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SN 34836. Cal. 7.63M. Full size C96 with large ring hammer, 5.5″; bbl and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual chamber address with the serial number on the left chamber flat. Crown U proofing on the left side of the bbl extension. Antler proof on the right side. Standard two line address on the right side of the frame. Fire blued extractor, cursor, bolt stop, safety and grip screw. The trigger is strawed. Extremely rare grips show a cherub using a C96 to shoot a lion while holding a dagger in the other hand. Disassembly shows all matching numbers, including the factory orig grips. Fitted with replacement Mauser Banner stock that has been noticeably sanded, heavily varnished and numbered in factory style to match the pistol. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection, Germany. CONDITION: Bright 96% orig blue with minimal sharp edge wear in expected places. Toning of frontstrap. Orig condition of fire blue, showing comparable wear, extractor, cursor, bolt stop, safety and grip screw and orig straw on trigger. Dull bore with shallow rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. Replacement stock and renumbered lug retaining most of their refinish. One of very few C96s originally fitted with this type of grip, in the correct serial number range, that would benefit from being mated to a correct stock. 49829-119 LMA (2,750-4,000) C&R – Lot 1413

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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