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SN 12910. Cal. 30 mauser. 7.9″ bbl, model MP 34 o as manufactured by Steyr. (Registered as #1291) Includes 3 mag in orig brown leather case. Leather case maker marked “SRA 1936” and with cartouche (STOLLA). Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Weapon appears fully functional and passes function check in both full auto and semi-auto. Bolt, top cover and receiver number match. Steyr logo on top cover. This example does not have Nazi proof marks. Has provision for bayonet on shroud. Mags fit properly in mag well. The Steyr-Solothurn was produced by the Rheinnaetall in the Steyr factory in Austria. The “o” suffix denoted Austria and served to keep it from being confused with an entirely different submachine gun which was designed by Bergman. The Steyr-Solothurn was issued in significant numbers to German and Austrian police forces during WWII, and was also issued to military personnel concurrently with the MP38 and MP40. This cataloger knows personally of a Veteran who bagged one when he escaped from a POW camp in 1944. PROVENANCE: Ex-Collection of Carl “Bill” Morrison. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is about 60%. Orig finish thinned on shroud and top cover with some evidence of pitting where the receiver meets the stock line on both sides. Stock has numerous gouges and handling marks but is completely sound and serviceable. There is one 1/2″ x 1/2″ chip immediately to rear of receiver. Exterior of bbl has lost just about all orig finish and is in the white, however the bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is very good. Bolt itself is shiny and bright. Interior of receiver could use a cleaning but is otherwise in very fine serviceable condition. Buttplate has significant brown uniform scale corrosion but this does not detract from the attractiveness of this firearm. This gun appears all matching. Orig 32 rnd .30 Mauser mags in excellent serviceable condition with nickel finished follower. Brown leather mag case has some spots of green mold just starting along seam, which preservation treatment should remedy. The brown leather is somewhat worn but the stitching is tight and leather is completely serviceable and still soft to the touch. This firearm is a fine example of quality machining and fitting from the time before the transition to stamping metal parts. This weapon would be sure to please the discerning submachine gun collector. 50754-2 JWK1 (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3030

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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