE & CO. MODEL 1896 CARBINE.

SN 199. Cal 7mm. Nice condition Mauser Model 1896 saddle ring carbine manufactured by Loewe Co. in Berlin. Carbine is SN 199, which falls into the Boer contract range, and is crown over “L” (Imperial German Army pattern) proofed with matching bolt assembly. All correct showing much service use. Additional markings lightly carved in left buttstock appear to be a unit or owners initials “3WYN”. Rear sight graduated to 1400 meters. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall good. Mechanically sound and fully functional. Bluing turning brown on most metal surfaces, approx 80% remaining. Some scattered speckling on trigger guard, floor plate, bands & buttplate. Bore is dark with strong lands & grooves, should clean up better. Stock shows much use with numerous light scratches, dings & handling marks. 4-53318 DW24 (1,000-2,500) – Lot 3220

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3221

*◊ DESIRABLE WORLD WAR I GEWEHR 98 SNIPER RIFLE WITH LANDLICHT 4 POWER SCOPE.

SN 8876. Cal. 7.92mm. Desirable WWI era Gewehr 98 dual offset double claw sniper rifle with Landlicht 4X scope. Rifle itself is in very nice condition and presents very well. Profusely Imperial proofed on receiver and buttstock, which is also unit marked “96.R.6.193.”. Bbl, receiver, bolt and some smaller parts all match. Front & rear scope bases have been factory installed during the era. The rifle has been fitted with a double claw rear off set mount with “LANDLICHT Mod. 04X” 4 power scope, SN 58480. Scope is in overall good condition. Three post reticle with surprisingly clear optics. Set comes with serviceable period leather sling, unit marked flip up muzzle protector, rare, authentic 20 round extended Grabenmagazine marked “J”, and correct cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good showing much service use. Rifle bluing is approx 85% with receiver and scope bases left in the white. Most bluing wear has occured at the magazine floor plate with the stock disc turning an even brown patina. Front band, buttstock & magazine follower are mismatched. Trigger guard is force matched. Scope optics clear & mechanically functional. Bore is dark with strong lands & grooves. Stock overall good condition with several scratches, dings & handling marks consistent with war time use in the trenches. 4-53262 DW21 (7,500-11,500) – Lot 3221

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3222

*◊ VERY SCARCE AUTHENTIC WORLD WAR I GEWEHR 98 SNIPER RIFLE.

SN 3913E. Cal. 7.92mm. Desirable mostly matching WWI era Gewehr 98 double claw sniper rifle with Bock 3X scope. Rifle itself is in good, combat used, as issued condition, and all parts match with the exception of the bolt assembly. Profusely Imperial proofed on right butt & all metal parts, as correct. Front & rear scope bases have been factory installed during the era. The rifle has been fitted with a double claw rear off set mount with “OTTO BOCK.HOFL.BERLIN.” marked 3 power scope, also engraved “GEW.No.842k”. Scope is in overall good condition. Four post reticle with surprisingly clear optics. Set comes with servicable period leather sling and correct cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall good showing much service use. Rifle bluing is approx 85% with most wear at the bands, trigger guard, buttplate, scope mount bases, rear sight turning brown with scattered patina & light pitting on scope, body & double claw rings. Scope optics clear & mechanically functional. Bore is dark with strong lands & grooves. Stock overall good condition with several scratches, dings & handling marks consistent with war time use in the trenches. 4-53145 DW20 (7,500-11,000) – Lot 3222

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3223

*◊ EXCEPTIONAL AUTHENTIC WORLD WAR I GEWEHR 98 SNIPER RIFLE.

SN 5822r. Cal. 7.92mm. Desirable mostly matching WWI era Danzig 1917 Gewehr 98 double claw sniper rifle fitted with an OIGEE LUXOR, Berlin 3X scope. Rifle itself is in good, combat used condition and all parts match with the exception of the bbl, bolt assembly and rear band. Profusely Imperial proofed on right butt & all metal parts, as correct. Bbl is British “Ton” proofed on right side. Front & rear scope bases have been factory installed during the era. The rifle has been fitted with a double claw rear off set mount with a “Gew. Nr. 6716i” marked 3 power Oigee scope, in overall good condition. Four post reticle with surprisingly clear optics. Set comes with serviceable period leather sling and correct cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall good showing much service use. Rifle bluing is approx 60% with most wear at the bands, trigger guard, buttplate, scope mount bases, rear sight turning brown with scattered patina & light pitting on receiver, trigger guard, bolt, scope, body & double claw rings. Scope optics clear & mechanically functional. Bore is dark with strong lands & grooves. Stock overall good condition with several scratches, dings & handling marks consistent with war time use in the trenches. 4-53131 DW34 (3,000-5,500) – Lot 3223

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3224

*◊ SCARCE WORLD WAR I KAR 98AZ MADE BY BY THE DANZIG ARSENAL IN 1918.

SN 6433. Cal. 7.92mm. Very scarce, all matching World War I carbine, reissued after the war in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles and overstamped with the date “1920” as a property mark, and used by the post-war Reichswehr. Rifle is Prussian and Weimar proofed throughout. Carbine is in correct 98AZ configuration, all metal parts including trigger guard screws and stock match each other, both receiver top and left stock have been given an additional “1920” date. Comes with serviceable authentic orig Weimar area sling and correct period spring loaded muzzle cover marked “R.STOCK & CO.” PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very Good. Bluing is over 90% with most wear at stacking rod, high edges and bayonet stud. Bore is lightly frosted, strong lands and grooves, but should clean up. Stock shows just a few handling marks and is overall very nice condition. 4-53136 DW9 (1,000-1,750) – Lot 3224

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3225

*◊ SCARCE PORTUGUESE CONTRACT MAUSER-WERKE K98K.

SN D7124. Cal. 7.92mm. Difficult to find Mauser K98k with early features as manufactured by Mauser-Werke in 1937 for the Portuguese government. The top receiver is roll stamped with the Portugese National Crest and the sides are marked with several firing proofs and WaA63 stamps. All exterior metal parts match the SN of the receiver to include the bolt assembly. Rifle has robust front sight protective ears which are held in place with a machine screw and marked “WaA 63”. Comes with period cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good. Bluing is overall 85% with most wear on front rear bands, trigger guard and magazine floor plate and buttplate. Bore is frosted with strong lands and groves. Mismatched hardwood stock is in overall good condition with few handling marks, dings & scratches. 4-53156 DW13 (500-1,000) – Lot 3225

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3226

*◊ ONE OF A KIND LATE WORLD WAR II VG1 VOLKSGEWEHR.

SN 5098A. Cal. 7.92 mm. Rare late war example Walther designed VG1 rifle intended to arm the German Home Guard or “VOLKSSTURM”. This particular rifle is photographed and published on pg. 159 of Darrin Weaver’s 2005 book Desperate Measures, and is unique in that is the only one known maker marked “ST” on the receiver, thought to represent the STOCKO firm in Wuppertal. One of the few known fitted with a converted MG81 bbl. It comes with its orig purpose-made front & side hood, and fitted with a simple flat buttplate. A single “4” is stamped on the on the right buttstock. Comes with a serviceable lower case “gcb” marked “K43″ magazine. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good with some slight pitting and splotchy patina; overall phosphate is approximately 90%, bore is fine, orig wartime last ditch oak stock shows numerous natural imperfections and 1.5” split on the bottom forward of the magazine cutout. Missing the front sling keeper loop. Bolt is numbered “3049”. 4-53249 DW1 (7,500-12,000) – Lot 3226

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3227

*◊ VERY SCARCE MAUSER MANUFACTURED AUTHENTIC LOW TURRET K98k SNIPER RIFLE.

SN 3197k. Cal. 7.92mm. All matching standard issue Wehrmacht K98k carbine, Mauser factory fitted with front and low turret scope mount bases for sniper use. Receiver is marked with National Socialist Firing proofs, SN, and an additional “WaA 135” below the front base. Both bases are also marked with “WaA 135”. Scope ring marked SN “10047” and lower case “bmj” marked scope itself bears “DIALYTAN 4X”, SN “65648”. Scope has typical long integral objective rain cover and a typical 3-post reticle. Rifle bases and scope all appear contemporary to each other and correct. Weapon is all correct and matching to include the bolt assembly. White glue laminate stock is marked “WaA 135” on right butt on bottom and at wrist and buttplate is marked “gqm 43”. Comes with orig wartime serviceable K98 leather sling and orig war time sight hood. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall good, showing much war time use. Blue approximately 75% with most wear on the high edges and some browning and splotchiness to the exterior bbl, receiver, scope, trigger guard, takedown disk and buttplate. Bore is dark with strong lands & grooves, should clean up better. Optics function as they should, but somewhat hazy. 4-53273 DW14 (8,500-13,000) – Lot 3227

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3228

*◊ EXCEPTIONAL REICHSWEHR EARLY 98k SNIPER RIFLE MANUFACTURED BY BSW.

SN 48. Cal. 7.92mm. All matching Berlin-Suhler Waffenwerke (BSW) standard issue early production K98k carbine, factory fitted with front and rear curved dovetail and post mounts for sniper use. Receiver is marked with Wiemar era proof marks, several eagle over “4” WaA markings, “B”, and the date “1938”. Scope bases are un-marked, front claw marked with SN 9955, and the early Voigtlaender 3X left scope sidewall is unit marked “7./J.R.3.152.”. Optics are clear with typical 3-post picket and 1-post reticle. Rifle bases and scope all appear contemporary to each other and correct. Rifle is all correct and matching to include the bolt assembly and most all metal parts are marked “WaA 4” with an additional “B”. Hardwood stock is marked with the National Socialist eagle over “H”, droop eagle “WaA 4” on right butt, on bottom, and at wrist. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall very fine. Showing some wear at the rear band, receiver and ocular and objective ends of the scope. Orig band spring is broken in the center. Blue approximately 95%. Hardwood stock is nicely marked, displays well, but cracked at wrist on both right and left sides (professionally repaired). Bore is bright and shiny with strong lands & grooves, optics function as they should, and are quite clear. 4-53267 DW15 (8,500-12,500) – Lot 3228

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3229

*◊ EXCELLENT ERFURT ARSENAL PRODUCED KAR.98 CARBINE.

SN 4265. Cal. 7.92mm. Exceptional as refinished Erfurt Arsenal Karbiner 98 produced in 1905. The Kar 98 was developed for use by soldiers who did not require a full length rifle such as cavalry troops & field artillery troops. This example has the correct bent spoon bolt handle and is all matching including the trigger guard screws. Includes period cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall excellent as restored. Bluing is approx 99% with the rear sight & receiver top in the white. Stock is excellent as refinished & numbered to the gun. Checkered bolt handle has some pitting & stress crack at the bend. Bbl is bright and shiny with strong lands & grooves. 4-53133 DW18 (650-1,500) – Lot 3229

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3230

*◊ DESIRABLE EARLY WORLD WAR II MAUSER K98k.

SN 1535d. Cal. 7.92mm. Standard issue Wehrmacht K98k carbine manufactured in 1939. Weapon is all correct and matching including the trigger guard screws with the exception of the bolt assembly. Receiver is marked with Nazi era eagle National Socialist Firing proofs, SN, “Mod. 98″ and stock is marked Eagle/”H” and WaA 63″ twice on the right butt as well as at the wrist and bottom. Comes with orig war time serviceable K98 leather sling and early flip-up muzzle cover. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall good, showing much war time use. Blue approximately 85% with most wear on the front and rear bands, muzzle, trigger guard areas with some browning to magazine, floor plate area, trigger guard, buttplate and takedown disk. Bore is somewhat dark with strong lands & grooves, should clean up better. 4-53150 DW11 (650-1,000) – Lot 3230

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3231

*◊ DESIRABLE MID WORLD WAR II KRIEGSMARINE K98k.

SN 7218f. Cal. 7.92mm. Standard issue Steyr manufactured K98k carbine made in 1941 and issued to the German Kriegsmarine. Receiver is marked “bnz. 41” with several firing proofs and “WaA 623” markings. Weapon is all correct and matching to include the trigger guard screws, with the exception of the bolt assembly. Receiver is marked with Nazi era eagle firing proofs, SN, “Mod. 98″ and hardwood stock is marked Eagle/”M” and WaA 623″ twice on the right butt as well as at the wrist and bottom. Comes with orig war time serviceable K98 leather sling and early flip-up muzzle cover. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall good, showing much war time use. Blue approximately 85% with most wear on the front and rear bands, muzzle, trigger guard areas with some browning buttplate and takedown disk. Bore is dark with strong lands & grooves, should clean up better. 4-53171 DW12 (650-1,000) – Lot 3231

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3232

*◊ SCARCE GUSTLOFF-WERKE 22 CALIBER TRAINER WITH Zf41 SCOPE AND MOUNT.

SN 238008. Cal. .22. Standard Gustloff KKW marked with the firms logo, “KAL.22 LANG FUR BUCHSEN”, and Eagle over “N” on both bbl and receiver. Rifle is in overall very nice as refinished condition has an unmarked Zf41 style left side rail mounted for use with a standard Zf41 scope and mount. Configuration appears to be from the era. Excellent condition “cxn” marked scope SN 137137, comes with both front and rear shields. Optics fairly clear un-numbered mount is marked “duv” “WaA 214”. Comes with orig war time KKW/K98 leather sling. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. High polished bluing approximately 98% with plum coloring of rear receiver and blued portions of the bolt assembly, unmarked stock is very fine with no major dings, scratches or handling marks. Bore is bright and shiny with strong lands & grooves. 4-53271 DW10 (800-1,500) – Lot 3232

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3233

*◊ VERY SCARCE NAZI NAVY MARKED ERMA K98k .22LR CONVERSION UNIT, DATED 1937.

SN 3943f. Orig Erma K98k conversion unit whose chamber is marked “FABRIKAT ERFURT”, surrounding the circular Erma logo. The base of the chamber insert is numbered “3943”, accepted “WaA280”, and marked for the caliber “5.41”. The SN and acceptance stamp are repeated on the left side of the chamber along with additional stamps. Matching bolt is also accepted with “WaA280″. Magazine floorplate is marked ” ERMA/ERFURT/1937″ over “WaA280”. Just behind the magazine well is pantographed “O.68” reflecting use by the Nazi Navy. No box or other accessories. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: The in-the-white bbl insert and collar show light use without significant oxidation. Numbers and acceptance marks are sharply stamped without evidence of cleaning. Remaining components, that are salt blued, retain 85% of their orig finish. The same condition holds true for the replacement floorplate and 22 cal magazine. Bright bore with sharp rifling and only minimal oxidation. A seldom-seen conversion accessory, particularly when marked for the Nazi Navy. 4-52185 LMA (1,500-2,000) – Lot 3233

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3234

*◊ SCARCE NAZI MARKED ERMA K98K .22LR CONVERSION UNIT.

SN 4946e. Cal. .22LR. Orig Erma K98k conversion unit whose chamber is marked “FABRIKAT ERFURT”, surrounding the circular Erma logo. The base of the chamber insert is numbered “4946”, accepted “Eagle/77”, and marked for the caliber “5.41”. The SN and acceptance stamp is repeated on the left side of the chamber along with a series of additional stamps. Mismatched acceptance stamped bolt is numbered “1225”. Acceptance stamped magazine floorplate is numbered “22”. Early spring retained magazine with rounded floorplate. No box or other accessories. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess and the ex-Dinely Collection. CONDITION: The in-the-white bbl insert and collar show light use and oxidation. Numbers and acceptance marks are sharply stamped without evidence of cleaning. Remaining components, that are salt blued, retain 85% of their orig finish. The same condition holds true for the replacement floorplate and 22 cal magazine. Bright bore with sharply defined rifling and only minimal oxidation. A very desirable conversion accessory. 4-52188 LMA142 (600-950) – Lot 3234

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3235

NICE NATIONAL SOCIALIST ERA 4 MM HAENEL SPORT MODELL 33 JUNIOR AIR RIFLE.

SN 21678. Cal. 4mm. These rifles were used for youth and para-military training in the 1930’s. The interesting Haenel 33 design utilized a 6-round cast magazine, which is inserted under the rifle. The spring action is cocked by pulling the handle to the rear and then pushing to the front and right to secure. Rifle is made up of stampings and the magazine & safety are zinc alloy die-castings. This example is fully functional, has strong compression, appears all orig and matching. The receiver bears the model designation and the makers trademark and the top bbl is marked “MADE IN GERMANY”. The only other marking is the SN, which appears on the bottom stock. Includes mock cleaning rod and has screw adjusted front and rear sights. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine. Bluing approximately 90% with some fading on top receiver and bolt. One brass replacement screw on the trigger guard. Hardwood stock is in very nice condition with only a few handling marks and minor scratches. 4-53315 DW4 (250-500) – Lot 3235

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3237
Revised: 3/9/2014

Please Note: Geoff Sturgess can not find the original document. He purchased the gun from an English dealer who had acquired it from another English dealer who bought the Sir Vivian Fuchs Collection. Geoff will provide a document from his dealer testifying this.

*◊ VERY FINE CARL WALTHER MODEL 1 RIFLE OF SIR VIVIAN FUCHS.

SN 13423. Cal. 22 long rifle. Exceptionally hard to find pre WWII Model 1 carbine made by Carl Walther Waffenfabrik, Zella-Mehlis. Sporter configuration, 3-position flip up rear sight, half stock, finely checkered wrist, Walther banner marked buttplate & rear receiver, left bbl marked crown over “N”, and “Nitro” and, left trigger guard marked with tiny “MADE IN GERMANY”. This particular rifle was once owned by Sir Vivian Fuchs, a noted Antarctic explorer with the Scott Polar Institute of Cambridge, who is said to have used this gun for self defense during several polar expeditions. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. Bluing is 98%, bore frosted, but should clean up. Stock presents well but has 4″ split on bottom by front screw, replacement magazine is unmarked. 4-53188 DW22 (550-850) – Lot 3237

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3238

*◊ EXQUISITE AND EXTRAORDINARILY RARE WORLD WAR II M SS 41 ANTI TANK RIFLE MANUFACTURED BY CESKA ZBROJOVKA.

SN 2901. Cal. 7.92mm Patr. 318. Museum quality example of the very rare M SS 41 anti-tank rifle as used by the Waffen SS in WWII combat. Also known as the “PzB M. SS. 41”, these anti-tank rifles were developed specifically for the SS to use the German PzB 39 7.92 x 94 mm Patr. 318 cartridge by CZ from a pre-war 15 mm design (for the 15 x 104 mm ZB vz. 60 MG cartridge) devised for the Czech Army and were made during German occupation of Czechoslovakia at the Brno facility specifically for SS formations. The M SS 41 is one of the first small arm bullpup designs used in any major conflict. The unique action employs a forward moving bbl, operated by turning the trigger/handgrip group, with fixed standing breech having massive multi-tooth interrupted thread closure behind the magazine. Only about 3,000 are known to have been made with probably only about a dozen surviving examples known. This particular PzB was made near the end of the production run, SN 2901. The left receiver is marked with the “Z” within rifle bbl trademark of Ceska Zbrojovka as well as a very prominent and orig “M.SS 41”, a Nazi eagle/swastika firing proof, and the “SS” acceptance mark, a National Socialist Eagle over “SSZZA2” (SS Zentralzeugamt 2). The rifle is complete with orig magazine, bi-pod (derived from the ZB vz. 26/BREN pattern), leather carrying handle & leather reinforced padded buttstock. All exterior parts appear to match the SN of the gun except the flip-up front sight which is numbered “12”. The forward magazine well has an unidentified 3-line in a circle logo with the numbers “1/257 below it which is thought to be a makers or unit marking. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall magnificent. Bluing is an easy 98+% with only very light wear on the sound sharp edges and on the left receiver (where rotates during opening) and at spring loaded front band. Bore is excellent & shiny with strong lands & grooves. Mechanically excellent & fully functional. Left side leather cheek piece shows some age and crazing as do the leather pads on the fold-up shoulder rest. Some light scattered freckling on original wartime magazine body. 4-52023 DW31 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 3238

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3239

*◊ SPECTACULAR WORLD WAR II GERMAN STEYR PZB39 ANTI TANK RIFLE.

SN 3995. Cal. 7.92mm Patr. 318. Unique opportunity to obtain a museum quality example of the rare Steyr manufactured Panzerbuechse Modell 1939 or PzB39 anti tank rifle, used extensively in the early days of WWII. Originally developed & manufactured at Gustloff, which first design used a newly developed super-high velocity rifle caliber ammunition known as the Patrone 318 with armor piercing-tracer-lachrymatory bullet, but the weapon was quickly found to be too heavy and overly complicated and thus a lightened and simplified version was ultimately produced and adopted as the PzB39 in 1940. Battlefield experience demonstrated that the round was ineffective against most modern tank armor and the vast majority of these anti-tank rifles were subsequently converted to grenade launchers (GrB39). This rare example is in orig unconverted condition, and is marked on the top receiver “Pz.B.39 bnz. 1941”, indicating manufacture at the Steyr factory early in the war. The bbl is dated “1940” and all exterior metal parts are numbered to match the rifle. The weapon is overall profusely proofed with German “WaA 623” acceptance markings. Rifle comes with its orig carrying handle, leather padded shoulder stock & massive front sight hood. It also comes with a 1939 dated authentic but mis-matched bi-pod marked PzB 38 as well as 3 wartime spare cartridge holders that attach on either side of chamber, two, of sheet steel construction, are coded “agf WaA 780 1941”, the other is of aluminium (water immersion damaged) and marked “cos WaA a44 40”. Rifle appears complete and fully functional. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Retains 90+% bluing. Occasional scratch & ding, bore strong and excellent with strong lands and grooves. Wooden beech wood forend in good condition with only very minor scruffs & scratches. Leather padding on buttstock shows some fraying, but still very presentable & serviceable. 4-52025 DW27 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 3239

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3240

*◊ SPECTACULAR WORLD WAR II GERMAN STEYR GRB39 ANTI TANK GRENADE LAUNCHER.

SN 12878. Cal. 7.92mm Patr. 318. Spectacular opportunity to obtain a museum quality example of the seldom seen Steyr manufactured Granatbuechse 39 (GrB39), used extensively in the early days of WWII. Originally developed from the PzB38 anti-tank rifle which first design used a newly developed siper-high velocity rifle caliber ammunition known as the Patrone 318 with armor piercing-tracer-lachrymatory bullet. The weapon was quickly found to be too heavy, and overly complicated and was thus lightened and simplified, and ultimately produced and adopted as the PzB39 in 1940. Nevertheless experience showed that the round was ineffective against most modern tank armor which was rapidly increasing in thickness and both models were too heavy. Thus, the vast majority were converted to grenade launchers (GrB39). This rare example is in orig wartime converted condition, and marked on the top receiver “GrB39 12878 bnz. 1941 1941” which indicates manufacture at the Steyr factory early in the war. The smooth bored (converted) bbl is dated “40”, marked “bnz”, while the rifled grenade discharge cup is marked “GrB39” and additionally with WaA. The weapon is overall profusely proofed with German “WaA 623” acceptance markings. Has excellent condition additional rear sight & sheet metal stamped front ranging sight graduated from 0 to 150 meters, as attached during the conversion process. This rifle comes with its orig carrying handle, orig wartime leather carrying sling and green leather padded shoulder stock. It also comes with a 1939 dated authentic but mis-matched bi-pod. Weapon appears complete and fully functional. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Retains 90+% bluing. Occasional scratch & ding, bore is shiny. Grenade discharge cup rifling is shiny with strong lands & grooves. Leather padding on buttstock shows some minor wear, but still very presentable & serviceable. Parts are mis-matched due to conversion from PzB to GrB configuration but appear contemporary to the launcher. 4-52024 DW28 (8,000-15,000) – Lot 3240

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3241

*◊ MASSIVE WORLD WAR I MAUSER T-GEWEHR ANTI TANK RIFLE.

SN 1138. Cal. 13mm. Spectacular T-Gewehr anti-tank rifle made by Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf in 1918 to counter newly developed Allied tanks. The T-Gewehr was essentially a single shot upsized Mauser 98, but the first of its kind officially adopted and used in the last part of WWI in an attempt to provide German dismounted troops a man-portable anti-tank weapon. The T-Gewehr uses the large 13mm steel cored, armor piercing, high velocity bullet which was effective against early armor plate of WWI tanks which rarely exceeded 12 mm thickness. The weapon is quite heavy and offered brutal recoil. Approximately 15,000 were produced before the end of the war and many were brought back as souvenirs and put on display in museums and local VFW posts but are rarely offered in the market today. This all matching example is SN 1138 and is complete and mechanically functional. The top receiver is marked with the Mauser Barrel trademark and the date 1918. The bbl and all major components including the stock and trigger guard screws are likewise numbered to the gun. The stock is the two-piece pattern with horizontal joint through the butt. The flip-up tangent rear sight is graduated to 500 meters. Front band also serves as an attaching platform for a standard MG08/15 tubular leg type bi-pod. The hand grip & 2-pc hardwood stock are correct, present well and are Imperial proofed. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall excellent. Blued components retain approximately 98% finish. Receiver & bolt in the white have scattered slight speckling & patina. Bore is bright, shiny with strong lands & grooves. Case colored bolt release lever is very fine. 4-52022 DW29 (10,000-18,000) – Lot 3241

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3243

SPECTACULAR AND UNIQUE RHEINMETALL 1/6TH SCALE 2 CM FLAK 30/LAFETTE 30/FLAKVISIER 35/SONDERANHÄNGER 51 PRESENTATION MODEL.

SN NSN. All metal carriage and AA mounting painted grayish green Feldgrau and blued gun. Approximately 40″ in total length with brown leather gunner’s seat and hard rubber molded tires, wheels and mounting turntable equipped with integral ball bearings. Carriage and AA mounting is fully functional with leaf spring suspension and working controls to rotate and elevate gun & sight(Flakvisier 35 reflex sight), and with operational foot trigger pedal mechanism. The AA mounting (Flak 30-Lafette) can be dismounted from the wheeled trailer (Sonderanhänger 51) in the same fashion as the original. Gun is a non functional solid metal representational dummy. This was a presentation piece made by Rheinmetall-Borsig for the Dutch Ministry of Colonies following the order placed for 75 Flak 30’s (known as “Kanon van 2 cm ld”) for the Dutch East Indies Army before WWII (of which 21 were delivered before the outbreak of WWII). Mounting was main feature of interest for the Dutch and is perfectly functionally reproduced to scale. This piece was mothballed after WWII and later became part of the Henk Visser Collection. This was one of his favorite possessions and he kept it until his death. This model illustrated and described in “Nederlandse Vuurwapens – KNIL en Militaire Luchvaart 1897 – 1942”, de Vries & Martens, Amsterdam 1995, pp 110 & 218. PROVENANCE: Dutch Ministry of the Colonies, Collection of Henk Visser, Collection Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near new. As a display piece it saw little use. The only real wear are some scuffs on leather seat and minor wear on sharp edges from handling and transportation. Orig finishes show appropriate age. Mechanics are excellent. 4-53360 BWS110 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3243

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3244

FANTASTIC GOERING PRESENTATION KRUPP MANUFACTURED 88MM FLAK 36 1/10TH SCALE MODEL.

SN NSN. All metal 1/10th scale model approximately 26″ in overall length. With camouflage paint. Rifled bore, working elevation and functional pistons for recoil recuperators. This was a gift to Reichmarschall Hermann Goering to commemorate the adoption of the new mounting system (Flak 36) of the orig Flak 18 canon. This model was in the collection of Henk Visser after he acquired it in France in the 1960s. Accompanied by orig brass plaque engraved “CANON ALLEMAND DE D.C.A. / 88M/M / 1939-1945 / OFFERT AU MARECHAL GOERING / PARLES ETABLISSEMENTS / FABRIQUANT CE CANON”. PROVENANCE: Collection of Henk Visser, Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near new, orig camouflage paint. Some minor wear on sharp edges and corners. Bore is bright and sharp. Mechanics are excellent. 4-53357 BWS111 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3244

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3245

FIRING SCALE MODEL WORLD WAR I SIEGE HOWITZER WITH CAISSON.

SN NSN. Cal. 12 ga. blank. 21-1/2″ Overall. 8-1/4″ Bbl. This exceptionally well done, and finely detailed, field gray painted, firing scale model of a heavy caliber WWI siege gun (Big Bertha) features removable firing mechanism/ breech block with safety and lanyard lever. It is a reasonably faithful reproduction of a field artillery piece, featuring spring recoil mechanism, hand elevation wheel, and heavy wheels with mud cleats. It is maker marked on front shield “H. Lehmann Meissen”, and appears to be a commercially produced product. It comes complete with its matching caisson, fitted with tools and other accessories including camouflage netting in top compartment. Rear compartment hinges open to reveal cartridge block for ten 12-ga. blanks. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as found, retaining most of its gray paint, with some chipping and loss on recoil mechanism, trail, and bottoms of cleats. Bright polish of bbl is dark. Caisson is essentially complete, with tools and whiffletree in their holders. A truly neat WWI era piece. 4-50217 MGM153 (750-1,250) – Lot 3245

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3246

**GERMAN MAXIM MG08 WATER COOLED MACHINE GUN ON BEAUTIFUL SWISS MOUNT (C&R).

SN 4189D. Cal.8 mm. 28″ bbl. Manufactured by Spandau in 1917. Included is an M16 mount numbered “6782”, orig gurtfuller 16 belt loading machine marked “fortuna-werke” in quality recent made wooden box, one orig ZF12 optic scope in its orig brown leather case, both are marked “Emil Busch A. G. Rathenow”, and a brass fusee spring tension gauge marked “C” within a diamond and “Russian”. Also included are four spare bolts (none match gun number) in recent made quality belt wooden box, one orig metal Maxim water can missing its cover, one recent made wooden water can using modern materials, one leather starter tab with brass tabs empty belt in a modern German ammo can, and another cloth Vickers belt with same Egyptian 8mm ammunition in another repainted and re-stenciled modern German ammo can, and one US Browning water hose. Side plate, fusee spring, bbl, feed shuttle, backplate and top cover all match. Bolt and crossbar do not match. Curiously, one of the spare bolts is off by only one digit and is number “4188”. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Feed block cartridge shuttle moves back and forth freely. Flash hider with orig deflector shield is present. No chain and drain plug present at front of jacket however water drain is present at front bottom of water jacket. Water drain lever moves properly back and forth. Water fill screw plug is present as is adapter collar for the trunnion to fit on the M16 tripod. Trigger mechanism operates properly. Top cover is marked with SN, “M.G. 08.” followed by “Gwt.” and “Spandau” “1917”. Side plate is marked “4189d”. Tripod is in what could be orig green paint with very handsome German language brass range plate riveted to the elevation gear. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine with no dents or damage to the water jacket, about 80% blue overall with some pitting on the receiver sideplates and a little corrosion at the forward end of the feed shuttle as well as on the top of the feed arm. Mechanism operates perfectly. Bore is dark. Wooden handles retain much of their checkering but there is some gouging and some significant loss of diamonds to them. All five bolts included in this lot are very clean and shiny. ZF12 optic is fine with clear optics. Leather optic case is in extremely fine and attractive condition. Very serviceable. Cloth Vickers belts included are in good serviceable condition. Belt loading machine does not look like it has been used in a long time but it too appears to be in serviceable condition. This is a really attractive MG08 on a mount which is much easier to transport than the old sled mount. A great find for the WWI enthusiast. 4-50338 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 3246

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3247

**SUPERB COLT THOMPSON 1921/28 NAVY OVERSTAMP W/FBI CASE (C&R).

SN 8797. Cal. .45 ACP, 10-1/2″ bbl w/ unmarked Cutts compensator. This is a magnificent example of the 21/28 Thompson, marked “US NAVY MODEL OF 1928” with the “8” overstamping a “1” complete with many accessories which include the May 1939 shipping receipt to a previous owner and orig Thompson drum winding instruction card. It also includes a brass cleaning rod, four orig 1920/21 magazines with patent date Aug. 24, 1920 and one New York address 50-round drum. Also orig dark blue, velvet lined hard case with orig spare parts tin which includes a spare firing pin, extractor, firing pin spring, brass cleaning jag and brushes. Also included outside of the case is one after market 50-rnd drum, five 30-rnd GI magazines in wrappers, one box Peters shot shell ammo, and one box of full metal jacket ammunition. Also included is one collector grade publication book “Thompson, the American Legend” by Tracie Hill. Another book, “The Thompson Submachine” Gun by Roger Cox together with the 1986 supplement to “The Thompson Submachine Gun” by Roger Cox. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. When magazine is in place, the sear does not trip which indicates a weak spring which could easily be replaced. Otherwise, this weapon appears fully functional. Buttstock fits properly and snugly onto receiver. Orig oiler is within buttstock trap. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall finish and appearance of all metal parts including unmarked cutts compensator is outstanding. 97% plus orig high luster blue with the only slight loss being on the high points of the ridges of the receiver, where the cocking handle touches the top of the receiver and where the stock slides on the lower receiver. There is also a slight blemish where the bbl meets the receiver on the left side. Buttplate retains about 80% of its orig finish, mostly thinning with some evidence of discoloration from old oxidation. Also some slight loss of finish where the buttstock slides onto the receiver. There are some small pinpricks of oxidization on the top of the bbl forward of the cooling rings. The cooling rings still retain some grease in them. Vertical wooden forend and hand grip show some light handling marks and a couple of minor hairline cracks. The wooden buttstock is excellent showing just the slightest of handling marks with a small bruise barely noticeable on the bottom about 10″ from the buttplate. Bore is excellent and bright with some slight frosting in the grooves. Magazines are in excellent orig condition with deep lustrous blue, each one about 95% or better. One magazine is marked “FOR 18 SHOT CARTRIDGES”. This magazine is dimensionally just a little bit longer from front to rear. 50-rnd drum has nearly all of its parkerized finish which is correct for those which were reissued during wartime. The other after market drum is still new in its box. Hard case is in very good condition marked “THE BOOKS TRUNK” and comes complete with orig key. Velvet lining is in good condition with some soiling and a few small tears. Handle, latches and clasp all seem to be fully functional. There has been some brassing to the exterior and some loss to the finish in places, but overall a really fine example. This is a wonderfully complete example of the Navy Thompson which includes not only the rare shot cartridges magazine but also an orig shipping invoice dating to before WWII. This is sure to please any advanced Thompson collector. 4-51114 JWK1 (30,000-40,000)

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  – Lot 3247

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3248

**M-60 MACHINE GUN BY ROCK ISLAND ARMORY (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 10356. Cal. 7.62 M-60 mfg by RIA with 20″ M-60E4 Assault bbl configuration with vertical forearm grip and gas tube mounted bipod. Accessories include: two spare standard 25-3/4″ long M-60 bbls with flash hiders and bipods; two U.S. G.I. carrying cases in good, used condition; one full-sized M60 forearm assembly; one spare M-60 operating rod; one spare M-60-E3 operating rod; two spare M-60 bolts; two operating rod springs; two M-60 receiver ammunition box/trays with one box bracket; tool kit with combination tool, shell extractor, bolt op rod removal tool, safety wire pliers, one roll stainless safety wire, chamber brush; cleaning kit and pouch; one bag of assorted spare parts including a piston, some pins, and some springs; spare full size M-60 carrying handle; two asbestos mitts; operator’s manual dated October 1970; FM 23-67 machine gun manual dated February 1984; and three cardboard boxes containing approximately 4000-5000 links in excellent lubricated condition. One of the boxes contains new links which have never been used. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when functioned by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Exterior finish 97% plus with some slight loss of finish where the charging handle rides in the receiver with a few tiny chips of paint flaked off the top cover. Bolt has about a 1″ band of loss of finish near the head. Bolt face is excellent but does show some evidence of firing. Bbl on gun has an excellent shiny and bright bore as do the two spares. Forearm and handgrip on the gun are excellent near new condition. Spare full-sized forend is used but in very good condition. Hard composite buttstock and buttplate pristine. Carrying sling on this gun is also in excellent as new condition. This is a truly outstanding specimen in its lightened and shortened configuration with necessary parts to convert it to the standard version, complete with spares. It would be difficult to find a better setup for the collector or the shooter. 4-51116 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 3248

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3249
Revised: 3/10/2014

Please Note: The machine gun is MP 5 A-3 configuration not the MP 5K configuration. Also, the crown of the muzzle has been slightly ground.

**DESIRABLE H&K MP5 FLEMING ARMS SEAR CONVERSION GUN (FULLY TRANS).

SN 7322/H0471. Cal. 9mm. 8.9″ Bbl. This H&K MP5K is marked with Fleming Firearms name as well as the registered sear number on the right side of the magazine housing. Telescoping stock employs smoothly. NFA paperwork indicates caliber 9mm, 223, 308. Included accessories are seven 30-rnd magazines five of which are still new in the wax wrapper, one sure-fire M628 tactical light new in the box with instructions, one Fleming Firearms .22 caliber conversion kit in its orig shipping box in unused condition. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes functions check and appears fully functional. Magazines fit properly in the magazine well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, as new. Bore appears excellent, shiny and mirror bright. Bolt face is also excellent. Conversion kit and magazines also in excellent condition. Tactical light kit new in its box. This is an extremely clean and attractive MP5 that any enthusiast would be proud to own. 4-51117 JWK4 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 3249

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3250

**ORIGINAL COLT M16A1 CARBINE W/ TELESCOPING BUTTSTOCK AND ACCESSORIES (FULLY TRANS).

SN 9547137. Cal. .223 M16A1 in original standard carbine configuration with 14.5″ bbl with flash hider and telescoping buttstock. Accessories include: one spare 14.5″ Colt M4 upper appears unfired in the wrapper; one 11.5″ upper with flash hider upper with bolt in as new condition marked on bbl near flash hider “KENT MOORE”; and one 10″ (La France gas tube installed) upper with flash hider. Included is orig invoice from La France Specialties as well as installation instructions dated August 1992. Attached to the rifle is a standard black web sling. Other accessories include an Atchisson .22 conversion parts kit with three .22 magazines, and a full auto trip parts list and instructions. Also included is one Colt marked 20-rnd magazine and one Colt marked 30-rnd magazine. There is also a zip-lock packet which contains three spare triggers, three spare hammers and other miscellaneous small receiver parts. The firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes functions check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent with a heavy coat of oil on all metal parts. Parkerizing appears to be near 100% on all metal surfaces. Non-metal surfaces appear to be as new as well. Underside of bolt when viewed through the magazine well does have some minor loss of finish. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. M4 upper assembly still new in the wrapper unfired. Kent Moore marked Bushmaster bbl which includes spare bolt is in excellent as near new condition with only the slightest evidence of having been fired. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 10″ upper does not include a bolt, but also is in excellent condition with just the slightest of handling marks and loss of finish on a couple of high points on the upper receiver end with an excellent bright bore. .22 conversion parts and magazines are also in excellent condition. Both the 20- and 30-rnd magazines show some scuffing and use. Small receiver parts appear new. This is a really desirable setup for the serious M16 enthusiast. 4-51115 JWK3 (17,500-25,000) – Lot 3250

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3251

**PHOENIX ARMORY MP40 (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 6940. Cal. 9mm 9.9″ bbl orig German parts on Phoenix Armory manufactured receiver. Receiver was numbered upon registration to match the last four digits of the SN of the lower assembly. Included are two orig German magazines, one marked “ayf 4” which indicates Erma manufacture, and the other marked “bte 43”. Receiver cap of MP40 marked “ayf 42” which indicates Erma was the final assembler of this weapon, the frame of the lower was made by “cnd” (Krupp). Matching numbered swing-out shoulder stock was made by Erma. Bolt, bbl nut and front sight hood all non-matching and from different manufacturers. Included is one orig leather sling and one Desert Publications Operation Guide “The German MP40 Submachine Gun”. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine as refinished. Pleasing gun metal gray finish over some old pitting in a few spots, particularly on the swing-out shoulder stock assembly. Bakelite lower is a pleasing chocolate brown color. Bore could use a cleaning and is mostly dark with what appears to be corrosion in the grooves. There is a 1/2″ long strike mark to the bottom of the trigger guard and a 1/8″ dimple on the left side of the trigger guard forward of the trigger. Retaining pins for magazine housing are roll pins as are retaining pins for front sight hood and bbl resting bar which is made of bakelite. Hand grips are in very good condition. Sling is cracking but completely serviceable, “MP40” marking visible through the cracks. This is an attractive looking MP40 with its nice smooth gun metal gray finish and is certain to be a pleasure to shoot for the next owner. 4-51041 (7,500-12,500) – Lot 3251

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3252

**UZI SUB MACHINE GUN ON GROUP INDUSTRIES REGISTERED RECEIVER IN BOX (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 103648. Cal.9mm with 10-1/4″ bbl. IMI manufactured parts on Group Industries receiver marked “VECTOR ARMS. NSL.UT” with web sling. Accessories include five magazines and one Desert Publications Uzi SMG Operation Manual, with Vector Arms warranty sheet inserted between the pages. All contained in white cardboard box with last four digits of SN in black ink on one end. A real top quality job was done putting this one together. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall condition is as new. 99%+ orig gray Parkerized finish with only the slightest of blemishes where the cocking handle touches receiver. Folding stock works perfectly. Sling is of excellent quality and condition. Bore is mirror bright and excellent. Three of the magazines have a smooth gray finish, two show more use, one of which has white paint on the floorplate. It would be just about impossible to upgrade the condition of the Uzi. Sure would be a lot of fun to shoot. 4-51040 JWK6 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3252

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3253

**SWD INC. M-11/9MM SUBMACHINE GUN W/BOX AND ACCESSORIES(FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 84-0003129. Cal 9mm. Open bolt select fire sub-machine gun. Gray Parkerized finish, side folding stock, fixed rear peep sight, front protected post sight. Includes factory box, front hand strap, composite front hand grip assembly, metal clamp-on assembly with folding provision to add another hand grip, SWD operating manual #1 with SWD window sticker stuck within the pages. Gun as been converted by Practical Solutions to accept the desirable Sten metallic magazine, and includes five 30-rnd metal magazines. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, as new on all exterior metal surfaces with the exception of a slight blemish on the folding stock 1″ to the rear of swivel pin and a tiny scratch on the side of the safety. Bolt face is excellent. Bore could use a cleaning but has some shine with some frosting in the grooves. Spare front pistol grip has a little brassing but is in excellent condition. Magazines are in fine to very fine condition. This is a great condition M11 for the shooting enthusiast. 4-51039 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3253

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3254

**RECREATIONAL LOT OF SIX SINGLE SHOT & DOUBLE SHOTGUN A. O. W.s.

SN As listed.. No.1: SN: 453940 Cal. 20 ga. ITHACA AUTO & BURGLAR GUN WITH HOLSTER. 10″ Bbls are marked “SMOKELESS POWDER STEEL”. SN is on bbl flats. Case hardened NID action with pin type cocking indicators is marked with dog and “Auto & Burglar Gun Ithaca Gun Co, NY”, and has deeply engraved eight pointed stars on sides and bottom of action, as well as on blued trigger guard. Stock has right angled, laminated, checkered grip. Splinter forend has Deeley type release. Gun comes with its tan leather holster, also marked “Auto & Burglar Gun”. Condition: Excellent, retaining nearly all of its orig factory finishes on wood and metal, with only some slight silvering on high edges. Orig wood finish is excellent. Bores are excellent. Holster is very fine, with some rubs and scratches. A very fine example. No.2: SN: 440871 Cal. 20 ga. ITHACA AUTO & BURGLAR WITH HOLSTER. 10″ Bbls are marked “SMOKELESS POWDER STEEL”. Case hardened NID action has pin type cocking indicators, and is marked with dog, as well as “Auto & Burglar Gun” and with Ithaca name and address. Angled stock has laminated, checkered grip. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release. Gun comes with its orig tan flap holster marked “Auto & Burglar Gun”. Condition: Good. Bbls re-blacked. Action re-colored with heat. Stocks refinished. buttstock with some repaired cracks at angle. Bores are excellent. Holster considerably darkened, but complete. No.3: SN: 8252 Cal. .410 HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON “HANDY GUN” WITH HOLSTER. 12″ Bbl is marked “410 – 12 m/m”. Case hardened tip down action is marked with H & R name and address on right side, and “H & R “Handy Gun”” on left. Walnut checkered grip has spur. Small forend screws to bbl. Tan leather flap holster is unmarked and has shoulder strap. Condition: Excellent. Bbl retains nearly all its orig blue, front sight bead missing. Action retains over 90% of its orig case hardening color. Stocks retain most of their oil finish with numerous light scratches. Bore is excellent. Action crisp. Holster leather has considerably darkened. Button hole reinforced with secondary piece of leather held by five rivets. A proven “Quail Getter”! No.4: SN: 12649 Cal. 28 ga. HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON “HANDY GUN”. 12″ Round bbl is marked “28 GAUGE” on top. SN is stamped on left side of locking lug. Right side of case hardened action stamped with Harrington & Richardson name and address. Left side is marked “H & R “Handy Gun””. Checkered walnut grip has heavy recoil spur. Small forend screws to bbl. Condition: Very fine. Bbls retain most of their orig blue, action over 70% orig color. Bore is excellent. Action is tight. Stocks are very fine. No.5: SN: 3246 Cal. .410. CRESCENT ARMS HANDY TYPE GUN. 12″ Round bbl is marked “PROOF TESTED 410 GAUGE” on top. Left side is marked “2-1/2 IN SHELLS”. Case hardened action is marked “CRESCENT CERTIFIED SHOTGUN” “CRESCENT – DAVIS ARMS CORPORATION” “NORWICH, CONN, U.S.A.” Action continues to form frame for grip with heavy recoil spur. SN is on base of grip. Plain walnut grip scales screw to frame. Small splinter forend has friction release. Condition: Excellent, with over 95% orig finish on wood and metal. Bore is excellent. An excellent example of this seldom seen gun. No.6: SN: 27955T (under left grip and on 12″ bbl) Cal. .410. STEVENS TIP-UP HANDY TYPE GUN WITH EXTRA BARREL. Bbl sets with octagonal breech section are stamped “410 ONLY”. 6″ Bbl is stamped with SN “29717”. Both bbls are marked “J. STEVENS ARMS COMPANY. CHICOPEE FALLS. MASS. U.S.A.” on right sides. Blued typical tip-up action has heavy grip and is fitted with checkered walnut scales. Condition: Excellent, near new with only some slight silvering on high points of action. Bores are excellent. Grips are excellent. Hammer and trigger retain essentially all of their bright fire blue. PROVENANCE: Guns classified as AOW (Any Other Weapon) by the National Firearms Act carry a $5.00 transfer tax. CONDITION: As above. 4-50165 MGM136 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3254

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3255

*SIG SAUER SSG 3000 PRECISION TACTICAL RIFLE WITH CASE AND HENSOLDT SCOPE.

SN Y12656. Cal. .308. Rifle features 26″ heavy bbl with muzzle brake, five shot detachable magazine, special trigger, adjustable comb and butt, ventilated walnut stock with bi-pod on rail. Rifle is mounted with Hensoldt ZF 1.5 – 6 X 42 BL scope with duplex reticle. Gray ABS and aluminum case, foam lined, contains carrying sling, spare magazine, butt spacers, assorted Allen keys, and cleaning rod, along with instruction manuals for rifle and telescope. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal has a number of scrapes and scuffs, mostly on bbl. Wood has some lightening of ebonized finish from hand wear. Scope is excellent, optics clear. Case has a number of scuffs and abrasions. Interior has some soiling and marks. 4-51572 MGM180 (4,000-5,000) – Lot 3255

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3255a

SPECIAL HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS® LOT.

This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction firearm catalogs, together with their prices realized list. These catalogs serve as a valuable reference source. We regularly sell our past auction catalogs to collectors and dealers alike for that purpose. Please also note: The entire proceeds of this lot (to include the buyer’s premium), shall be donated to Hope for the Warriors®. The mission of Hope for the Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. We hope that you will consider competing on this lot, we consider it to be an extremely worthwhile cause and we have dedicated ourselves to include similar lots in every single one of our auctions, the proceeds of which will be donated to Hope for the Warriors®. Thank you for your participation. CONDITION: Very good. 8-87112-2 JDJ (300-400) – Lot 3255a

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3256
Revised: 3/6/2014

Please Note: There are two old extra holes in the helmet behind the front plate. The plate on the helmet currently appears to be an original old helmet plate and was probably changed due to a unit change during the period of use.

HESSIAN 117TH LIFE GUARD REGIMENT OF THE GRAND DUCHESS, 9TH COMPANY HELMET.

Officer model 1897-1915. Black lacquered leather body with fine gilt metal trim. Hessian lion with banner “1697” and “1897” and silvered Anchor with Cross axes device to represent a Pioneer (Engineer) Company on the frontplate. Interior with officer’s silk and leather headliner, inner visors officer colors red and green. No extra holes in body. Chin scales on M91 sidepost, as done for the model 1915. Extremely rare company level helmet purchased from a famous collector in California. Virtually impossible to find in today’s marketplace. Purchased in 2005 from Walter Hartmann, famous U.S. collector. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine quality leather body with firm stitching, all orig metal trim, 85% fine gilding, small scuffs to exterior lacquer but no significant damage to lacquer finish, anchor appears orig with very fine detail, chin scale golding weak at about 50% orig color. 4-50221 RT1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3256

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3257

PRUSSIAN REGIMENTAL 1ST GUARD OF FOOT, II AND III BATTALION.

Frontplate is the Prussian Guard style wide winged eagle with a silver star on the eagle breast. The enameled center the star is the High Order of the Prussian Black Eagle Order. Silver fluted spike. Black lacquered leather body with all silver metal trim. Maker marked “W.S.H. MARKE”. Body in good form with firm stitching. Leather sweatband with silk headliner. No extra holes in body. Proper fluted spike for Prussian units. Flat silver chin scales with both cockades. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Leather body has good form but general spidering to lacquered finish with no loss of lacquer. Matte finish to frosting on eagle at about 60%. 4-50221-1 RT2 (2,000-3,500) – Lot 3257

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3258

LOT OF TWO PRUSSIAN DRAGOON OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Prussian Dragoon Officer’s Field Helmet. Unique “Feldhelm” specially purchased by officers for use in the field. Prussian line Dragoon Regiments eagle pressed under cloth. A similar helmet was featured in the recent book Feldzug 1914 Vol 1 by Michael Baldwin pp 104-107. Pressed cork body with cloth trim sewn over interior interior and exterior. Made by “Ludwig Borgefeldt / Bremen” embossed into leather liner the banner “Elovit”. Leather liner with fenestration to reduce heat. Rounded chin scales that are now zinc ultralight construction. Extremely rare. 2) Prussian Line Dragoon Officer’s Helmet with silver trim. Leather helmet body with silver metal trim. Body in fine form with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Exterior of helmet shows use with minor crazing on body and more crazing on visors. Frontplate is the standard Prussian Dragoon style eagle in silver. Silver crossed base and smooth spike. Gold chin scales with Reichs and Prussian cockades. Accompanying the helmet is a white linen field cover. This field cover used by judges in war games activities prior to WWI. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell,III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Beautiful helmet in perfect form, slight staining to cloth finish on left side, cork firm throughout helmet, interior has slight separation of stitching to sweat leather, otherwise in perfect condition. 2) Helmet in very good condition. Leather body shows much use and has been polished. One Star in spike base has been replaced. Rosettes on chin scale has been replaced. Interior of helmet shows great amount of use. Sweat leather stained from sweat. Silk head liner has numerous tears. Back visor has damage along the edge with material loss causing red paper to be exposed. Spike is not removable. White field cover has broken stays on each end from use. 4-50221-2 RT3 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3258

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3259

PRUSSIAN REGIMENT GUARD DU CORPS AND GUARD KURASSIER REGIMENT.

Officer model M1889-99. Late production, possibly circa 1915, officer’s guard corp style body, steel with tombac finish, helmet body in the later pattern elegant form, tombac chin scales with cloverleaf rosettes, Prussian guard star as frontplate, silver parade eagle on cloverleaf base, eagle has gold crown to indicate officer, interior has sweat leather and silk liner, back visor has black leather, front visor green leather. Elegant and rare helmet. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Helmet body in perfect shape with no dents or damage. Helmet body is magnetic indicating tombac colored steel helmet body. Front visor trim is loose with the loss of the right retaining stud, solder on interior edge of front visor has also broken. Chin scales have the wartime finish with slight pebbling underneath tombac. Inner liner is dried with numerous small tears. Front visor leather is slightly shrunken, exposing metal underneath and back black leather trim extremely dry. Eagle appears to be original officer pattern with fine detail and gold crown. Frontplate has oxidation which indicates it may have been replated. 4-50221-3 RT4 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 3259

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3260

BRUNSWICK 92ND INFANTRY REGIMENT 3RD BATTALION HIGH NCO OR OFFICER.

Heavy early black lacquered leather body with gilt trim, body has good form and firm stitching, early pattern sweat leather and silk liner, inner visors are not colored, frontplate is line eagle with “Furst” banner, silver skull device over “Peninsula” on eagle’s breast. Eyes of skull are not cut out and are black painted. Early style low removable spike. Flat chin scales, and two cockades. Brunswick cockade dark blue with gold ring, possible repaint. No extra holes in helmet body. Unique that there is no central hole in helmet body for ventilation. Large size. Extremely rare helmet. Includes conical black helmet carrying case. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Helmet body in good form with good stitching, no damage to lacquer finish, interior sweat leather has small tears with silk top liner very dry with numerous tears, frontplate retains 85% of gilding, heavy early style helmet. 4-50221-4 RT5 (3,500-6,000) – Lot 3260

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3261

BADEN GRANT DUCHY 109TH LIFE GUARD GRENADIER REGIMENT.

Wide winged silver Baden Dragon with silver star of Louis with red enameled cross and center field. White yak parade plume. Black lacquered leather body with fine silver and gilt metal trim. Leather body has good form and stitching but shows reenforced stitching on left side and right side of visor. Lacquer trim shows general crazing but no loss of finish. Back visor shows greater amount of crazing. Front visor fine. Interior with sweat leather and silk liner. Colored interior visors. Body has no extra holes. Silver spike base and plume trichter, gold stars retaining spike to helmet body. Gold chin scales with silver rosettes PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Helmet body shows use and crazing due to age, interior of helmet shows heavy use with discoloration to sweat leather and silk head liner. Silk head liner frayed in many spots. Two reinforcing sewn areas from back visor through sweat leather are evident in back of helmet with additional evidence of gluing to back of visor. Silver monogram with “HNV” attached to interior liner. Frontplate Baden dragon has no frosting evident. Star of Louis has slight chipping and discoloration to red enamel with no loss of material. Silver trichter has damage to edges. Silver spike base discolored. Full white yak hair plume in excellent condition with no discoloration. Helmet shows some evidence of an old cleaning. Overall condition good. 4-50221-5 RT6 (3,500-5,000) – Lot 3261

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3262

ANHALT 93RD INFANTRY REGIMENT OFFICER MODEL.

Fine black fiber helmet manufactured by “Depahag Patent”. Helmet body has excellent form with firm stitching, slight scuffs to exterior finish with no loss of material. Fine officer’s sweat leather and silk head liner. Visor is colored. No extra holes in helmet body. Line eagle with “FURST” banner with silver star and heraldic arms of Anhalt on the eagle’s breast. Eagle retains 80% of fire gilt. Tall removable officer style spike. Arms of Anhalt star has nice patina. Flat chin scales with two cockades. Solid green Anhalt officer’s cockade. Includes conical black helmet carrying case. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition helmet inside and out. Even patina over metal trim, body shows slight scratches but overall excellent form, fine and rare helmet. 4-50221-6 RT7 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3262

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3263

BRUNSWICK 92ND INFANTRY REGIMENT – 1 AND 2 BATTALIONS.

Enameled blue cross with red enameled center over which the stylized jumping horse, on line eagle with “FURST” banner. Black lacquered early pattern leather body with firm stitching, finish matte showing age but no damage or loss of material. Interior with sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. Body has no extra holes. Frontplate securely formed to helmet body. Overall helmet has general patina. Enamel to frontplate in excellent condition with no damage or crazing. Gilding to frontplate shows darkening with age but otherwise appears to be 100%. Both Reichs and Brunswick officer’s cockades. All original and rare fine early Brunswick helmet. Includes conical black helmet carrying case. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition both inside and out. Helmet shows age with general patina but no alterations or damage. Front visor leather lightly crazed. Interior of helmet shows use but no damage. Outstanding and extremely rare helmet in this market. 4-50221-7 RT8 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 3263

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3264

BRUNSWICK 92ND INFANTRY REGIMENT – 3RD BATTALION PRE-1912 OFFICER’S HELMET.

Line eagle with “FURST” banner with a skull over the banner. “PENNINSULA” on eagle’s breast. Beautiful black fiber body helmet with fine gilt and brass trim. Interior of helmet shows exquisite sweat leather with fine silk head liner. Silk head liner bears an old museum inventory number. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Exterior black fiber in flawless condition with no crazing to finish. Exterior visors show mild pebbling. Firm stitching throughout. Brunswick skull device has pierced eye openings with black velvet in sockets. Eagle frontplate retains 90% of fire gilding. Flat chin scales with Reichs and Brunswick officer’s cockades. Beautiful gilding to Brunswick ring. Extremely rare and beautifully conditioned helmet. Includes black yak hair plume on smooth officer trichter. Purchased from well known German collector/dealer. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition. Virtually flawless form and finish, no sign of wear to interior, high quality interior liner, near mirror finish to body. Plume in excellent condition. 4-50221-8 RT9 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 3264

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3265

HESSIAN GRAND DUCHY 115TH LIFE GUARD INFANTRY REGIMENT.

Silver double wreathed Hessian front plate with silver Hessian house order star with enameled center “Gott Ehre Vaterland”. Black lacquered leather helmet body with fine all silver metal trim. Leather body has excellent form and firm stitching. Lacquer finish shows no cracks or crazing. Interior has sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in helmet body. Unique Hessian equal cross spike base without ornamentation at base and Hessian style fluted spike. Silver star retainers to helmet body. Flat silver chin scales with Reichs and officer’s cockades. Star on lion’s chest with fine enameling with no cracks or crazing. Red and green enamel in wreath still extant. Beautiful 100% orig and extremely rare helmet. Purchased from well known European dealer. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition inside and out. Interior shows general use with slight discoloration to leather sweat band but no tearing or damage. Interior visors slightly discolored with age. Exterior black lacquer and leather trim in excellent condition. Lion retains 85% silver frosting. 4-50221-9 RT10 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 3265

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3266

HESSIAN 117TH LIFE GUARD REGIMENT OF THE GRAND DUCHESS, 9TH COMPANY, OFFICER’S HELMET.

Hessian lion with banner “1697” and “1897” and silvered anchor and cross on axes device on the frontplate. Black fibered body helmet with fine gilt trim. Fiber body in excellent form and stitching. Exterior finish shows minor “pebbling” on left back side and some small scuffing due to age, but no loss of material or damage. Interior has sweat leather and silk head liner. Colored interior visors. No extra holes in helmet body. Exterior metal trim has equal metal patina. Special Hessian style cross spike base and fluted spike. Rounded chin scales with Reichs and Hessian officer cockades. Pioneer device on frontplate, silver with excellent detail. Extremely rare and outstanding helmet. Purchased from well known German collector/dealer who specialized in Hessian items. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition inside and out. Frontplate retains 90% of fire gilding. Metal trim also shows excellent condition. Interior shows mild use but no damage or tears. Excellent and rare helmet. 4-50221-10 RT11 (4,000-8,000) – Lot 3266

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3267

HESSIAN 117TH INFANTRY LIFE GUARD OF THE GRAND DUCHESS REGIMENT OFFICER’S HELMET.

Hessian lion with the banners “1697” and “1897” commemorating the 200 year anniversary of the establishment of the regiment. Black lacquered leather body with fine gilt/brass trim. Leather body in excellent form with firm stitching. Exterior lacquer shows slight spider cracking due to age but no loss of material. Both front and rear visors shows minimal crazing. Interior has sweat leather and silk head liner. Interior visor is colored. Helmet body has no extra holes. Metal trim shows equal age patina throughout. Special Hessian style crossed base and fluted spike. Rounded chin scales with Reichs and Hessian officer’s cockades. Lion frontplate retains 90% of fire gilding. Very rare and all original helmet. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine condition throughout. Leather body shows age and some spider cracking. Interior shows heavy use with discoloration both to sweat leather and silk head liner. One small 5mm tear to sweat leather in back of helmet. 4-50221-11 RT12 (3,000-6,000) – Lot 3267

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3268

MECKLENBURG SCHWERIN 89TH GRENADIER REGIMENT 1ST & 3RD BATTALION / 90TH FUSILIER REGIMENT OFFICER’S HELMET.

Gold Mecklenburg rising sun frontplate with the silver arms of Mecklenburg Schwerin in the center. Black lacquered leather body with gilt brass metal trim. Leather body has excellent form and firm stitching. Interior has leather sweat band and silk head liner. Silk head liner has hand written wearer’s name in old German script. Interior visor colored. Helmet body has no holes. Spike on round base and fluted as is proper for this regiment. Flat chin scales with Reichs and Mecklenburg officer’s cockades. Frontplate has fine detail with matte silver center. Front plate retained to body with split brad retainers. Rare and unusual helmet. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine condition throughout. Mild crazing to front and rear visors. Front visor shows slight shrinkage away from metal front visor trim. Back visor has slight curling to form due to age. Black lacquer shows minor scuffing and spidering and has a matte finish. Large size. Handwritten “59 1/4” inside helmet bell. 4-50221-12 RT13 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3268

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3269

LOT OF TWO OLDENBURG INFANTRY AND ARTILLERY REGIMENT OFFICER’S HELMETS.

Oldenburg 91st Infantry Regiment officer’s helmet. Line eagle with “Koenig” banner with the silver star and arms of Oldenburg on the eagle’s breast. Black fiber bodied helmet with good form and firm stitching. Maker marked “Depahag Patent”. Interior has sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in helmet body. Exterior finish excellent throughout with minor crazing. Front visor shows small chips to exterior finish. Metal trim shows equal patina throughout. Helmet is in the form of Model 1915 with chin scales on M91 sideposts. Spike removable at base in the standard M15 style. Flat M1915 chin scales with officer’s Reichs and Oldenburg cockades. Oldenburg star highly profiled with fine detail. Frontplate retains 80% of fire gilding. Rare and all original helmet. 2) Oldenburg 62nd Field Artillery 2nd and 3rd Battalion officer’s helmet. Line eagle with “Koenig” banner with a silver star and the arms of Oldenburg on the eagle’s breast. Leather helmet body with gilt brass trim. Body in good form and firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner with colored visors. Helmet finish show mild age crazing but no loss of material. Round ball as ornament to indicate artillery regiment. Rounded chin scales with both officer’s cockades. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine condition throughout. Metal trim retains the high pre-war quality finish. Slight damage to front visor where metal edging has been crimped. Large size. 2) Very fine condition with exterior age related discoloration. Liner shows wear with small tears in silk. 4-50221-13 RT14 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3269

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3270

PRUSSIAN 1ST GUARD REGIMENT OF FOOT OFFICER’S HELMET.

Rare and unusual helmet. Special full parade miter helmet. Traditional parade miter used after 1894 for gala functions. Front shield beautifully ornamented with the center a Prussian eagle and over his head the 1st Prussian Guard motto “Semper Talis”. Flat silver chin scales on rosettes. Red cloth bag with bullion ribbon separating panels of the bag. Officer full bullion pom-pom. Interior has officer’s sweat leather and silk head liner. Excellent condition throughout. Seldom found in today’s marketplace. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition inside and out. Shows mild age patina to front shield and back pieces. Helmet liner shows wear but no damage or tears. 4-50221-14 RT15 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 3270

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3271

LOT OF FOUR SHAKOS.

1) Saxony 108 Royal Saxon Schutzen, Prince George Regiment. Special Saxon traditional Austrian Kepi, bullion bands indicate rank as Major to Colonel. Special leather chin strap and Saxon cockades. Officer style sweat leather and silk head liner. Saxon frontplate star with royal centerpiece surrounded by a horn. 2) Saxony 12th Royal Saxon Jaeger Battalion. Enlisted man helmet. Special silver Saxon star with gold center surrounded by horn. Model 91 chin strap. Marked on inside “BAX 11” “LSP 1G”. 3) Saxony 108 Royal Saxon Schutzen, Prince George Regiment. Officer helmet. Canvas covered style for field use. Officer sweat leather but no silk head liner. 4) Saxon-Weimar Landsturm Officer shako. Pattern 1860. Tall old style leather shako with leather buckled chin strap. Frontplate round oval in the colors of gold, green and black. In the center is a reserve cross with the motto “Mit Gott fur Furst und Vaterland”. Helmet has early pattern officer flat tabbed leather liner. No extra holes. Has old reproduction Prussian officer’s field badge. Rare Landstrurm type helmet. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Fine. 2) Very fine. 3) Very good. 4) Fine. 4-50221-15 RT16 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3271

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3272

GROUP OF FOUR WURTTEMBERG OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Wurttemberg 25th Dragoon Regiment officer’s helmet. Black leather body with silver and brass trim. Leather body in good form. Stitching loose on front visor. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Colored visors. No extra holes to body. Exterior finish has numerous scratches and age crazing. Front visor heavily aged craze. Silver frontplate, spike and trim. Gold rounded chin scales and stars. Reichs and Wurttemberg officer’s cockades. 2) Wurttemberg 119th and 123rd Grenadier Regiment officer’s helmet. Black leather body with silver and gilt trim. Body in excellent form with firm stitching. Interior with sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors are colored. Exterior has age related crazing but no loss to material. No extra holes to body. Silver front plate, spike and trim. Flat brass chin scales with silver rosette. Gold retaining stars to spike. Officer Reichs and Wurttemberg cockades. 3) Wurttemberg 13th Train Battalion Officer’s helmet. Model 1915. Black leather helmet body with gilt trim. Leather body in excellent form with fine stitching. Officer’s sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. Exterior finish in excellent condition with only mild age related matte finish. Wurttemberg state frontplate. No gilding present. Round chin scales (Model 1915) on M91 lugs. Officer’s Reighs and Wurttemberg cockades. Excellent condition inside and out. 4) Wurttemberg Field Artillery Fahnrich helmet. Black leather body with fine gilt trim. Leather body in perfect form with firm stitching. Interior officer’s sweat leather and silk head liner. Colored visors. No extra holes. Exterior finish matte but otherwise perfect. Frontplate finely gilded Wurttemberg state emblem. Round base with ball top and Fahnrich pearl ring around spike base. Round chin scales on rosettes. Fahnrich style Reichs and Wurttemberg style cockades. Absolute mint helmet. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Fine condition. Exterior with scratches and crazing due to age. Front visor lose. Sweat leather has several small tears and show age and use. 2) Very fine condition. Exterior has matte finish to leather due to age. Liner shows use with small tears to silk. Frontplate has lost frosting. 3) Excellent condition. Fine finish to exterior with no damage. Frontplate has lost gilding but otherwise firm. Interior near mint with later style elegant liner. Has been cleaned. 4) Excellent condition. Near mint inside and out. Matte finish to leather due to age. 4-50221-16 RT17 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3272

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3273

GROUP OF FOUR ROYAL SAXON OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Royal Saxon 100th Life Grenadier Regiment officer’s helmet. Black fiber body helmet with all silver trim. Helmet body in excellent form with firm stitching and unique Saxon half-squared front visor trim. Fiber body made by “Depahag Patent”. Interior with sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in helmet body. Exterior finish in near perfect condition with only mild discoloration due to age. Royal Saxon silver front star with gilt Arms of Saxony in center. Silver spike, stars and all trim. Flat silver chin scales on silver rosettes with non-serrated Saxon Reichs and State cockades. Rare helmet. 2) Saxon Line Infantry officer’s helmet. Black fiber body with firm stitching and unique Saxon half-squared front visor trim. Fiber body made by “Depahag Patent”. Interior with sweat leather with silk head liner. Visors colored. All gold trim with gold star and the silver Arms of Saxony in center. Flat chin scales with non-serrated Saxon Reichs and State cockades. 3) Royal Saxon Paymaster or Administrative Officer’s helmet. Black fiber body with all silver trim. Body made by “Depahag Patent”. Sweat leather and silk head liner. Colored visors. Tall silver officer’s spike with star retainers. Silver star with gilt Arms of Saxony under which is the “Beamte” administrative device on bottom. Silver rounded chin scales with non-serrated Reichs and Saxon State cockades. 4) Royal Saxon Field Artillery Reserve officer’s helmet. War time production. Black lacquered felt body with gold trim. Interior officer’s sweat leather and silk head liner. Maker is “AWES”. Visors not colored. Helmet body in good form with good stitching. No extra holes in body. Special Saxon half-squared front visor trim. Metal trim a mixture of wartime quality brass and zinc trim. Round ball on spike base for artillery. Gold star with silver reserve cross and Arms of Saxony in center. The crown of the centerpiece is not cut out. Zinc rounded chin scales with special Saxon non-serrated Reichs and State cockades. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Excellent condition. Shows only age related patina. Mint interior. 2) Excellent condition. Interior shows use but no damage. 3) Excellent external condition with bright finish to fiber body. Interior shows use with slight damage and tears to leather sweat band. 4) Very fine condition. Exterior shows mild age pebbling with areas of zinc coming out under ball base and on chin scales. Cockades also zinc. Interior shows heavy use with small tears to leather sweat band and two tears in silk head liner. 4-50221-17 RT18 (5,000-6,000) – Lot 3273

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3274

LOT OF THREE BAVARIAN LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Bavarian Chevauxleger Light Dragoon officer to parade helmet. Black fiber body with bright gilt trim. Fiber body with excellent form and firm stitching. Interior with sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Exterior finish surface bright with no cracks or crazes. All gilt metal trim. Crossed spike base and fluted plume trichter. Beautiful full white yak hair parade plume. Frontplate is the emblem of Bavaria with rampant lions holding center shield. Slim rounded Bavarian style chin scales with officer’s Reichs and Bavarian cockades. 2) Bavarian Chevauxleger officer with silver trim. Black lacquered leather body with all silver metal trim. Helmet body with excellent form and firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Exterior leather with only mild surface crazing on front and back visor trim. Top has Bavarian style cross spike base and fluted spike. Silver stars to retain spike. Rounded chin scales with Reichs and Bavarian cockades. 3) Bavarian Chevauxleger officer with gold trim. Black lacquer leather body with gilt trim. Body has good form and firm stitching. Mild crazing over most of helmet body but no loss of material. Interior sweat leather with silk head liner. Colored visors. Top Bavarian style crossed base with fluted spike. Rounded chin scales with Reichs and Bavarian officer cockades. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Excellent external finish with fine finish to fiber. Metal trim in excellent condition with bright fire gilding to frontplate. Interior shows numerous repairs to sweat leather with tears and replaced material on back side of helmet. Inner visors show age with light bubbling underneath colored paper. Silk head liner may have been replaced. 2) Very fine condition. Exterior leather shows mild crazing due to age with fine gilding to frontplate. Interior shows wear with discoloration in sweat leather from sweat. Silk head liner dirty. 3) Exterior in excellent condition with only mild crazing to visors. Silver trim shows age oxidation but no other damage. Interior shows light wear with discoloration to sweat leather. Back visor curling in slightly on left side. 4-50221-18 RT20 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3274

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3275

GROUP OF FIVE PRUSSIAN OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Prussian/Hanover Infantry officer’s helmet. Black lacquered leather body with gilt trim. Leather body in excellent form with firm stitching and bright gilt trim. Interior has sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Exterior finish shows mild age pebbling with small scratches to front visor. Metal trim shows excellent fire gilding. Front plate is Prussian eagle of the line regiments. Flat gilt chin scales with officer Reichs cockade and State cockade of Hanover (white field with red cross in center). 2) Prussian Field Artillery officer’s helmet. Black lacquered felt body with firm stitching and excellent form. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Bright fire gilt metal trim. Front plate is Prussian eagle of the line regiments. Base mounted with round ball for artillery regiments. Rounded chin scales with officer’s Reichs and Prussian State cockades. 3) Prussian Infantry officer’s helmet. Black fiber body with gilt trim. Fiber body in excellent form with firm stitching. Interior with officer canvased sweat band and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Exterior finish near mint condition with no crazing or damage. Frontplate is Prussian eagle of the line regiments. Flat chin scales with officer Reichs and Prussian State cockades. Possible wartime issue as stars appear to be zinc. Included with helmet is officer’s cloth field cover with green “54” applied to front. Green number indicates a 1915 use time. Cloth cover in excellent condition inside and out. Marked “DRP”. 4) Prussian Infantry officer’s helmet. Black lacquered leather body with gilt trim. Leather body slightly shrunken with age but has firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. No extra holes to body. Leather finish in excellent condition with only minor crazing. Frontplate is Prussian eagle of the line regiments. Flat chin scales with Reichs and Prussian State cockades. Included with this is a cloth field cover on which is sewn a red cloth band that was used for maneuvers. Field cover is near mint condition with no tears. 5) Prussian Administrative officer’s helmet. Black lacquered leather body with fine gilt trim. Leather body in good form with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather with silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in helmet. Frontplate is the Prussian eagle of the line regiment without banner. Crossed spike base with gold star retainers. Rounded chin scales with Reichs and Prussian cockades. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Excellent condition inside and out. Fine fire gilded metal trim. Interior almost mint with one small tear to silk head liner. Leather finish is matte due to age but otherwise in excellent condition. Original Hanover cockade. 2) Helmet in excellent condition. Exterior near mint with mirror finish to helmet body. Fine gilding on metal trim. Interior shows little use with only one small tear to silk head liner. 3) Excellent condition inside and out. Metal trim bright with the matte war-model finish. Interior canvased sweat leather and silk head liner mint. Finish lightly matte due to age, otherwise unused. Canvas “54” cover also in unused condition. 4) Helmet in fine condition but shows age and use. Exterior mild crazing but no material loss. Interior shows heavy use with discolored sweat leather and silk head liner. Sweat liner also has sweat stains in front. Metal trim in very fine condition. Field cover with maneuver band near mint and virtually unused. 5) Excellent condition inside and out. Helmet body has matte finish due to age. Interior excellent and virtually unused with minor staining in front sweat leather. Metal trim retains 90% fire gilding. 4-50221-19 RT19 (3,500-6,000) – Lot 3275

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3276

PRUSSIAN 33RD FUSILIER REGIMENT 5TH & 6TH COMPANY AND 34TH FUSILIER REGIMENT OFFICER’S HELMET.

Life Guard regiment for the Queen of Sweden. Line eagle with banner “fur Auszeichnung der vormalig Koengl.Schwedische Leibregt.Koenigin”. Black lacquered leather body with fine fire gilt trim. Leather body in excellent form with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Colored visors. No extra holes in helmet. Helmet body in near perfect condition to mirror finish to visors and helmet body with matte finish due to age. All metal trim with bright fire gilt. Frontplate with single piece construction retains 90% of gilt with lettering finely blackened and no loss. Flat chin scales with Reichs and Prussian cockades. Extremely rare and 100% original helmet. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition throughout. Exterior has fine quality fire gilt throughout. Helmet body with large size and perfect form. Interior near mint condition with virtually no use. 4-50221-20 RT21 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3276

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3277

TWO MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN OFFICER’S HELMETS AND ONE MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN FIELD GRADE ENLISTED MAN’S HELMET.

1) Mecklenburg-Schwerin 17th Dragoon officer’s helmet. Black leather body with fine gilt trim. Leather body has good form and excellent stitching. Interior has sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in helmet body. Leather finish lightly crazed due to age but no loss of material. Crossed base and fluted spike for the dragoon regiment. Frontplate is the rising gold star with silver Arms of Mecklenburg in center. Round chin scales with Reichs and Mecklenburg cockades. Very rare. 2) Mecklenburg 60th Field Artillery Regiment officer’s helmet. Black leather body with fine gilt trim. Body with excellent form and firm stitching. Interior sweat leather with silk head liner. Colored visors. No extra holes. Body finish matte due to age but with no cracks or crazes. Tall elongated neck to ball base. Frontplate gold rising star with the silver Arms of Mecklenburg schwerin in the center. Rounded chin scales with Reichs and Mecklenburg cockades. 3) Mecklenburg-Schwerin field gray enlisted man helmet model 1915. Black lacquered leather body with pewter-field gray trim. Leather body with excellent form and firm stitching. Interior has enlisted man’s black round tab liner. No regimental marking on back of rear visor. Frontplate held in place with two leather wedges. No extra holes. Leather body has good finish with crazing to both front and rear visors. Metal trim has all the same gray color and patina. Bayonet lug type spike attachment. Frontplate is the rising sun with the Arms of Mecklenburg in the center, all in field gray color. Replacement leather chin strap. Genuine Reichs cockade. Mecklenburg cockade appears to be repainted. Includes conical black helmet carrying case. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Overall excellent condition. Exterior shows age related spider crazing to leather body. Metal trim in excellent condition with only mild age discoloration. Cockade original but are dirty. Interior shows virtually no wear and in near mint condition. 2) Excellent condition inside and out. Exterior shows fine gilding with only minor age discoloration. Cockades bright. Interior shows no use and is virtually mint. 3) Overall very fine condition. Exterior excellent with no damage. Interior shows use with wear both in the liner and back visor where light crimping can be seen from the use of a field cover. Chin strap modern day replacement. Mecklenburg cockade appears repainted. Otherwise extremely rare. 4-50221-21 RT22 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3277

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3278

GROUP OF BADEN HELMETS.

1) Baden line infantry officer’s helmet. Black lacquered leather body with gilt trim. Leather body has good form and firm stitching. Interior with sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Body has overall fine crazing due to age. Front and back visors more heavily crazed. Shorter early style officer’s spike. Finely fire gilded Baden officer’s frontplate. Flat chin scales with Reichs and non-serrated Baden officer cockades. 2) Baden field artillery officer’s helmet. Fine black lacquered leather body with bright gilt trim. Body in excellent form with firm stitching. Interior with white sweat leather and white silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in helmet body. Exterior leather in excellent condition with only mild matte coloring to finish due to age. Soft crazing on visors. Round base with ball top for artillery units. Frontplate highly gilded. Round chin scales with Reichs and non-serrated Baden cockades. Overall extremely high quality elegant construction, possibly for a nobleman. 3) Baden 109th life grenadier regiment enlisted man’s helmet. Black leather body with all silver trim. Leather body slightly shrunken with age with firm stitching. Interior black colored enlisted man’s tongue style liner. Inner visors not colored. No extra holes in body. Regimentally marked “LGR 109” lightly inside left back visor. Overall finish to helmet is very good with only light crazing due to age and shrinkage. Frontplate is the Baden winged dragon with the Order of Louis in the center. Silver enlisted pattern spike is removable. Missing one retention stud in spike base. Leather chin strap M91 with Reichs and standard Baden cockades. Frontplate held in place with screw retainers. Very rare. 4) Baden 14th Pioneer Battalion enlisted man’s helmet. Black leather body with firm stitching. Interior black round tongue enlisted leather liner. Visors uncolored. Markings in back visor illegible. No extra holes in body. Exterior finish excellent with no cracks or crazes. Frontplate is silver Baden dragon held to helmet with screw retainers. Leather chin strap M91 with standard Reichs and Baden cockades. 5) Baden Field gray enlist man’s model 1915. Black lacquered leather body in good form but stitching lose on back visor. Interior natural colored enlisted man’s tongue liner. Visors not colored. No extra holes in body. Marked “Size 57” inside bell. Exterior finish to helmet excellent with no exterior damage or cracks. Frontplate is the standard Baden dragon held to helmet body in back with two leather wedges. Field gray strap M91 appears to be replacement. Standard Reichs and Baden enlisted cockades. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Overall very fine condition. Leather body slightly shrunken with age. Finish has no breaks but is irregular. Metal trim in excellent shape with fine gilding to Baden dragon. Interior shows much use with slight staining and tearing to silk head liner. Back visor also discolored. 2) Overall excellent condition with high quality gilding to metal trim. Leather body has no damage and only matte due to age. Bright gilded cockades. Interior liner shows slight tearing at closure point. Some discoloration around ear pieces from overlap of black dye, possibly due to heat. Trim all very elegant in its manufacture. 3) Overall very good, helmet exterior still bright but overall helmet has shrunk slightly with age. Missing one stud. Some color loss to enlisted cockades, both Reichs and Baden. Small break inside metal front visor trim. Markings extant but barely legible. 4) Exterior of helmet very fine condition with finish bright and metal trim in excellent condition. Original chin strap and cockades. Interior leather liner has sweat stains and is shrunken but no tears. 5) Overall excellent condition. Exterior leather has fine finish and field gray trim not damaged. Possible replacement leather chin strap and Baden state cockade. Stitching separated on back visor. Interior complete but dry. 4-50221-22 RT23 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3278

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3279

WURTTEMBERG GENERAL OFFICER’S HELMET.

Wurttemberg frontplate with silver star with enameled center. The enameled star is in the form of the form of the Order of the Wurttemberg Crown. Black fiber body with excellent form and firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes to body. Leather sweat band had name of wearer removed, thus damaging the right side edge of sweat leather. Exterior of helmet in excellent condition with mild bubbling on the left side of helmet in front of the Baden state cockade. No loss of material. Metal trim has same patina throughout. Crossed spike base with large stars retaining base to helmet. “General Style” fluted spike. Enamel frontplate bright with no chips or damage. Rounded chin scales with Reichs and non-serrated Wurttemberg state cockades. Helmet plate held in back with split brad retainers. Stars are also split brad retainers. Marked size “55 1/2” inside bell. Extremely rare helmet originally purchased from a well known German dealer. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition throughout. Fiber body has excellent tall form with only mild distortion to finish. All metal trim retains golden color but is subdued to age. Interior does have minor damage from the removal of the wearer’s name. Such removal was not uncommon in the post WWII era where wearers wanted to remain anonymous when they sold their items. 4-50221-23 RT24 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3279

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3280

BAVARIAN ARTILLERY GENERAL OFFICER MODEL 1913-16 HELMET.

Fantastic condition and rare Bavarian General Officer of Artillery circa 1916. Elegant black fiber body with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather with green silk head liner. On silk liner is a gilt metal royal monogram with an “R” and a royal crown above. Colored visors. Exterior finish to helmet is near perfect with no cracks, crazing or discoloration. Metal trim fine fire gilt. Bavarian style cross base with three gold retaining stars. Elongated stem and ball for the artillery. Highly frosted gilt frontplate with the enameled royal Bavarian coat of arms in the center. Enameling in flawless condition with small red enamel in the lion’s crown on left side. Enamel piece highly vaulted. Slim styled Bavarian chin scales with bright Reichs and Bavarian cockades. Extremely rare and highly sought after helmet obtained in Europe from a well known dealer. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent and in near mint condition in every detail. Fiber body flawless and still bright. Metal trim finely gilded with only minimal discoloration due to age. Interior virtually mint with little or no wear. 4-50221-24 RT25 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3280

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3281

TWO PRUSSIAN GENERAL OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Prussian General Officer to Parade helmet. Frontplate is the Prussian Guard style wide winged eagle with a silver star on the eagle breast. The enameled center star is the High Order of the Prussian Black Eagle Order. Elegant black lacquered leather helmet body with fine fire gilt trim. Leather body has tall elegant form with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather with silk head liner. No extra holes in body. Visors colored. Leather exterior in excellent condition with no damage or discoloration to bright leather finish. Back visor has slight matte finish. Crossed spike base with four large stars, mounted with a fluted trichter on which is a full black and white cock feather plume for General Officer. Highly fire gilded Guards Regiment frontplate with enameled star on breast. Enamel in perfect condition with no cracks or crazing. Bright fire gilded rounded chin scales with officer’s Reichs and Prussian cockades. Extremely rare. 2) Prussian General Officer’s Parade helmet. Frontplate is the Prussian Guard style wide winged eagle with a silver star on the eagle breast. The enameled center star is the High Order of the Prussian a Black Eagle Order. Black lacquered leather body with fine gilded trim. Interior with sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in helmet body. Leather helmet body has no cracks or damage. Has light matte finish only due to age. Crossed spike base with “General Style” fluted spike. Finely gilded Guard Officer’s eagle with center enamel star that is bright with no chips to enamel. Wreath at base of star still has green and red enamel in place. Beautifully gilded round chin scales with officer’s Reichs and Prussian cockades. Extremely rare. Includes conical black helmet carrying case. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Excellent condition throughout. Metal trim has beautiful gold color with no darkening due to age. Interior shows minimal use and is still bright in color. Leather helmet body shows no damage or discoloration. General’s plume in very good overall condition but does have some feathers missing. Minimal discoloration at top where metal roundral mount holds feathers in place. 2) Excellent condition inside and out. Extremely bright and high quality gilded metal trim, all matching. Helmet body matte with age but otherwise near perfect condition. Interior in near mint condition with virtually no use. 4-50221-25 RT26 (5,000-7,000) – Lot 3281

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3282

TWO HESSIAN OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Hessian 115th Life Guard Infantry Regiment Officer’s helmet, 1871-1897. Hessian gold trimmed lion frontplate with “1621” banner above the lion’s head. Black lacquered leather body with fine gilt trim. Helmet body in excellent form and firm stitching. Interior has sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in helmet body. Leather body has matte finish due to age but no cracks or damage. Visors slightly crazed with age. Spike base is equal Hessian style with tall fluted spike. No ornamentation at spike base. Frontplate is the finely gilded standard Hessian style crossed base over which is a large banner with the date “1621” on it. Rounded gold chin scales with Reichs officers and non-serrated Hessian state cockades. Extremely rare early pattern helmet. 2) Hessian Infantry Regiments 116, 118, and 168 Officer’s Pattern helmet. Black lacquered leather helmet with fine gilt trim. Body in excellent condition with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Colored inner visors. No extra holes in helmet body. Exterior leather has matte overall finish with mild crazing to front and rear visors. Spike base equal Hessian style with tall fluted spike. No ornamentation to spike base. Frontplate is the finely gilded Hessian lion. Round chin scales with Reichs and non-serrated Hessian cockades. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Excellent condition inside and out. Only light darkening to metal trim due to age. Interior shows wear with slight discoloration to sweat leather and silk head liner. Outstanding and rare period piece. 2) Very fine condition with mild age crazing to visors. Metal trim still bright. Liner shows use with slight tearing to corner of silk. Otherwise flawless. 4-50221-26 RT27 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3282

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3283

HESSIAN GRAND DUCHY GENERAL OFFICER’S HELMET.

Gold trimmed double wreathed Hessian frontplate with silver star and enameled center. The enamel center is in the form of the Hessian Grand Cross of St. Ludwig. Black lacquered leather body with fine gilt trim. Leather body in excellent condition with firm stitching. Sweat leather and silk head liner. Colored inner visors. No extra holes in body. Exterior leather shows mild crazing due to age. No loss of material. Front visor also shows crazing from pressure of chin strap on visor. Special equal cornered Hessian styled crossed base with fluted spike. No ornamentation at spike base. No stars at spike base. Frontplate gilded. Enamel star without damage. Wreath still shows red and green enamel. Rounded chin scales with Reichs and non-serrated Hessian style cockades. Red and white feathered Hessian General’s plume. Purchased from well known European dealer. Extremely rare helmet. Not seen before in the US market. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. Mild crazing and shrinkage of body due to age. Missing retaining stud on right side of visor trim. Owner’s label removed from left side of sweat liner. Fine quality gilding throughout. Plume original but in only good condition with numerous broken feathers. 4-50221-27 RT28 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3283

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3284

SAXONY GENERAL OFFICER’S HELMET.

Gold star-silver star center. Inside the silver star is a round center enclosed the reverse of the Military Order of St. Heinrich in gold and colored enamel. Surrounded by a white ring in a gold frame from the Dynastic Order of the Rue Crown. A green heraldic pattern called the Rautenkranz is in the enameled ring. In the center in raised gold letters is the motto “Providente Memor” of the Dynastic Order of the Rue Crown. Black lacquered leather body with fine gilt trim. Body in excellent form with fine stitching. Interior sweat leather with silk head liner. Sweat leather marked with the maker “HORRIDOH”. Colored interior visors. Leather body has mild spidering throughout helmet body with no deep cracks or loss of material. Visors show crazing. Front visor trim square cut as was proper for the post-1904 era. Round spike base mounted with fluted General Style spike. Frontplate highly vaulted 3-piece construction with exquisite enameling with no spidering or damage. Rounded chin scales with both Reichs and Saxon non-serrated cockades. Extremely rare in today’s market. Includes white vulture feather plume with Prussian style fluted trichter. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition inside and out. High quality fire gilt frontplate and metal trim. Helmet body is bright with only minor spidering. Interior has elegant sweat leather with ribbon underlay. Two small tears to silk head liner. Beautiful and rare helmet. Plume is in very good condition. 4-50221-28 RT29 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3284

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3285

BAVARIAN GENERAL OFFICER’S HELMET.

All silver trimmed helmet with enameled Royal Bavarian Coat of Arms. Fine black fiber body helmet with bright silver trim. Fiber helmet with excellent form and firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. Unique Bavarian style crossed spike base with fluted spike. Bavarian frontplate with finely enameled centerpiece with the Royal Coat of Arms of Bavaria. Enamel in excellent condition with no cracks or crazing. Enamel found in crown over lion’s head on right side of coat of arms. Rounded silver chin scales with Reichs and Bavarian officer cockades. Beautiful and rare helmet. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent helmet inside and out. Fiber body in perfect form with only mild matte color to finish due to age. Bright silver trim in the finest quality. General’s frontplate highly vaulted and in superb condition. All metal trim secured with split brad retainers. Interior shows virtually no use and is almost mint. 4-50221-29 RT30 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3285

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3286

PRUSSIAN/BADEN GENERAL OFFICER’S HELMET.

Prussian General Officer’s helmet with Baden feathered plume. Frontplate is the Prussian Guard style wide winged eagle with a silver star on the eagle breast. The enameled center star is the High Order of the Prussian Black Eagle Order. Black fiber body with bright gilt trim. Maker “Depahag Patent”. Body with excellent form and firm stitching. Interior sweat leather with silk head liner. Visors colored. Exterior finish in near mint condition with no cracks or crazing. No extra holes in body. Crossed spike base with fluted trichter on which a white, yellow and red cock feather plume is placed. This plume is worn by the members of the Royal Family of Baden. Finely gilded guard eagle with star in enamel center. Enamel is in excellent condition. Rounded chin scales with standard Reichs and Baden cockades. Unique and unusual helmet purchased from a well known European house. Use of the Baden colored feather plume was not regulation. It was supposed that this was worn by a member of the Baden Royal Family when reviewing troops from the Baden army corps. Without doubt a genuine Baden colored feather plume. Extremely rare and unusual. Includes conical black helmet carrying case. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition inside and out. Helmet body is without flaws. Only showing slight matte to finish due to age. Interior liner shows mild use with some small discoloration to silk head liner. Slight turning in on left side of back visor. Marked size “58”, which is large and corresponds with head size of a Baden Grand Duke. Feather plume shows small amount of feather loss. Colors are still bright. Metal trim fine quality gilding and maintains bright appearance. 4-50221-30 RT31 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3286

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3287

TWO SCHWARTZBURG-RUDOLSTADT INFANTRY OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) 96th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion. Line eagle with “Furst” banner and a silver star with the arms of Schwartzburg-Rudolstadt on the eagle’s breast. Black lacquered leather helmet with fine gilt trim. Leather body in excellent condition with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Helmet body has very good lacquer finish with small scratches due to age and use. Front and back visors are lightly crazed. Metal trim shows even patina. Eagle shows 90% of fire gilding. Star in center oxidized white due to age. Flat chin scales with Reichs and Schwartzburg cockades. 2) 96th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion, 7th Thuringian. Line eagle without banners. On the eagle’s breast is a silver star and the Arms of Schwartzburg-Rudolstadt under which is a reserve cross with the legend “Mitt Gott fur Furst u. Vaterland”. Black lacquered leather body with gilt trim. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Inside of bell stamped with name “H Schrumpf”. Possibly the wearer’s name. Helmet body shows slight shrinkage from age. Lacquer finish fine with fine spider crazing on left side. Visors are also slightly crazed. Metal trim has heavy age patina that has turned most of the metal trim a brownish brass color. Round base with smooth spike. Frontplate appears to have 90% original gilding. Center Arms of Schwartzburg were frosted but now have turned white color. Flat chin scales with Reichs and Schwartzburg cockades. Rare set of active and reserve officer’s helmets from a very small state. Much sought after. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very fine condition throughout. Helmet has general age discoloration that has turned the metal trim a matte color. Frontplate has light green oxidation around wings and banner. Schwartzburg front device also heavily oxidized. Liner shows heavy wear with small stains in front of sweat leather. Silk head liner dirty with numerous tears. Helmet is sound. 2) Fine helmet that shows use and deterioration due to age. Leather body shrunken in back and putting away from rear metal back spine. General oxidation over all metal trim. Interior helmet shows heavy use with discoloration to sweat leather. Back and front visor shows mild distortion to shape from shrinkage. Frontplate missing one retention lug. 4-50221-31 RT32 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3287

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3288

MECKLENBURG-STRELITZ GRAND DUCHY OFFICER’S HELMET.

89th Grenadier Regiment 3rd Battalion. Gold star with the round silver shield with the Arms of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Black lacquered leather body with gilt trim. Helmet body with excellent form and fine stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Exterior lacquer in excellent condition with minor crazing due to age. Front and back visors have heavier crazing. Round base with smooth spike. Star frontplate retains 90% gilding. Round strelitz center field retains 70% silver frosting. Flat chin scales with officer Reichs and Mecklenburg cockades. Included with helmet is black lacquered conical helmet carrying case. Case in excellent condition with all straps intact. Extremely rare helmet, virtually unavailable in today’s market. Includes conical black helmet carrying case. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition throughout. Leather body firm with matte finish to lacquer due to age. Sweat leather darkened with use. Silk head liner shows heavy use with small tears in back and over center where nuts attach spike. Frontplate absolutely original to helmet with no alterations done. Carrying case in excellent condition and fully lined. 4-50221-32 RT33 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3288

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3289

MECKLENBURG STRELITZ GRAND DUCHY FIELD ARTILLERY OFFICER’S HELMET.

24th Field Artillery Regiment 3rd Battalion, Holstein Artillery Regiment. Black lacquered leather body with fine gilt trim. Body in excellent condition with firm stitching. Sweat leather with silk head liner. Interior visor colored. No extra holes in body. Helmet body in near perfect condition with only minor spidering due to age. Front and back visors also show only minor spidering. Overall leather finish matte with age. Round base with ball top of artillery. Front star retains 80% gilding. Center Strelitz has fine detail and has darkened slightly with age. Round chin scales with officer Reichs and Mecklenburg cockades. Included with helmet is the gray green linen field cover marked on back “DRP”. Extremely rare and excellent ensemble. Unavailable in today’s marketplace. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition throughout. Leather helmet body matte with age but near perfect finish. Mecklenburg frontplate deeply formed into leather body. Metal trim still shows bright condition. Interior shows only mild use and is in near mint condition. Field cover also mint. 4-50221-33 RT34 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3289

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3290

TWO PRUSSIAN 9TH GRENADIER OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Prussian 9th Grenadier Regiment post frontplate change of June 16, 1913. Black fiber body with gilt trim. Helmet body has excellent form and fine stitching. Sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Exterior shows bright finish with mild spidering over entire body. Back visor perfect. Front visor shows scratching where chin scales have rubbed against surface. Metal trim has overall heavy patina. Round base and smooth spike. Frontplate retains much of fire gilding but has turned a brownish gold color with age. Colberg banner has lost much of its black lettering due to age. Flat chin scales show oxidation. Complete with officer Reichs and Prussian cockades. With black yak parade plume. 2) Prussian 9th Grenadier Regiment pre frontplate change of June 16, 1913. Black lacquered felt body with gilt trim. Helmet body has excellent form and fine stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Maker stamped on inside “Awes Marke”. Helmet body has bright finish with only small scratches from use on back of helmet. Visors lightly crazed from age. Metal trim retains bright gilt finish. Round base with smooth spike. Frontplate retains 75% of fire gilding. Colberg banner nicely blackened to show lettering. Flat chin scales with officer Reichs and Prussian cockade. Nice matching set of Grenadier Officer’s helmets. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very fine condition throughout. Overall helmet shows heavy use and age oxidation. All metal trim and frontplate attached to helmet body with split brad retainers. Frontplate has excellent detail but has darkened with age. Slight distortion of helmet body in back revealing gap between body and rear metal spine. Interior shows heavy use with discoloration to sweat leather and silk head liner. Small tearing at edge of silk head liner exposing reed retainer. Inner visors have bubbling under colored paper. Very rare helmet. Probably a WWI era production but is not a zinc helmet. Plume in excellent condition. 2) Excellent condition with bright metal trim and polished appearance of black fiber. Helmet body has two light scratches that have caused a small dent in back spine. Otherwise finish is near perfect. Shorter style officer’s spike as was used in the pre-1900 era. Interior shows mild wear with small tears to silk head liner. Slight turning in of rear visor due to age. 4-50221-34 RT35 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 3290

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3291

REUSS 96TH INFANTRY REGIMENT 2ND BATTALION, 7TH THURINGIAN, OFFICER’S HELMET.

Extremely rare battalion level helmet. Fine fire gilded line eagle with “Furst” banner with a silver star in the Arms of Reuss on the eagle’s breast. Black leather body with firm stitching. Sweat leather with silk head liner. Silk liner has “M” metal monogram. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Leather finish still bright with only minor spidering on left side of helmet body. Round base with smooth spike. Front eagle retains 90% original gilding. Reuss star and centerfield were bright silver but have darkened slightly with age. Very fine detail in Reuss device. Flat chin scales with officer Reichs and Reuss cockades. Extremely rare, highly sought after helmet. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Helmet is overall in excellent condition. Metal trim retains bright finish. Only mild discoloration to Reuss finish. Interior show minimal wear. Light tearing to silk head liner on edge. Inner back visor has separation of red paper. Frontplate firmly impressed into helmet body. Outstanding and extremely rare helmet. 4-50221-35 RT36 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3291

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3292

REUSS 96TH INFANTRY REGIMENT 2ND BATTALION, 7TH THURINGIAN, OFFICER’S HELMET.

Line eagle with “Furst” banner. On eagle’s breast a silver star with Arms of Reuss. Black leather helmet body with fine gilt trim. Sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Leather body has matte finish with two small chips in lacquer on back left side. Visors have age related crazing. Round base with smooth spike. Frontplate is large pattern “Furst” eagle. Frontplate retains 90% fire gilding. Silver star with Reuss device has oxidation on right side of star and lower right portion of Reuss device. Excellent quality detail in the Reuss center device. Flat chin scales with officer Reichs and Reuss cockades. Extremely rare “Second” helmet shows the interest of Mr. Haskell in obtaining rare Duchy helmets. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition inside and out. Frontplate retains bright finish. Spike and other metal parts have mild age related toning to finish. Missing one retention star on back of spike base. Helmet is very large sized. Interior near mint with only small tears to silk around edges of star retainers. Small amount of paint loss on red portion of Reuss cockade, not a detractor. 4-50221-36 RT37 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3292

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3293

TWO PRUSSIAN LINE GRENADIER OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Prussia line Grenadier Regiment post 1900-1913. Front plate wide winged Grenadier eagle with black yak parade bush. black lacquered leather body with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather with silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Exterior finish lightly crazed throughout due to age. Front visor has several irregularities to finish from the chin scales resting on them. Back visor perfect. Metal trim bright fire gilt finish. Round base with tall officer style trichter. black parade plume full and in near perfect condition. Frontplate retains nearly 100% of high quality fire gilding. Flat chin scales with officer Reichs and Prussian cockades. Beautiful and impressive helmet. 2) Prussia line Grenadier Regiment pre 1900-1913. Frontplate old pattern line eagle with round center device with the monogram “FWR”. Black lacquered helmet body with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather with silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Leather body has excellent finish but small chipping to back lift panel above back visor stitching. Loss of lacquer 1/2″ x 1″. Visors show mild age crazing. Round base with tall round plume trichter. Full near mint black parade plume. Frontplate retains nearly 100% of fire gilding. Flat chin scales with officer Reichs and Prussian cockades. Rare matched set of early and later pattern Line Grenadier officer’s helmets. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Helmet in overall very fine condition. Leather body shows age and heavy use. Interior sweat leather is stained and scuffed with age. Silk head liner slightly dirty and shows wear. Inside of helmet bell shows slight amount of water damage. Edge of rear visor scuffed with no loss of material. All metal trim in near mint condition. 2) Helmet in overall fine condition. Helmet body shows heavy use with some damage to finish and slight distortion of helmet body due to shrinkage. Back visors curled in slightly from age. Sweat leather shows heavy use with small amount of water damage to left panel and tears and loss of material to edge of right panel. Silk liner shows heavy use and discoloration. Inner back visor red paper is darkened from water damage. Front visor fine. One vent hole of spike base has been damaged and slightly enlarged. Beautiful outside appearance. 4-50221-37 RT38 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3293

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3294

PRUSSIAN FIRST GRENADIER OFFICER’S HELMET.

Very rare and highly desirable First Grenadier helmet. Frontplate is the wide winged eagle with the banner “1655” on the eagle’s tail. The 1655 date commemorates the founding year of the regiment. Black leather body with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather with silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Helmet finish slightly matte with age with light spidering to lacquer in right posterior side of helmet. Exterior visors show mild crazing. Round base with tall smooth spike. Frontplate retains 80% of fine fire gilding. High quality banner with black numbers clearly defined. Flat chin scales with officer Reichs and Prussian cockades. Rarely found in today’s marketplace. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall condition. Exterior appears excellent with beautiful bright tone to metal work. Frontplate gilding is very fine. Interior shows heavy use. Staining to sweat leather. Silk head liner heavily stained with many tears and fraying to silk where it has rubbed across star lugs. Interior visors near mint. Outstanding and much sought after helmet. 4-50221-38 RT39 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3294

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3295

TWO PRUSSIAN GUARD INFANTRY OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Prussian Guard Infantry Officer’s helmet with silver metal trim. Black lacquered felt helmet with firm stitching. Bright silver and gilt metal fittings. Interior shows unusual flat edged sweat leather with green silk head liner. Colored visors. Slightly widened holes (2mm) for screws that retain frontplate. Helmet body has excellent lacquer finish. Mild spider crazing to top lacquer. Front visor has several chips. Helmet body appears to have been polished at one time. Round base with tall plain spike. Frontplate is the Prussian Guard style wide winged eagle with a silver star on the eagle’s breast. The enameled center star is the High Order of the Prussian Black Eagle Order. Frontplate retains 70% of silver frosting. Guard star bright with fine enamel. No damage to enamel. Gold star retainers at spike base. Gold rosettes and flat chin scales. Officer Reichs and Prussian cockades. 2) Prussian Guard Reserve Officer’s helmet with gold trim. Black lacquered helmet body with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Colored visors. Retention holes for frontplate have been widened about 4mm on each side. Frontplate is the Prussian Guard style without banner with wide winged eagle with a silver star on the eagle’s breast. The enameled center star is the High Order of the Prussian Black Eagle Order. Leather body has even glossy finish with slight scuffing and spiderwebbing due to age and use. Round base with tall smooth spike. Guard’s eagle retains about 60% of fire gilding. Guard’s star without enamel damage but center eagle is turned slightly. Prussian reserve cross on eagle’s tail. Flat chin scales with Reichs and Prussian cockades. Eagle firmly impressed into leather helmet. Front and back visors show mild crazing. Silk head liner has embossed initials “HK” on the right panel. Beautiful set of Guard officer helmets. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very fine overall condition. Exterior finish still glossy. Metal trim shows aged patina but has fine detail. Guard’s eagle firmly impressed into body. Unusual style of head liner. Sweat leather about 1-1/4″ wide without scalloped edge. Non-ribbed green colored silk head liner which is an unusual variation. Head liner shows mild use and staining. Back visor has one small chip on edge of left side. 2) Overall very fine condition. Exterior has fine glossy finish to leather with equal age patina on all metal trim. Interior shows wear and discoloration with age. Tearing to silk head liner as it attaches underneath front of sweat leather. Back visor slightly discolored along edges. Very attractive helmet. 4-50221-39 RT40 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3295

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3296

PRUSSIAN GENERAL STAFF OFFICER’S HELMET WITH ORIGINAL CARRYING CASE.

Silver General Officer helmet with gold retainer stars and chin scales. Frontplate is the Prussian Guard style with wide winged eagle with silver star on the eagle’s breast. The enameled center star is the High Order of the Prussian Black Eagle Order. Black lacquered leather body with firm stitching. Fine high quality silver metal trim. Interior sweat leather with silk head liner. Colored visors. No extra holes to body. Helmet body has general matte finish due to age. Front and rear visors shiny with minimal crazing. Helmet body slightly (2mm-3mm) sunken in at spike base from weight of plume retention. Cross spike base with General style fluted spike. Gold star retainers at spike base. Silver frontplate retains 75% of silver frosting. Guard star with enamel center bright with no damage to enamel. Green and red enamel still evident on wreath of star. Rounded silver chin scales with gold rosettes. Officer’s Reichs and Prussian cockades. Carrying case in excellent condition, fully lined, with all straps present. Rare and beautiful helmet. Includes conical black helmet carrying case. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Helmet in excellent condition with age related patina to metal and leather surfaces. Helmet body has no cracking or damage. Interior in excellent condition with high quality scalloped sweat leather liner. Interior visors are lightly discolored with white chalky appearance from age. Outstanding and rare ensemble. 4-50221-40 RT41 (2,000-3,500) – Lot 3296

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3297

TWO RARE GRENADIER OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Prussia 7th Grenadier Regiment, King William I Regiment, 2nd West Prussian. Wide winged Grenadier eagle without banner with “22 Marz 1797” banner on eagle’s tail. Reserve cross on eagle’s breast. Special chin scale rosettes with “WR I” monogram. Black lacquered leather helmet with firm stitching. Gilded metal trim. Interior sweat leather with silk head liner. Visors colored. Special plume support on the interior of helmet marked “DRGM”. Widened holes for screws retaining frontplate by 8mm. This is not uncommon as the active regiment frontplate was replaced by the reserve frontplate. Exterior of helmet shows wide winged Grenadier eagle frontplate has always been present. Leather helmet body shows mild matte finish due to age. Front and back visors lightly crazed due to age. Metal trim has equal age patina throughout. Eagle frontplate retains most of gilding. “22 Marz 1797” banner has fine black outlined lettering. Round base with tall smooth spike. Special rosettes 100% original and retain 70% of their gilding. Flat chin scales with officer’s Reichs and Prussian cockades. Very rare helmet. 2) Prussian 4th Grenadier Regiment, 3rd East Prussian, Frederick the Great’s regiment, used prior to frontplate change of June 14, 1911. Line eagle with center monogram “FWR” and banner “1626” above eagle’s head to commemorate founding date of regiment. Frontplate used before 1911. Black leather body helmet with firm stitching. Interior has unusual flat edged sweat band. Cloth head liner is unusual configuration and coloring. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Helmet exterior in perfect condition with no cracks or crazing. Overall exterior shows mild matte finish. Metal trim shows equal amount of surface color. All trim has dulled with age to a brownish gold color. Round base with smooth spike. Frontplate is line eagle with “FWR” on breast. Line eagle shows excellent detail and even brown oxidation. “1626” banner mounted through front portion of round base, is nicely impressed into helmet body. Flat chin scales with officer’s Reichs and Prussian cockades. Outstanding set of rare Grenadier officer helmets. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Excellent condition inside and out. Exterior shows mild oxidation but no damage or irregularities. Interior virtually mint with old museum inventory number stamped into left side of head liner. Rosettes high profiled and show great detail. Outstanding and rare helmet. 2) Excellent condition. Helmet shows even age related darkening to metal trim and to surface of leather. Frontplate and “1626” device well pressed into body. Unusual interior liner appears to be 100% original and in near mint condition. Beautiful early style helmet. 4-50221-41 RT42 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3297

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3298

THREE SAXON-TURINGIAN OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Saxon-Turingian 95th and 153rd Infantry Regiment officer’s helmet. Line eagle with the “Furst” banner. Silver star with the Arms of Saxon-Turingian on the eagle’s breast. Black lacquered helmet body with firm stitching. Interior brown sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes to body. Surface finish still glossy with no cracks or crazing. Front and rear visors show mild crazing. Round base with smooth spike. Frontplate retains 90% of fire gilding. Saxon star and centerpiece fine quality silver with slight darkening due to age. Flat round chin scales with officer’s Reichs and Saxon-Turingian cockades. 2) Saxon-Weimar 94th Infantry Regiment, Grand duke of Saxony, officer’s helmet. Line eagle with “Furst” banner and silver star with the Arms of Saxon-Weimar on the eagle’s breast. Black lacquered leather body with fine gilt trim. Leather body in good form with fine stitching. Interior sweat leather with non-ribbed silk head liner. Colored visors. No extra holes to body. Large size. Exterior finish still glossy with only mild spidering to lacquer on right side of helmet. Front and rear visors also in excellent condition. Round base with smooth spike in the model 1915 configuration where spike unscrews at base. Frontplate eagle retains 90% of fire gilding. Star and “Weimar” crest retain fine glossy finish. Model 15 flat chin scales on M91 side lugs. All metal trim is pre-war quality and not made with zinc. Officer’s Reichs and Saxon-Weimar cockades. Outstanding helmet. 3) Saxon-Weimar 94th Infantry Regiment, Grand duke of Saxony, officer’s helmet. Line eagle with “Furst” banner and silver star with the Arms of Saxon-Weimar on the eagle’s breast. War model 1915 configuration and quality. Black lacquered helmet body with zinc and brass fittings. Helmet body with good form and firm stitching. Interior sweat leather with silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes to body. Surface finish of helmet body lightly crazed with some loss of lacquer on top in several areas. Visors also have matte appearance. Additional surface scratches to body due to use. Round base with smooth spike made of zinc. Frontplate brass with no fire gilding. Bright silver star and Weimar crest in good quality (not zinc). Model 1915 chin scales on M91 side posts are fully zinc. Officer’s Reichs and Weimar cockades are excellent. Good condition war-time era helmet. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Excellent external condition with bright metal trim and glossy leather body. Interior shows heavy use with darkening to sweat leather. Small tears in silk head liner. Break in reed support on left panel of silk head liner. Scratching to edge of back visor from placement of field cover. Back spine has several contact dents. Otherwise excellent helmet. 2) Excellent helmet inside and out. Beautiful bright metal trim with fine detail to frontplate. Interior shows use but only mild discoloration to silk head liner. Model 91 chin scales very bright and do not appear to be zinc. Beautiful and rare helmet. 3) Good condition for the classic Model 1915 war model. Later construction of zinc materials that have lost their golding. Helmet body in very good shape but with mild scratches due to age and the quality of the material. Sweat leather has several small tears on edges. Silk head liner, without reed supports in center, is frayed widely along edges. Maker stamped with size “55”. Nice representative of a WWI era spiked helmet. 4-50221-42 RT43 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3298

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3299

TWO NASSAU/PRUSSIAN OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Nassau 88th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Nassau, Reserve Officer’s helmet. Line eagle with banners “LaBelle – Alliance – Mesa de Ibor – Medellin” for service as the Kings German Legion in the Napoleonic Wars. Banners and frontplate one piece construction. Black lacquered felt body with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather lining and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Helmet body has excellent form with fine matte finish to black lacquer. No cracks or crazing. Visors also in near perfect condition. Round base with tall smooth spike. Frontplate retains over 90% of fine fire gilding. Silver Prussian reserve cross on eagle’s tail. Banners lettering outlined in black. Flat gold chin scales with Reichs and Prussian cockades. Outstanding and extremely rare helmet. 2) Nassau 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Nassau, Officer’s helmet. Line eagle with banners “LaBelle – Alliance” for service at the Battle of Waterloo in the Napoleonic Wars. Banners and frontplate one piece construction. Black fiber body with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Colored visors. Holes widened by 5mm for fixing frontplate to helmet body. Fiber body has excellent form with fine gloss. Some matte finish due to age. Several small 1/2″ long scratches on back left side that are not detractive. Helmet is model 1915 construction with spike removable at base and chin scales on side lugs. All trim is pre-war quality and not zinc construction. Round base with smooth spike. Frontplate retains most of original gilding. Lettering in banners nicely outlined in black. Flat model 1915 officer’s chin scales. Officer Reichs and Prussian cockades. Beautiful and in near mint condition helmet. Wonderful pairing of rare Nassau officer’s helmets. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Excellent, near mint condition. Perfect in every detail. Metal trim bright with near perfect gilding on frontplate. Interior near mint. Silk liner has no tears or discoloration. Metal trim pre-war quality. Small eagle on scepter on front plate has right wing broken off. This may have happened when the field cover was removed and caught the eagle’s wing. Amazing conditioned helmet. 2) Excellent helmet in near mint condition. Lacquer body still shiny. Metal trim high quality pre-war construction with no discoloration. Interior of helmet appears never to have been worn. One small tear to silk liner where it touches the screw for the star retainer. 4-50221-43 RT44 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3299

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3300

TWO PRUSSIAN FIRST GUARD OF FOOT OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Prussian First Guard of Foot, First Battalion reserve officer’s helmet. Frontplate is the Prussian Guard style with wide winged eagle without banner and with a silver star on the eagle’s breast. The enameled center star is the high Order of the Prussian Black Eagle Order. Over the eagle’s wings is a silver banner with the First Guard motto “Semper Talis”. Gold reserve cross on eagle’s tail. Black lacquered leather body with all silver trim. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Colored visors. No extra holes in body. Leather body has fine form and excellent finish. Mild crazing to front and rear visors. Round base with Prussian fluted style spike. Silver star retainers to spike base. Frontplate retains 70% of silver frosting. Guard star matte finish with excellent enamel and no cracking. Silver “Semper Talis” banner mounted above the wings as is common in the post-1910 era. Banner appears genuine. Flat silver chin scales with silver rosettes. Officer’s Reichs and Prussian cockades. A rare and excellent helmet. 2) Prussian First Guard of Foot, Second and Third Battalion, Officer’s helmet. Frontplate is the prussian Guard style with wide winged eagle with a silver star on the eagle’s breast. The enameled center star is the High Order of the Prussian Black Eagle Order. Black lacquered leather body with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Black lacquer slightly uneven due to age, no cracks or crazing evident. Round base with Prussian style fluted spike. Large domed silver stars retaining spike to helmet body. Fine detailed Guard’s eagle, moderately oxidized due to age. Silver Guard star and enamel center excellent with no damage to enamel. Flat silver chin scales on silver rosettes. Officer’s Reichs and Prussian cockades. Extremely rare matching set of First Guard Regiment helmets. Both purchased from noted German auction house. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very fine condition, inside and out. Silver patina of metal trim matching. Helmet body in perfect form with no distortion. Interior liner shows wear with discoloration to sweat leather. Stars fixed to helmet body with split brad retainers. “Semper Talis” banner fixed with screw through front hole that would have been for star and two wire retainers at edge of banner. Beautiful helmet. 2) Very fine helmet. Metal work shows a fair degree of oxidation due to age. Interior of helmet shows wear with discoloration to sweat leather and silk head liner. Eagle deeply formed into helmet body. Beautiful helmet. 4-50221-44 RT45 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3300

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3301

MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN GRAND DUCHY GENERAL OFFICER OR GENERAL ADJUTANT HELMET CIRCA 1895.

Mecklenburg-Schwerin Grand Duchy General Officer or General Adjutant helmet. Silver trimmed helmet with gold star retainers. Gold Mecklenburg Rising Star with silver star with an enameled center which was the same as the Grand Cross of the Dynastic Order of the Wendish Star. Unique and rare helmet. Black lacquered leather body with fine silver and gold trim. Helmet has good form but stitching loose on back visor on right side of helmet. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors white. No extra holes in body. Paper maker’s tag stating “AWES MARKE” with handwritten size “56”. Body has matte finish to leather due to age. No other scuffing or crazing noted. Silver crossed spike base with General style fluted spike. Gold stars retain cross base to helmet body. Frontplate is multi pieced with gold back rising star, middle star in silver, center ring finely enameled with the motto “Per Aspera Ad Astra” in gold on red background. Center piece a profiled gold crown on blue enamel background. Shows age discoloration. Rounded silver chin scales. Metal Reichs officer’s cockade and furled silk Mecklenburg officer’s cockade. With leather covered carrying case, complete with full liner. Closing strap on bottom broken. Purchased out of a well known European collection. Extremely rare. Never before seen in auction. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. Metal work has even aged patina. All enamel work in perfect condition. Rarely seen silk Mecklenburg cockade. All white interior shows use with minor staining to edges of sweat leather, silk head liner also shows staining. Helmet case in fine condition. 4-50221-45 RT46 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3301

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3302

TWO HANOVERRIAN INFANTRY OFFICER’S HELMETS.

1) Hannover 77th, 78th, and 164th Infantry Regiments Officer’s helmet. Line eagle with banner “Waterloo”. Black lacquered leather with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather with silk head liner. Exterior leather has good form with minor crazing on left side of helmet. No extra holes in body. Back visor more heavily crazed. Front visor mild spidering. Round base and smooth spike. Frontplate retains 90% of fire gilding. “Waterloo” banner has black outline to lettering. Flat gold chin scales with officer Reichs and Prussian cockades. Beautiful helmet. 2) Hannover 73rd Fusilier Regiment Officer’s helmet. Line eagle frontplate with single piece construction with banners “Peninsula” and “Waterloo”. Black lacquered leather helmet with firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Colored visors. No extra holes in helmet. Helmet has excellent form with only minor cracking to finish. Overall finish bright. Round base with tall smooth spike. Frontplate retains 90% fire gilding. Banners beautifully outlined in black. Flat gold chin scales with officer’s Reichs and Prussian cockades. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very fine condition throughout. Exterior shows gloss to finish with only minor crazing to lacquer. Frontplate has near mint fire gilding. Interior shows use with water staining at edges of sweat leather. Silk head liner lightly stained with tears in silk where star stud screws are. Back visor shows damage at edge with loss of about 1″ of edge beading. Red paper cracked. Front visor excellent. 2) Excellent helmet in near perfect condition. Metal trim has very bright finish with fire gilding of frontplate near perfect. Helmet body with only minor spider crazing. Interior near mint, unworn condition. Small tear to silk head liner where it has rubbed against screws of spike retainer. Near mint condition helmet. 4-50221-46 RT47 (3,500-5,000) – Lot 3302

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3303

HANNOVER TENTH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT OFFICER’S HELMET.

Rare Tenth Hannoveran Field Artillery Regiment Von Scharnhorst. Black lacquered helmet body with gilt trim. Leather body with fine form and firm stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes in body. Maker tag inside front of helmet body “F.W. Robcke Luchow” with the size “56”. Helmet body has mild surface crazing on top with light bubbling on left back panel. Round base with ball top for artillery. Line front plate with added banners “Peninsula” and “Waterloo” and “Gouvde”. Frontplate retains 80% fire gilding. Round chin scales with officer’s Reichs and Prussian cockades. With black conical helmet case. Extremely rare helmet. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent helmet inside and out. Exterior metal trim still bright with no discoloration. Interior of helmet is virtually mint. Star studs held with split brad retainers. Helmet case in excellent condition. Beautiful helmet. 4-50221-47 RT48 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 3303

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3304

TWO FINE OFFICER’S HELMETS WITH POSSIBLE REPRODUCED PARTS.

1) Mecklenburg Schwerin General Staff Officer’s helmet. Black fiber body with silver and gold trim. Body with fine form and good stitching. Interior sweat leather and silk head liner may be replacements. No extra holes in body. Visors colored. Black finish in near perfect condition with no cracks or crazing. Silver crossed spike base with fluted spike. Gold stars retaining base to helmet. Frontplate in three piece construction. Background is gold Mecklenburg star on which a second silver star is placed, on top is a round enameled piece with red background with motto “Per Aspera Ad Astra”. On top of that is a gold crown on blue enameled background. Silver rounded chin scales with officer’s Reichs and Mecklenburg cockades. Frontplate appears to be added to helmet as it rests about 1/2″ off front visor stitching. Otherwise extremely beautiful helmet with mixture of original and replacement parts. 2) Brunswick 92nd Infantry Regiment First and Second Battalion, before 1912, Reserve Officer’s helmet. Black lacquered leather body with bright gold trim. Sweat leather with silk head liner. Colored visors. No extra holes to body. Round base with smooth spike, missing one retaining screw at spike base. Frontplate is line eagle on which is placed a silver star with enameled Arm of Brunswick and reserve cross. Enameled frontplate and reserve cross appear to be modern day replacement. Flat gold chin scales with Reichs and Prussian officer’s cockades. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Excellent condition inside and out. Metal trim bright. Interior virtually new. Question over authenticity of front plate impacts the value of this piece. A beautiful mix of original and replacement parts. 2) Excellent condition inside and out. Original officer’s helmet with fine trim. Enamel frontplate is reproduction, which significantly effects value. Both pieces are visually attractive. 4-50221-48 RT49 (1,000-3,000) – Lot 3304

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3305

LOT OF THREE OFFICER HELMETS WITH ADDED REPRODUCTION PARTS.

1) Model 1842 Prussian General Officer helmet. Using both real and reproduction parts. Tall leather body appears original. Spike base and frontplate are reproductions. Chin scales are repaired originals. Leather Prussian cockade. Interior visors red and green. Liner appears to be repaired or new. Attractive helmet with mixed original and reproduction parts. 2) Reuss 96th Infantry Regiment Reserve Officer helmet. Original black leather body with fine gilt trim. Body in good form with firm stitching. Sweat leather and silk head liner. Visors colored. No extra holes to body. Round base with smooth spike. Frontplate is line Prussian without banners. Reproduction Reuss frontplate with reserve cross. Original flat chin scales with officer’s Reichs and Reuss cockades. Visually attractive helmet with mixed parts. 3) Prussian First Life Hussar Regiment Number One Reserve Officer helmet. Brown fur helmet body with silver skull and gold chin scales. Red kolpak. Old style fur helmet of suspected authenticity. Skull heavily oxidized with black velvet behind eye holes. Old reproduction field badge with Wurttenberg reserve cross in center. Original rounded chin scales and Reichs officer’s cockade. Attractive helmet of questionable authenticity. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Good condition overall, probable genuine leather helmet body with heavy surface crazing to leather. Interior lining reproduction with a mix of reproduction parts. Attractive helmet for display. 2) Very fine conditioned helmet. Beautiful original helmet body with all genuine trim with exception of the Reuss center piece. Sweat leather and silk head liner shows some wear. Very attractive helmet for display. 3) Overall good condition. Fur busby has fur loss on top edge. Inside soft and losing form. Reproduction field badge and frontplate. Other parts appear genuine. Mixed group of original and reproductive parts. 4-50221-49 RT50 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3305

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3306

LOT OF THREE HESSIAN ENLISTEDMAN’S HELMETS.

1) Hessian Grand Duchy 115th Life Guard Infantry Regiment, 1st Grand Ducal Hessian Regiment, Enlistman’s helmet. Silver double wreathed Hessian frontplate with silver Hessian house order star with center “Gott Ehre Vaterland”. Banner “1621” over lion’s head. Black leather body with all silver trim. Body in good form with firm stitching. Interior black enlistedman’s round tab liner. Visors plain. Back visor has regimental marks that someone has accentuated with ink. No extra holes in body. Exterior leather in excellent condition with no cracks or crazes. Silver metal trim has never been cleaned and has all the same matte patina. Frontplate and banner original to helmet. Banner has unusual style placement above front leg of cross base. Base unique Hessian equal cross base with removable Hessian silver fluted spike. Leather chin strap M91. Reichs cockade, Hessian cockade original non-serrated. 2) Hessian 23rd and 24th Dragoon Regiments Enlistedman’s helmet. Black lacquered leather body in good form with fine stitching. Interior black leather lining with old style flat tabs. No markings inside visor. One extra hole behind frontplate of unknown origin. Leather body in good shape with small surface scratches from use. Crossed Hessian equal cross base with removable Hessian fluted spike. Silver Hessian enlistedman’s frontplate. Silver rounded M94 chin scales. Original Reichs cockade, repainted Hessian cockade. Attractive helmet. 3) Hessian Line Regiments M1915 Field Gray helmet. Black leather body with field gray trim. Leather body slightly shrunken with age but with firm stitching. Leather enlistedman’s round tab liner. Visors not colored. Feintly marked to “I.R. 116” on back visor. Two closed holes in side helmet body, probably done in time of issue. Hessian equal cross spike base with removable Hessian style fluted spike. Field gray Hessian frontplate. Original but repainted cockades. Original leather chin strap but weak. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very fine helmet. Exterior in near perfect condition with equal patina over all metal trim. Exterior leather in near flawless condition. Interior shows heavy use but is not torn nor dry. Markings on back visor have been restored. Otherwise a rare and genuine Hessian helmet. 2) Very fine helmet with all original metal trim. Extremely large size. Rare rounded M94 chin scales. Nice helmet. 3) In good condition. Rare M1915 Hessian style field gray. Condition of metal trim not good due to age and oxidation. Helmet body shrunken but still firm. Leather liner still subtle. Cockades repainted. Otherwise a fine war model piece. 4-50221-50 RT51 (1,500-3,500) – Lot 3306

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3307

FIELD MARSHALL SHOULDER PIECES FOR KAISER WILHELM II.

Beautiful shoulder pieces with heavy gold and silver bouillon with Field Marshall’s batons overlaid with the monogram of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Small monogram on edge of boards indicate the regiment for which the Kaiser was the Honorary Chief. Purchased from a well known German dealer who was authorized by the House Doorn to sell items from the estate of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Extremely rare and one of a kind piece of history. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition throughout. Shows slight discoloration of bullion due to age. Outstanding and rare pieces. 4-50221-51 RT52 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3307

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3308

LOT OF EIGHT PRE-WWI ENLISTEDMEN’S HELMETS.

Lot includes Prussian Pioneer enlistedman in silver; Hannovarian 74th Infantry enlistedman; Prussian enlistedman from the 25th Infantry Regiment; Prussian 10th Pioneer enlistedman; Reuss 96th Regiment enlistedman; Schwartzbrug-Rudolstadt 96th Regiment enlistedman; Wurttemberg Silver Grenadier enlistedman; Wurttemberg 121st Fahnrich with red numbered field cover. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Condition varies from very good to excellent. Some with replacement parts. Interesting and rare ensemble of pre-war enlisted German helmets. 4-50221-52 RT53 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3308

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3309

LOT OF SIX WWI ERA LOBSTERTAIL HELMETS AND JAEGER SHAKOS.

Lot includes Prussian Line Cuirassier enlistedman M1915; Prussian Line Jaeger-Zu-Pferde enlistedman M1915; Prussian Line Cuirassier enlistedman M1915 missing front plate and liner but with original officer’s cloth field cover; Prussian Line Jaeger Battalion enlistedman M1915; Prussian Guard’s Regiment Jaeger Shako M1915; Prussian 11th Jaeger Battalion M1915 with original cloth field cover with outlined number “11” on front. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Conditions very from very good to excellent. Some reproduction parts but for the most part all original parts. 4-50221-53 RT54 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 3309

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3310

SELECTION OF WWI ERA MODEL 1915 IMPERIAL GERMAN ENLISTEDMAN HELMETS.

Lot includes Wurttemberg Infantry enlistedman M15; Saxony Infantry enlistedman M15; Oldenburg 91st Infantry Regiment enlistedman M15; Mecklenburg-Strelitz enlistedman M15; Prussia Line Artillery Regiment enlistedman M15; Bavaria enlistedman M16; Saxe Weimer 94th Infantry Regiment enlistedman M15. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Conditions vary from good to very good. Some reproduction parts but mostly original helmets. 4-50221-54 RT55 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3310

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3311

LOT OF NINE IMPERIAL GERMAN WARTIME FELT ERSATZ HELMETS CIRCA 1914.

Lot includes Bavarian brass Infantry enlistedman; Prussian brass Infantry Reserve enlistedman; Oldenburg 91st Infantry enlistedman in field gray; Prussian brass Guard’s Regiment Infantry enlistedman; Wurttenberg brass Infantry enlistedman; Prussian brass Line Infantry enlistedman; Prussian field gray Line Infantry enlistedman with black fiber visor; Prussian brass cloth covered cork enlistedman; reproduction M1915 R22 enlistedman. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Conditions vary from very good to excellent. All felt in excellent condition with no breaks or softness. Some reproduction parts but mostly original helmets. 4-50221-55 RT56 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 3311

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3312

SELECTION OF VARIED LIGHT CAVALRY HELMETS OF WWI ERA.

Lot includes Prussian Guard Uhlan enlistedman M1915 with removable top; Prussian Uhlan Line Regiment M1915 with removable top; Prussian Line Uhlan Regiment M1915 with removable top and officer’s cloth field cover; Saxon 21st Uhlan Regiment officer to parade circa 1900; Austro-Hungary Imperial 4th Uhlan officer circa 1900; Prussian Line Hussar enlistedman Pelzmutze M1915 with yellow bag. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine condition. Most with original parts. Some quite rare. 4-50221-56 RT57 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 3312

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3313

SELECTION OF IMPERIAL GERMAN SPIKED HELMETS WITH FIELD COVERS.

Lot includes Prussian M95 enlistedman with field cover on which is sewn red “2”; Prussian enlistedman M15 with cloth field cover on which is sewn green “149”; Prussian 31st Infantry Regiment M15 with combat cover without spike (spike was required to be removed in trenches as per order in mid-1915); Prussian Landwehr Train officer M97 with cloth field cover on which is sewn a metal reserve cross; Prussian M95 enlistedman with cloth field cover on which is sewn dark green Iron Cross; Prussian Infantry enlistedman M1915 with cloth field cover on which is sewn green number “148”; Prussian M15 Train Landwehr officer with officer style cloth field cover (missing spike); Prussian M95 brass Artillery enlistedman with tan field cover on which is sewn red maneuver band. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Covers all original. Helmets in varying degrees of condition. 4-50221-57 RT58 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3313

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3314

SELECTION OF IMPERIAL GERMAN WARTIME ERA HELMETS.

Lot includes Oldenburg 91st Infantry Regiment papier mache black lacquered Ersatz brass trimmed helmet circa 1914; Prussian Infantry enlistedman stamped metal and black enameled Ersatz brass trimmed helmet circa 1914; Prussian Guard Infantry enlistedman one piece fiber bodied and black lacquered helmet with brass trim circa 1914; Prussian Infantry enlistedman three piece riveted fiber bodied and black lacquered brass trim helmet circa 1914; Cloth covered cork Infantry enlistedman helmet with green applied number to front “L” over “X1” Ersatz helmet circa 1915; Imperial German steel helmet M1917 with three pad leather liner; Imperial German steel helmet M1917 without liner marked inside “64”; Imperial German M1916 steel helmet with three pad liner and painted white skull and cross bones on front indicating FREIKORPS. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Varies from good to very fine. Some reproduction chin straps but overall original helmets. 4-50221-58 RT59 (1,500-3,000) – Lot 3314

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3315

LOT OF SIX IMPERIAL GERMAN SWORDS.

This lot consists of one Enlisted Calvary saber made by “GEBR. WEYERSBERG, SOLINGEN” matching marking on scabbard on hilt “I.M.1.49.6.”. There are 2 stirrup hilted, hard metal plated officer swords, one with etched blade reading “2.GARDE FELD ARTILLERIE REGIMENT”. Calvary saber with basket guard with Germanic eagle as motif made by “OTTO MERTENS, SOLINGEN”, shaped horn grip and scabbard marked “2.R.II.2.88”. The remaining 2 swords in this lot are imperial officers swords, one with folding eagle languette and other with fixed eagle in hilt. Both of these officer swords have applied brass distinctive insignia that can be seen in photos which designates units. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: All swords are complete with their orig scabbards and very good overall. Most blades have much of their orig luster or polish. Scabbards are typical with scattered dents and losses of finish but average or better for similar swords found elsewhere in the market. 4-50285 JS62 (800-1,200) – Lot 3315

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3316

SIGNED 17TH CENTURY JAPANESE KATANA IN SHIRASAYA.

Beautiful Katana with no kizus, in polish 24″ cutting edge with well-defined hamon. Signed “NOSHU TASHIRO TASHIRO KAKUBEI KANENOBU Mino Provence, circa 1650, ranking of CHU JO SAKU”. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Blade is in polish with no defects noted. Prospective buyers should inspect or have vetted. 4-50286 JS57 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3316

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3317

12TH CENTURY JAPANESE KATANA.

This Katana is mounted in black lacquer scabbard with 27″ cutting edge that is in polish. Signed with 2 character signature “TOCHIKA” who was Bizen Sword Smith, circa 1190. Signature may be gemei as blade exhibits small kizus in hamon not ot be expected by Master Smith. Sword is mounted with gold and silver decorated suba (dragon and floral landscape), fuchi, menuki (lobster) and kashira. There is a gold mounted auxiliary tool also mounted in scabbard. Sword and mountings are in beautiful condition and based on color and rust to tang this is indeed a very early sword blade in beautiful condition. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good-fine. Blade is in polish with tiny areas of staining and rust. Suba has rich rust/plum color with patinaed gold and silver figures. Handle and mountings are very good as can be seen in photos. 4-50222 JS58 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3317

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3318

FOUR JAPANESE / CHINESE SWORD SOUVENIRS FROM WWII.

Group of three Japanese Katanas in WWII mounts, one police, one Army and one Navy. All blades appear to be 20th Century, are all in polish & excellent condition including mounts. None were taken apart to look for signatures but all appear of 20th century make as none are sharpened at area just below habaki. All swords do have very distinct and different hamons and no kizus are discerned. The fourth sword in this lot appears Chinese to us and quite ancient. Blade is just over 24-1/2″ including silver plated habaki. Blade has a central fuller at top of ridge of very thick blade measuring over 1/2″ thick near ricasso. Blade has form seen on Japanese pole arms. The thin narrow tang is signed and with the amount of rust present we have little doubt that this is a very old blade. Carved wood and lacquered scabbard have silver plated brass mounts and cross guard. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: All swords are very good to excellent overall. Blades overall are bright showing orig luster with some staining and pitting. Mounts are all sound and solid with minor handling dings, dents & scratches. 4-50287 JS61 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 3318

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3319

DESIRABLE ALLGEMEINE SS OFFICER VISOR CAP.

This handsome visor cap is produced in soft black wool that is excellent with just the slightest hint of wear and discoloration. The front peak is fairly prominent and overall the cap has a nice saddle shape. The white piping around the top panel and the black velvet center band has a few areas of discoloration and wear from age and use. The eagle and skull (totenkopf ) match perfectly and retain a portion of their original frosted finish. These show some wear but are original examples which is very hard to find. The silver bullion, officer’s chin cord is in good condition and remains tightly affixed to the cap via a pair of small silver finished pebbled buttons. The shiny black vulkanfibre visor shows some minor wear and crazing but still remains sound. It remains tightly affixed to the cap. The underside of the visor is finished in the textbook orange/brown hue. You can clearly see the “RZM SS” ink stamp. The interior is fully lined in black cloth that remains in good condition with minor wear from age and use. There is a rhomboid shaped, clear moisture shield that remains partially intact. The brown leather sweatband shows moderate wear and tear, but this is mostly confined to the area of the forehead. Underneath the sweatband is a large, black oil cloth RZM tag which is ink stamped with the number 4 indicating that it was produced by firm of Clemens Wagner of Braunschweig. CONDITION: Very sound condition overall. 4-49546 BS1 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 3319

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3320

*HERMANN GORING’S DOUBLE SQUARE BRIDGE MAGNUM MAUSER SPORTING RIFLE WITH SCOPE.

SN 7076. Cal. 9.3 x 73 mm. (.366 Bore diameter. .540 Case rim diameter. Essentially .404 Jeffery necked down to 9.3, similar to 9.5 x 73 Miller – Greiss magnum.) The history of this fine rifle can be traced back directly to Hermann Goring’s vacation house near the Berghof near Berchtesgaden, where it was liberated by Lt. Col. Richard A. King, and subsequently acquired by Lester Womack, and pictured in his book, THE COMMERCIAL MAUSER ’98 SPORTING RIFLE; and later in Jon Speed’s MAUSER ORIGINAL OBERNDORF SPORTING RIFLES. It has 28-1/2″ tapered round bbl engraved (Ludwig) “Schiwy – BERLIN” on top. Bbl is mounted with island bases for front scope claw base, single standing rear sight, and front ramp for silver bead. A sling loop is soldered to bottom of bbl. Rare commercial Mauser, magnum length, solid sidewall, double square action, with anti wobble projection at rear, is marked with SN and eagle “N” proof on left side of receiver ring, and with “MAUSER – WERKE A. G. OBERNDORF a/N” on sidewall. A claw base has been fitted to the cut down square bridge. Bolt with classic pear-shaped knob, is stamped with SN on bolt root, and “N”. Bolt shroud has been fitted with Buhler low scope safety. Drop box bottom metal has hinged floorplate retained by release button in trigger guard bow, and has been fitted with double triggers. Trigger guard and floorplate have triangles of nicely cut, shaded, scrolled acanthus above and below central relief engraving of Hermann Goring’s personal crest, a shield around raised mailed fist holding aloft a ring. This shield is surmounted by a knight’s helm, which is further surmounted by another winged mailed fist with ring. Action also features a Greener type side safety. Nicely marbled European walnut horn capped pistol grip stock with borderless point pattern checkering at grip, and no checkering on forend, has inlet ebony triangle behind receiver tang, and square dark walnut block inlet where bolt handle turns down. Stock is fitted with leather faced Silver pad, and spring-loaded, pop-up, shadow line cheekpiece to allow for scope use, having release button and guide spur hole in ovate engraved escutcheon behind grip. There are also two very interesting fold-out spikes mounted in stock under front scope base which can be hooked into a handy tree or fencepost to steady rifle. Sling loop on toe line, matching that on bbl, are fitted with brown leather green rubber backed carrying sling. Carl Zeiss Zielsechs scope with duplex three post reticle with central dot is mounted in soldered on claw rings. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″. Drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight without scope: 9 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. PROVENANCE: Cowan’s auction listing with more complete history. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl and action retain approx 90% orig blue, silvering from normal wear on high points. Stock retains most of its orig oil finish with a number of light marks and scrapes. Bore is excellent, bright, shiny, with sharp rifling throughout. Action is smooth. Scope retains 85 – 90% of its blue, optics clear. Sling is fine. 4-51042 MGM259 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 3320

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3321

*J. P. SAUER LUFTWAFFE SURVIVAL DRILLING IN ORIGINAL CASE WITH ACCESSORIES, AMMUNITION, INSTRUCTION BOOKLET, AND CAPTURE PAPER.

SN 334784. Cal. 12 x 12 x 9.3 x 74R. 25-5/8″ Barrels are fitted with full length, flat, matted rib with pop-up rear and silver bead front sights. Rifle caliber is engraved in milled out portion of rib. Tops of bbls are marked “KRUPP LAUFSTAHL” and “J. P. SAUER & SOHN SUHL” around breeches. Side of right bbl is stamped with Luftwaffe eagle. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with German nitro proofs with a date of 6/41. Bottom of rear lump is stamped with “Waffenampt 2”. Typical Sauer Model 30 Blitz action is case hardened, and features scalloped back, pin type cocking indicators, side safety, rifle selector on tang, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, and double triggers (front set). Action is engraved with some sprays of scroll, and is marked “J. P. SAUER & SOHN, SUHL” on each side. Top tang is engraved “W. St.” behind rifle selector. Case hardened trigger guard has SN at grip. Lightly figured, dense European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over ribbed, horn buttplate with Sauer logo embossed on center. Point pattern checkering is at grip. A sling loop is on toe line, and stock is fitted with classic right hand cheekpiece. A Luftwaffe eagle is stamped on right side of butt. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: left-.718, right -.718. Bore restrictions: left -.033 (Full), right -.020 (Mod). Minimum wall thickness: left -.032, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14″. Field gray painted aluminum case is stenciled “Drilling M 30 mit Munition U. Zubehor ce” on top. Interior with felt gaskets and padding to wooden blocks, is stenciled with contents on left portion of lid. Case contains orig leather sling, black cardboard box with cleaning equipment, instruction booklet dated June 1941, a box of ten RWS 9.3 x 74R H – Mantle cartridges with orange label, and a box of ten RWS Auerhahn Brenneke slugs. Also included is a capture certificate dated Feb. 14, 1946 that does not name the bearer, but lists one German rifle, two bayonets, and one sword. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 90 – 95% orig blue with some light flecking, and silvering where cleaned. Action and other metal parts retain approx 80% orig case hardening color, showing areas of cleaning and some loss due to flaking. Rear portion of top tang and forend latch escutcheon have had color augmented by heat. Stocks are excellent, retaining nearly all their orig oil finish, with a few marks, dents, and scratches. Luftwaffe stamps in wood, and on metal, are clear. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Case is very fine, retaining approx 90% of its orig exterior paint, with scrapes and scratches. Leather handle is quite tender, broken in half, and stitched back together. Interior gaskets and partitions are excellent. All cleaning equipment appears to be present, top of box is missing. Sling is fine. Cartridge boxes are very good. Two slugs have been fired. Instruction booklet is very fine, slightly wrinkled and foxed. Capture certificate is also foxed, with light staining. A very fine representative example of this important military weapon. 4-51033 MGM172 (17,500-22,500) – Lot 3321

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3321a

*DWM 1902 LUGER CARBINE WITH MATCHING STOCK.

SN 21825. Cal. 30 Luger. Standard M1902 carbine with 11-3/4″ bbl and 3 position rear sight, marked “1,2,3” and ramp front with bead. Unmarked receiver with the full SN under the bbl and the last three digits repeated on the receiver lug. Walnut base magazine is stamped with “flaming bomb” commercial proof. Area under safety lever is polished bright. Crisply checkered, dense walnut grips are each numbered “25”. Checkered forend attaches to hanger with side nail through oval German silver escutcheons. Extensive takedown shows all matching numbers. Factory matching buttstock, numbered on the 2-screw iron, is made of European walnut, checkered at grip area, and ends in ribbed horn buttplate. Correct sling swivels on both forend and buttstock. CONDITION: Excellent, orig bright blue, estimated at 98%, with a scattering of surface freckling, most pronounced on the front and backstrap. Minimal sharp edge wear. The small strawed parts on the pistol are in comparable condition, showing no evidence of touchup. Same is true for the fire blued grip screws whose slots are unmarred. Stock lug retains at least 98% orig rust blue with the strawed lever having 75% fading finish. Wood retains nearly all orig varnish with the buttstock having a light scattering of surface dings. Buttplate with minimal surface marring and no edge chips. Retaining screws have 98% orig fire blue with unmarred slots. Bore is pristine. Perfect mechanics. One of the better M1902 Carbines whose light surface freckling can easily be overlooked in favor of its overall attractiveness. 4-51013 LMA122 (13,500-18,500) – Lot 3321a

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3322

*LUFTWAFFE ISSUE KRIEGHOFF LATE S CODE LUGER WITH BELT AND HOLSTER RIG.

SN 4229. 4″ 9 mm bbl. with Eagle/2 proof and full SN on bottom, “S” above chamber, “HK/ANCHOR/KRIEGHOFF/SUHL” on center toggle link. Eagle/2 proofs on toggle assembly. Full SN on left receiver. Eagle/2 proofs on right receiver and front of right frame rail. Brown fine checkered plastic grips with border. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Aluminum bottom Eagle/63 proofed magazine that does not match. In a black 1916 dated holster with an extra non matching aluminum bottom magazine and unmarked takedown tool. On a WWII German issue belt with eagle and swastika on buckle. PROVENANCE: WWII bring back as a rig. Consigned by widow. CONDITION: Very fine. Retaining 97% orig blue; with light ware on sharp edges of corners; straw is 95% orig with some scattered light corrosion; grips are sharp with some dings to checkering; bore is bright with light ware; magazine is very good with a few minor dings on aluminum bottom; mechanics are excellent. Holster is good; with part of the closure strap missing; deep cracks and flaking on flap and mag pouch; extra magazine and take down tool are excellent; belt is very good with some deep cracking where the holster is attached; the belt buckle is moderately worn. 4-50367 BWS157 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 3322

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3323

MAUSER C96 CONEHAMMER, MARKED FOR KYNOCH (UK) COLLECTION, WITH STOCK.

SN 6463. Caliber: 7.63mm. Standard mid-production Conehammer with 5.5” bbl and pinned 50-500 rear sight. Standard chamber address with Crown-U marking on left side of barrel extension; antler proof on right side. Long extractor, independently secured firing pin. Full serial number on back of hammer and on frame below locking lever. “KYNOCH” stamped on top of barrel. This marking was commonly applied to the guns in Kynoch’s in-house collection kept for ammunition load development and proof firing of production ammunition for functioning. Fire blued extractor, sight assembly, bolt stop, safety and grip screw. Trigger is in the white as is correct. Limited disassembly disclosed a mismatched floorplate. Correct wood grips and lanyard ring. Accompanied by later Mauser stock, in a commercial carrier, having two cutouts in the lid for the safety and a force-matched lug. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 95% bright original blue with darker floorplate. Comparable condition fire blue on the small parts. Grips are blonde and retain most of their original varnish. Perfect mechanics. Later production stock is condition-appropriate with some oil staining and handling marks. Hinge with expected oxidative changes, cleaned and renumbered lug. Carrier is dark from oil and aging. 4-51000 LMA (3,500-4,500) – Lot 3323

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3324

VERY HISTORICAL GROUPING FOR THE START OF “OPERATION TORCH” NOVEMBER 1942.

These items have never been offered anywhere before and come directly from the family of Marine Corporal James Ritchie. A notarized letter from the family is included. These items include an invasion map showing the coast line areas near Morocco, North Africa where the allies planned to land along with a one of a kind, historic telegram cable. First, let’s give you some historical background. The American forces were led by Rear Admiral Hewitt and none other than Major General George S. Patton. “Operation Torch” was to be the first major Allied land, sea and air offensive of WWII. It needed close cooperation not only between the US army and navy, which was uncommon, but also between the Americans and the British. The invasion force had sailed from Norfolk, VA. Patton was on board the USS Augusta which was the flagship for the task force. During the two week passage, corporal Ritchie had served as an orderly for Patton. The USS Augusta(1931-1959) had an illustrious history including serving as the presidential flagship for both Roosevelt and Truman during WWII. PROVENANCE: On the morning of November 8th, the Allied forces were waiting off the shores of French Morocco, French Algiers facing a very potent Vichy French force whose intentions were unclear. Early that morning, corporal Ritchie was sent to deliver a cable directly from General Eisenhower, who was in Gibraltar, to Major General Patton who was alone in his cabin. The wording was short and to the point. It simply said “PLAY BALL”. That was the code words to start this massive invasion. The Americans had used an iconic American baseball term to launch this historic event that would change the course of the war. After reading the cable, Patton gave it to corporal Ritchie and said “this will make a great souvenir for your family.” He then also handed Ritchie one of the invasion maps as an additional memento of this occasion. CONDITION: This historic lot consists of three items. The first is a large battle map which measures approximately 40 1/2” long by 29” wide. For its age, it is in very sound condition with multiple folds. It depicts the coastline of North Africa along the French Moroccan coastline. There are many pencil and color markings. The back of the map has other markings as well. One says reproduced from French Chart Sept 1942. The telegram cable measures 6 ½” high by 8” wide. It is in sound condition with some damage to the bottom and corners which can be seen in the photo. Then, we have the notarized letter from the family detailing these historic pieces. Significant historical offering 4-50839 BS2 (5,000-15,000) – Lot 3324

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3327

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE 1ST CONTRACT FIRST PISTOL SHIPPED COLT MODEL 1900 U.S. ARMY SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL GIVEN TO COL. JAMES BOYD BY GEN. LUCIUS CLAY IN EARLY 1945.

SN 11. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, thin half moon front sight and grooved rear sight in the unique unaltered sight safety. Left side of slide has Browning’s & Colt’s patent information with rampant Colt in a circle at the rear. Right side of slide has standard markings “AUTOMATIC COLT / CALIBRE 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS”. Left front web of trigger guard is hand stamped “U.S.”. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips that has a “JTT” (Lt. Col. John T. Thompson) cartouche under the date “1900”. Accompanied by a period of use Audley brown leather belt holster with the unique locking device that catches in the trigger guard, which must be depressed to remove the pistol. Holster is mounted to a 9-1/4″ x 6″ stiff leather backing and has the unique feature of three spare magazine pouches and a loading tool pouch. There are a total of three nickel plated orig magazines with patent marked bases. Loading tool is missing. Accompanied by a notarized letter from Bruce Boyd and Angela Boyd Todd, wherein Mr. Boyd states that this pistol was given to his father Col. James Boyd, by Gen. Lucius Clay in early 1945 when Col. Boyd was assigned to Germany working for Gen. Clay. Col. Boyd apparently arrived in country without a sidearm and Gen. Clay, noticing this, gave him this pistol with the holster and three magazines. Col. Boyd returned from Germany in 1946 with this pistol in his suitcase and kept it locked away in the bottom left drawer of his desk. When Col. Boyd passed away in 1987 the pistol was bequeathed to his youngest son, Hudson Boyd who passed away a few years after his father. This pistol was then passed on to Bruce Boyd who in turn gave it to his daughter Angela Boyd Todd. He states that this pistol has been in the Boyd family since 1945. The Model 1900 is very significant in military arms as it was the very first semi-auto pistol tested by the Army. The first shipment of these pistols were issued to U.S. Cavalry officers stationed in the Philippines, Cuba & Puerto Rico for field testing. This pistol is doubly significant, not only was it among the first semi-auto pistols ever purchased but it, in fact was the very first production Colt 1900 issued to the Army. The first ten pistols (#1-#10) were presented to military & government officials. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter stating sale to United States Government and shipped to Springfield Armory on May 16, 1900 in a shipment of 50 guns. Also accompanied by a packet of information furnishing the provenance of this particular pistol along with historical information regarding the Model 1900 in general. PROVENANCE: Col. James Boyd Family Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 70% strong orig blue with muzzle end sharp edge wear and a few surface spots on the slide; front & back straps are a mottled blue/gray patina; hammer & sight safety retain virtually all of their bright, orig case colors, turned dark on top edges. Grips are sound showing light edge wear and retain about 90% varnish on right side and 75% varnish on the left side with crisp, clear date & cartouche. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Outside magazine pouch has about 1/2″ of loose stitching, otherwise holster is completely sound showing light wear & soil. One magazine has a slightly bent toe, otherwise they are all sound; two retain most of their orig nickel and the third about 70% orig nickel. 4-50150 JR112 (25,000-50,000) – Lot 3327

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3328

*EXTREMELY RARE COLT MODEL 1907 TEST TRIAL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL BEARING INSPECTOR INITIALS “K.M. (MAJ. KENNETH MORTON).

SN 96. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl, fixed sights and standard 1905 markings on the slide. Frame has a slide stop on the left side and checkered grip safety with a lanyard loop in the left heel. Grip safety is of the later type with extended spur. It is mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips that are modern replacements. Left front web of the trigger guard is stamped with the inspector initials “K.M.” (Major Kenneth Morton). According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, there were 200 of these pistols delivered to the government on the 1907 contract. Delivery of these pistols was in March 1908 after which they were issued to the 2nd, 4th and 10th Cavalry Regiments later that year. The pistols were deemed accurate but had numerous problems with failed parts including firing pins, sears, failures to feed or eject and occasionally pressing hard on the grip safety caused the pistol to fire. Colt eventually recalled all the pistols for further modification where they changed the hammers and added a longer spur to the grip safety, enlarged the ejection ports, installed heat treated sears and different loaded chamber indicators. By this time John Browning and Colt had learned substantial lessons from the test trials which they then incorporated into in the Models 1909 & 1910, which eventually led to the development of Model 1911 and, as the saying goes, the rest is history. The design of the 1911, for which this pistol was one of the predecessors and prototype, is still in production today, over 100 years later. Few Models 1907 survive today and of those completely orig specimens are rarely encountered. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this pistol in Cal. 45 with 5″ bbl, blue finish, type of stock not listed with special features “modified hammer, nearly vertical ejection, auto indicator to show that chamber is loaded, auto safety, straightened stirrup and lengthened trigger stirrup pin, shipped to Springfield Armory in March 1908 in a shipment of 200 guns. Also accompanied by a period mail order flap holster with rolled decorations and a brass closure stud. Additionally accompanied by one orig all blue magazine. Further accompanied by a sales receipt from a gun shop in Macon, Georgia where they had produced grips for this pistol. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains dark blue around the sights with the balance thin blue mixed with plummy patina. Frame retains about 60% orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, turned brown on the front and backstraps. Hammer retains strong case colors. Grips are sound with sharp checkering. Magazine retains about 85% thinning orig blue. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. Holster shows some dryness and flaking with moderate to heavy soil. 4-47763 JR99 (22,500-42,500) – Lot 3328

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3329

*EXCEPTIONAL COLT MODEL 1902 MILITARY MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 34309. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, fixed sights and usual slide markings with Rampant Colt at left rear and with rear slide serrations. Hammer is color case hardened with checkered spur and it has a slide lock on left side with a lanyard stud & loop in left heel. Mounted with 2-pc “COLT” marked Rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by one orig all blue magazine. Also accompanied by a russet brown leather holster with extended swivel top and a steel wire belt hook. Flap is embossed “US” in an oval and has loops on the back for a leather leg strap, which is missing. This holster is commercially made, complete without markings and is probably for a Model 1911 pistol. There were a total of about 18,000 of these early semi-auto pistols produced in period 1902-1929. They gained immediate acceptance with the public and 200 were sold to the U.S. Army. These fine pistols remained in service well into the 1950s having found great favor with target shooters due to their inherent accuracy from the locked bbl system. They are rarely found today in orig unaltered condition with much orig factory finish. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about 98% bright orig blue showing some very light thinning on sides of the slide & front strap along with fine sharp edge wear; hammer retains all of its brilliant orig case colors. Grips are crisp showing miniscule diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore, dark & frosty. Holster is extremely fine. 4-50836 (8,500-10,000) – Lot 3329

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3330

*EXCEPTIONAL COLT MODEL 1902 MILITARY MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 41194. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, fixed sights and usual slide markings with rampant Colt at left rear and with rear slide serrations. Hammer is color case hardened with checkered spur and it has a slide lock on left side with a lanyard stud & loop in left heel. Mounted with 2-pc “COLT” marked Rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by one orig all blue magazine with marked base. There were a total of about 18,000 of these early semi-auto pistols produced in the period 1902-1929. They gained immediate acceptance with the public and 200 were sold to the U.S. Army. These fine pistols remained in service well into the 1950s having found great favor with target shooters due to their inherent accuracy from the locked bbl system. They are rarely found today in orig unaltered condition with much orig factory finish. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new, appears to be unfired. Retains 98-99% strong, dark, orig factory blue with only faint muzzle end wear on slide and extreme faint sharp edge wear. Hammer retains most of its strong orig case colors. Grips are crisp with only one small nick on right side. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-50211 JR110 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 3330

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3331

*LOT OF TWO COLT MODEL 1908 SEMI-AUTO PISTOLS THAT BELONGED TO TEXAS RANGER ROBERT GOSS.

SN 124009 & 407840. Cal. 380 ACP & 25 ACP. 1). Cal. 380, blue finish with 3-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights, standard markings and full checkered, silver medallion walnut grips. Accompanied by one orig 2-tone magazine and a compact, tooled, black leather holster by L.A. Sessums, Longview, Texas. 2). Cal. 25 ACP. Blue finish with 2″ bbl and fixed sights. Mounted with full checkered, silver medallion walnut grips and accompanied by one orig all blue magazine. Also accompanied by its orig matching numbered, dark burgundy, hinged lid, cardboard box with black & white end label and an owner’s pamphlet. Robert G. (Bob) Goss was born Jul. 1898 in Honey Grove, TX. He apparently was a rancher/farmer until about 1924 when he enlisted in the Texas Rangers. Records show that he enlisted again in 1930 & 1932 as an unpaid appointment. He then became Chief of Police in Kilgore, TX from 1933-1935, then reenlisted in the Rangers apparently until 1940. As of this writing, very little more is known about his activities after 1940, except that he apparently was with the Texas Wildlife & Fisheries Dept. in the 1970s, and passed away in 1978. During Mr. Goss’ tenure as a Ranger it is well documented that he was the partner of Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, also known as “Lone Wolf Gonzaullas”. While Capt. Gonzaullas became very well known and famous, Ranger Goss was referred to as Gonzaullas’ “shadow” and was involved with him in numerous incidents and shootouts. Capt. Gonzaullas was overheard to say that Ranger Goss was the finest shot he had ever seen and he didn’t think there are a half a dozen better pistol shots in America. Ranger Goss is noted as having been Texas state pistol champion 1926-1930. Ranger Goss was apparently very modest and avoided the limelight as much as possible. When someone would ask him about his shooting skills, he would change the subject to his silver mounted saddle or something more innocuous. After Ranger Goss passed away, his widow sold about fifty of his guns to Mr. James E. Clark, Sr., the famous target pistolsmith, of Shreveport, LA. which included these two pistols, a Smith & Wesson registered magnum revolver and two Colt Single Action revolvers, being sold elsewhere in this auction. Accompanying this lot is a large volume of enlistment records, letters and newspaper clippings all about Ranger Goss. Ranger Goss was the subject of an article by Mr. Jim Clark, mentioned above, titled “The Last Word” which appeared in the magazine Shooting Times Handgun Quarterly, date unknown. Ranger Goss is also mentioned in the book The Last Boom, Clark & Halbouty, published in 1972. Also accompanying are several copies of photos of Ranger Goss, apparently from about the 1930s. PROVENANCE: Tommy Rholes Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1). Very fine. Overall retains about 95% strong orig blue with muzzle end and sharp edge wear and some scattered light pinpricks of rust. Grips are sound with a few chipped diamonds and shows moderate diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. Holster is sound showing light to moderate wear and retains about 90% orig black finish. 2). New & unfired with crisp blue and brilliant case colors. Box is very fine with slightly worn corners. Label has a few chips in the edges but is completely legible. Pamphlet is fine. 4-50658, 4-50659 JR409 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 3331

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3332

*EARLY COLT MODEL 1908 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 60.

SN 60. Cal 380. This is a fine first year production 1908 Colt auto pistol with 2-digit SN. This gun is in standard configuration of the other 138,000 guns manufactured with 7 shot magazine and 3-3/4″ bbl. Grip is checkered hard rubber with Colt motif and rampant Colt. This gun is finished in blue and appears orig and authentic throughout. PROVENANCE: Tommy Rholes Estate Collection. CONDITION: Gun retains most of its bright orig blue finish with exception of grip straps where gun would be held which retain only traces of finish turned silver/gray overall with staining and minor freckling on rear strap with early magazine stamped “CALIBRE 380”. Mechanics are excellent and bore is crisp and sharp. 4-50720 JS230 (3,500-5,000) – Lot 3332

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3333

*EXTREMELY FINE COLT MODEL 1908 AUTO PISTOL.

SN 47160. Cal 380. This is an excellent condition example of the popular 1908 Colt auto pistol, this particular example made in 1921. This gun is in standard configuration of the other 138,000 guns made with 7 shot magazine and 3-3/4″ bbl. Grip is checkered hard rubber with Colt motif and rampant Colt. This gun is finished in blue and appears orig and authentic throughout. PROVENANCE: Tommy Rholes Estate Collection. CONDITION: Gun retains most of its bright orig blue finish with exception of light reduction and thinning of blue on rear grip strap. Mechanics are excellent and bore is crisp and shiny. 4-50721 JS231 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3333

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3334

*EXCELLENT PRE-WAR MODEL 1908 COLT SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 131241. Cal 380. This is an excellent condition example of the popular 1908 Colt auto pistol, this particular example made in 1939. This gun is nickel finished is much scarcer than standard blues examples and conforms to the standard configuration of the other 138,000 guns made of this model with 7 shot magazine and 3-3/4″ bbl. Grips are black checkered hard rubber with Colt motif and rampant Colt. PROVENANCE: Tommy Rholes Estate Collection. CONDITION: Gun retains most of its bright orig nickel finish with light scratches and handling marks. Grips show wear to high areas of the rampant Colt motif. The safety selector retains most of its brilliant fire blue. Mechanics are excellent and bore is crisp and shiny. 4-50722 JS232 (800-1,200) – Lot 3334

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3335

*SCARCE COLT MODEL 1902 ALASKAN DA REVOLVER.

SN 47543. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, full front sight, 1-line block letter address and caliber marking on left side. Lower left rear side of frame has the rampant Colt in a broken circle with “RAC” (Rinaldo A. Carr) inspector initials on the upper left rear side of frame and on left front web of trigger guard. Right side of frame is stamped “U.S.” under cyl opening, the model number “1902” on the lower rear with “J.T.T” (John T. Thompson) inspector initials on upper rear side. Cyl has the last four digits of matching SN on rear face between two chambers and “RAC” inspector initials between two others. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Buttstrap has a lanyard stud & loop. This model of the 1878 DA revolver is referred to as the “Alaskan” or “Philippine” model with only about 4,600 produced under the 1902 contract. Their extremely large trigger guard and commensurately long triggers were ostensibly to permit troops wearing heavy gloves to fire this revolver without having to remove their glove. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 93-95% strong orig blue, especially on the bbl, thinning on rear edges of frame & grip frame. Cyl retains 95-97% glossy orig blue. Grips show very minor, light diamond point wear with a small bruise on each side. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-50258 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3335

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3335a

*SCARCE COLT MODEL 1909 ARMY MODEL DA REVOLVER.

SN 35968. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with caliber marking on the left side. Bottom of the bbl is marked “UNITED STATE PROPERTY”. Side plate has the hook cylinder latch with rampant colt in a stylized “C”. Buttstrap is marked “U.S. ARMY MODEL 1909” and the SN. Right rear side of the frame has the inspector initials “R.A.C.” (Rinaldo A. Carr). Mr. Carr’s initials also appear on the bottom edges of the grips, bottom of the bbl & rear face of the cylinder. These fine, big bore revolvers were ordered by the Army, Navy & Marine Corps after the .38 Colt cartridge was proven to be completely ineffective as a “man stopper” in the Philippine insurrection against the Moros. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, there were approximately 18,600 of these revolvers produced for the Army & Navy and 1,400 for the U.S. Marine Corps. Although they were produced in substantial numbers they are rarely ever encountered with high orig finish having served from their 1909 issue dates throughout WWI & even into WWII. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Overall retains 92-94% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few light scratches. Backstrap is slightly dulled and thin. Grips have a couple minor chips in the edges and show moderate wear with a fine hand worn oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-48339 JR93 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 3335a

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3335b

*COLT MODEL 1917 DA REVOLVER.

SN 237282. Cal. 45 ACP/Auto Rim. Military brush blue finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights with 2-line address and “COLT DA 45” marking on left side. Bottom of bbl is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY”. Frame & bbl have matching assembly numbers. Mounted with smooth, 2-pc walnut grips numbered to two other revolvers. Butt strap has a lanyard stud & loop with standard Model 1917 markings and the military SN “86441”. Accompanied by a 1917 flap holster with lanyard stud and ring in the toe. Front of the holster is marked with a large “US” in an oval and the back has inspector initials with the date 1917. Holster has been dyed black. PROVENANCE: Robert H. Haskell, III Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Overall retains 95-96% strong military brushed blue finish. Grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Holster is sound and retains about all of its black finish with some crackling on the body. 4-50246 JR222 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3335b

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3336

*LOT OF COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL & SMITH & WESSON HAND EJECTOR DA REVOLVER, MEDALS & MILITARIA THAT BELONGED TO WWI VETERAN MAJ. JOSEPH STOCKHAM.

1) Colt Model 1911 Semi-Auto Military Pistol. SN 287936. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips with one orig, 2-tone, lanyard loop magazine. 2) Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector DA Revolver. SN 90900. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Blue finish with 4″ bbl, fixed sights and diamond checkered walnut grips matching numbered to this revolver. Accompanied by Maj. Stockham’s medals which consist of two WWI Victory medals, a French Verdun medal in its orig box, 3 WWI Service medals with battle bars including: Champagne-Marne; Aisne-Marne; Meuse-Argonne and Defensive Sector. Also included are three shooting medals, one as Marksman and another as Sharpshooter with another unknown medal having nine ribbons dating from 1894; a small box contains Maj. Stockham’s Engineer’s collar brass; four small shooting medals, one from 1897, two from 1901 and one from 1903, along with a small ribbon bar with two ribbons; in addition there is also included a 14″ x 8″ card with four Major’s oak leaves, a New York hat badge; four sets of silver Captain’s bars; various collar brass; buttons & crossed rifles collar brass; in addition there are two sets of oversears hash marks and a green & OD shoulder patch. There are four pinbacks, one marked “FRANCE”, two with a picture of a battleship marked “USS AMERICA” and another one with the Statue of Liberty marked “WELCOME HOME 77TH DIV”. Additionally accompanying are three Mills 1914 magazine pouches with eagle buttons containing six orig 2-tone 1911 magazines. Also accompanying is Maj. Stockham’s discharge; a copy of his combat record and a copy of a letter on White House stationary over the signature of Harry Truman, dated Dec. 11, 1948 addressed to Maj. Stockham wishing him a Merry Christmas and stating “I am always pleased to hear from my old friends, especially those of the old ’35th’.” There are also two photographs of what is probably Maj. Stockham on horseback, one in front of a French monument and the other in a military camp. In addition there is a photograph showing damaged buildings marked “Verdun”. And finally there is Maj. Stockham’s reserve military ID card dated 1923-1927. Family legend states that Maj. Stockham was in the Motor Transportation Corps all throughout WWI and served with Harry Truman who later became President. CONDITION: 1) Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new & unfired retaining about 99% crisp orig, factory brush blue finish with only faint sharp edge wear. Left grip has a gouge and a small bruise; right grip has 3 bruises, otherwise grips are crisp. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 2) As new. Appears to be unfired. Overall retains about 99% crisp orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; trigger & hammer retain bright case colors. Grips are crisp showing only faint diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Medals, insignia, buttons and ephemera are fine. 4-50366 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 3336

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3337

*RARE COLT RUSSIAN CONTRACT COMMERCIAL GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN C61975. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ un-marked commercial bbl. Slide has usual markings with last patent date 1913 and Rampant Colt at the left rear. Right side has standard commercial markings. It has orig fixed sights with the front sight filed lower. Frame is marked on the right side “GOVERNMENT MODEL” over the SN. Left front side of frame has a 10-letter Cyrillic marking and there is a “T” inspector initial on the left bottom web of the trigger guard. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig 2-tone lanyard loop magazine. Also accompanied by a Colt Factory letter which identifies this pistol in cal. 45 with 5″ bbl, blue finish, type of stock not listed and shipped to “Russian Government”, November 16, 1916 in a 6,000 gun shipment. While 6,000 pistols is seemingly a large number, very few survive today either inside or outside of Russia. Most likely the majority of them were lost during the fighting of the Russian revolution, WWI and WWII. Authentic examples are almost never encountered and when one is found they are usually in near relic condition. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 70-75% orig blue with sharp edge wear, some thinning about mid point and a few freckles of pin-prick pitting on the right side. Frame retains about 75% thinning orig blue with a blue/gray front strap. Grip safety retains about 95% orig blue and may be a replacement. Main-spring housing retains about 60% orig blue, showing wear at the heel. Grips show moderate to heavy wear on the bottom half, otherwise are sound with a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with frosty pitting. Magazine is fine with the “white” area turned dark. 4-50358 JR355 (7,000-12,000) – Lot 3337

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3338

*SCARCE EARLY COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN C4625. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual configuration with a 5″ military all-blue bbl. Slide has usual markings on left side with last patent date “1911”. Left rear of slide has the rampant Colt and right side the usual commercial markings. It also has its orig rnd top rear sight and thin front sight blade. SN is in the usual position back of the slide lock pin hole with “GOVERNMENT MODEL” on right front side. Left rear end of slide and top left rear of frame have tiny British proofs with matching proofs on the bbl skirt. Mounted with large diamond checkered walnut grips. Front strap is engraved “A1282”. Accompanied by an orig lanyard loop 2-tone military-style magazine. This pistol was produced in 1913, just about the change in slide markings which added the patent date “1913”, changed the sights and other minor changes. PROVENANCE: Tommy Rholes Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Slide retains about 95% glossy orig blue with front & sharp edge wear and a few light scratches; frame retains 95-96% glossy orig blue with a small scrape near the toe on each side of the front strap and another longer scratch on bottom front of the frame with just sharp edge wear elsewhere. Grips are sound showing light diamond point wear and retain most of their orig finish. Mechanics are fine; bbl retains about 95% orig finish with bright shiny bore; magazine retains about 60% orig finish. Altogether a fine, early commercial Government Model with a British history. 4-50719 JR89 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3338

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3339

*WORLD WAR I ERA COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL.

SN 150591. Cal. 45 ACP. Military brushed blue finish with 5″ orig type bbl that has tiny “P” and “H” proofs perpendicular to the bore. Slide has usual markings on left side with rampant Colt at the left rear. Right side of slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911 US. ARMY”. Frame has small “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on left front side with “GHS” (Gilbert H. Stewart) inspector mark on left side above magazine release. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig flat base, 2-tone magazine. Also accompanied by an orig long drop swivel flap holster with “US” embossed flap that has an impressed triangle at the tip with another triangle at the tip of the holster. Its orig leather leg strap is present. PROVENANCE: Tommy Rholes Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains about 85-90% orig blue with muzzle end and sharp edge wear and some light spots of discoloration; frame retains about 80% orig blue, thin on front strap, strong & bright elsewhere; spring housing is a thin blue/brown patina. Grips are sound showing moderate diamond point wear and hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Magazine is extremely fine. Holster is fine with crackled flap and drop extension with a small hole in the back side of the belt loop; leg strap is also lightly crackled and overall holster & strap retain 75-80% orig brown finish. 4-50718 JR90 (3,500-5,000) – Lot 3339

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3340

*COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL.

SN 191531. Cal. 45 ACP. Brushed blue military finish with 5″ replacement bbl, original fixed sights and standard markings. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by one original 2-tone, lanyard loop magazine. This pistol was produced in 1917 at the height of WWI and almost certainly would have been issued to troops fighting in France. They are rarely found with high original finish and completely original, usually in near relic co