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SN 33. Cal. 7.5mm. The Berger repeating pistol, made in France, has a unique mechanism that involves a double set of hammers. Gun has a 5-1/4″ bbl and an overall length of 9-3/4″. A large, fixed front sight, made of copper, sits on the bbl overriding a tubular magazine that loads from the front. The only marking on this pistol is an oval logo on the front of the frame “MARIUS BERGER/33/BREVETTE S.G.D.G.” The finger loop trigger is well tensioned and the grips are of smooth, varnished wood. Pulling the trigger actuates the cartridge elevator while cocking both hammers. The forward hammer/breechblock, that carries the firing pin, falls first. The rearmost hammer immediately follows, striking the now-protruding firing pin. Relaxing the finger loop allows the trigger to spring back into position. PROVENANCE: Ex-Visser Collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very little finish remains on this largely gray-brown gun with shallow etching on receiver and a replaced firing pin. Original grips, darkened from use, have superficial handling dings but no significant chips and no splits. Surprisingly bright bore with strong rifling and only mild frosting. Perfect manual function. An exceeding unusual repeater with double falling hammers for a single ignition! 43475-257 LMA39 (2,500-4,000) – Lot 3652

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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