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SN 463. Cal. 7.63. 7-1/2″ bbl. Deep rust-blued finish overall with a combination of straw and nitre-blue appointments. 2-pc finely checkered walnut grips with detachable shoulder stock with cheekrest, case including an unheard of four matching magazines, sling, holster, maintenance tools and barring block. This early Loewe Berlin manufactured pistol is numbered “463” on the bottom rear of magazine well, as well on the stock attaching iron, trigger, bolt toggle and on the bases of all four wood bottomed magazines. The SN is found as well on the board shoulder stock and cheekrest. Crown U and Crown B proofs are found on both bbl and receiver. System Borchardt patent is found on right side of receiver as well as Waffenfabrik Loewe Berlin on chamber. Shoulder stock has manufacturer’s mark of “GESETZLICH GESCHUTZT” with matching manufacturer’s mark on barring block. Fitted black leather case with nickel furniture is green velvet lined and houses the wiping rod, screwdriver, takedown punches, leather sling, grease container, solvent bottle and oiler. Leather holster is still strapped appropriately to board stock with strapping and buckle intact. CONDITION: Very fine overall with most rich finishes remaining, with slight muzzle wear and minor finish loss at connecting points from attaching shoulder stock. Nitre-blue has somewhat flaked on toggle cover plates. 2-pc checkered grips are spectacular with most orig varnish remaining. Straw finish on sear bar is still vivid while nitre finish on trigger, sear spring, screws and extractor remain very bright with over 70% nitre remaining. Magazines retain nearly all their fine nickel finish with only miniscule staining and loss on one magazine bottom. Shoulder stock is solid and complete with most of its varnished finish remaining, however, somewhat dulling. Several areas of bruising and abrasions exist, most prominently in the tensioning lug area and one screw is slightly fouled from the use of an improper screwdriver. Cheekrest is equally fine with one minor abraded area on rear. Leather holster, while being supple, all stitching has deteriorated and leather is somewhat alligatored. Shoulder sling exists as an example only, as the leather is well over 100 years old. is intact but would not retain strength enough to be usable. Tools and appendages are all excellent, showing minor storage and handling marks only. Barring block is exceptional. Leather travel case is quite fine with exterior having suffered slight distress on corners and soiling of green felt inside. All partitions are intact. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Mechanics are crisp. A more complete or finer example would not easily be found. 52700-14 TDW (35,000-45,000) – Lot 2005

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Auction: Firearms - October 2017
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