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SN 1. Cal. 8mm Steyr. Very early production Steyr Hahn, the first pistol assembled in 1912, with modified frontstrap. Most features are as per standard production with 5″ bbl, fixed front and rear sight, and usual single line address: “Steyr 1912” followed by “MOD. 1911” and the large “S” at rear. Serial number “1” marked on left side of slide, immediately below on frame, behind the lanyard ring, and on the bbl along with a “K” inspection and an encircled “T”. Matching assembly number “3589” inside slide and on frame in front of hammer recess. An ergonomic extension has been added to the bottom of the frontstrap, the welded interface still evident, with the sides machined, seamlessly blending into the frame. Major components rust blued, now to include the trigger and hammer, likely applied when modifying the frontstrap. Strawed extractor, safety and screws. Checkered walnut grips, no markings on inner surfaces. CONDITION: Bright rust blue, 98+% coverage, with minor oxidation at front of slide/frame and slight discoloration at welded juncture on frontstrap. Comparable condition bbl, small parts and grips. Bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. A very interesting, early production Steyr with modified frontstrap, probably by factory, serial number 1! 52581-1 (2,500-4,500) C&R – Lot 2015

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Auction: Firearms - October 2017
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