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Wednesday October 16, 2013. 10:00 am | 203 Skowhegan Rd . Fairfield, ME. US. 04937
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Announcement:Information contained herein is presented on behalf of the seller. James D. Julia Inc., agent for the seller, cannot guarantee the information to be correct or assume the liabilities for errors and omissions.  All lines drawn on maps are approximate. Buyers should verify the information to their own satisfaction.  Any announcements made from the auction block on day of auction will take precedence over any matter of print and will be final.

*× EXTRAORDINARY CHILEAN PROTOTYPE 1900 LUGER WITH MATCHING PUSH BUTTON STOCK RIG.
Item number: 17779135 | SN 10003. Unique configuration 7" .30 Cal bbl with full SN. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. Unique Chilean prototype 6 position rear sight mounted on rear link. Grip safety. British proofed. All numbered parts on gun are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Prototype stock lug with locking cut only adapted for prototype push button stock. Wood bottom magazine with small unidentified (possibly Chilean?) stamp on bottom. With orig prototype push button stock that has the orig full matching SN stamped on lug. With a Chilean prototype holster and attaching straps very similar to those seen on later Navy p.04 pistols. This gun/stock rig is pictured or mentioned on pgs. 217, 218, 221, 235, 236, 237, 238, 240, 250, 252, 254, 255, 256, 279, 281, 593, 594, 872, 1171 and 1172 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near mint. Retaining 99% bright orig blue. 99% bright orig straw and heat blue. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with beautiful color and wood grain and only very minor chips and dents to the checkering. Magazine is excellent with very little wear as is the stock which only has minor scuffs and dings and retains about 98% blue on the lug. Holster and straps are good with surface heavily flaking. This is probably the finest and most complete example of this super rare variation many aspects of which, especially the holster/stock, were prototypes for the Naval p.04. 4-52060 BWS98

Estimate: $50000 - $100000

*× WALTHER P38 THIRD SUBVARIATION ZERO SERIES.
Item number: 17779014 | SN 07507. 4.9" 9mm bbl. Standard extractor. Round firing pin. "WALTHER" banner, "P.38", and SN "07507" marked on left side of slide. Early high polish Walther blue. All numbered parts are matching and have Eagle/359 proofs. Orig wide border checkered black plastic grips. "jvd" marked "WaA706" proofed "P38" magazine that is unnumbered. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% orig blue. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with very little wear. Magazine is very good retaining about 90% orig blue. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52658 BWS110

Estimate: $3000 - $4250

*× ULTRA RARE DWM 1903 FRENCH TRANSITIONAL LUGER.
Item number: 17779136 | SN 25024. 4" 30 Cal. bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. "CHARGE" marked short ear extractor. Transitional flat sided New Model toggle with 90 degree checkering and a first type toggle latch. Mainspring is of Old Model flat riband pattern in short frame. Very, very few of these were made during the transition from Old Model dish toggles to New Model flat toggles for French military trials in mid-1904. Serial number 25024 is right in the middle of a reported (but not confirmed) serial range of 50 guns. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Grip safety. Proper wood bottom magazine. This gun is featured on pp. 228, 263, 270, 271, 273, 603, and 900 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. This example of a very important Luger model is possibly the finest example of this variation that exists and is absolutely correct. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% orig blue and 90% orig straw. There are some areas of light corrosion and there is a small dent in the front gripstrap. The hook on the frame that attaches to the toggle latch has a small chip. Bore is sharp with frosting. Grips are lightly worn with some minor chips and indentations in the checkering and have nice color and wood grain. Magazine is very good with some corrosion on the body and a crack through the wood bottom and some minor chips. Mechanically excellent. 4-52767 BWS70

Estimate: $50000 - $100000

*× SPREEWERKE LATE ZERO PREFIX CVQ P.38.
Item number: 17779015 | SN 04492. 4.9" 9mm bbl. "P.38" and "cvq" marked on left side of proper crudely finished slide. Cogged hammer and round firing pin. Sixth subvariation. Zero prefix serial number. "U" on right side of slide and left side of frame. Brown plastic horizontal grooved grips. Unnumbered magazine. Waffenamt proof and "jvd" marked on left side of magazine. "P.38" on right side. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% orig blue. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Grips are excellent with a ding on the right side behind the trigger. Magazine retains 95% blue and is a little dented on the bottom. 4-52650 BWS115

Estimate: $1000 - $2000

*× SPECTACULAR “E” PREFIX SWISS LUGER WITH EXPERIMENTAL HOLSTER/STOCK AND 16 ROUND MAGAZINE.
Item number: 17779137 | SN E772. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl. Cross in shield on chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Grip safety. "E.772" (Extra-Serie) serial number on front of frame by the Swiss. This matching number appears with either three digits or two digits on many parts. A mix of DWM numbers also appear on internal parts which is proper for this model. Unique Swiss wood bottom magazine with metal disks on a later "P" marked 29 Swiss style body. Pistol housed in a metal reinforced tan leather experimental 1911-12 period holster stock with a steel cup which surrounds the bottom of the grip frame having a screw down clamp to grip the frame of the gun and a pouch that contains an experimental extended 16 shot magazine, the holster with straps and a buckle. This gun/stock is featured on pp. 551, 647, and 1408 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. This is a very rare gun, the New Model P.06 Extra-Serie comprising only 17 pistols (E765 – E781)compared with some 200 Old Model P.00 Extra-Serie pistols, combined with one of the most interesting Luger stocks and magazines ever made. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% original blue and 97% original straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with minor dings and beautiful color and wood grain. Holster stock is excellent with minor scuffs and nicks in leather, some wrinkling, flaking on the straps. 90% original blue on the metal attachment. 16 round magazine is very good with a broken bottom. 4-52841 BWS89

Estimate: $25000 - $40000

*× WWII ISSUE MAUSER BYF 42 P38.
Item number: 17779016 | SN 247a. 4.9" 9mm bbl. "P.38" and "byf/42" on left side of slide. All numbered parts on gun are matching and Eagle/135 proofed. Orig horizontal grooved black plastic grips. "jvd" marked magazine that has "P38/U" on right side and "B.7909" stamped on bottom after manufacturer. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% orig blue. Bore has light wear and frosting. Grips are in excellent condition with very little wear or nicks but have faded in places and lost some surface gloss in areas. Magazine retains about 95% blue. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52646 BWS111

Estimate: $1200 - $2000

*× 1948 BUENOS AIRES WORLD SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS SWISS LUGER.
Item number: 17779138 | SN P26485. Model 1929 Swiss Luger. 198mm 30 Cal. lightweight bbl. Swiss military inspection marked bbl is serial numbered 4 (underside) of a series of 20 lightweight bbls made by the Waffenfabrik, Bern for the 1949 ISU World Championships in Buenos Aires. Other numbered parts on gun are matching. Swiss cross and shield on center link. "P" proof on left receiver. "44" date in well under takedown lever. Circular "WF" on the back of the frame. Grip safety. Original black plastic grips. This gun is featured on p. 652 in Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. A very rare surviving Luger made for this World Championship, most of the batch of 20 being re-barrelled to standard 120 mm length for sale after the competition and the long barrels destroyed. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Condition is near mint retaining 99% of the original blue. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent. Proper Swiss dark brown plastic bottom magazine is excellent. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52851 BWS18

Estimate: $15000 - $20000

*× OUTSTANDING WALTHER PP PROTOTYPE.
Item number: 17779017 | SN 750007. 4" 7.65mm (32 ACP) bbl. "Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther's Patent Cal. 7.65m/m" and "WALTHER" banner on left side of slide. 90 degree safety lever. Prototype pattern checkered wood grips. Prototype lock work and split 2-part firing pin, the rear part turning with the safety lever, the front part contained in removable housing behind breech face. Trigger is strawed and has what appears to be case color towards the top sides. Prototype hammer is strawed. Unique magazine has prototype metal extension at base. Front gripstrap is stamped "1". Crown/N proofs on right side of frame, right side of slide, and right side of bbl visible through ejection port. "750007" is engraved in slide holdopen latch well. A unique Walther that is a study in the development of the PP from the Model 4. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% bright blue. Straw on trigger and hammer is 98%. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are near mint with very little wear. Magazine retains 97% blue on the body and extension. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52589 BWS120

Estimate: $25000 - $40000

*× EARLY THREE DIGIT DWM 1900 SWISS MILITARY LUGER.
Item number: 17779139 | SN 472. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Swiss proofed. First type flat safety lever. Grip safety. Frame has been relieved to accommodate later raised thumb button magazines. Checkered walnut grips. Proper unnumbered magazine with metal disks in the wood bottom. This gun is featured on pp. 215, 565, and 642 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% original blue with the sideplate starting to brown. 95% original straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with nice color and wood grain. Magazine is in beautiful condition with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52834 BWS72

Estimate: $5000 - $8000

*× RARE NSDAP ERNST BAUER PRESENTATION WALTHER PP.
Item number: 17779018 | SN 908000. 4" 7.65mm (32 ACP) bbl. Presentation inscribed "Gewidmet unserm treuen Mitarbeiter Ernst Bauer / von der Ortsg. Obergiesing NSDAP / Julfest 26.12.1937." ("Presented to our loyal colleague Ernst Bauer of the NSDAP Regional Group Obergiesing Yuletide December 26, 1937" - Julfest was the ancient North European winter festival adopted by the Nazis, and first widely celebrated in 1935, as a non-religious replacement for Christmas; Obergiesing is a suburb of Munich), "WALTHER" banner, "Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther's Patent Cal. 7.65m/m" and "Mod. PP" on left side of slide. Crown/N proofs on right side of slide and on bbl visible through ejection port. 90 degree safety. Black checkered wide bordered plastic grips with "WALTHER" banner on top of each. Magazine body is marked "WALTHER" banner on bottom of left side above black plastic extension. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% blue on most of the gun with a backstrap that is about 70%. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips are near new with very light wear. Magazine is excellent retaining 97% blue with plastic that is not chipped or cracked. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52627 BWS121

Estimate: $5000 - $10000

*× RARE 22 CAL. SA MARKED WALTHER PP.
Item number: 17779019 | SN 114329P. 4" 22 Cal. bbl. "WALTHER" banner, "Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther's Patent Cal 22" and "Mod. PP" on left side of slide. Crown/N on right side of slide and bbl that is visible through ejection port. "SA der NSDAP / Gruppe Sudwest" before "87" (NSDAP Group weapon number) engraved on front gripstrap. Wide border black plastic grips with "WALTHER" banners across tops. Magazine marked "France" on bottom of right side. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 90% high polish orig blue. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are near mint with very light wear. Magazine retains 98% orig blue. Mechanics are excellent. 5-52609 BWS122

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*× VERY RARE DWM/WAFFENFABRIK BERN 1906 SWISS CROSS IN SHIELD TRANSITIONAL PROTOTYPE LUGER.
Item number: 17779140 | SN 26. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl. DWM made frame etc. and receiver marked with Swiss cross in shield above chamber. "WAFFENFABRIK BERN" marked on center toggle link produced by the W+F. Swiss + and BP proofs. Frame is numbered internally in front of the takedown lever. All numbered parts are matching except for the grip safety which has #74. Most small parts have no numbers. Original Swiss plain wood bottom magazine. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. Trigger bearing in frame and sideplate and sear spring modified to improve trigger pull, which is exceptionally light and crisp, to evaluate modifications for W+F production, which commenced during WWI. This gun is featured in Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. An extremely rare Swiss variation. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 95% original blue. Straw is about 70% and appears to have been reheated in the past. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are worn and the right grip appears to have a repaired crack in the upper right. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52839 BWS56

Estimate: $5000 - $10000

*× DWM 1906 SWISS CROSS IN SUNBURST EXTRA-SERIE COMMERCIALLY NUMBERED LUGER.
Item number: 17779141 | SN 29550. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. "DWM" scroll in center above toggle link. DWM Commercial range serial number applied in the large digit font typical of W+F assembled pistols and Swiss military +/V inspection and + proofs. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. Proper Swiss wood bottom magazine with metal disks. All numbered parts are matching. Assembled, serial numbered, and finished by W + F from DWM parts kit taken from their commercial production, probably intended as an Extra-Serie gun prior to allocation of “E” prefix numbers for the P.06. This gun is featured on p. 648 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% original Swiss W+F arsenal blue and 97% original Swiss arsenal straw. Mint bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with light wear. Magazine is excellent with some light corrosion on the body and one small chip on the wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52844 BWS59

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

*× SA GRUPPE MITTE WALTHER PP.
Item number: 17779020 | SN 124248P. 4" 7.65mm (32 ACP) bbl. "WALTHER" banner, "Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther's Patent Cal. 7.65m/m" and "Mod. PP" on left side of slide. Horizontal Crown/N proofs on right side of slide and right side of bbl that is visible through ejection port. Black plastic wide bordered grips with "WALTHER" banner at the top of each. "WALTHER" banner marked magazine with black plastic extension at bottom. Front gripstrap is marked "SA der NSDAP / Gruppe Mitte" (A protective force for the NSDAP). This gun is listed by SN and marking on p. 254 of Axis Pistols by Jan C. Still. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% orig blue that is high polished on the sides of the slide. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with very little wear. Magazine retains 95% blue and has no chips or cracks in the plastic bottom. Excellent mechanics. 4-52616 BWS118

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

*× DWM 1920 SWISS LUGER WITH GRIP SAFETY.
Item number: 17779142 | SN 2343i. 4" 30 Cal. bbl. Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Grip safety. i suffix four digit serial range. Crown/N proofed. Checkered walnut grips. "GERMANY" marked very small on left side of back frame rail behind safety lever. "GERMANY" marked wood bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching, except for the grips which are #55 and the holdopen which is #60. This gun is featured on pp. 608 and 610 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains 98% orig blue and 95% orig straw. Bore is shiny and sharp. Grips are very lightly worn with one minor indent on the left grip. Magazine is excellent with light corrosion on the body and wood bottom that is near mint. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52782 BWS82

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

*× MUNICH POLICE DIRECTORATE "PDM" WALTHER PP.
Item number: 17779021 | SN 811148. 4" 7.65mm (32 ACP) bbl. "WALTHER" banner, "Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther's Patent Cal. 7.65m/m" and "Mod. PP" on left side of slide. Crown/N proof on right side of slide and right side of bbl visible through ejection port. "PDM/148" (Polizei-Direktion München: Munich Police Directorate, Property Number 148) on left side of frame behind trigger. Bottom magazine release. "WALTHER" banner on top of black plastic wide bordered grips. "WALTHER" banner on bottom left side of original black plastic extended bottom magazine. Numbered parts are matching. Serial number and PDM number are listed on p. 203 of Axis Pistols by Jan C. Still. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% bright original blue. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips are near new with very little wear. Magazine is excellent with 98% blue and an excellent black plastic extension. 4-52615 BWS117

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*× DWM 1906 SWISS CROSS IN SHIELD LUGER.
Item number: 17779143 | SN 14928. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl. Swiss cross in shield above chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. "P 52" on left frame rail. Swiss proofs and dual +/M inspector’s marks on the left receiver. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. Original wood bottom Swiss magazine with circular metal disks. All numbered parts on the gun are matching. This gun is featured on p. 647 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% original blue and 65% original straw. Mint bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn, retain beautiful color and wood grain. Magazine and mechanics are excellent. 4-52838 BWS55

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*× BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED WALTHER PP IN CASE.
Item number: 17779022 | SN 215440P. 4" 7.65mm (32 ACP) bbl. "WALTHER" banner, "Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther's Patent Cal. 7.65m/m" and "Mod. PP" on left side of slide. Eagle/N is visible on the bbl through the ejector port. Scroll engraving covering about 85% of exterior surface including right and left sides of frame and slide and front and rear gripstraps. Trigger, hammer, and magazine release button are gold plated as is the safety lever which is also engraved. The rest of the gun is silver plated. Wide bordered checkered walnut grips. In a factory brown leatherette case with "WALTHER" banner/ "PP" gold blocked inside the dark cream velvet lined interior. Case is fitted for the gun, cleaning rod, and the brown plastic bottom chrome plated magazine which has a "WALTHER" banner and a number that does not match the gun. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains 98% silver plating and about 90% gold plating which is starting to flake off the front and side surfaces of the trigger. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips are near mint with sharp checkering. Mechanics are sound. Magazine and cleaning rod are in near new condition. Exterior of the case is excellent with some minor scuffs and flaking especially on the edges. Interior has oil stains that have darkened the light velvet in the shapes of the gun and accessories. 4-52638 BWS123

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*× DWM 1906 SWISS CROSS IN SHIELD RIG.
Item number: 17779144 | SN 14177. 4-3/4" .30 Cal bbl. Swiss Cross in Shield above chamber. "DWM" on center toggle. Swiss proofs and dual inspection marks, +/V to the left receiver and +/M to the right side as applied during the transition from Major Vogelsang to Major Muhlemann as chief inspector of the W+F in Bern. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching. Proper wood bottom magazine with metal disks. With an orig Bern manufacturer marked 1923 dated brown holster with straps and an added extra magazine pouch containing another Swiss magazine. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 98% orig bright blue with a small holster wear spot on bottom of front grip strap. 97% orig straw. Grips are lightly worn with nice color. Magazines are excellent. Holster is very good with moderate scuffs and flaking. Mechanics are excellent. Bore is bright with light wear. 4-52837 BWS95

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*× DURAL FRAME WALTHER PP.
Item number: 17779023 | SN 255216p. 4" 7.65mm (32 ACP) bbl. "WALTHER" banner, "Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther's Patent Cal. 7.65m/m" and "Mod. PP" on left side of slide. Eagle/N proofs on right side of frame and right side of bbl visible through ejection port. Matching serial numbers on right side of slide and light alloy frame. Wide border black plastic grips with "WALTHER" banners at top. Magazine with black plastic extension is marked "WALTHER" banner / "PP 7.65mm" on bottom left side of body. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains 97% blue with most of the wear on the front of the gripstrap where it appears someone shot this gun while wearing a ring which caused a couple small wear spots down to the metal. There is also some wear on the bottom of the gripstrap. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with sharp checkering and are near new except for a minor melted area which has indented the checkering on the lower right grip. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52606 BWS119

Estimate: $1000 - $1750

*× BERN 06/24 SWISS.
Item number: 17779145 | SN 15371. 4-3/4" 30 cal. bbl. "Waffenfabrik Bern" on center toggle link. Swiss Proofs, "P 58" privatisation sale mark on the right frame. Grip safety, wide border checkered walnut grips. Proper wood bottom magazine. Orig short leather pull strap is still attached to the lanyard ring. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% orig blue and 98% orig straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with very light wear. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52840 BWS29

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

EXTREMELY RARE ANTI-TANK STURMPISTOLE WITH INSERT BARREL, FOLDING STOCK AND FOLDING SIGHT.
Item number: 17779024 | SN 1922. 27mm 6" bbl with 22mm rifled anti-tank grenade launcher insert for the shaped charge Panzerwurfkorper 42LP that is "WaA4" proofed, the pistol with special stepped extractor to accommodate both this insert barrel and regular signal ammunition. Oct chamber area has Eagle/359 proofs on upper right corner of right flat. Left side of frame is marked "ac / 42" indicating Walther manufacture in 1942. Frame is Eagle/359 proofed on right side. Serrated Eagle/359 proofed hammer. All numbered parts are matching. Checkered brown plastic grips. With an original unmarked second pattern Sturm pistol folding stock with green canvas padded butt that was required for the recoil of this gun/grenade combination. Stock is unmarked and has a hinge which allows the stock to swivel around to the right side of the gun to make it more compact for travel. It is believed these stocks were manufactured by Loch & Hartenberger in Oberstein. It clamps on the rear of the pistol and is secured with a threaded bolt that has an attaching chain that goes through the large hole in the back of the frame of the gun. A swivel latch secures under the frame behind the trigger guard, and a screw tightens onto the upper backstrap. Orig spring loaded folding sight slides over bbl and secures with two screws. It has a spring loaded closure that accepts a knob on the stock to secure it when in folded position. An original conversion of a Model 1934 Walther flare pistol into an anti-tank grenade launcher. Only about 200 of these sets were made for the German Army in WWII. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Gun retains about 95% black finish with wear areas from stock attachment. Bore is sharp. Grips are excellent with sharp checkering. Stock is excellent retaining 97% matte parkerised finish and the green canvas butt pad is excellent with minor wear and light stains. Anti-tank sight attachment retains about 95% blue. 4-52700 BWS133

Estimate: $10000 - $20000

*× RED GRIP SWISS 06/29 BERN.
Item number: 17779146 | SN 52338. 4-3/4" 30 cal. bbl. Swiss cross in shield on center toggle link. "10.34" marked in well under take-down lever indicates manufactured in October of 1934. Circular F + W logo stamped into back of frame. Grip safety, red plastic grips, and proper magazine with red plastic bottom. Swiss Military Production. This gun is featured on p. 1140 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 96% orig blue. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with no cracks or chipping. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52850 BWS28

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

EXTREMELY RARE GEBRUDER REMPT WWI FOUR BARREL FLARE PISTOL.
Item number: 17779025 | SN 124. 27mm 3-1/2" bbls that are aligned vertically and Crown/B proofed. Receiver is "G.R. / 124" (Gebruder Rempt manufactured, SN 124) marked and is Crown/B and Crown/A proofed. Bbl release lever on receiver is "G.R." marked and has the matching number 24. Large safety lever on frame with safe and fire positions marked "S" and "F". Smooth walnut grips. Designed to illuminate airfields at night for long periods of time without reloading. According to a flare gun registry, only 22 examples of four bbl flare guns are known. Because of its unique and interesting appearance, this gun was chosen as the centerpiece for the back of the dust jacket of German Flare Pistols and Signal Ammunition by Dr. Lorenz Scheit. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine, covered in light pitting with blue that has been restored to 80%. Bores have light pitting. Grips are very good with moderate wear and minor dings and scuffs. 4-52672 BWS131

Estimate: $5000 - $10000

*× IMPORTANT 1905 DUTCH TRIALS DWM 1900 LUGER PISTOL.
Item number: 17779147 | SN 22468. 4" 30 Cal. bbl. Blank chamber and center toggle link. Dished toggles. Grip safety. Short frame and receiver with late internal Old Model machining. Crown/D inspection mark on left side of receiver, this is the highest serial number Dutch trials gun found in the research of the Sturgess book The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols to have this mark, and the only one with higher serial number than the US Powell cartridge counter guns (22400 – 22450)and the late pattern internal machining introduced with the Powell guns. All numbered parts are matching including the checkered walnut grips, which have three digit serial numbers as do the sideplate and the rear toggle link. This gun is featured on pp. 96, 223, 225, 227, 229, 289, 290, 462, 567, and 600 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' book. This is a very rare configuration of calibre, barrel and frame length, only 109 of which were made for Dutch trials and delivered in March/July 1905. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 97% orig blue and 90% orig straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn and show nice color. Magazine is excellent with a couple of very minor chips on the wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52757 BWS84

Estimate: $20000 - $30000

RIFLED BORE ERMA LARGE Z KAMPFPISTOLE GRENADE LAUNCHING PISTOL.
Item number: 17779026 | SN 6903. 27mm 6" rifled alloy signal/grenade launching bbl with a large (9mm tall) pantographed white phosphorescent "Z" (Züge – Rifling, which is the identification mark for the Kampfpistole) on left side which was intended to be visible in low light. Serrated hammer. Right side of bbl has Eagle/280 proofs. Full serial number on hinge matches serial number on alloy frame. Left side of frame is marked "ayf / 42" (ERMA manufactured in 1942). Right side of frame has Eagle/280 proofs. Brown checkered plastic grips. These pistols with rifled bores were used to fire grenades in combat and are much rarer than the smooth bore flare guns. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% black finish. Bore is sharp. Grips are excellent with very little wear. 4-52704 BWS128

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

*× ONE OF A KIND DWM 1906 RUSSIAN LUGER IN THE WHITE.
Item number: 17779148 | SN 564. 4" 9mm bbl. In the white. Crossed Moisin-Nagant rifles above chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Safety and extractor marked in Cyrillic. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching, except for the checkered walnut grips which are numbered 658. "Cal. 9mm" marked wood bottom magazine. This gun is featured on pp. 566, 570, 673, and 674 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. All metal surfaces that are normally blued are factory polished in the white with no evidence of removal of any blue finishing. Some light corrosion starting under the bbl and on the grip safety. Strawed parts are about 80% and appear to have been reheated. Bore is sharp with frosting. Grips are sharp with very little wear and very little damage to checkering. Magazine is excellent with a few minor dings to the wood bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52845 BWS83

Estimate: $20000 - $30000

RARE GPK TRIALS HEBEL SIGNAL PISTOL.
Item number: 17779027 | SN 1813. 27mm 8-3/4" bbl with oct chamber area. Full serial number that matches the gun on flat underneath chamber. Small screw underneath chamber that holds extractor is also matching numbered. Checkered hammer. Smooth walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching even the small screws on the frame and grip screw. Crown/D proof on upper right corner of right flat of chamber area is shown on p. 462 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols, and the gun is featured on p. 73. The same Crown/D is stamped on the back of the frame just above the grips, and other parts. It is a GPK inspector’s proof that appears on German military trials pistols. "ES" marked under the left grip plate, which may be the maker, although it is not an identified mark. Manufacturer is unknown. This pattern was adopted for German service in 1894. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine retaining 80% blue and 20% straw on the trigger and checkered hammer. Bore has light wear. Grips are very good with wear, dings, and small chips. 4-52667 BWS132

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

*× ULTRA RARE TURKISH AIR FORCE LUGER.
Item number: 17779149 | SN 9014v. 4" 9mm bbl. "TC" with crescent moon Turkish crest on chamber. Mauser banner on center toggle link. "Hava ordusuna / mahsustur" (“Air Army Property”) on right side of receiver. Crown/Crown/U proofs on toggle and left side of receiver. Proper "v" range serial number. Plain aluminum bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching including the checkered walnut grips. This gun is featured in Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols on pp. 540, 785, 786, and 827. This gun is also featured in Third Reich Lugers by Jan C. Still on p. 196. With documentary provenance of issue to Turkish Air Force FW190 pilot Mustapha Tunca (KIA 1944) that include copies of correspondence, Turkish ownership permits, original documents, and a signed testamentary photograph of the gun. This is the only correct Turkish Airforce issued example known of this exact configuration. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent condition retaining 95% original blue and about 80% original straw with light corrosion on the safety lever. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52896 BWS12

Estimate: $20000 - $30000

AW.W MOD 1889 DOUBLE BARREL NAVY SIGNAL PISTOL.
Item number: 17779028 | SN 205. 27mm 5" brass monobloc double bbls with flared muzzle and full three digit serial number at rear. Push latch bbl release with double checkered base plates on each side below bbl has matching serial number. Bottom of frame has Crown/M (Imperial Navy) proof in front of trigger guard. Double checkered steel hammers. Single checkered steel trigger. Smooth walnut grips with circular "MD" logo on the right grip (this identifies items from the prominent former Mark Dinely collection) . Crown/M "AW.W 15 / 205" (Arsenalwerkstatte Wilhelmshaven, 1915 manufacture, serial number 205) on base of butt. Only 2500 pieces of this early flare pistol were manufactured. Used as a submarine signal pistol. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. All parts are original and matching. Brass shows light wear and patina which is typical of its age. Smooth bore is moderately worn. Grips are excellent with minor scuffs and scratches. Light corrosion to steel on hammers and trigger. 4-52722 BWS130

Estimate: $5000 - $7500

EARLY KRIEGSMARINE DOUBLE BARREL WALTHER STAINLESS STEEL STAR SIGNAL PISTOL MODEL SLD.
Item number: 17779029 | SN 96. 27mm 9" double bbl with walnut forearm with a circular "JSJ" mark and serial number that matches the frame. Top of frame has selector lever with markings "l", "r", and "Doppel / Schuss" to fire left, right, or both bbls. Left side of frame has "Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thur.)" above "1936" "WALTHER" banner / Eagle/M "96". Safety is "Sicher / Feuer" marked. Right side of frame has horizontal Crown/B - Crown/U proof. Rear gripstrap is marked "N. / 69" (Kriegsmarine North Sea Station (based upon Wilhelmshaven), property number 69). Checkered walnut grips. One of the lowest known two digit serial numbers. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near mint with very little wear on stainless steel surfaces. Very light corrosion toward the end of the bbls. Minor dings and scratches on corners and edges. Smooth bore is bright. Stock and forearm are excellent with very little wear. Minor chips and dings to checkering. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52734 BWS129

Estimate: $2000 - $3500

*× BEAUTIFUL ARGENTINIAN MARKED DWM 1900 COMMERCIAL LUGER.
Item number: 17779150 | SN 21306. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl hand engraved "Juan Canedo. / 611 Rividavia 611 / Buenos Aires" on top. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. "BUG" proofed. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. Proper plain wood bottom magazine. Juan Canedo was one of the major importers of the Luger pistol and also had a retail shop. All numbered parts are matching. Period modifications to this gun include the three line address on the bbl which would have been applied at Canedo's shop together with custom checkering added to the front surface of the trigger, and a small screw on the sear bar for trigger pull adjustment. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% orig bright blue and 97% orig straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with beautiful color and wood grain. Magazine is excellent with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52758 BWS75

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*× VERY RARE JAPANESE FOREIGN SERVICE MAUSER LUGER.
Item number: 17779151 | SN 24. Mauser "42" Banner commercial. 4" 30 Cal. bbl marked "Kal. 7.65". "Foreign Service 24" in Japanese on left frame. "42" on chamber. Mauser banner on center toggle link. Eagle/N proofed on left receiver and underneath bbl. Checkered walnut grips. Original aluminum bottom magazine marked "7.65". Parts are unnumbered, the only number is the Japanese inventory number 24 on the left side of the frame. The Japanese Foreign Service ordered a very small number of these guns probably for their guards at the Berlin Embassy. Pictures of this gun are featured on pp. 542 and 792 in Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% original blue and 70% original straw. Sharp bore. Light wear on grips. Magazine is excellent with a ding on the bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52890 BWS10

Estimate: $7500 - $12500

RARE MODEL 1889 DOUBLE BARREL NAVY SIGNAL PISTOL.
Item number: 17779030 | SN 76. 27mm 4" brass bbls with brass checkered pull out lever underneath. Brass frame with dbl checkered steel hammers. Crown/M (Navy proofed) on frame under bbls. "apt." (“adaptiert” – adapted) is vertical on bottom of butt next to horizontal "W.W. 98 / 76" (Arsenalwerkstatte Wilhelmshaven manufactured, made in 1898, SN 76). Checkered steel trigger. Smooth walnut grips. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. Brass has nice patina and wear on sharp edges with some minor ding and scratches. There is some pitting on the hammers especially on the right side of the right hammer. Bore is smooth with light corrosion. Grips are worn with some dings and chips. 4-52720 BWS137

Estimate: $2500 - $4000

*× RARE 1938 MAUSER BANNER SWEDISH TRIALS LUGER WITH VERY RARE HOLSTER.
Item number: 17779152 | SN 5879v. 9mm/120mm bbl. "1938" marked above chamber. "Mauser Banner" with 6/6 staves on center toggle link (Pictured on p. 748 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols) and a Crown/Crown/U proof on receiver. "Geladen" marked on extractor. Internal numbers are matching except for left grip which is serial number 50. Aluminum bottom magazine marked “9mm” is unnumbered. With an orig dark brown Swedish Trials holster made for the longer barrel ink stamped "Wilhelm Baumgarten / Konigsberg (Pr)/Briefeuerstr. 20" inside the flap. Holster has pull strap and upstrap closure and pouch for an extra magazine which has an extra aluminum bottom magazine in it. Holster is shown on p. 1225 of Sturgess book. This rig is an excellent complete original example of a rare variation Luger. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 98% original blue and 95% original straw. Grips show nice wood grain and have sharp checkering with a few minor indentations. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazines are excellent. Mechanically sound. Holster is in very good condition with light scuffs and minor cracking and flaking in the curvature of the flap. Closure strap is wrinkled and flaking from use. 4-52889 BWS1

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

RARE KRIEGSMARINE DOUBLE BARREL AWW37 BRASS SIGNAL PISTOL.
Item number: 17779031 | SN 342. 27mm 4-5/16" brass monobloc double bbls with checkered steel top latch. Only 700 double bbl versions were made. Left side of frame marked "A.W.W.37" (Arsenalwerkstatte Wilhelmshaven, made in 1937) which only appeared on about 500 examples. Directly below is "L.Nr.26" above Crown/M (Kriegsmarine) proof. Serrated steel safety lever with safe and fire positions marked "Sicher" (German for Safe) and "Feuer" (German for Fire) underneath on frame. Large Eagle/Swastika on right side of frame. All numbered parts are matching. Brown checkered bakelite grips with wide borders. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent with patina on brass that is typical for its age. Minor wear on sharp corners with a few dings and scratches the deepest being at the muzzles. Bores have some very light corrosion. Grips are excellent with sharp checkering and very few chips or dings. 4-52727 BWS134

Estimate: $5000 - $8000

UNIQUE MENZ DOUBLE BARREL PRESENTATION OR PROTOTYPE MODEL L LUFTWAFFE SIGNAL PISTOL.
Item number: 17779032 | NSN. 2.7mm 6-3/8" Crown/B / Crown/U / Circle/4 proof marked bbls. Top of frame is engraved in large Fraktur script "A. Menz / Waffen-Fabrif / Suhl". Checkered steel selector lever on back of frame with positions marked "L" (Left) and "R" (Right). Checkered and strawed steel safety lever with positions marked "F" and "S" for safe and fire. "AM" within oak leaf wreath Trade Mark logo on left side of frame above grip. Grips are brown bakelite with wide borders and checkering. "Fl. 24483" (Fliegergerat - Flyer's Device, the requisition number of the Lufftwaffe) stamped on the left frame above the bbl release lever. The Suhl civilian proofing was normal for non-Army military flare pistols before and during WWII, the Fl number indicates the frame to be a standard Luftwaffe component. However, Menz made only some 3000 Mod L pistols (around 4% of the total) and they are rare. The lack of serial number and the very prominent Menz inscription identifies this as either a display/presentation example, or possibly an early prototype of the Menz Mod. L. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining about 95% orig black finish. 80% orig straw on smaller parts. Bore is excellent. Grips are near new with orig gloss finish, sharp checkering, and few imperfections. 4-52706 BWS136

Estimate: $2500 - $4500

RARE AWW 17 NAVY IMPROVISED FLARE PISTOL.
Item number: 17779033 | SN 854. 27mm 5" bbl with serrated steel top latch. Under chamber on left side is Crown/M proof. Top of frame is marked "AW.W.18" (made by Arsenalwerkstatte Wilhelmshaven in 1918) next to "No 854" (serial number 854). Steel grip area with matching serial number and three wood grip buttons. One of 1100 examples manufactured. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good with light pitting overall and black finish has been restored to about 70%. Wood grip buttons are excellent with light wear. Bore has light pitting. 4-52726 BWS135

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

EXTREMELY RARE EARLY DEVELOPMENTAL SCHULHOF REPEATING PISTOL.
Item number: 17779034 | SN 24. Caliber 10.6mm. Repeating pistols were the immediate predecessors to semiautomatic arms. All required a manual movement to chamber and discharge the cartridge. Sometimes, both actions were performed simultaneously. In most cases, upon manual release, a loading bar or lever would spring back to its original position. Schulhof was credited with having developed several types of repeating pistols in about 1884. This particular version has a 6" bbl with a drift adjustable front and rear sight. Serial number 24 was applied under the bbl and repeated on the lower surface of the receiver near its juncture. The left side of the receiver was marked "PAT. SCHULHOF" in scripted letters. A finger loop lever under the receiver was used to close the bolt. Having traveled to its final position, the trigger could be pulled to release the firing pin. A small nudge released the finger loop, allowing it to spring forward. Loading was accomplished through the left grip that was retained by a tensioned latch. It is estimated that Schulhof made fewer than 50 of these repeaters. Though awkward and cumbersome by today's standards, repeater pistols were an important development and provided the foundation for more modern semiautomatic designs. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: The bbl retains about 30% of its original finish. Toned patina and discoloration involves the entire pistol, transitioning all surfaces to a pleasing light brown-gray. Surprisingly bright bore with sharp rifling and only minimal etching. Mechanically perfect. One of the rarest repeater pistols in existence, suitable for the most advanced collection, and cheap at the suggested estimate! 4-48586 LMA69

Estimate: $7500 - $12500

EXTREMELY RARE, EXPERIMENTAL, BERGMANN M1894, Number 1.
Item number: 17779035 | NSN. Caliber 5mm per consigner. This very unusual pistol is reminiscent of the extremely rare but much larger M1894 Bergmann Schmeisser pistol. It has a bbl length of 2.75", an overall length of 5.5" and a height of 3". The only marking on the gun is a Crown U proof on the right side of the bbl. No serial number was noted by the reviewer. A rotating safety lever is mounted on the left frame. Rotating the lever forward allows the gun to fire; rotating the lever down blocks the hammer. The magazine is accessed by rotating down the cover mounted on the right side of the frame. Internally, the recess appears as a scaled down Bergmann M1896 #2. Wood grips are finely checkered and secured with the same type screw and escutcheons as found on the #2, #3, and #4 pistols. A similar Bergmann in 5mm was reviewed in the Swiss trials of November 1894 though that pistol must have been somewhat larger as its weight was 255g rather than 240g (this gun). PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Though the gun was fired, as reflected by the Crown U marking, it remains in excellent and seemingly untouched condition with all in-the-white surfaces showing only mild oxidative discoloration. Excellent wood grips in the same condition with sharp checkering and no chips or cracks. Excellent bore with shallow rifling and only minimal corrosion. Perfect mechanics. A very interesting, early, and possible toolroom example, of a Bergmann M1894 Number 1. 4-48510 LMA77

Estimate: $15000 - $20000

FABULOUS FACTORY CASED, ALL ORIGINAL, BERGMANN M1896, #2 WITH ACCESSORIES.
Item number: 17779036 | SN 661. Cal. 5mm Bergmann. This is an early example of a 1896 #2 semiautomatic pistol as produced by the Bergmann company. Chambered for the 5mm Bergmann cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol has a 3.25" bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt. Extraction is through a large oval port cut into the top of the bbl extension. The lugged bbl is marked 611 on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown U marking. The left receiver is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". In the center of the left frame is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words "Gaggenau" and over "V.C.S. Suhl". In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was the location. Grips are hard rubber and finely checkered below an elaborate, stylized "B". Complimenting the gun is a blond wood factory case secured with two latches. The lid is silk lined and emblazoned with a Bergmann banner stipulating "Arme a repetition automatique/Bergmann Pistole/Bergmann Selfloading Fire arm". The base of the case is lined in dark green felt and bordered by a forest green cord. In the partitions are two monkey tail clips, each loaded with 5mm cases. Rimmed cases are in one monkey tail clip; rimless cases are in the other clip. Original tools with matching wooden handles include a screwdriver and a brass stem cleaning rod showing a small repair near the tip. There is no oil bottle. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Stunning 98% bright blue, all original, with trace thinning of the frontstrap and more pronounced but still mild thinning of the backstrap. Strawed hammer, safety retainer, and trigger with a fire blued safety as correct for this pistol. Crisp, comparable condition hard rubber grips with minimal blunting of checkering, no cracks and no chips. Mechanically perfect. An absolutely outstanding Bergmann #2 cased with all accessories except the small oil bottle. A fantastic gun that should appeal to every collector regardless of his or her interests. 4-48515 LMA81

Estimate: $6500 - $9500

*BABY BERGMANN MARS M1903.
Item number: 17779037 | NSN. Caliber 7.8mm (per consignor). Very unusual early semiautomatic whose design is reminiscent of the Bergmann Mars 1903. 1-1/2" bbl and 5.5" overall length and 3.25" in height. Crown U proofing on the top of the bbl, receiver, and on top of the bolt. A rotating safety is mounted on the left frame and positioned by two detents. The forward detent allows firing; the rear detent locks the hammer in place. There is no question that the gun has been fired as the receiver is noticeably cracked on both sides of the rear sight. Retracted bolt is retained by the hammer whose rough appearance suggests hasty fitting or (more likely) replacement when damaged by the same firing that cracked the receiver. The grip has been pieced into the upper frame as reflected by a braised line near the top of the frontstrap. The magazine, released by a button in the trigger guard, has three indicator holes and a detachable base. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: 75% original rust blue with virtually all blue missing from the frontstrap and from the back of the frame behind the hammer. The back of the receiver is cracked on each side of the rear sight with each crack measuring about 3/8" long. Unnumbered grips are modern replacements, checkered to mimic those of the Bergmann Mars, in nearly new condition. Bright bore with shallow rifling amidst moderate oxidation. 4-48512 LMA75

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 2, SOLD BY WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO.
Item number: 17779038 | SN 658. Caliber 5mm Bergmann. This is an early example of a M1896 #2 semiautomatic pistol as produced by the Bergmann company. Chambered for the 5mm Bergmann cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol has a 3.25" bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt. Extraction is through a large oval port cut into the top of the bbl extension. The lugged bbl is marked 611 on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown U marking. The left receiver is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". In the center of the left frame is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words "Gaggenau" and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl which was the location. Grips are hard rubber and finely checkered without logo. The top of the pistol is marked "Westley Richards & Co. London", reflecting distribution in England. According to Joseph J. Schroeder, the gun appeared in Westley Richard's sales records. Markings are absolutely correct. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Stunning 97-98% bright blue, all original, with slight thinning of the front and backstraps (mostly the backstrap), and white highlighting of all significant markings. Strawed hammer, safety retainer, and trigger with a fire blued safety as correct for this pistol. Crisp comparable condition hard rubber grips with minimal blunting of checkering, no cracks and no chips. Mechanically perfect. An outstanding Bergmann Number 2 that could only be improved with a presentation case. 4-48514 LMA45

Estimate: $5000 - $7500

STUNNING AND ALL ORIGINAL BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 2.
Item number: 17779039 | SN 569. Caliber 5mm Bergmann. This is an early example of a M1896 #2 semiautomatic pistol produced by the Bergmann company. Chambered for the 5mm Bergmann cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol has a 3.25" bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt. Extraction is through a large oval port cut into the top of the bbl extension. The lugged bbl is marked 611 on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown U marking. The left receiver is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". This example was finished without the Bergmann factory logo. Grips are finely checkered walnut with circular escutcheons for the grip screw. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Stunning 98-99% bright blue, all original, with a near perfect frontstrap and only minimal thinning at the bottom of the backstrap. Strawed hammer, safety retainer, safety, and trigger show only minimal use. Old congealed oil and grease remain in many of the recesses. Crisp, comparable condition checkered grips with minimal blunting of checkering, no cracks and no chips. Mechanically perfect. An absolutely outstanding Bergmann Number 2 that could be the pride of any Bergmann collector. 4-48513 LMA46

Estimate: $4000 - $5500

VERY EARLY BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 3, TOOLROOM PROTOTYPE.
Item number: 17779040 | SN 46. Caliber 6.5mm Bergmann. This is a prototype M1896 #3 semiautomatic pistol as produced by the Bergmann company with no extractor and narrow grip. Chambered for the 6.5mm Bergmann grooveless rimless cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol has a 4.5" bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is affixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The lugged bbl is marked 278 on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown U marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with short flutes, is otherwise unmarked. The serial number 46, lightly marked for internal identification, was placed on the left side of the frame under the grip. Though the pistol was proofed, as reflected by the Crown U markings, it is otherwise roughly finished, without any factory markings, and in the white. There is a 3/8" diameter threaded hole in the forward frame just below the bbl lug, significance unknown. The trigger in this pistol is differently contoured than other #3s, being thicker and straighter near the pivot point. There is no lanyard loop at the base of the grip. Walnut grips are finely checkered without a border and without a logo, each internally numbered 278. PROVENANCE: R. Alexander Montgomery Collection. Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Given the age of the pistol, the brightness of the metal is extraordinary. There has been no effort to enhance any of the surfaces that are still rife with machine marks and rough filing. Only minor pin prick oxidation is on the left side of the gun. In keeping with its toolroom status, all small parts are roughly finished and in the white. Crisply checkered grips showing minimal handling. Bright mirror bore with sharp rifling. Formerly in the collection of R. Alexander Montgomery. Mechanically perfect. 4-48516 LMA57

Estimate: $8000 - $12000

INCREDIBLE FACTORY CASED, ALL ORIGINAL, BERGMANN NUMBER 3, M1896, WITH ACCESSORIES.
Item number: 17779041 | SN 1730. Caliber 6.5mm Bergmann. This is a late example of a M1896 Number 3 semiautomatic pistol as produced by the Bergmann company with extractor and contoured backstrap. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This pistol has a 4.5" bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is afixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The screw-in bbl is marked 278 on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown U marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with long flutes, is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". The serial number 1730 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words "Gaggenau" and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was the location. The contemporary distributor, "Westley Richards & Co." is neatly hand inscribed on the left side of the bbl extension. Walnut grips are finely checkered without a border and without a logo. Complimenting the gun is a blond wood factory case secured with a single central keyed lock. The lid is silk lined and emblazoned with a Bergmann banner stipulating "Arme a repetition automatique/Bergmann Pistole/Bergmann's Selfloading Fire arm". The base of the case is lined in dark green felt and bordered by a forest green cord. In the partitions are two monkey tail clips, each loaded with 6.5mm rimmed cases. The compartmentalized case contains a cleaning oil bottle and original tools with matching wooden handles that include a screwdriver and a brass stem cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Fantastic 97-98% bright blue, all original, with sharp edge wear and trace thinning of the frontstrap and backstrap. Virtually all the brilliant straw remains on the hammer, safety retainer, and trigger. Comparable high condition fire blued safety. Crisply checkered walnut grips with minimal darkening and no chips, cracks, or other losses. Mechanically perfect. The monkey tail clips have a few small patches of oxidation that do not impact their presentation. Virtually all the varnish remains on the handles of the screwdriver and cleaning rod. This cased example was traditionally a part of Joseph Schroeder's Bergmann display and comes complete with one of his explanatory notes. An absolutely outstanding Bergmann Number 3 cased with all accessories! 4-48520 LMA66

Estimate: $7000 - $10000

EARLY BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 3, WITH V. C. SCHILLING ADDRESS.
Item number: 17779042 | SN 106. Caliber 6.5mm Bergmann. This is an early example of a M1896 #3 semiautomatic pistol as produced by the Bergmann company without an extractor and a narrow grip. Chambered for the 6.5mm Bergmann grooveless rimless cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol has a 4.5" bbl, an integral front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is afixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The unnumbered lugged bbl is is Crown U proofed, a marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with short flutes, is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". The serial number 106 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words "Gaggenau" and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was the location. "V. CHR. SCHILLING, SUHL, MADE IN GERMANY" is marked on the partially refinished magazine cover. Walnut grips are finely checkered without a border and without a logo. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original finish, estimated at 97%, excepting the partially refinished magazine cover as noted in the description. The straw that was originally used to finish the hammer, safety retainer, and the trigger is in the same condition as the pistol. Similar considerations apply to the fire blue on the safety lever. Crisply checkered grips showing no losses or splits. Bright bore with sharp rifling and mild corrosion. Mechanically perfect. 4-48518 LMA56

Estimate: $6500 - $9500

*RARE BERGMANN MARS M1903 WITH CLOSELY NUMBERED ORIGINAL SHOULDER STOCK.
Item number: 17779043 | PLEASE NOTE (10/4/13): Exciting News! The stock on this gun is the 1st type – it is extremely rare with very few made! PLEASE NOTE (10/2/13): Caliber is not the common 9mm stated in the catalog. It is the much rarer 7.63mm. SN 108. Caliber 9mm Bergmann Bayard. Bergmann made approximately 1000 M1903 pistols that are equally referenced as the Bergmann Mars. The initial 100 guns were in 7.63mm. This gun is one of the first to have been made in 9mm Bergmann Bayard. It has a 4" bbl with a fixed front sight and a fixed rear sight. Crown U proofing is marked over the bbl rib and repeated on the chamber and on the frame on the left of the trigger guard cut out. The top of the fire blued locking block, just in front of the rear sight, is marked "MARS PAT. BREV. S.G.B.G.". There are no markings on either side of the frame. The serial number 108 appears under the bbl and under the frame extension in front of the magazine well. Semiautomatic function operates in the usual manner with the bolt held open by the magazine follower. Depressing the button on the left side of the frame pushes off the sideplate from the right side of the frame to access the mechanism. This particular gun has a long magazine that extends beyond the base of the frame and has six indicator holes. The bottom of the floorplate is over stamped with a 74. Walnut grips are nicely checkered and bordered. Accompanying the gun is an all original shoulder stock whose lug is closely numbered 109. The flap of the magazine pouch has torn free of its original stitching and is now sewn to the large strap that retains the main flap of the body. The strip of leather along the spine used to secure the cleaning rod is missing. Other losses on the obverse side are reflected by two small quadrants of stitch holes. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: This is a generally gray-brown pistol with only remnants of original blue in the most protected recesses. There is no longer any heat temper color to the extractor, hammer, or trigger. Minimal fire blue remains near the pivot of the safety lever. Similar condition considerations apply to the magazine. Grips are original, matching (each marked 08), nicely checkered, and still retain a fair amount of original finish. Bright bore with sharp rifling and moderate corrosion. The leather of the stock body is all original and toned a rich brown. The lower corner of the mainflap, in the front, has separated. The body of the magazine pouch is heavily crazed and the flap presents as a soft suede. There has been no touch up to the stock lug, whose color case hardening now shows oxidative toning. When the pistol is inserted into the lug, it is nicely secured, with only a small amount of play. Though the pistol and stock have shown significant use, this is one of the few Bergmann Mars pistols to have been recently offered with a "real" stock that has not been re-covered with fresh leather or significantly altered. An unusual rig that should appeal to every collector of stocked pistols. 4-48511 LMA48

Estimate: $6000 - $8500

SUPERB BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 3, WITH EARLIEST FEATURES.
Item number: 17779044 | SN 104. Caliber 6.5mm Bergmann. This is an early example of a M1896 #3 semiautomatic pistol as produced by the Bergmann company without extractor and having a narrow grip. Chambered for the 6.5mm Bergmann grooveless rimless cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol has a 4.5" bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is afixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The unnumbered screw-in bbl is Crown U proofed on the left side, a marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with long flutes is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". The serial number 104 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words "Gaggenau" and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was the location. Walnut grips are finely checkered without a border and without a logo. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original finish, estimated at 97%, with minimal wear on the right side of the bbl, and thinned front and backstraps. The straw that was originally used to finish the hammer, safety retainer, and the trigger is also spectacularly nice. Similar considerations apply to the fire blue on the safety lever. Sharply checkered grips without losses or cracks. Bright bore with sharp rifling whose appearance is in keeping with the rest of the gun. Mechanically perfect. 4-48517 LMA55

Estimate: $5000 - $6500

BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 3, OCTAGONAL CHAMBER, PRESENTATION WITH SPECIAL TRIGGER AND GRIPS.
Item number: 17779045 | SN 416. This is an early example of a M1896 #3 semiautomatic pistol as produced by the Bergmann company without extractor and a narrow backstrap. Chambered for the 6.5mm Bergmann grooveless, rimless cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol with an octagonal chamber has a 4.5" bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is afixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The lugged bbl is marked 278 on the left side. Adjacent to this number is a large #8 (corresponds to the takedown sequence) and a Crown U marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with short flutes, is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". The serial number 416 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words "Gaggenau" and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was the location. The large #9 corresponds to the takedown sequence. This particular pistol was a special order for "Franz Kopf, Ingenieur" whose name and profession are inscribed on the rotatable sideplate. The front face of the trigger is checkered and the gun was fitted with special target-type walnut grips that had a standard checkering pattern and customary escutcheons. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original finish, estimated at 80%, with more toning than actual wear, particularly on the left side. There is comparable oxidative loss to the straw on the hammer, safety retainer, and the trigger. Similar considerations apply to the fire blue loss on the safety lever. Crisply checkered grips showing minimal handling. Bright bore with sharp rifling and mild corrosion. Mechanically perfect. Very few #3s were made with an octagonal chamber, all clustered around the 400 serial range. To find one of these guns with special order features is an extraordinary discovery. 4-48519 LMA54

Estimate: $4500 - $6500

BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 3, INITIALED FOR PRESENTATION.
Item number: 17779046 | SN 1812. Caliber 6.5mm Bergmann. This is a late example of a M1896 #3 semiautomatic pistol as produced by the Bergmann company with extractor and contoured backstrap. Chambered for the 6.5mm Bergmann grooved cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol has a 4.5" bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is afixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The screw-in bbl is marked 278 on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown U marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with long flutes, is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". In the center of the frame are the intertwined initials "C" and "M", seemingly factory applied, recipient unknown. The serial number 1812 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words "Gaggenau" and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was the location. Original walnut grips are finely checkered without a border and without a logo. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original finish, estimated at 80%, with mild toning, scattered scratches, and sharp edge wear. There is less oxidative loss to the straw that was originally used to finish the hammer, safety retainer, and the trigger. Similar considerations apply to the fire blue loss on the safety lever. Grips with blunted checkering and minor staining consistent with the condition of the pistol. No chips or splits. Mechanically perfect. 4-48521 LMA53

Estimate: $3500 - $5500

BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 3, WITH SHOULDER STOCK LUG AND THAI MARKINGS.
Item number: 17779047 | SN 2485. Caliber 6.5mm Bergmann. This is a late example of a M1896 #3 semiautomatic pistol as produced by the Bergmann company with extractor and a contoured backstrap. Chambered for the 6.5mm Bergmann grooved cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol has a 4.5" bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is afixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The screw-in bbl is marked 278 on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown U marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with long flutes and a contoured grip, is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". The serial number 2485 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words "Gaggenau" and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was the location. Attached to the sideplate is an open staple used to secure a shoulder stock lug. Thai markings are on the frontstrap. Walnut grips are finely checkered without a border and without a logo. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original finish which has toned to about 30-40% blue. There is comparable oxidative loss to the straw that was originally used to finish the hammer, safety retainer, and the trigger. Similar considerations apply to the fire blue loss on the safety lever. Bright bore with sharp rifling and mild corrosion. Mechanically perfect. An unusual antique in any condition, particularly attractive with the rarely encountered and highly desirable sideplate with shoulder stock lug. 4-48522 LMA49

Estimate: $2500 - $3750

BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 3, MARKED "PISTOLET BERGMANN".
Item number: 17779048 | SN 3366. Caliber 6.5mm Bergmann. This is a late example of a M1896 #3 semiautomatic pistol as produced by the Bergmann company with extractor and contoured backstrap. Chambered for the 6.5mm Bergmann grooved cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol has a 4.5" bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is afixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The lugged bbl is marked 278 on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown U marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with short flutes and a contoured grip, is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". The serial number 3366 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words "Gaggenau" and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was the location. "Pistolet Bergmann" is marked on the rotatable magazine cover. Walnut grips are finely checkered without a border and without a logo. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original finish, estimated at 70%, with more toning than actual wear, particularly on the left side. There is comparable oxidative loss to the straw that was originally used to finish the hammer, safety retainer, and the trigger. Similar considerations apply to the fire blue loss on the safety lever. Bright bore with sharp rifling and mild corrosion. Mechanically perfect. 4-48523 LMA51

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 3, WITH SHOULDER STOCK LUG.
Item number: 17779049 | SN 3480. Caliber 6.5mm Bergmann. This is a late example of a M1896 #3 semiautomatic pistol as produced by the Bergmann company with extractor and contoured backstrap. Chambered for the 6.5mm Bergmann grooved cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol has a 4.5" bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is afixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The lugged bbl is marked 278 on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown U marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with short flutes, is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". The serial number 3480 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words "Gaggenau" and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was the location. Attached to the sideplate is an open staple used to secure a shoulder stock lug. Walnut grips are finely checkered without a border and without a logo. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Professionally restored with 99% correct type rust blue. Similar restoration was applied to the small parts. Beautifully reheated straw has been directed to the hammer, safety retainer, and trigger. Trace fire blue remains in protected areas around the safety lever that has been repolished and left in the white. There has been no effort to upgrade the wood grips whose checkering is blunted with small dents and mars on the right side. A very small chip is missing from the left grip, left upper corner. Good bore with shallow rifling and moderate corrosion. Mechanically perfect. An unusual antique in any condition, particularly attractive with the rarely encountered and highly desirable sideplate with shoulder stock lug. 4-48524 LMA50

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 3, MARKED "PISTOLET BERGMANN", WITH SHOULDER STOCK LUG.
Item number: 17779050 | SN 4205. Caliber 6.5mm Bergmann. This is a late example of a M1896 #3 semiautomatic pistol as produced by the Bergmann company with extractor and contoured backstrap. Chambered for the 6.5mm Bergmann grooved cartridge. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This particular pistol has a 4.5" bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is afixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The unnumbered lugged bbl is marked with a Crown U that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with short flutes, is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". The serial number 4205 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate, which has a staple for the shoulder stock, is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words "Gaggenau" and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was the location. "Pistolet Bergmann" is marked on the rotatable magazine cover. Hard rubber grips are molded with a large stylized "B" and finely checkered. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original finish, estimated at 60-70%, with more toning than actual wear. There is comparable or slightly more oxidative loss to the straw that was originally used to finish the hammer, safety retainer, and the trigger. Similar considerations apply to the fire blue loss on the safety lever. Original grips are slightly worn with blunted checkering but no chips or splits. Bright bore with sharp rifling and mild corrosion. Mechanically perfect. 4-48525 LMA52

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 4, MARKED "PISTOLET BERGMANN" WITH SLOT FOR STOCK.
Item number: 17779051 | SN 3988. Caliber 8mm Bergmann. This is an unusual M1896 #4 semiautomatic pistol as produced by the Bergmann company with extractor and contoured backstrap. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s, and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. This pistol has a 4.5" bbl, a dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is afixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The lugged bbl is marked 156/14 on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown U marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with short flutes, is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". The serial number 3988 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words "Gaggenau" and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was the location. "Pistolet Bergmann" is marked on the rotatable magazine cover. Pieced onto the base of the frame is a slotted attachment for a shoulder stock. Walnut grips are finely checkered without a border and without a logo. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original finish, estimated at 70%, particularly involving the bbl that is largely brown and the front and backstraps. There is comparable oxidative loss to the straw that was originally used to finish the hammer, safety retainer, and the trigger. Similar considerations apply to the fire blue loss on the safety lever. The bolt return is very sluggish suggesting damage to or replacement of the original recoil spring. Checkered grips are blunted and dented from use and a small chip is missing from the right panel, top right, where abutting against the frame. Bright bore with sharp rifling and mild corrosion. Mechanically perfect. 4-48526 LMA58

Estimate: $7000 - $10000

*EARLIEST PRODUCTION BERGMANN SIMPLEX M1901 WITH WOOD GRIP.
Item number: 17779052 | SN 22. 8mm Bergmann Simplex. The Bergmann Simplex was a compact firearm produced under license, in Belgium in the early 1900s, that combined features from the Bergman Model 1896 and Bergmann Mars M1903. Production is usually estimated at 3500 guns. This very early example has a 3.5" bbl with a fixed front and rear sight. A Crown U proof on the top of the bbl rib is repeated on the receiver. The left side of the receiver is marked "PATENT BREVETE S.G.D.G.". There are no markings on either side of the frame except for the safety designations. The serial number 22 is on the butt. The bolt pulls back to function in the manner of other auto-pistols of the era. A thin ejector is screw mounted on the left side of the receiver and the magazine is released with a button in front of the magazine well that is fenestrated on each side with four holes. The five shot magazine in this pistol is drilled with three indicator holes that, when inserted, line up with the top three holes in the magazine well. On the left side of the frame is a safety with a forward detent marked "S" and a rearward detent marked "F". The hammer and trigger are strawed while the safety lever is fire blued. Earliest pistols were fitted with a single piece finely checkered walnut grip secured by a screw on the tang and a second screw on the butt. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original blue, 30-40%, with considerable oxidative and storage related loss. Comparable oxidative losses involve the strawed hammer and trigger and the fire blued ejector. The fire blue on the safety lever has been restored. Checkered grips with blunted diamonds. A small crack is below the left tang and small chips missing from the top front corner on each side. Mechanically sound. Dull bore with sharp rifling and moderate corrosion. 4-48528 LMA59

Estimate: $3500 - $5500

*BEAUTIFUL MID-PRODUCTION BERGMANN SIMPLEX M1901 WITH HARD RUBBER GRIPS.
Item number: 17779053 | SN 2152. 8mm Bergmann Simplex. The Bergmann Simplex was a compact firearm, produced under license in Belgium in the early 1900s, that combined features from the Bergman Model 1896 and Bergmann Mars M1903. Production is usually estimated at 3500 guns. This example has a 3.5" bbl with a fixed front and rear sight. A Crown U proof on the top of the bbl rib is repeated on the receiver. The left side of the receiver is marked "PATENT BREVETE S.G.D.G.". There are no markings on either side of the frame except for the safety designations. The serial number 2152 is on the butt. The bolt pulls back to function in the manner of other auto-pistols of the era. A thin ejector is screw mounted on the left side of the receiver and the magazine is released with a button in front of the magazine well that is fenestrated on each side with four holes. The five shot magazine in this pistol is drilled with three indicator holes that, when inserted, line up with the top three holes in the magazine well. On the left side of the frame is a safety with a forward detent marked "S" and a rearward detent marked "F". The hammer and trigger are strawed while the ejector and safety lever are fire blued. Most pistols were fitted with a single piece hard rubber grip, marked "SIMPLEX" on each side surrounded by checkering, secured by a screw on the tang and a second screw on the butt. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: An very attractive gun with at least 85% bright original blue. Most wear and loss involves the sides of the bbl along with the right side of the receiver and lower portion of the magazine well. Over 95% original straw remains on the hammer and trigger, 50% original fire blue on the ejector, and 95% original fire blue on the safety. Excellent hard rubber grips with only a few scattered superficial dents and minor blunting of the checkering. Minute chips missing from the forward corners on the top. Mechanically sound. Bright bore with sharp rifling and only mild corrosion. 4-48527 LMA60

Estimate: $3500 - $5000

*LATE PRODUCTION BERGMANN SIMPLEX M1901 WITH SIDE MAGAZINE RELEASE.
Item number: 17779054 | SN 3173. 8mm Bergmann Simplex. The Bergmann Simplex was a compact firearm, produced under license in Belgium in the early 1900s, that combined features from the Bergman Model 1896 and Bergmann Mars M1903. Production is usually estimated at 3500 guns. This late example has a 3.5" bbl with a fixed front and rear sight. A Crown U proof on left side of the bbl rib is repeated on the left side of the receiver that is also marked "PAT.". There are no markings on either side of the frame except for the safety designations. The serial number 3173 is on the butt. The bolt pulls back to function in the manner of other auto-pistols of the era. A thin ejector is screw mounted on the left side of the receiver and the magazine is released with a button on the right side of the frame just behind the magazine well that is fenestrated on each side with four holes. The extended magazine in this pistol is drilled with four indicator holes that, when inserted, line up with all holes in the magazine well. On the left side of the frame is a safety with a forward detent marked "S" and a rearward detent marked "F". The hammer, trigger, and magazine release are strawed while the ejector and safety lever are fire blued. Most pistols were fitted with a single piece hard rubber grip, marked "SIMPLEX" on each side surrounded by checkering, secured by a screw on the tang and a second screw on the butt. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: This very rare gun has about 70% original blue with considerable toning, high point, and contact wear, particularly around the magazine well and frontstrap. Comparable condition original straw on the hammer, trigger, and magazine release. The fire blue on the ejector has faded to a uniform gray while the fire blue on the safety lever has been reapplied. Near excellent, brown hard rubber grips, with only a few scattered superficial dents and blunting of the checkering from handling. Mechanically sound. Generally bright bore with shallow rifling and corrosion. Only a few Bergmann Simplexes were manufactured with a side magazine release and an extended magazine. Scarce in any condition. 4-48529 LMA61

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*RARE THEODOR BERGMANN URBEN, SPEZIAL-MODELL.
Item number: 17779055 | SN 3950. After transitioning through the numbered Bergmanns, the M1903 Bergmann Mars, and the series of M1910 and M1910/21s, Bergmann went on to manufacture a small number of pocket pistols in the 1930s, with various slide legends, reminiscent of the Walther PP/PPK. This Bergmann Spezial-Modell has a fixed front and integral rear sight in a slide 5.5" long that encases a bbl 3-3/8" long. The left side of the slide is marked with a three line address that reads "Theodor Bergmann Urben/Waffenfabrik Suhl/Spezial-Modell". Near the back of the slide on the left side, near the sight, is a two position safety. Rotating the safety up blocks the firing pin and exposes a green safety dot; rotating the safety down exposes a red dot, permitting firing. The serial number is marked on the left side of the frame, just forward of the single piece grip. Crown N proofing is on the right tang. The pistol can be fired either single action or in a modified double action mode. Pulling the trigger once cocks the hammer; pulling it a second time releases the hammer to fire. To disassemble, the serrated projection inside the forward trigger guard is rotated down. The slide may now be pulled back and rotated up and off the bbl, just like a Walther PP/PPK. Disassembled viewing shows a matching serial number inside the slide, on the left side of the bbl hood, in addition to the externally marked trigger and frame. The pistol has been fit with two piece phenolic grips, each checkered panel marked "Special" within a recessed border near its upper surface. The magazine is correct for this Bergmann pistol with two slotted indicator holes on the right side and a folded base to secure a floorplate with two positioning detents. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: This gun has sharp edge wear with thinning over most of its surface. Original blue coverage about 30-40% with patina but no significant pitting. Grips are in better condition with sharp checkering though the left panel is missing a chip in the upper left corner. The grip screw is marred. Very good condition magazine retaining most of its blue on the base. Bright bore with strong rifling and only minimal frosting. Perfect manual function.  An exceedingly scarce semiautomatic pistol that is seldom offered for sale. 4-48530 LMA68

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*EXTREMELY RARE MAUSER MODEL 1909 EXPERIMENTAL IN CALIBER 9MM.
Item number: 17779056 | SN 28. Caliber 9mm. Mauser made a small number of handguns that were largely scaled up versions of the familiar M1910 and M1914. To handle the increased recoil, the first of these guns, as this example, had a folded spring inserted into the forward slide to act as a buffer where contacting the frame in full recoil. Later, cognizant of this weakness, the buffer spring was abandoned in favor of exploring the more complicated locking flap mechanism as introduced in the M1906-08 and carried forward the M1912-14. The external appearance of this pistol is reminiscent of an M1910 Sidelatch, enlarged as appropriate for the 9mm cartridge. It has a 4-3/8" bbl with a fixed front sight and a slide with a drift adjustable rear sight. The left side of the slide is marked "Waffenfabrik Mauser A.G. Obendorf A.N. Mauser's Patent." The only other marking on the slide is the serial #28 in small numerals in front of the sight that is repeated on the back of the otherwise unmarked frame. The serial number #28 also appears on the front of the recoil spring guide, on the left side of the trigger, the ejector, and twice on the magazine(on the follower and spine). The firing pin is #31. Disassembly is affected in exactly the same manner as that for the M1910/M1914/M1934 series of pistols. Single piece wood grip with checkered panels on each side secured with two screws. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Bright 95% original blue with high point wear from apparent holstering and minor spotted losses with thinning of frontstrap. Same condition applies to the fire blue of the extractor, recoil spring guide, and grip screws. Most of the fire blue from the magazine floorplate has faded to a gray-brown. Grip retains most of its original varnish with no cracks or chips. Minimal blunting of diamonds. Sharp screw slots. Bright bore with sharp rifling and only minimal frosting. Perfect mechanics. Great gun that can only be faulted for having a mismatched firing pin. 4-48580 LMA80

Estimate: $32500 - $45000

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE MAUSER M1912-14 WITH CORRECT MAUSER SHOULDER STOCK.
Item number: 17779057 | SN 148. Mauser made fewer than 200 M1912-14 pistols for evaluation and testing before WWI. The earliest guns, particularly those with serial number below 100, were manufactured as standard pistols. A small number of later guns including this example were fitted for a unique shoulder stock. This pistol has a 4-3/8" bbl with a fixed front sight having a serrated face and a drift adjustable rear sight. The left side of the slide is marked with a single line address "WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER A.-G. OBERNDORF A.N. MAUSER'S PATENT." Behind the rear sight is the serial number 148 in large digits. The rest of the pistol is similar to an enlarged M1914 with its fire blued trigger and button release safety lever. Depressing the serrated button in front of the trigger guard frees the slide for retraction. Reinserting the magazine releases the slide to return to its closed position. The single piece grip has finely checkered panels on each side while the back is relieved for a slotted lug to accommodate the shoulder stock. The magazine, again similar to an enlarged M1914, has a bright body and a square toed fire blued base. Upon disassembly, the serial number is repeated on the left side of the forward bbl lug, on each of the three components comprising the locking flap mechanism, and on the firing pin. It is also repeated on the left side of the trigger and on the spine of the magazine. In short, the gun is completely matching including the magazine. The unnumbered shoulder stock is one of 20 made by Mauser in the late 1960s on behalf of Henk Visser through the cooperation of Joseph Schroeder who lent one of his original stocks to Mauser for copying. These later stocks were blonde but otherwise indistinguishable from those of earlier production. Retracting the lug button allows the stock to easily connect and lock onto the backstrap with only minimal wobble. The body of the hollowed stock is sound with a coarsely checkered lid as is correct for this accessory. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: This M1912-14 has been professionally and carefully restored. Although a few metal imperfections may be noted with scrutiny, surface planes are flat, edges sharp, and the lettering is crisp. The fire blue of the trigger and recoil spring guide have been restored to the same level of care. A crack extending the length of the grip, on the right side, near the back border of the checkered field has been neatly repaired. So professionally that the remaining varnish looks factory applied. Grip screws have toned domes with near perfect slots. The magazine is excellent with only minimal body wear. Virtually all the original fire blue, with minimal pinprick losses, are on the base.ÊÊThe more recently manufactured stock is virtually new with nearly 100% of the fire blue on the lug and hinge. The body is unflawed as is the checkering on the lid. There can be no doubt that a Mauser M1912-14 with its correct shoulder stock is one of the most collectible Mausers ever manufactured! 4-48583 LMA67

Estimate: $13500 - $17500

*EXPERIMENTAL MAUSER M1910/M1914 TRANSITIONAL SN 1.
Item number: 17779058 | SN 1. Caliber 7.65mm. Very unusual Transitional Pistol is effectively a heavier and enlarged version of the M1910 to accommodate the more potent 7.65 cartridge. The slide is more massive than an M1910 and the frame correspondingly thicker. Unlike most Mauser pistols, the barrel is entirely unmarked and fire blued. The only marking on the slide is the SN 1 in front of the rear sight. The sidelatch frame is marked with the Mauser logo on the left side and a small number 1 is on the back of the frame, just above the grip. Takedown is accomplished in the usual manner. The fire blued takedown rod, held in place by a flat serrated insert, has its lower surface deeply checkered. The grip is similar to that of most M1910 pistols and the frame houses a standard M1914 magazine whose rust blued base has a square toe. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Bright 95% original blue with high point wear and handling losses on either side of the slide and frontstrap. Comparable condition wear on the takedown lever, trigger, grip screws, and magazine release. About 60% of the fire blue remains on the extractor. Excellent grips with sharp checkering and minimal handling marks. Mirror bore and perfect mechanics. An extremely unusual sidelatch Mauser, modified to handle the 7.65mm, invariably shown in Joseph Schroeder's Mauser displays. 4-48582 LMA76

Estimate: $7000 - $10000

*SPECTACULAR FACTORY ENGRAVED MAUSER M1914 WITH GOLD INLAY.
Item number: 17779059 | SN 421822. Caliber 7.65mm. Mauser engraved very, very few of its pocket pistols. This M1914 differs from standard production guns in that there was no external placement of the serial number and it was fitted with highly ornate grips. As with most M1914s, the gun has a 3.5" bbl with a fixed front sight and a drift adjustable rear sight. Tasteful, engraving has been applied around the bbl, extending 1/4" back from the muzzle. An open scroll and floral design decorates the top and each side of the slide, surrounding the "Waffenfabrik Mauser A.G. Oberndorf A.N./Mauser's Patent" that is gold inlaid on the left side. On the right side of the slide, also in gold inlay, appears "Mauser-7,65". Complimentary engraving has been applied under the forward extension of the frame, on each side of the frame, under the trigger guard, and on the frontstrap. A gold inlaid Mauser banner logo is in the center of the sideplate. Disassembly shows #422822 to have been marked on the left side of the firing pin housing, near the back of the slide. #421822 is on the receiver, to the left of the firing pin lug. The forward bbl lug is matched with #822 (left) and Crown U proofed (right). The grip has a special checkering pattern on each side that is bordered by a silver wire inlay, a pattern that is carried onto the backstrap. Each grip screw is engraved and the usual escutcheons covered with pieced-in ivory inlay. Standard magazine with a rounded toe floorplate marked with a Mauser banner. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Nearly 99% bright original blue with minute frosting responsible for spotty discoloration of the fire blued extractor. Negligible pinprick pitting just below the ejector port and a few pinpricks of oxidation on the frontstrap. The fire blue of the recoil spring guide rod and trigger shows minor handling wear. Overall, a spectacular factory engraved Mauser M1914. 4-48581 LMA62

Estimate: $8000 - $12000

SCARCE REMINGTON MODEL 03-A4 SNIPER RIFLE
Item number: 17892698 | Cal. 30-06. Fine sniper rifle with 24" 2-groove bbl marked "RA/7-44" with a flaming bomb in the middle. Receiver has the standard markings rolled to the left and right sides to accommodate the orig, Parkerized Redfield base and rings which contain an orig Weaver M73B1 scope, serial number 22209. It is mounted in a 1-pc, uncheckered walnut stock that has semi pistol grip and checkered steel buttplate with trap containing a metal oiler. Floorplate and combination trigger guard are stamped sheet metal as are the 2 bbl bands and bayonet lug. Upper hand guard is 1-pc. Left side of the stock has a faint small Ordnance wheel and is marked "RA" & the inspector initials "FJA" and has the circle P proof below the trigger guard. These rifles were used extensively throughout WW2 and Korea with some of them even seeing service in Vietnam. Many of them were captured by the Chinese in Korea who later furnished them to the North Vietnamese Army who used them against us.Very fine to extremely fine. Metal retains virtually all of its crisp Parkerized finish and the bolt about 70% black oxide finish. Wood is sound with a few minor handling and storage nicks and scratches and retains most of its oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. Scope, base and rings retain virtually all of their orig finish with bright clear optics.4-49220

Estimate: $4000-7000

*MAUSER C96 SIX SHOT CUTAWAY WITH REINFORCED BARREL EXTENSION AND NO STOCK SLOT.
Item number: 17779060 | SN 1. Caliber 7.63mm. This well known and previously photographed six shot cutaway has a 4" bbl and a fixed rear sight. Early features include a bolt with a long extractor and a single lug firing pin. Markings include the usual Mauser address on top of the chamber. There is no marking on either the right or the left side of the reinforced bbl extension. The two line address that would usually appear on the right side of the frame has been removed as part of the cutaway. The only marking now on the frame is the serial number "1" that appears on the unslotted backstrap just below the locking lever. The floorplate has a flat and unmarked lower surface. As true for all pistols of this vintage, the extractor, bolt stop, and safety were fire blued while the firing pin and trigger were strawed. Original lanyard ring. Even though the gun is clearly a factory cutaway it was assembled with a mismatched subframe. Most portions of the pistol, including the firing pin and each grip panel, are serial number 1. The subframe, related components, and the locking block are matched to #29664. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original bright blue, estimated at nearly 95%, with scattered flecks of oxidation and etching from suboptimal storage. Slight browning of the grip straps from handling. Comparable condition oxidation of the fire blued and strawed small parts. Mirror bright bore as one would expect from a cutaway. Perfect mechanics. A well recognized cutaway that has been pictured in several publications and often highlighted in Joseph Schroeder's C96 displays. 4-48538 LMA38

Estimate: $6000 - $8500

EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE SYSTEM MAUSER, STEPPED BARREL, CUTAWAY #24.
Item number: 17779061 | SN 24. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser made fewer than 200 System Mauser marked guns with a stepped bbl. This well known gun, having been shown in many of Joseph Schroeder's displays, is consecutive to #23 pictured in the Erickson & Pate text. "System Mauser" is hand inscribed in capital letters on top of the chamber. A Crown U appears on the left side of the bbl extension. This example has a 5.5" bbl and a fixed rear sight. As true for the early stepped bbl System Mausers, the rails are solid, the locking block has a single locking lug and the front and back straps are slightly rounded to better contour with the grips. This example has a narrow backstrap that was never cut for a shoulder stock. The grips were apparently taken from a later production Conehammer as they are serrated rather than checkered but internally matched with number H24. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Although much of the surface has transitioned to a mellow patina, the remaining blue is more lustrous than usual, more in keeping with the mirror blue of an early Zig-Zag than the usual C96 rust blue. The safety retains at least 90% of its original fire blue and most of the strawed small parts have over 95% of their original luster. This high condition is shared by the original varnish on the grips. Only a few stepped bbl System Mausers are known to be in private hands and there are even fewer factory cutaways. Only three are known to this reviewer. An exceedingly rare and all original C96 that would highlight the most sophisticated collection. 4-48540 LMA24

Estimate: $18000 - $25000

RARE, DESIRABLE AND HIGHLY CHARISMATIC MAUSER 20-SHOT CONEHAMMER WITH MATCHING STOCK.
Item number: 17779062 | SN 8437. Caliber 7.63mm. One of just a handful of 20-shot pistols in a very well established and narrow serial range clustered around 84XX. This gun has a 5.5" bbl and a pinned 1-10 rear sight. Usual Mauser address on the chamber. Crown U mark on the left side of the bbl extension and an antler proof on the right. The only marking on the frame is the serial number on the backstrap just below the locking lever. Standard Conehammer features include a bolt with a long extractor and an independently secured firing pin. Detailed disassembly shows all matching numbers (including the firing pin) and standard serrated grips, each marked with the full serial number of the gun with no recesses. Original lanyard ring. Accompanied by an original stock with a matching lug that still has the original and entirely correct plunger. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Untouched 20-shot with approximately 20-30% blue in protected areas, largely the back portion of the bbl extension inside the frame recesses and inside the trigger guard. The balance has turned to a mellow patina with more advanced etching on the front and backstrap. Comparable oxidative loss has turned the small parts, that were originally fire blued, to gray. Worn bore with no discernible rifling amidst oxidative loss. Original grips with well delineated serrations whose wear is commensurate with the balance of the gun. Shoulder stock has been lightly sanded and a section carefully inserted in the spine just over the rear sight. Around the insert are several hairline cracks just to the left of the hinge, the largest measuring 6.5". Original stock lug, factory matched to the gun, is heavily oxidized and retained by a replacement screw that does not reach to the upper arm of the lug. Extensive oxidation involves the hinge that now has an etched gray-brown surface. The special tensioning spring and securing screw inside the uncracked lid are missing. Though this 20-shot has seen considerable use the gun is original in every respect and the refurbishment directed at the stock should not be seen as a detriment. There is no doubt that 20-shot rigs are amongst the most desirable ensembles ever assembled by Mauser. 4-48556 LMA37

Estimate: $15000 - $20000

RARE MAUSER C96 20-SHOT CONEHAMMER WITH NON-REINFORCED BARREL EXTENSION.
Item number: 17779063 | SN 757. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser only made a handful of twenty shot C96s in this serial range. All had a 5.5" bbl and a pinned 1-10 rear sight. Usual chamber markings. A Crown U on the left side of the bbl extension and an antler proof on the right side. There are no markings on either side of the frame that did not yet include a raised island in the rearmost panel on the left side. As true for most Conehammers, this gun has a long extractor and a separately retained firing pin. Serrated walnut grips and original lanyard ring. Detailed disassembly shows all matching parts except for the firing pin that is a blank replacement. The grips have the desirable "peanut style" recesses as often found in pistols in this serial range. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Professional restoration with over 99% bright blue. Crisp chamber marking with thinning of the Crown U marking and antler proof. Hammer and subframe have been cleaned and original grips have been sanded and revarnished. Dull bore with shallow rifling amidst considerable corrosion. Perfect mechanics. Although refinished, this is an extremely difficult to find 20-shot whose rarity and charisma should outweigh other considerations. A real asset for any collector. 4-48549 LMA29

Estimate: $15000 - $20000

SPECIAL CONTRACT MAUSER C96 20-SHOT FLATSIDE CONEHAMMER.
Item number: 17779064 | SN 40. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser made about 100 twenty shot Flatside Conehammers in a separate serial range numbered 1-100. There is a variance in details. Some pistols have a pinned rear sight and a separately retained firing pin while others have a slip-in rear sight and a single lug firing pin. This gun, as a mid-production example, has a combination of features that should fascinate every collector. It has a 5.5" bbl and a slip-in 1-10 rear sight. Standard chamber address with Crown U marking on the left side of the bbl extension and an antler proof on the right side. There are no external markings on the frame except for the serial number on the backstrap, just below the locking lever. The bolt is early with a long extractor and a separately retained firing pin while the frame has been fitted with the later trigger as used for the standard Flatside pistols. The extractor, cursor, bolt stop, and firing retainer are fire blued while the trigger is strawed. Standard serrated walnut grips. No lanyard ring. Detailed disassembly shows all matching parts with an unnumbered sear and a cleaned transfer bar. No evidence that any numbers have been welded over for creative matching. Just enough defects and age on the subframe and inside the floorplate to convince any skeptic that this is a "real" 20-shot as opposed to the creations that have been recently offered for sale. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: The gun has been professionally restored with perfect attention to all details. All surface planes are flat and appear factory new. The chamber address is crisp and both the Crown U and antler markings have been restruck. Absolutely perfect replacement grips correctly marked with a matching serial number. Very good bore with easily discernible rifling amidst oxidation from corrosive ammunition. Perfect mechanics. 4-48542 LMA30

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

SCARCE MAUSER C96 20-SHOT CONEHAMMER, LATE ASSEMBLED.
Item number: 17779065 | SN 14021. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser assembled a small number of Conehammer pistols with Bolo bbl assemblies. Most had a ten shot frame and some had a six shot frame. This is the only example known to the cataloger with a 20-shot frame. It has a 4" bbl and a slip-in 100-1000 rear sight with a grooved cursor and sight bar as typical for these late assembled or reworked pistols. Usual chamber address. Full serial number on the left side of the chamber flat. Crown U marking on the left side of the bbl extension. No marking on the right side. There are no marks on either side of the frame whose milling pattern includes a central island in the rear recess on the left side. The gun has an early style bolt with a long extractor and a separately retained firing pin. The extractor, cursor, bolt stop, firing pin retainer, and safety are heat treated to a fire blue. The standard Conehammer trigger is in the white. Unnumbered replacement grips are properly serrated, lightly varnished and retained by a non-factory screw. Detailed disassembly shows all matching parts (including the firing pin) except for an unnumbered floorplate and frame whose number was probably removed during the refinishing process. The 20-shot spring has been pieced together from three standard springs. No lanyard ring. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: This gun was imported from China where it saw hard use. Its very unusual features prompted a nicely performed restoration.ÊÊAs part of the restoration, the hammer and subframe were cleaned, likely with glass beading. The small parts were heat treated to a brilliant fire blue, to where the restored surfaces now have nearly 100% coverage. Replaced grips are in comparable condition. Dark bore with no discernible rifling. Perfect mechanics. Though markings are thinned, particularly the serial number and the Crown U, the gun presents very nicely and was often included in Joseph Schroeder's C96 displays. 4-48560 LMA34

Estimate: $8000 - $13000

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE C96 FLATSIDE #5 WITH MATCHING STOCK.
Item number: 17779066 | SN 5. Caliber 7.63mm. Single digit Flatsides are assumed to have been made for displays and presentations. This example has a 5.5" bbl and a slip-in 50-500 rear sight. Usual chamber markings with a small Crown U on the left side of the bbl extension. There are no markings on the right side. The #5 is externally marked under the rear sight bar, on the back of the hammer, and on the back of the frame just under the locking lever. The trigger is different from most other Flatsides in being a little thicker and having a curved surface. Disassembly shows all matching serial numbers including the firing pin and grips that appear entirely original and are marked with a penciled #5. Mirror bore with strong rifling and perfect mechanics. Accompanied by a matching stock showing age and some handling dings. A small repair has been made to a crack in the lid and a small portion, knocked out from the large ring hammer, has been reglued. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Bright original blue, approximately 97%, with most wear corresponding to contact points in the stock and handling wear on the front and back straps. Comparable condition fire blued small parts and straw on trigger. Stock with original varnish showing scattered handling dings and nicks. Lug color has largely transitioned to a gray and the hinge has a plum patina. Presentation serial range Flatsides are rarely offered for sale and this one is an especially nice rig. 4-48539 LMA27

Estimate: $7000 - $10000

MAUSER C96 CONEHAMMER SIX SHOT WITH FIXED REAR SIGHT, SLOTTED FOR STOCK.
Item number: 17779067 | SN 7999. Caliber 7.63mm. Seldom seen Conehammer six shot with 4.75" bbl and fixed rear sight. Crown U proofed on the left side of the chamber flat. Antler proofed on the right side. Long extractor and independently secured firing pin. Full serial number on the back of the hammer and on the backstrap above the stock slot. Serial number fits nicely in a range amongst other noted examples. All matching numbers on disassembly. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: 99% professionally restored finish with sharp edges. Fire blue on the extractor, bolt stop, and safety has been restored and the subframe has been professionally cleaned. Grips are original with matching serial numbers. Very good bore with easily discernible rifling amidst moderate corrosion. Perfect mechanics. 4-48554 LMA6

Estimate: $3500 - $5000

*MAUSER C96 LARGE RING FLATSIDE CARBINE WITH AN EXTENDED BARREL AND A SLOTTED FRAME.
Item number: 17779068 | SN 359. Caliber 7.63mm. This Large Ring Flatside Carbine has a screwed in 16" bbl with a dovetailed front bead and a slip-in 50-500 rear sight. Normally, Mauser carbines did not have screwed in bbls; this example may have been a special order or rework. The top of the elongated chamber is marked with the usual Mauser address. The serial number 359 is on the left chamber flat and the Crown U marking is on the left side of the bbl extension where exposed over the wooden forend. Typical solid rails on the bbl extension. Transitional bolt with a long extractor (whose surface has been reworked or is a replacement) and a single lug firing pin. The frame is unmarked but fenestrated with four vertical slots on each side to act as a cartridge indicator. The serial number 359 is repeated on the left side of the frame and on the stock lug on either side of their juncture. Other components that are externally marked 359 include the sight bar, bolt stop, the back of the bolt, back of the hammer, and the back of the subframe. Detailed disassembly to check the internal components was not effected. The forend is 9-3/8" long and the full length buttstock has an original Mauser buttplate with the MW logo. There are no swing swivels. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: A strong and bright 98% original rust blue. There is only a minimal color gradient/differential at the point of bbl juncture into the receiver. Most of the metallic blue from the stock lug has faded to a mellow brown. Attaching screws are still nicely slotted. Original fire blue on the sight cursor, bolt and safety is in commensurate condition as is the original straw on the trigger. Forend and buttstock retain most of their original thick varnish with a scattering of handling nicks and dents. Bright bore with easily discernible rifling and only mild corrosion. Perfect mechanics. This is a very unusual carbine whose screwed in bbl invites speculation, while the slotted receiver, pictured in Mauser's literature, reflected an unsuccessful attempt to provide a cartridge indicator. Very few examples remain as testimony to this effort. An extremely thought provoking gun, it invariably graced Joseph J. Schroeder's Mauser displays. 4-48546 LMA44

Estimate: $15000 - $20000

*MAUSER C96 SMALL RING CARBINE WITH MATCHING STOCK.
Item number: 17779069 | SN 1021. Caliber 9mm Export. Mauser made just over 1000 carbines that were numbered in a separate serial range. As one of the last examples, this carbine had a bbl length of 16" and a grooved slip-in rear sight marked 50-500. Usual chamber address with the number 1009 on the left chamber flat and British proofing on the bbl. At some point, carbine #1021 may have had a damaged bbl as the gun is a mismatch: bbl assembly #1009 was joined onto subframe and frame #1021 with matching stock #1021. The bbl assembly is interesting for it confirms Mauser made some late carbines in 9mm Export, a caliber underscored by the small 50-500 sight graduations and grooved follower. The right side of the frame is marked with the usual two line address while the left side is stamped "Germany" for purpose of export. In addition to the usual late features that include a short extractor, two lug firing pin, and a thin trigger, this gun was also fitted with a serrated floorplate and a release button inside the trigger guard. Depressing the serrated button in the trigger guard unlocks the floorplate that can be slid forward off the frame. All portions of the gun retain their original rust blue while the extractor, sight cursor, bolt stop, safety, and disassembly button are fire blued. The forend and buttstock retain their original varnish and the buttplate is original with no cracks or chips, and marked with the intertwined MW logo. As usual for most carbines, sling swivels are mounted on the forend and buttstock. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: All parts retain their original blue, and despite the mismatch, the bbl extension color is a perfect match for the frame. There is fading and some oxidation of the more fragile metallic blue of the stock lug with fading in the areas of handling. At least 97% bright blue with 80-90% blue on the attaching iron. Fire blue on the small parts including the trigger is in comparable condition. Forend and stock retain most of their original varnish with a superficial scattering of nicks and dings. The screw slots are largely unmarred. Bright bore with sharply defined rifling and minimal corrosion. Perfect mechanics. This very unusual carbine reflects an interesting mix of features that should appeal to every collector. 4-48551 LMA39

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

MAUSER C96 FLATSIDE CARBINE WITH 12" BARREL AND GLOBE FRONT SIGHT.
Item number: 17779070 | SN 252. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser made approximately 200 Large Ring Flatside carbines. This example has a 12" bbl with a hooded, drift adjustable bead front sight and a slip-in 50-500 rear sight. The elongated chamber is marked with the Mauser address while the serial number 252 is on the left chamber flat. Right side of the frame is unmarked while the serial number is repeated on the left side of the frame and on the left side of the stock iron at their juncture. The #252 is additionally marked under the rear sight bar, on the bolt stop, on the firing pin retainer, and the back of the hammer. No disassembly was affected to check the internal details. The extractor, cursor, bolt stop, firing pin retainer, and safety were fire blued while the trigger was very lightly strawed. Neither the forend nor the buttstock had attaching swing swivels. The buttplate is an original Mauser with an intertwined "MW". Sold in the same carrying case that was used by Joseph Schroeder to transport this carbine for display. This black plastic case measures 18.5" x 19.5" x 5", has two non-lockable brass latches, steel reinforced corners, and a foam interior. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original blue with early toning. Touch up cold blue was addressed to the front of the bbl, the first 2-3", as reflected by the gray tone under bright illumination. Scattered pin points of oxidation of each side of the frame that is more pronounced on the floorplate. The fire blue on the extractor, cursor, firing pin retainer, and safety are in keeping with the overall appearance of the gun. The bolt stop has been re-fire blued with shallow pitting under the finish. Most of the metallic blue on the stock lug has faded to a brown-gray. Both the forend and buttstock have been lightly sanded and refinished. There is slight marring of the two screws used to secure the lug to the buttstock. Excellent condition buttplate. Very good bore with easily discernible rifling amidst mild corrosion. Perfect mechanics. Although the bbl is thinned at the muzzle and the wood furniture refinished, this is a very presentable, desirable, and mechanically perfect Flatside, scarce under any circumstance. 4-48545 LMA43

Estimate: $8500 - $14000

*MAUSER C96 LARGE RING CARBINE.
Item number: 17779071 | SN 697. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser made relatively few Large Ring Carbines. This mid-production example has a 16" bbl with a drift adjustable bead front sight and a grooved slip-in 50-500 rear sight in which the groove is continued into the securing lug. Usual chamber address with the serial number marked on the left chamber flat. Crown U marking on the left side of the bbl extension where partially obscured by the forend. The bolt has a long extractor and a two lug firing pin. The frame is marked with a two line address on the right side while the left side is marked with the serial #697 to match the stock lug. The matching number is repeated under the sight, on the bolt stop, on top of the bolt, the back of the hammer, the back of the subframe, and the locking lever. The wood forend has a length 9-5/8" and the buttstock is fitted with a Mauser buttplate having the intertwined MW. Neither the forend nor the buttstock are equipped with a swing swivel. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Professionally restored with flat surfaces and sharp edges. Now with over 99% correct type rust blue. All the small parts have been reheat treated to a bright fire blue except the trigger that retains about 30% of its original straw. A very noticeable repair has been affected to the left side of the forearm where a triangular section measuring 4" in length and up to 7/8" high has been pieced in place. This portion of the forearm has been selectively refinished with the right side retaining the original varnish. Most of the original varnish remains on the buttstock that has a scattering of handling nicks and dents with minor discoloration where inletted for the stock lug. The buttplate is not a perfect fit and is probably a reproduction. Perfect mechanics. Good-very good bore with discernible rifling amidst corrosion. Although restored, this very attractive carbine would be a nice addition to any collection. 4-48548 LMA40

Estimate: $7000 - $12500

MAUSER C96 EARLY TRANSITIONAL LARGE RING CARBINE WITH ADDED BARREL EXTENSION.
Item number: 17779072 | SN 245. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser made very few early Large Ring Transitional Carbines whose features largely reflected contemporary pistol production. This example was originally fitted with an 11.75" bbl and had a slip-in 50-500 rear sight. Discovered overseas, it was then necessary to weld an extension onto the bbl to increase its overall length to an importable 20". Chamber is marked with the usual address and the serial number 245, on the left chamber flat, is repeated on the left lower portion of the frame where matched to the corresponding stock lug. Matching numbers are readily seen under the sight assembly, on the bolt stop, on the firing pin retainer and on the back of the hammer. Detailed disassembly was not affected to check the internal numbers. As expected for a carbine of this era it has an early bolt with a long extractor and an independently secured firing pin. The trigger group is the same as used in Mauser's Conehammers. The forearm and buttstock are of original length and configuration though the buttplate is a homemade replacement secured with original screws. Both the stock and forend are equipped with eyelets but there are no swing swivels. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: This untouched and largely brown gun still has some original blue in protected areas, namely the rearmost portion of the bbl extension and inside the trigger guard. As expected, the small parts are similarly oxidized with superficial corrosion. The stock lug is heavily oxidized with the two screw heads seemingly rusted in place. Neither the forend nor the buttstock appear to have been refinished though the wood is dark with staining and numerous dings and nicks. The bore is surprisingly good with easily discernible rifling amidst mild-moderate corrosion. Perfect mechanics. The appearance of this rare carbine would be enhanced considerably by removing the welded on extension that is no longer necessary, given its antique status. 4-48544 LMA41

Estimate: $6000 - $9000

EXCEEDINGLY RARE SYSTEM MAUSER C96 WITH STEPPED BARREL.
Item number: 17779073 | SN 444. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser made fewer than 200 stepped bbl C96s. Though most had a serial number under 200, a small number of parts were assembled and serialized at a later date. This gun underscores that practice. It has a 5.5" bbl and a pinned 1-10 rear sight. "System Mauser" is marked in capitals on the chamber. A Crown U was marked on the left side of the bbl extension. There are no markings on the right side or anywhere on the frame except for the serial number that appears on the backstrap just below the locking lever. As true for all Conehammers, the bolt has a long extractor and separately retained firing pin. Though most stepped bbl System Mausers had solid rails, as a later assembled example, this gun has grooved rails. The same consideration holds for the grips. Early System Mauser pistols had checkered panels. This gun, having been assembled later, has serrated grips. Normally the small parts on this pistol would have been fire blued except the trigger that would have been lightly strawed or left in the white. Detailed disassembly shows all matching parts (including the firing pin) except for the floorplate that is #417. The grips are internally stamped in "A 444" and have no recesses. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Although the gun presents very nicely, it is a gray gun with only traces of the original blue in the protected areas of the bbl extension and inside the trigger guard. There is no remaining fire blue on any of the small parts. The grips are dark with scattered dings and wear from considerable handling. No chips or splits. System Mausers are considered the holy grail of C96 collectors and are highly sought in any condition. 4-48547 LMA31

Estimate: $6000 - $8500

SCARCE CONEHAMMER, SIX SHOT, WITH ADJUSTABLE SIGHT, SLOTTED FOR STOCK.
Item number: 17779074 | SN 7220. Caliber 7.63mm. Only a few six shot Conehammers had an adjustable sight. This one has a 5.5" bbl and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Standard chamber address with full serial number on left chamber flat. Small Crown U mark on left side of bbl extension. Antler proof on right side. Unusual in having a slip-in rear sight as most Conehammers in this serial range would have had a pinned 1-10 sight. The manner of serial numbering the bbl extension and this later rear sight suggest an out-of-sequence assembly or repair by Mauser. Full serial number marked under the sight bar, on the firing pin retainer, the frame above stock slot, and under the floorplate. All matching numbers on disassembly except for firing pin number 4429 and the unnumbered replaced grips that are unnumbered. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: 99% restored blue with minimal wear. Thinned markings with minor imperfections under the blue, consistent with a restored arm having been used hard in China. Small parts have been reheat treated to a fire blue with partial aging. Worn bore with barely discernible rifling. Nicely varnished replacement grips and replacement lanyard ring. 4-48552 LMA10

Estimate: $3000 - $4000

*LATE PRE-WAR BOLO IN 9MM EXPORT WITH MATCHING BOLO STOCK.
Item number: 17779075 | SN 50204. Caliber 9mm Export. Mauser only made a few Bolos around the 50000 serial range in caliber 9mm Export. This example has a 4" bbl and a slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. There is no chamber address. The full serial number appears on the left side of the chamber flat. A small Crown U mark is on the left side of the bbl extension. There is no marking on the right side. A standard two line address is on the right side of the frame. The matching of last three digits of the serial number are marked under the sight bar, on the bolt stop, on the bolt, hammer, subframe, and frame. This gun has a short fire blued extractor and a two lug firing pin. Fire blued small parts include the extractor, cursor, bolt stock, firing pin, safety, and grip screw. The trigger is strawed. Standard walnut grips with original finish. No lanyard ring. All matching numbers on disassembly (that shows a grooved follower) except the grips that are numbered 56. Accompanied by correct and all original Bolo stock with lug numbered 204. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Strong 97% original blue except the front and back straps that have largely faded to a gray-brown. Comparable condition fire blue on the extractor, cursor, bolt stop, and safety, comparable condition straw on trigger. Near excellent and all original Bolo stock with scattered handling dings and dents. No cracks. Early oxidative changes on lug has transitioned the color to a gray-brown-blue. More extensive oxidation on hinge that shows minor cleaning. Solid lid with no cracks or internal modifications. It is very difficult to find an all original and matching Bolo rig, never mind an early example in 9mm Export! 4-48573 LMA17

Estimate: $5500 - $8500

RARE C96 SYSTEM MAUSER, TAPERED BARREL, FIXED SIGHT.
Item number: 17779076 | SN 230. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser made about 200 System Mauser guns, with a tapered bbl. This example has a 4.75" bbl, a fixed rear sight and a thin front and back strap. One of the first C96s to have the grooved rails and hollowed grips. "System Mauser" is hand scribed on top of the chamber. There are no markings on either chamber flat or either side of the bbl extension. The frame is equally devoid of markings. Disassembly shows all components numbered 230, including the firing pin and grips whose markings are original. Bright bore with sharply defined rifling and mild oxidation from corrosive ammunition. Perfect mechanics. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Professional restoration with flat surfaces and sharp edges. The hammer and subframe have been lightly cleaned and the grips revarnished. All fire blued small parts have been reheat treated to bring their appearance back to factory new. A very rare System Mauser whose unique features would make it special to any collection. 4-48543 LMA25

Estimate: $5000 - $6500

*VERY RARE C96 M1905 HAMMER SAFETY, SIX SHOT, IN 9MM EXPORT.
Item number: 17779077 | SN 50160. Caliber 9mm Export. This extremely rare example has a 4" bbl, a reinforced bbl extension, a fixed rear sight, and a thin backstrap that was never slotted for a shoulder stock. Usual Mauser address on the chamber and no discernible markings on either chamber flat or on either side of the bbl extension. Two line Mauser address appears on the right side of the frame. The floorplate is externally serrated to facilitate removal, accomplished by depressing a serrated button inside the trigger guard. Detailed disassembly shows a grooved follower and all matching parts though neither the bolt stop nor firing pin are numbered and some help may have been directed to matching the locking block. Each grip panel is stamped with a number 1 and the grip screw is a modern replacement. The most interesting feature relates to the hammer safety that appears as a projection extending from the left side of the hammer. If the hammer is cocked, the safety may be rotated upward to block the hammer falling. If the hammer is in the down position, rotating the safety up prevents the hammer from being cocked. Though conceptually interesting only a handful of M1905 Hammer Safety guns were ever assembled. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: A nice restoration with 98-99% of the restored blue remaining. The extractor, bolt stop, safety, trigger, and floorplate release plunger have been refurbished to a comparable condition fire blue. Mirror bore whose perfect quality suggests resleeving. Despite the refurbishment, there are so few Hammer Safety guns that the usual condition considerations should be eclipsed by its extreme rarity. 4-48572 LMA23

Estimate: $5000 - $6500

*MAUSER C96 PRE-WAR BOLO WITH "a" SUFFIX AND MATCHING STOCK.
Item number: 17779078 | SN 89775. Caliber 7.63mm. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser made very few Bolos in the serial range usually used for Pre-war Commercials. This example has a 4" bbl and a slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Standard chamber address and full serial number on the left chamber flat with an added "a" suffix that is repeated on the backstrap. Small Crown U marking on left side of bbl extension. Standard two line address on the right side of the frame. This gun has a short fire blued extractor along with a fire blued cursor, bolt stop, firing pin, safety, and grip screw. The trigger is strawed. Standard walnut grips with original varnish. Disassembly shows all matching numbers including the grips that have been stamped with the last three digits. Original lanyard ring. Accompanied by a correct full length shoulder stock that is factory matched to the pistol and has the correct looped hinge. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: At least 95% original bright blue with fading under the bbl, forward magazine well, and usual contact points where touching the stock. Slight fading of the front and backstrap from handling and stock attachment. Bright bore with strong rifling and light oxidation from corrosive ammunition. Original grips with handling marks consistent with the overall condition. Matching stock with original finish and a few handling dings and mars. There are two hairline cracks. One along the spine measures 4.25". The other, on the right side, measures 2.25" and extends from the top of the stock to the latch screw. The untouched lug has largely faded to gray. Oxidative change on the hinge is consistent with the overall condition of the stock. The lid is sound with no cracks though a small segment of the tensioning spring inside the lid is missing. All "a" suffix Bolos are scarce and finding one with a matching stock is a real bonus. 4-48575 LMA16

Estimate: $3500 - $5000

MAUSER C96 CONEHAMMER WITH FIXED SIGHT AND MATCHING STOCK.
Item number: 17779079 | SN 10473. Caliber 7.63mm. Conehammer with 4.75" bbl and fixed rear sight. Usual chamber address. Crown U marking on left side of bbl extension. Antler proof on right side. Early bolt with long extractor and separately retained firing pin. Later Conehammer frame with raised island in the rearmost recess on the left side. Full serial number on backstrap just below locking lever. Detailed disassembly shows all matching serial numbers (including the firing pin) and grips whereby the full serial number was struck inside each panel. Original lanyard ring. Accompanied by all original matching shoulder stock with the full serial number applied in small numerals across the top of the stock lug. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original 80-90% blue with scattered flecks of discoloration and frosting. A few small spots of pitting on the frame just above each grip panel. Front and back straps gray-brown from handling. Comparable or slightly better condition all original fire blue on extractor, bolt stop, firing pin retainer, and safety. Original grips retain most of the varnish with some staining. Excellent near mirror bore with sharp rifling and minimal corrosion. Perfect mechanics. Original stock has much of its varnish, no cracks, but is oil stained with scattered nicks and dings. Stock lug has largely transitioned to a gray but shows no modification from its original factory form. Oxidation on looped hinge consistent with the condition of the stock. No internal modifications of the lid. A very nicely presenting and all original fixed sight Conehammer rig whose antique status should make it even more attractive. 4-48558 LMA35

Estimate: $3000 - $4000

C96 CONEHAMMER, SIX SHOT, WITH A LATE BOLO BARREL ASSEMBLY, SLOTTED FOR STOCK.
Item number: 17779080 | SN 7917. Caliber 7.63mm. Very scarce Conehammer reworked to have a later type bbl assembly, with a 4" bbl and 50-1000 rear sight. Standard chamber address and full serial number on the left chamber flat. Small Crown U mark on the left side of the bbl extension. No proofing on the right side. Long extractor and independently retained firing pin. Full serial number is externally marked under the sight bar, on the firing pin retainer, on the back of the hammer, back of the frame above the stock slot, and on the outside of the floorplate. All matching serial numbers on disassembly except for the firing pin which is a replacement and the grips that are unnumbered replacements. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: 99% restored blue with thinning of chamber address and serial number on bbl extension. Small parts have been heat treated to a fresh fire blue on the extractor, rear sight assembly, bolt stop, firing pin retainer, and safety. Fire blue on grip screw is original. Missing lanyard ring. Dull bore with shallow rifling and suggestion of a bulge. Oxidation from corrosive ammunition. Perfect mechanics. Albeit restored, one of the scarcest six shot adjustable sight Conehammers. 4-48553 LMA9

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

EARLY MAUSER CONEHAMMER WITH NON-REINFORCED BARREL EXTENSION AND MATCHING STOCK.
Item number: 17779081 | SN 830. Caliber 7.63mm. Early standard production Conehammer 5.5" bbl and pinned 1-10 rear sight. Usual chamber address. Crown U marking on the left side of the bbl extension. No marking on the right side. It has a non-reinforced bbl extension though the later frame has a raised island in the center of the rearmost recess on the left side. There are no frame markings except for the serial number on the backstrap just below the locking lever. Small parts including the extractor, cursor, bolt stop, firing pin retainer, and the safety were originally fire blued. Detailed disassembly shows all matching parts (including the firing pin) and grips that have the desirable "peanut style" recesses. No lanyard ring. Accompanied by an all original and matching shoulder stock with an unnumbered lug. The serial number was correctly applied on the upper portion of the looped hinge. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: This untouched gun has approximately 10-20% original blue in protected areas, largely the recessed area of the bbl extension and in the frame recesses. The balance is a light brown-gray. The same type of oxidative loss involved the extractor, cursor, and bolt stop. The firing pin retainer has 70% of its original fire blue. Original grips with wear consistent with the condition of the pistol. Matching stock has a 4" repaired crack along the spine, just to the right of the hinge. There has been no wood alteration inside the lid that has no cracks. Worn bore with barely discernible rifling amidst corrosion. Perfect mechanics. A seldom encountered early production Conehammer with matching stock whose early features are sought by every collector. 4-48550 LMA36

Estimate: $3000 - $4000

MAUSER C96 CONEHAMMER, MEXICAN CONTRACT.
Item number: 17779082 | SN 8387. Caliber 7.63mm. Mid-range production Conehammer with 5.5" bbl, Crown U marking on left bbl extension and antler proof on right side. Front sight modified to include a separate patridge-type insert. Pinned 50-500 rear sight. Early bolt with separate firing pin retainer. Ten shot example slotted for shoulder stock. This particular gun was made for Mexico as denoted by the R.M. (Republica Mexicano) as stamped just above the stock slot. All matching (including firing pin) except for grips, each panel numbered 13884. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Very few Mexican contract Conehammers escaped being buffed and reblued. Though this example has moderate oxidation as reflected by superficial patina, the remaining finish, roughly estimated as 50%, is original. Condition of grips is consistent with the gun and they were originally fitted to a C96 of the same era. Bright bore with shallow rifling and oxidation from corrosive ammunition. Perfect mechanics. A seldom encountered variation, particularly in original condition. 4-48555 LMA2

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

SCARCE EARLY LARGE RING TRANSITIONAL WITH MATCHING STOCK.
Item number: 17779083 | SN 13036. Caliber 7.63mm. Early Large Ring Transitional having many Conehammer features with 5.5" bbl and pinned 50-500 rear sight. Standard chamber address with Crown U marking on left side of bbl extension. Antler proof on right side adjacent to bogus Waffenamt stamp. Left side of frame marked "Von Lengerke & Detmold New York". Long extractor and independently secured firing pin. The extractor, cursor, bolt stop, firing pin retainer and grip screw are fire blued. Disassembly shows all matching serial numbers including the grips and shoulder stock that has an added leather loop attached to the right face. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original 90-95% bright blue with light wear on the sides of the bbl and magazine well where in contact with the stock. Slight fading under the trigger guard and on the front and backstrap from handling. Comparable condition fire blue on the small parts. Each of the grip panels is missing a small sliver near the frontstrap measuring roughly 1" x 3/16". No lanyard ring. Stock with original varnish and scattered handling dings. A leather loop has been attached to the right side of the stock with four screws. The lug is untouched though most of the fire blue from the upper arm has faded to a gray. Excellent original hinge. The lid had a longitudinal hairline crack neatly repaired, largely corresponding to a hammer related fracture. Bright bore with strong rifling and only minor oxidation. Perfect mechanics. Overall, an excellent Early Large Ring Transitional with a matching stock that would enhance any collection. 4-48559 LMA11

Estimate: $4500 - $6000

*SUPERB PRE-WAR LARGE RING BOLO WITH GROOVED SIGHT AND MATCHING STOCK.
Item number: 17779084 | SN 40367. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser made several Bolo variations in the 40000 serial range. This example has a 4" bbl and the desirable grooved 100-1000 rear sight. Usual Mauser address on the chamber and the full serial number on the left chamber flat. The left side of the bbl extension is marked with a Crown U. The right side with the antler proof. The usual two line address is on the right side of the frame. Early features include the long extractor and a large ring hammer. The firing pin is strawed and has two lugs. Fire blued parts include the extractor, cursor, bolt stop, safety, and grip screw. Trigger is strawed. Disassembly shows all matching parts including the firing pin and hard rubber floral grips each scribed with the full serial number of the gun. Complete with matching Bolo stock having an original untouched lug. The lid recess for the large ring hammer has been expanded for easier closure. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original blue estimated at 95-97% with most wear and fading along the front of the magazine well and the right frame just above the grip along with the front and back strap. Comparable condition fire blue and straw on the small parts. The hard rubber grips are extremely well detailed with only very minor handling marks. Bright bore with strong rifling and only minimal oxidation. Perfect mechanics. The body of the stock has been revarnished and the hinge may have been replaced, judging from its etched surface. As expected, the lug has faded to a gray-brown-blue. 4-48568 LMA18

Estimate: $5000 - $6500

EARLY LARGE RING TRANSITIONAL WITH HARD RUBBER GRIPS AND STOCK.
Item number: 17779085 | SN 14702. Caliber 7.63mm Early Large Ring Transitional with many Conehammer features with 5.5" bbl and pinned 50-500 rear sight. Mauser address on chamber and Crown U marking on left side of bbl extension. Antler proof on right side. Serial number is marked under the sight assembly, bolt stop, firing pin retainer, hammer, and frame above the stock slot. Long extractor, independently secured firing pin, and Conehammer trigger. Fire blued extractor, sight assembly, bolt stop, firing pin retainer, safety, and grip screw. Original MW initialed hard rubber grips. All matching numbers on disassembly, including each grip panel whose full serial number has been scribed in the usual manner. Lanyard ring is a replacement. Shoulder stock marked on the left side with the Westley Richards & Company logo and lug #1491. The lid has been recessed for the large ring hammer. A larger non-factory relief cut has been made to more easily close over the safety. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original blue estimated at 50% with the balance toned to a patina. Most of the wear is under the bbl and around the magazine well. The front and back strap have toned to a gray. Comparable condition oxidative loss on the extractor, rear sight assembly, and the exposed surface of the bolt stop. Excellent and surprisingly good condition hard rubber grips with minor flattening of checkering and a few tiny mars on the right side. The body of the stock has been partially refinished though the Westley Richards imprint is clearly legible. Two hairline cracks on the left and right side have been repaired. The stock lug, that still bears the original numbering, has been refinished with a correct fire blue. Moderate oxidation of the hinge. No cracks of the lid. One of very few Early Large Ring Transitional pistols to have hard rubber grips! 4-48561 LMA12

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*MAUSER C96 WITH SCREWED IN BBL AS USED IN GERMAN TEST TRIALS.
Item number: 17779086 | SN 27. Caliber 7.63mm. Very unusual fixed sight C96 with screwed in 4" bbl, reinforced chamber, and fixed rear sight. Mauser address on top of the chamber, serial number 27 on the left side of the chamber flat. No markings on the right side. Standard two line address on the right side of the frame. Long extractor. Two lug firing pin. Fire blued extractor, bolt stop, safety, and trigger. Slotted for shoulder stock. Disassembly shows all matching serial numbers except the locking block #383 and proofed unnumbered firing pin. Replaced grips are correctly numbered. Lanyard ring is a replacement. Mauser made 40 C96s for the German military tests in 1901. Approximately twenty-five ten shot guns and fifteen six shots. They were numbered in a separate serial range. All had a screwed in bbl, a reinforced chamber, a small ring hammer, a thin nonslotted backstrap, and were Crown D acceptance marked on the right side of the bbl extension. This gun was imported into the United States from China where it was used hard and the backstrap modified to accept a shoulder stock. The ears of the rear sight were rounded and the center of the backstrap was slotted with a supportive section added to each side. The gun was subsequently restored and fitted with new grips. As part of the restoration, the Crown D was effaced. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Restored with 99% bright blue finish. The extractor, bolt stop, safety, and trigger were reheat treated to a brilliant fire blue. Poor condition bore with barely discernible rifling amidst oxidation from corrosive ammunition. Perfect mechanics. An extremely interesting C96 with a fascinating history. 4-48541 LMA28

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

UNIQUE BERGMANN M1897, No. 5, PROTOTYPE, IN THE WHITE.
Item number: 17779087 | NSN. Cal. 7.8mm. Prior to initiating production of the M1897, Bergmann made a number of prototypes. Most were based on the M1896, No.4, scaled up for the 7.8mm cartridge modified to use a detachable magazine and incorporating the Bergmann side tilting bolt locking mechanism that characterises the M1897 No 5 pistols. This example, which has Swiss provenance, has a number of interesting features closely resembling those of Swiss Patent 14716 of July 18, 1897. It has a quick detachable 5.25" bbl (no shroud) with a drift adjustable front sight and a fixed rear sight, both very similar in form to the No. 3 and No. 4 pistols. The receiver is much more robust than its blow-back action predecessors and the right side is fitted with a distinctly different ejector and the pivoting hammer blocking safety lever. The rear of the frame is very similar to a No.3 /No.4 with the forward portion modified to house a single column detachable magazine that is released by a push button on the right side, just behind the barrel release. There are no external serial numbers nor proof marks. The only marking is the early bare Bergmann “miner” logo which lacks the VCS and Suhl marks on the right side of the sideplate that has the thick staple used for the No. 3/No.4 shoulder stock. On the left side of the frame is the traditional Bergmann safety. The magazine well is drilled with 4 indicator holes. In this case, the lower three are matched to the three holes drilled in the single column, extended magazine that has a vertical stop machined into each side. Wood grips are smooth. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection. Illustrated in Sturgess' "The Borchardt and Luger Automatic Pistols". CONDITION: Though unnumbered and in-the-white, the gun must have been tested hard. The surface has been cleaned, then chemically stripped, now appearing as a dull brown-gray with a fine scattering of deeper oxidation, especially over the safety stop, safety and left frame. The bolt stop appears newly made as are the grips. Generally bright bore with good rifling and mild-moderate corrosion. Bolt return is sluggish, with full closure requiring a manual prompt, otherwise perfect mechanics. This is one of the rarest M1897s in existence, a developmentally important pistol, and one that every auto pistol collector should notice! 4-52209 LMA106

Estimate: $12500 - $22500

DESIRABLE BERGMANN M1897 WITH HARD RUBBER GRIPS.
Item number: 17779088 | SN 156. Cal. 7.8mm. Bergmann made approximately 1,000 M1897 pistols. This example has a 3" bbl whose shroud is affixed with a drift adjustable front sight. The rear sight is graded from 100-1000 meters with gradations of 1,3,5,7,9,1000. As is typical for the numbered Bergmanns, a sliding cover is attached to the bolt and marked "PISTOLE BERGMANN/ PATENT BREVETE S.G.D.G." A Crown/Crown/U proof is marked on the left frame and on the back of the bolt while the serial number was applied to the right frame just forward of the extractor. Attached to the right frame is a hammer block/interrupter that keeps the hammer from falling until the bolt is fully forward. The magazine well is drilled with five indicator holes as is the corresponding extended magazine whose base has the same serial number. The hammer, safety stop, trigger, magazine release, and the bbl shroud stop lever are strawed while the extractor, rear sight, safety and hammer block /interrupter are fire blued. Orig hard rubber grip are each molded with a large "B" and finely checkered. The base of the frame is tunneled for a shoulder stock. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection. CONDITION: The bbl shroud, that only has minimal wear, is nicely refinished and brighter than the rest of the gun. The balance of the pistol has its original rust blue, approximately 80-85%, with sharp edge and general wear. There is a patch of thinning on the right side of the receiver around the serial number that seems to have been re-struck after which the area was touched up with cold blue. The same renumbering and surface discoloration holds true for the magazine base. The strawed and fired blue small parts still have their original finish whose condition is in keeping with the overall appearance of the pistol. Bright bore with sharp rifling and minimal erosion. Although, the bolt return spring is sluggish, the rest of the mechanics are perfect. 4-52210 LMA102

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

BERGMANN M1897, No. 5, PRESENTATION, WITH MATCHING SHOULDER STOCK.
Item number: 17779089 | SN 117. Cal. 7.8mm. Bergmann made approximately 1,000 M1897s. During its production there ensued a number of variations, largely directed to the milling pattern of the right frame. Compare this gun to the M1897, serial number 156, elsewhere in this auction. Most were sold with a leather covered shoulder stock that was often "lost" over the years. This example has a 3" bbl whose shroud is affixed with a drift adjustable front sight. The rear sight is graded from 100-1000 meters with gradations of 1,3,5,7,9,1000. As is typical for the numbered Bergmann pistols, a sliding cover is attached to the bolt. In this case, the cover is inscribed with "DEM ERKENNER DER BERGMANN-PISTOLE DR. REINH. GUNTHER VON THEOD. BERGMANN". According to the consignor, the inscription was from the inventor Theodor Bergmann to Dr. Gunther, his agent in Switzerland, for promoting the pistol in Swiss trials. The left side of the frame was marked with a Crown/Crown/U while the right side of the frame was marked with the serial number 117 that is repeated on the bottom of the magazine. Each side of the magazine well is drilled with four visualization holes. Normally, the M1897 will have a strawed hammer, safety stop, trigger and bbl shroud lever while the extractor sight bar and safety are fired blue. Wood grips are finely checkered with a thin border. The matching stock has a color case hardened lug numbered to the pistol and retained by two fired blued screws. The spare pouch on the right side of the stock is empty and there is no cleaning rod in the provision along the spine. The lid is secured by a single brass stud that extends from the flap. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, ex Visser collection, illustrated in Sturgess "The Borchardt and Luger Automatic Pistols". CONDITION: Approximately 90-95% original blue with muzzle and sharp edge wear. Backstrap is thin, showing evidence of cleaning. Many of the small parts have lost their heat treated colors and now appear gray, namely the front sight, hammer, sight bar, safety stop, and trigger. Remnants of straw remain of the shroud locking lever. About 70% fire blue remains on the safety. Original grips with blunted checkering and staining consistent with the condition of the pistol and magazine. The bolt return spring is sluggish, requiring an assist for full closure. Mechanics otherwise perfect. Matching stock with brown smooth leather body showing minimal crazing and good flexibility. The leather smell is strong and the body/flaps supple, probably recovered a long time ago. Approximately 80-90% of the case hardening remains on the matched lug. Overall, an exceptional M1897 Bergmann rig with a historic presentation association. 4-52046 LMA101

Estimate: $15000 - $22500

HIGHLY DESIRABLE MANNLICHER M1896/03 WITH MATCHING SHOULDER STOCK.
Item number: 17779090 | SN 410. Cal. 7.65mm. Mannlicher made very few pistol carbines with long bbl and tangent sight. This example has a 6" bbl with an elevated drift adjustable front sight and a tangent rear sight with four step gradations from 50-200. The SN 410 is repeated forward of the front sight base, on the left side of the chamber, the left side of the receiver, the right side of the trigger and on the bottom of the detachable magazine. Adjacent to the bbl and receiver numeration is a small Crown/Crown/U marking that is repeated on the left side of thellustr. Motz/Schuy bolt. "722" and "LLJ" are marked in small characters under the bbl. There is a large cocking lever on the right side of the frame. To operate, the bolt needs to be withdrawn and then released, similar in operation to a C96. Pulling the trigger will fire the pistol and allow the cocking lever to rotate forward. The small serrated projection over the tang is the safety. Moving the safety up blocks the cocking lever to prevent firing. Accompanying the pistol is an original black leather shoulder stock whose body is matched to the pistol with a "410" marked in the leather along the lower spine, just behind the stock lug screw. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection. Illustr. Motz/Schuy: "Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole" pp. 302,303. CONDITION: Expertly refinished with nearly 99% of restored blue. Edges are sharp and planes are flat though the numbering is somewhat shallow and the proofing weak. Old oxidative etching is faintly apparent on the bolt and safety. The sight bar is in-the-white as is the cocking lever. The trigger has had its straw refreshed over some oxidative toning. Grips appear original though the screw has been refinished. Bright bore with strong rifling and only minimal oxidative change. Perfect mechanics. Original shoulder stock with considerable crazing of the body that retains its original pull up strap. The numbering near the lug is original and undisturbed. Although the pistol has been restored, the work has been extremely well done and should pose little detriment to anyone who wishes to add this charismatic arm to their collection. 4-52057 LMA100

Estimate: $15000 - $30000

EXCEEDINGLY RARE KRNKA M1897 EXPERIMENTAL PISTOL.
Item number: 17779091 | SN 27. Cal. 8mm. Only a handful of Krnkas are known in the collecting community. An exceedingly scarce pistol, it has been variously termed Krnka, Roth-Krnka, and most recently Roth-Theodorovich. The most commonly encountered reference is used in this description. Virtually all are different as the developers strove to construct a more reliable and easier to manufacture pistol. Pistol #8 was presented and evaluated by the Austrian military in 1897. This example, very similar to #8, has a fluted 7" bbl that extends just over 2 inches beyond the barrel shroud. Fixed front and rear sight. The top of the rib is marked with an encircled GR monogram and the word "PATENT". The serial number is over the chamber. The gun is blued except the bolt, bolt release, hammer and trigger. Coarsely checkered bordered grips. At the base of the frame is a heavy rotatable lanyard ring. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, ex-Visser Collection. Pictured in the German text "Vom Ursprung der Selbsteldepistole". CONDITION: 97% of restored blue with high point wear and occasional scattered patches of cleaned oxidation, particularly on the right side of the frame. The small parts have been lightly cleaned but all edges are sharp including the knurling at the back of the bolt stop and the checkering over the hammer. Orig well-fitting grips with minimal blunting of checkering and negligible losses. Bright bore with sharp rifling and minimal oxidation. Perfect mechanics. Even though restored, this is an extraordinary gun, suitable for the most advanced collection. 4-52454 LMA88

Estimate: $25000 - $35000

EXTRAORDINARY SCHLEGELMILCH REPEATING PISTOL.
Item number: 17779092 | SN 13. Cal. 7.5mm. An extremely unusual repeating pistol whose breech block operates through transverse horizontal movement. The gun is fitted with a 3.5" bbl having a fixed front and a fixed rear sight. Except for the serial number that appears on the left side of the frame, there are no other markings. The bbl and frame are blued. The bolt is in-the-white and hammer, trigger and safety are strawed. Curiously, there are no slotted screws. All fastening is done through square headed bolts, all evident on the right side of the gun. The hammer has a half cock and a full cock and operates either as single action (cock hammer to operate and fire) or double action (cocked, operated and fired by trigger motion alone)repeater. Bringing the hammer to half cock moves the bolt horizontally to the left, exposing the entire chamber, while simultaneously moving the extractor rearward to eject a fired cartridge case. The magazine is fed from above with a stripper clip. Continuing the hammer cock pushes a loading arm forward that feeds the next round into the chamber. Near the end of the hammer movement the bolt returns to the right into the closed position, aligning a freely moving pin in the frame with a concentric firing pin in the bolt. After pulling the trigger to drop the hammer, the trigger springs back to its original position during which time the loading arm retracts and the cycling arm repositions the bolt for the next operation phase. Mounted to the left frame is checkered safety lever that blocks the mechanism when moved up. Pistol has checkered and bordered grips secured with a single square headed bolt. Less than 20 of these pistols were made (in two versions) at the Royal Firearms Factory, Spandau, in 1891/92 for trials by the German Army (GPK)in their search for a replacement of the M1884 Reichsrevolver. Only one other example, of the alternative design, is known to exist in the Werhtechnische Studiensammlung of the German Bundewehr in Koblenz. The designer and constructor in the Factory was Louis Schlegelmilch, then the chief armourer at the Spandau Arsenal. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, ex Visser collection, illustrated in "The Borchardt and Luger Automatic Pistols" by Sturgess. CONDITION: Approximately 95% bright blue with some fading of the bbl and minor toning. Negligible oxidation. Straw on hammer, safety, trigger and square headed bolts in the same condition. Mirror bore with strong rifling showing minimal use. An exceedingly complex repeater, manual function is like the proverbial Swiss watch. A wonder to operate and a mechanical masterpiece and a near unique example of a German military trials pistol! 4-52456 LMA98

Estimate: $20000 - $30000

EXTREMELY RARE SCHOENBERGER-LAUMANN STEYR M1892.
Item number: 17779093 | SN 6. Cal. 8mm. In his quest to design a reliable semiautomatic pistol, Josef Laumann made a number of prototypes, most of which were produced for Austrian Army trials, and were never sold commercially. This example of the first pattern Schoenberger-Laumann as 6.5" bbl that assumes an octagonal form 1.25" in front of the chamber with a drift adjustable front sight. SN 6 appears on the left side of the bbl and is repeated on the left side of the frame along with "WAFFENFABRIK STEYR." On the right side is a large cocking lever that retracts the bolt out the rear of the frame. After returning to battery, a cocking indicator (rear of firing pin) extends from the back of the bolt. Just above the tang is a large rotating holdopen/safety whose left side is serrated. Pushing down on the left side releases the bolt and allows the pistol to fire. In front of the cocking lever is a large .5" diameter checkered button, set in a raised escutcheon, that acts as a magazine/clip release. The bbl and frame are rust blued while the bolt and cocking lever are in-the-white. The safety and trigger are strawed. A large rotable lanyard extends from the base of the frame. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, ex-R.K Wilson collection, illustrated "Textbook of Automatic Pistols", 1st ed, 1943 Ex-Dinely collection, pictured "Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole", page 184, 185. CONDITION: 90% original blue with scattered frosting on the left forward frame and on the much of the right side of the pistol. Comparable condition, untouched straw, on the small parts. Original grips with oil darkening and bordered checkering whose color and age are consistent with the appearance of the pistol. An extremely rare and unusual Schoenberger-Laumann prototype that could easily be the centerpiece of any early automatic pistol collection. 4-52460 LMA93

Estimate: $25000 - $40000

SUPER RARE M1897 SILVERMAN-MAXIM PROTOTYPE PISTOL.
Item number: 17779094 | NSN. Cal. “8.5mm Borchardt”. Although Hiram Maxim is best known for his machine guns and sound suppressors, he also collaborated with his workshop foreman, Sidney Silverman to make a handful of semiautomatic pistols covered by British Patent 29836 of 1896 . According to the consignor, this gun is just one of four known examples and has a unique chambering for a cartridge identical to the 7.65 mm Borchardt, but of 8.5 mm caliber. It has a 7" octagonal bbl and a fixed front sight. The fixed rear sight is integral to a sliding cover attached to the bolt, much in the way of the numbered Bergmann pistols. There are no markings or serial number on the gun whose receiver has a gas port on either side. At the rear is a cocking knob that retracts the bolt and serves as a cocking indicator. On the left side of the receiver is a fire blued spring that acts a bolt retarder. The front of the trigger is checkered and the grips are wood with smooth surfaces. The left panel has been milled with four cartridge indicator sight slots. The magazine is retained by a spring mounted at the base of the backstrap. Walls are open to enhance viewing. To facilitate withdrawal, there is a checkered knob on each side of the forward base. The highly ergonomic grip angle is very similar to that of the Luger, but pre-dates it by two years, and the constriction is extremely simple, the retarded blowback action using a single coil spring both as action mainspring and firing pin spring, and the whole pistol comprising only some 20 components. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, ex R.K Wilson collection, illustrated "Textbook of Automatic Pistols" 1st ed. 1943 ex Visser collection, illustr. HBSA Journal Vol 2 No 6. CONDITION: Excellent original condition with over 90% strong orig blue. Comparable condition fire blue on the large bolt retarding spring. Smooth grips with minimal handling marks and comparable condition magazine. Bright bore with strong rifling and minimal corrosion. Perfect mechanics. Extraordinarily rare semiautomatic pistol whose historic designers are familiar to every firearms collector. 4-52464 LMA97

Estimate: $20000 - $30000

EXCEPTIONAL MANNLICHER M1894 BLOW-FORWARD WITH STOCK LUG.
Item number: 17779095 | SN 24. Cal. 6.5mm. According to Motz/Schuy “Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole”, about 70 M1894s were made in Switzerland. All had a small frame and all were in 6.5 mm. As true for all blow-forward pistols, the cartridge is chambered on the rearward movement of the bbl. Disassembly is accomplished by removing the grips and then releasing the tension on the hammer spring. At that point, the lever under the bbl shroud can be released, allowing the shroud to be unscrewed and the bbl removed from the frame. This gun has a 6.5" bbl and a fixed front and rear sight. The left side of the frame, near the barrel shroud, is numbered 24 as is the top of the barrel and grip screw. "FAB. D'ARMES/ NEUHAUSEN" is marked in the center of the sideplate. Attached to the backstrap is an added shoulder stock lug, riveted to the frame, only the second such example (the other being #26) known to this reviewer. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, "Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole" pp. 260, 261, ex-R.K.Wilson collection, illustrated "Textbook of Automatic Pistols", 1st. ed. 1943, ex-Dinely Collection. CONDITION: At least 95-97% bright original blue with slight fading on the sides of the frame and early toning of the frontstrap. Bright untouched, in-the-white barrel. Soft gray casehardened hammer and trigger. Crisp, all-original grips with most of their original varnish and only faint handling marks. Correctly blunted checkering with negligible losses. Bright bore with strong rifling and only minimal frost. A great and well documented small frame Mannlicher M1894 made in Switzerland! 4-52216 LMA104

Estimate: $15000 - $25000

EARLY, MANNLICHER M1894 BLOW-FORWARD WITH SPARE BARREL.
Item number: 17779096 | SN 16. Cal. 7.6mm. Mannlicher made approximately 100 large frame M1894s in caliber 7.6mm. Early pistols, as this example, had a flat hammer. Once production was established, the hammer was changed to the more common beaver tail form as is found on the smaller frame guns. This full size pistol is unmarked except for the serial number that appears on the left side of the bbl shroud and is repeated on the left side of the left side of the receiver and on top of the 7.25" length bbl. As true for all blow-forward pistols, the cartridge is chambered on the rearward movement of the bbl. The pistol can be fired in either the single or double action mode. Disassembly is accomplished by removing the grips and releasing the tension on the hammer spring. At that point, the lever under the bbl shroud can be released, allowing the shroud to be unscrewed and the bbl removed from the frame. Although the pistol is presently fitted with a matching serial number bbl in 6.5mm, the extractor is too large for the 6.5mm rim. The original 7.6mm bbl is supplied separately. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: The bbl shroud each side of the frame and trigger guard have over 98% bright original blue. The frontstrap, backstrap and tang areas have been carefully cleaned and now appear in the white. Both barrels are in the white as is correct for this variation with crisp near-mirror bores. Orig grips with minimal handling marks and left screw escutcheon retaining much of its original fire blue. Perfect mechanics. Extremely scarce early semiautomatic, with alternative caliber bbl, that should please the most discriminating collector. 4-52220 LMA90

Estimate: $15000 - $25000

SCHWARTZLOSE M1898 STANDART PISTOL, ONE OF THE BEST EXTANT.
Item number: 17779097 | SN 183. Cal. 7.63mm. Despite their antique status, Schwartzlose pistols have the look of a modern gun. Many were reportedly shipped to Russia or were used hard and put away wet. Only a handful remain in their pristine, original form, and most of those tend to change hands quietly. This pistol has a 6.5" bbl with a fixed front sight and a vertically adjustable rear sight whose elevation is adjusted using a serrated cammed wheel. The rear of the barrel is Crown/Crown/U proof marked, which is repeated on the left side of the frame and on the upper bolt housing, just behind the rear sight. The SN 183 is marked on the left side of the frame and repeated on the back of the bolt, on the back of the firing pin (83) and on the bottom of the magazine. The bbl, bolt, frame and magazine are blued. The rear sight and elevating wheel are fire blued, while the trigger, slide release, takedown lever, firing pin and magazine release are brightly polished and left in-the-white. Grips are heavily varnished and deeply cut with fine, carefully bordered checkering. The gun is presented in a nicely appointed wood case, lined in dark green velvet, trimmed with green and black cord, and close fitted for the pistol, and compartmentalized for a cleaning rod and a box of ammunition. Closure is effected by a singled keyed latch located under a carry handle. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, ex-Visser Collection. CONDITION: Schwartzloses are finished with a different, blacker "blue" than most pistols; similar to the Black Army M1911s but with a better polish.  When untouched, the finish is so dark it almost looks like black paint. This gun is one of the few whose finish still has that hue. There is some minimal sharp edge wear, wear to the left side of the bolt where it rubs against the frame when retracted, and some minor spotting of the right side of the frame and backstrap. In all, the gun retains at least 98% of its original bright very dark blue. The same stunning condition applies to all the small parts and the grips that retain virtually all their original varnish and all the crisp checkering. There is slightly more wear to the magazine from having been run in and out of the pistol. Perfect bore and perfect mechanics. Excellent condition wood case that protects and highlights the gun. If you want to have the best Schwartzlose in existence, this is your pistol! 4-52231 LMA112

Estimate: $20000 - $30000

CHARLES LANCASTER OVER-UNDER HOWDAH PISTOL.
Item number: 17779098 | SN 7787. (ca 1886) Cal. .577 1-5/8". 6-1/2" Oval bore rifled bbls are engraved "Charles Lancaster (Patent) 151, New Bond St. London." on top rib, fitted with German silver blade front sight, and marked on left mid rib "1-5/8 inch cases 577 C.F." (the short Snider Rifle cartridge, not the .577 Boxer Revolver cartridge). London black powder proofs are on left sides of bbls. Hammerless O/U receiver has integral V-notch rear sight and lever latch engaging two dogs on breech ends of bbls fitted with toggling extractor system. Trigger guard bow is engraved with SN. Birds head grip frame has lanyard swivel at bottom, and is fitted with flat, checkered, walnut grips. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 80% orig blue, thinning slightly overall, silvered at muzzles, and with areas of cleaned oxidation on right sides of bbls toward muzzles. Action retains 90% of its orig bright blue, with freckling along sharp edges, flaking on back strap, and with considerable flaking on trigger guard. Grips are excellent with some light marks. Bores are very good, with considerable heavy frosting. An exceptionally fine example of this interesting pistol, only 86 being made in this caliber. 4-52243 MGM322

Estimate: $6500 - $9500

UNMARKED BRAENDLIN ARMOURY MARTIN MITRAILLEUSE FOUR BARREL PISTOL.
Item number: 17779099 | SN 62. (ca. 1880) Cal. .476. This unusual pistol has a cluster of four 6" bbls hinged to frame, chambered for the Enfield military cartridge, and with Alexander Henry rifling. This pistol was never very popular, and fewer than 1000 (most likely 100) were ever produced. This unmarked example (except for Birmingham proofs on bbls and action) is possibly a prototype. Action has rotating hammer, firing bbls in succession, similar to the Lancaster. Locking of bbls to action is less secure than the Lancaster, with only a T-shaped latch actuated by thumbpiece at top of grip for security against opening. The number "62" (SN ?) is stamped in locking recess. Cartridge extraction is effected in similar manner to the Smith & Wesson, with spring catch and trip in front portion of trigger guard. This particular pistol has a checkered walnut grip with horn grip cap. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining over 90% orig blue on bbls and action, silvered on sharp edges. Grip retains nearly all of its French polish finish. Grip cap has some slight insect damage. Bores are excellent. 4-52490 MGM323

Estimate: $6500 - $9500

*× STEYR 8MM K98k DUAL CLAW SNIPER RIFLE.
Item number: 17778900 | SN 8264E. Cal. 8mm. K98k remanufactured by the Czechoslovakians after WWII based upon a Scharfschutzengewehr. Bolt matches receiver. No proof marks on external bbl or receiver. Double claw scope mounts dovetailed into receiver top and soldered to receiver rear. Red glue laminate Kriegsmodell stock is unmarked. Large winter trigger guard for operation with gloved hands. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Bore is excellent with strong lands and grooves. Stock is in excellent to unissued condition. 4-53172 DW21

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*× WAFFENWERKE BRÜNN 8MM K98k RIFLE.
Item number: 17778901 | SN 4520. Cal. 8mm. Late WWII Kriegsmodell produced in Czechoslovakia under German occupation. Rifle is in standard Kriegsmodell configuration with stock screws on front and rear stock band, no takedown disc in the late laminate stock and has simple hole drilled through buttplate for bolt takedown. Metal parts are largely unnumbered with the exception of the receiver and bolt body. Top receiver marked "Mod.98" and "dou.45", and left bbl & receiver marked with British proofs and two other proofs struck out after the war. Comes with "L&F" marked wartime sling. Good example of last ditch K98 production. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good. Stock shows much use with dings and scuffs. Metal parts retain 95% bluing with most wear on the sharp edges of the front and rear bands. Bore is dark, fair with strong lands, but should clean up. 4-53187 DW11

Estimate: $1000 - $3000

*× RARE SIMPLIFIED MAUSER 8MM K98k RIFLE.
Item number: 17778902 | SN 75840a. Cal. 8mm. Very late WWII Semi-Kreigsmodell K98k with extremely rare simplified sheet metal fixed range rear sight. Manufactured by Waffenwerke Brünn, Brünn, in late 1945, with matching bolt. Top receiver marked "Mod.98" WaA 63 and "swp45". Bbl is marked with Nazi era firing proof as well as SN. Bbl, receiver and some bolt parts are blued. Bands, trigger guard, bolt body and cocking piece are phosphated. Late war stamped sheet metal trigger guard is marked "qnw" and floorplate marked "byf" and WaA 135. No band spring, late war welded bands are held to stock with simple wood screws. Red glue laminate stock is marked Eagle/H, shows traces of previous varnish, comes with front sight hood and authentic serviceable brown leather late sling with sewn end instead of traditional sling buckle. Rare and extremely difficult to obtain late sheet metal rear sight K98. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Bore is good with light frosting, strong lands and grooves. Stock is in good overall condition with traces of varnish, with numerous light handling marks and scratches. 4-53231 DW39

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*× STEYR 8MM VOLKSKARABINER 98k.
Item number: 17778903 | SN 7854. Cal. 8mm. Fine Steyr manufactured Volkskarabiner 98 manufactured in the last days of the war in Steyr, Austria to arm the People's Militia. This example has approximately 85-90% phosphate and blue finish, mechanically complete. Bolt group matches the receiver. Bbl is counter-bored at muzzle. Receiver is marked on top below dovetailed rear sight "bnz 45". Rough machined exterior, partially finished bbl is marked with Nazi era firing proof and SN "7854". Slab style beechwood stock displays haphazard coarse milling on sides and bottom, which reveals corner of magazine insert which is directly inserted into the wood of the stock. Marked "MR" at wrist. Overall nice representative example that comes with scarce authentic late war simplified leather sling with leather reinforcements. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Bbl is in very good condition. Stock has numerous defects, scratches and gouges. 4-53238 DW26

Estimate: $6500 - $9000

*× DIW AG 8MM VG2 RIFLE.
Item number: 17778904 | SN 7797. Cal. 8mm. Last ditch WWII, stamped sheet metal rifle, manufactured by Deutsche-Industrie-Werke, Berlin, intended to arm the People's Militia. This VG2 is exceptionally scarce. All matching to include simplified bolt. Left receiver is marked SN 7797 and right receiver marked "chd" & "56" in a square. Krupp marked bbl marked "cky41" with numerous Luftwaffe Waffenamt 15 marks. Comes with late war bread bag strap for sling and very good condition "aye" G43 magazine. This exact gun appears on p. 178 of Darrin Weaver's Desperate Measures, The Last Ditch Weapons of the Nazi Volkssturm. Absolutely extraordinary VG2 that would be the centerpiece of any late war collection. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Retains 98% of orig bluing and phosphating. Bore is excellent. Stock shows just a couple of light scratches and is in excellent condition. 4-53211 DW17

Estimate: $15000 - $25000

*× WALTHER 8MM VG1 RIFLE.
Item number: 17778905 | SN 2994. Cal. 8mm. Last ditch WWII, simplified bolt action rifle, manufactured by Walther Werke, Zella-Mehlis, intended to arm the People's Militia. This VG1 is exceptionally scarce retaining 99% of its orig bluing and phosphating. All matching to include simplified bolt. Left receiver is marked "VG1 45 ac 2994". Top receiver and bbl bears Eagle/N commercial proof marks. Bolt body has "dfb" manufacturer's code. Comes with an unmarked purpose-made late war simplified web sling and very good condition "aye" K43 magazine. This exact gun appears on p. 144 of Darrin Weaver's Desperate Measures, The Last Ditch Weapons of the Nazi Volkssturm. Absolutely extraordinary VG1 that would be the centerpiece of any late war collection. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near unissued. Bore is excellent. Hardwood stock shows just a couple of light scratches and is in excellent condition. 4-53259 DW18

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

*× MAUSER 7MM GEWEHR 98 WEHRMANNGEWEHR RIFLE.
Item number: 17778906 | SN 29. Cal. 7x57 mm. Excellent condition interwar Mauser Wehrmanngewehr, based on the G98, manufactured by Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf, on special order. This weapon appears to be all matching including blued straight handled bolt assembly. Top receiver is marked with the Mauser Barrel logo and left side bears the two-digit SN 29, BUG N proofs, firm's name and address. Left side bbl marked with weapon SN only. Micrometer tangent rear sight is similar to the Kar 98b with preset distance 300 meters. Nice walnut stock has finger grooves, all orig finish and no visible markings or numbers. High polished steel buttplate and bayonet lug left in the white. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: Bore is dark, with strong lands and grooves, and should clean up. Stock is in overall excellent original condition with only very slight handling marks and few scratches. 4-53160 DW51

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*× RARE MAUSER 8MM GEWEHR 98 RIFLE.
Item number: 17778907 | SN 84. Cal. 8mm. Exceptional appearing example of a commercial Gewehr 98 Rifle, marked on receiver ring "Waffenfabrik Mauser A.-G. Oberndorf" and dated 1917. Receiver is in the white and commercial BUG N commercial proofs. Most metal parts match rifle SN with the exception of the magazine follower and bolt release. Receiver and bolt demonstrate high polish and are in the white. Stock bears no markings at all. Comes with period die cast aluminum inventory tag attached to rear band, stamped inventory "222" and cast in initials "SJG" denoting “Schweizerische Jndustry Gesellschaft (SIG factory collection inventory tag). Extraordinary example of commercial grade G98. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-SIG Factory collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal parts retain 98% bluing, in-the-white parts unstained. Stock unblemished, as new. Bore is very good to excellent. 4-53143 DW8

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*× AMBERG 8MM KAR 98B RIFLE.
Item number: 17778908 | SN 6684m. Cal. 8mm. 98b originally manufactured as a G98 in the Amberg arsenal during WWI and reworked and fitted with 98b tangent rear sight marked "S42G" and proofed "P174" in 1934 (“G” date). Receiver and bbl were blued now turning to brown. Both are marked with the weapon SN 6684m as well as Weimar era Bavarian proofs, British proofs. Additional British proof marks appear near left side muzzle end of bbl. All exterior metal parts are imperial proofed and appear to match the rifle, including the straight handled bolt. Hardwood stock is numbered to the rifle, has several imperial proofs, as well as large stylistic "EWB" indicating former property of the early Weimar era Bavarian Civilian Militia(Einwohner Bayern). Comes with unmarked G98 sling, authentic cleaning rod and period spring-loaded muzzle protector. Good to very good condition, hard to find transitional Kar 98b. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Bore is dark with strong lands and grooves; should clean up. Sling is fair. 4-53117 DW42

Estimate: $1500 - $2500

*× MAUSER 8.15MM WEHRMANNGEWEHR RIFLE.
Item number: 17778909 | SN 20224. Cal. 8.15mm. Excellent condition interwar Mauser Wehrmanngewehr, manufactured by Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf, for the T.St.V. (Tiroler Standschützenverband – Austrian Tyrol Target Shooting Federation) This weapon appears to be all matching. Top receiver is marked with Eagle logo of Nazi era "T.St.V." shooting association and bears the SN 20224. Left side bbl marked with weapon SN and caliber 8,15x46 and left receiver is BUG N proofed with the maker's name and address. Micrometer rear sight is similar to the 98b, but with preset distances of 100, 175 and 300 meters. Nice walnut stock has finger grooves, all orig finish and no visible markings or numbers. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Bore is excellent, shining, strong rifling. Stock is in overall very good to excellent original condition with only very slight handling marks and few scratches, and additional wear near the buttplate left side. 4-53163 DW45

Estimate: $2000 - $3500

*× MAUSER 8MM COMMERCIAL GEWEHR 98 SNIPER RIFLE.
Item number: 17778910 | SN 358. Cal. 8mm. Commercial Scharfschutzengewehr 98 with commercial BUG N proofs and period offset front and rear dual claw & post mounts. Early WWI military procurement of commercial rifles for conversion for sniping before procurement of sniper rifles through Army channels was established. Nearly all SN's match except trigger guard screws, and front and rear bands are unmarked. Left side of receiver marked with SN 358 and "Gew.98. Stock with SN 358 matching to the receiver, and the stock disc is unit marked "122.R.J.R.5.358". Very nice orig unit-marked example of well used rare commercially procured WWI sniper. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good. Bore is good to very good, should clean up better. Scattered patina over most metal surfaces which retain approximately 50% bluing with receiver and bolt in the white. Stock shows handling marks, dings, scratches. 4-53146 DW13

Estimate: $4500 - $7500

*× RARE SPANDAU 8MM GEWEHR 98 “KOLONIAL GEWEHR” RIFLE.
Item number: 17778911 | SN 5750c. Cal. 8mm. Early Spandau Arsenal G98 “kolonial Gewehr” as used by German Southwest Africa (modern day Namibia) Colonial troops (Koniglichte Schutztruppe). In the white receiver marked crown over "SPANDAU 1900". Left receiver marked SN 5750c and Fraktur "Gew.98". Bbl marked with rifle SN and "S" bore diameter mark as well as early nitro and Imperial proofs. Rifle has features unique to the kolonial Gewehr, having a turned down bolt handle with corresponding stock recess and curved Lange rear sights whose marks uniquely start at 200 instead of the normal Gew. 98 400 metres range. All metal parts match, except for rear band which is marked "53". Hardwood stock is marked with rifle SN, several nice imperial proofs, and stock disc is unit-marked "S K.S.9671." which represents "Koniglichte Schutztruppe". Comes with sling swivel and early Gewehr 98 metal muzzle cover. Nice example of German Colonial rifle with provenance. PROVENANCE: Collection on Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good with browning to the receiver and bolt body, bluing otherwise 80%. Bore is dark with strong lands and grooves. Stock is good with scattered handling marks and scratches. 4-53309 DW37

Estimate: $3500 - $5500

*× MAUSER 8MM GEWEHR 98 SNIPER RIFLE.
Item number: 17778912 | SN 45i. Cal. 8mm. Authentic all orig Gewehr 98 with dual claw offset sniper mounts. All metal parts matching to include scope mounts, except one trigger guard screw. Left receiver is marked with SN, Imperial Firing proof, "GEW.98." and British proof. Bore has strong lands and grooves, and should clean up. Stock is serial numbered to the rifle and shows numerous Imperial proofs. This is an overall well-used, but all correct example of a WWI German issued sniper rifle. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good with overall condition of the metal good and showing scattered patina & browning retaining 70%. Stock shows much use with wartime gouges, dings and handling marks. 4-53266 DW9

Estimate: $6000 - $8000

DWM 7MM M1893 EXPERIMENTAL/PROTOTYPE RIFLE.
Item number: 17778913 | SN 10. Cal. 7mm. Very rare DWM Model 1893 trials rifle with prototype flip-up combination front sight/muzzle cover. Left side receiver marked "DEUTSCHE WAFFEN-UND MUNITIONS FABRIKEN, BERLIN.". No SN on receiver, trigger guard marked "78" and floorplate marked "21". Bolt in the white and rough, unmarked and unnumbered. Remainder of metal parts are blued with black enamel overspray with some decorative factory embossing on top and sides. Two-position rear flip-up sight. Has unique combination bayonet lug/endcap/muzzle cover/automatic front sight which was ultimately not adopted for general production, the muzzle cover pivoting up through 90 degrees as first pressure on the trigger is taken up to present the barleycorn foresight for aiming, while allowing the bore to be protected from dust and sand at all other times. Full walnut stock has decorative checkering at the wrist. Unique piece that would be a centerpiece in any Mauser collection. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall good. Bore is dark, strong rifling and grooves; should clean up. Stock has one filled hole on the bottom (prior old swing swivel), and few scratches and dings. Small chip near in handguard near front muzzle. 4-53098 DW57

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

UNIQUE STEYR 8MM M87/88 MANNLICHER-SCHOENAUER RIFLE.
Item number: 17778914 | SN 1. Cal. 8.15 mm Mannlicher-Schoenauer Experimental. An exceptionally nice, unique prototype M87/88 Mannlicher-Schoenauer straight-pull rotary magazine rifle made by Steyr, SN 1. Earliest pattern single lug Mannlicher straight-pull bolt system with rotating bolt head cocks on closing and is in the white as is the trigger, with the balance of the weapon having high polish blue. The unusually large diameter bolt handle has an ivory button inset at the rear. Undented magazine first prototype pattern of the famous Schoenauer rotary magazine with spring-loaded follower. The caliber is 8.15 mm, but the cartridge is an unknown rimless type with the same small diameter as the 6.5 mm Mannlicher-Schoenauer case body. Complicated flip-up rear sight is graduated to 2500 meters and proofed with a single "K". Beautiful prototype would be the centerpiece of any early Austrian weapons collection. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Bore very good to excellent, strong rifling grooves. Two-piece stock shows numerous light scratches, dings & dents, and previous refinishing. 4-53173 DW66

Estimate: $8000 - $12000

VERY RARE DANZIG 11MM M71/84 CUTAWAY RIFLE.
Item number: 17778915 | SN 2. Cal. 11mm. Gewehr 71/84 cutaway model to illustrate the workings of the mechanism for demonstration and training. Various factory cutouts at the receiver top, sides, stock and magazine, with mixed SN's on all small parts. Manufactured in 1887. Receiver in the white, bbl nicely blued, and bbl top flat marked with a crown and "DANZIG" overstamped with "A", which also appears in various other locations to indicate "Ausschuss" (“reject” – these cutaways were made up from parts that had failed inspection for service use). Left side receiver marked "J.G.Mod 71/84.". Mechanics and action are crisp. Full-length stock is in very nice condition with single crown over Fraktur "P". Buttplate in the white with single crown "G" proof. Includes three inert wood bulleted exercise cartridges. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. Bore is very good with strong rifling. Stock has occasional light handling marks, but overall very good to excellent condition. 4-53123 DW63

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

SPANDAU 11MM M71/84 RIFLE.
Item number: 17778916 | SN 2200. Cal. 11mm. Exceptionally nice Gewehr 71/84 rifle made by the Spandau arsenal 1886. Receiver in the white, marked SN 2200 and Fraktur script "J.G.Mod.71/84". Nicely blued bbl marked with crown over "SPANDAU", left side marked with SN, various proofs, as well as crown over "F.W.". All metal parts are numbered to the last two digits of the rifle SN and steel buttplate is unit-marked "3.G.G.R.R.307.". Mechanics and action are crisp. Full-length stock is in very nice condition with a crown "F.W." and another crown proof. Includes orig fair to good condition period leather sling. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall very good to excellent. Bore is very good with strong rifling. Stock has occasional light handling marks, but overall very good to excellent condition. 4-53121 DW64

Estimate: $1500 - $2500

HISTORIC PROTOTYPE MAUSER-MILANOVICH 10.15MM M78 SERBIAN RIFLE.
Item number: 17778917 | NSN. Cal. 10.15mm. Exceptionally nice Serbian Mauser-Milovanovich M78 rifle prototype, no SN. Receiver in the white, is marked on the left side "GEBR.MAUSER & CIE OBERNDORF A/N.WURTTENBERG 1878". Has blued flip-up rear tangent sight which is ungraduated and unfinished indicating the prototype status of this rifle. Mechanics and action are crisp. Full-length stock is in very nice condition. Includes orig cleaning rod. Outstanding condition prototype intended for the Serbian Government but retained in the Mauser factory in Paul Mauser’s personal collection. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, Ex-Visser collection, ex-Paul Mauser Oberndorf factory collection. CONDITION: Overall excellent. 99% orig blue. Slight wear at sharp edges. Bore is excellent with strong rifling. Stock has a few moderate dents on left side, but overall very good to excellent orig condition. 4-53139 DW65

Estimate: $8000 - $12000

ULTRA RARE NATIONAL ARMS & AMMUNITION COMPANY 11MM GEWEHR 71 EXPERIMENTAL MAGAZINE RIFLE.
Item number: 17778918 | SN 5742E. Cal. 11mm. Prototype Gewehr 71 rifle made by NA&A Company in 1875 with provisions for rare Ludwig Loewe patent horseshoe magazine with a similar but variant magazine for the French Gras rifle. This particular rifle is formerly of the Henk Visser collection and is one of 75,000 made on contract by the English firm National Arms & Ammunition Company for the Prussian Government, a handful of which were modified experimentally to use Loewe’s patent horseshoe magazine. Receiver in the white has turned a pleasing shade of light brown. Bears the manufacturer's triangular logo on the top receiver flap. Left receiver marked 5742E with numerous imperial proofs. Mechanics and action are crisp. Full-length stock bears most of orig finish and very nicely crown proofed with crown/FW as well as an additional crown/L. Bolt handle is heavily modified to actuate the system of catches and levers of the Loewe magazine which wraps around the action body, relying upon a trap-door cover to retain the cartridges, opened and closed by the bolt movement to release a single cartridge which is fed by gravity from the top of the magazine into the bolt feedway. Made for Prussian Army trials in the early 1880s to develop a magazine for the Gew. 71, this design was most impractical, failed the trials immediately and is consequently extremely rare. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: Overall very good. Bore is dark, strong lands and grooves; should clean up. Stock has occasional scratch and handling marks, but overall very good condition. 4-53167 DW61

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

NA&A CO 11MM GEWEHR 71 RIFLE.
Item number: 17778919 | SN 5084F. Gewehr 71 rifle made by NA&A Company in 1875. This particular rifle is one of 75,000 made on contract by the English firm National Arms & Ammunition Company for the Prussian Government. Receiver in the white has turned a pleasing shade of light brown as has the rest of the steel parts. Bears the manufacturer's triangular logo on the top receiver flap. Left receiver marked 5084F with numerous Imperial proofs. Mechanics and action are crisp. Brass trigger guard has hand-painted inscription "Mauser Mod 1871". Full-length stock has been varnished and bears a hand-written description on the left, nicely proofed with crown/FW as well as an additional crown/L. Buttplate is unit-marked "90.L.I2.61." PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: Overall good to very good. Bore is dark, strong lands and grooves; should clean up. Stock has occasional scratch and handling marks, but overall very good condition. 4-53314 DW62

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

DREYSE MODEL 1835/1868 NEEDLEFIRE CONVERSION RIFLE.
Item number: 17778920 | SN 4780 RFL. Cal. 14mm. Defensions Zundnadelbuchse Needlefire conversion rifle. This particular rifle was formerly in the Henk Visser collection. Receiver is in the white and marked with 1868 as the year of conversion with firing proofs on the left, SN 4780, and "Soemmerda FvDD.B.U/M.". All exterior metal parts appear to match. Blued octagonal bbl is marked "58,5" and Eagle proofed, bayonet lug on right side. Four-position flip-up rear sight. Brass trigger guard, buttplate and furniture with right butt marked crown/FW and additional proofs on the bottom. Includes orig ram rod. Rare and interesting conversion of earlier muzzle-loading rifle. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall antique good to very good. Bore is dark, strong lands and groves; should clean up. Stock has 2" crack on both sides below receiver, which has been repaired with a wooden dowel. 4-53082 DW67

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND OUTSTANDING COLT MODEL 639/XM177 CARBINE WITH REGISTERED MODERATOR.
Item number: 17778800 | SN 4790099. Cal. .223, 11.5" bbl length. Exceptional Colt 639 (Commercial version of the XM177E2) carbine with factory installed matching registered moderator. Carbine features original collapsible telescoping butt stock, and forward assist. Accompanied by the orig shipping box with shipping label & a sling, 20 rnd magazine assembly, cleaning brush & cleaning rod, all just as it came new, even the orig shipping padding is included. This gun will incur two $200.00 transfer tax stamps if transferred to an individual. One for the gun and one for its accompanying moderator. PROVENANCE: Accompanying notarized affidavit. CONDITION: Absolutely new and unfired in orig box with notarized certification that gun was purchased new from a dealer in 1974 and has never been fired, other than any standard test firing at Colt's factory. Action, chamber, gas tube, bore and bolt face are absolutely pristine. Nothing to suggest this gun is anything other than as the consignor states. Moderator is numbered at bottom to match gun SN and the engraving of these numbers is the only loss of finish on this gun except for solitary line on the bottom of the bolt where it rides inside the receiver (unavoidable). A small card secured to the moderator with clear plastic tape indicates date, firm & SN. It is impossible to imagine a nicer orig Colt full-auto 639/XM177. 4-48891 JWK35

Estimate: $25000 - $40000

DREYSE 11 MM PATENT MODEL RIFLE BOLT ACTION.
Item number: 17778921 | SN 1. Cal. 11mm. Dreyse Patent Model/Sample Bolt Action, Mauser 71 cartridge, only bore leed rifled, action sample as Patent Model for British Patent 4198/7, marked "FRANZ VON DREYSE SOMMERDA, GEWEHRSCHLOSS MODEL u LAUF mit ROTATION EINRICHTUNG". Unique factory demonstration piece or patent application model showing the workings of the Dreyse patent action with rifling restricted to a short length immediately before the chamber in the bore leed, the remainder of the barrel being smoothbored to reduce bullet friction in the bore. All metal is in the white with the exception of the trigger and has scattered light brown patina. Mechanics fine and action is crisp. SN 1 on left side of bbl flat. Bbl has only lead rifling with remainder smooth bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Antique, good to very good. Wooden portion of stock shows numerous dings and handling marks. 4-53079 DW58

Estimate: $2000 - $4500

**COLT M16 A1 IN M4 CONFIGURATION WITH SPARE UPPER AND BUTTSTOCK (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
Item number: 17778801 | SN 9046534. Cal .223 13" bbl. This Colt M16 lower currently has the upper and buttstock installed to make it into M4 configuration. This lot also includes one standard M16 buttstock with buffer and upper assembly with triangular hand guards to return it to its M16 A1 configuration. Spare upper bbl is marked "C MP CHROME BORE". Current upper on gun is marked "C MP CB". Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Near new. Retaining nearly all of its parkerized finish on all metal surfaces with just some slight blemishes on high points. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. There is green verdigris forming in the muzzle break on the bbl currently on the gun. Spare bbl assembly also has excellent overall finish and appearance. Bore is dusty but is excellent and bright. Triangular hand guards are in excellent condition. Spare buttstock is also in excellent condition with only the slightest of handling marks. Here is a great opportunity for someone to get an excellent M16 with spare parts to go from one model to another. 4-47335 JWK30

Estimate: $12500 - $17500

DREYSE NEEDLEFIRE MODEL 1857 CARBINE.
Item number: 17778922 | SN 896. Dreyse Zundnadelkarabiner, Needlefire Carbine Mod. 57 made in 1861. Top bbl marked "Stahl", 58.5 with Imperial proofs. Left bbl and receiver marked crown/FW and SN 896 and script "Soemmerda ND." with Model 57. Overall profusely marked with Prussian proofs. All metal parts are matching with the last two digits of the SN, and are in the white with the exception of the brass trigger guard and buttplate. Includes often missing saddle rings. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Bbl is bright and shiny, strong rifling. Stock is very good, no cracks or dings. Metal is in the white with occasional minor freckling. 4-53166 DW60

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

**H&K MODEL 91 AS IMPORTED AND REGISTERED BY NEW FRONTIER ARMAMENT INC (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
Item number: 17778802 | SN A017105. Cal. 308, 19" bbl length. This great example of the H&K Model 91. It includes its scope mount assembly, new in the box together with instructions from B-Square Company dated November 1980. Also included are eight 20 rnd & three 30 rnd magazines. Everything about this gun appears to function properly. The bipod legs deploy properly. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. The H&K 91 is a top quality machine gun which also delivers supreme accuracy, particularly in semi-automatic. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is outstanding, as new with only some slight light scratches to the finish on the receiver and loss of finish where the selector rotates, as is common. Bore is excellent & bright. Bolt face is likewise excellent. Magazines range from extremely fine to new condition. If you are looking for a H&K 91 machine gun it would be difficult to upgrade on this lot. 4-49198 JWK36

Estimate: $12500 - $17500

DREYSE NEEDLEFIRE MODEL 1857 CARBINE.
Item number: 17778923 | SN 323. Cal. .58. Dreyse Zundnadelkarabiner, Needlefire Carbine Mod. 57 made in 1871. Top bbl marked "Stahl", 58.5 with Imperial proofs. Left bbl and receiver SN 323 and script "Sommerda FvD." with Model 57. Overall profusely marked with Prussian proofs. All metal parts are matching with the last two digits of the SN, and are in the white with the exception of the brass trigger guard and buttplate. Includes often missing saddle rings. Formerly of the Henk Visser collection. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Bbl is dark, strong rifling; should clean up. Stock is good to very good with numerous handling marks and dings. Metal is antique, good to very good, with scattered areas of freckling and patina. 4-53080 DW59

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

**LOT OF 5 SUPPRESSORS FOUR AWC ONE R&R ENTP AND THREE PISTOL BARRELS(FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
Item number: 17778803 | PLEASE NOTE (10-10-13): This lot required FIVE NFA transfers not FOUR NFA transfers as stated in the catalog. SN 010517, 61015, 030702, 930, JTOA2002. Included in this lot are 1) AWC Systems Thundertrap .30 suppressor in box with instruction manual. 2) AWC Systems Oddysey .22 stainless steel suppressor. 3) AWC Nexus II .45 suppressor. 4) AWC HRT 5.56mm suppressor with instruction manual. 5) R&R ENTP. Viper 9mm suppressor. 6) Three BAR-STO threaded pistol bbls two are 9mm, one is 40 S&W, along with one AWC 9mm extension/adapter. Lot requires four NFA transfers. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: All of these parts and bbls are in excellent condition appearing new or as new with exception of the R&R ENTP Viper which has some brassing near thread attachment where it has been screwed on to adapter. This should be an attractive lot for an enthusiast of silencers. 4-49212 JWK47

Estimate: $1000 - $2000

FRANCOTTE 11.5MM M/69 WERDER CARBINE.
Item number: 17778924 | SN 2412. . Cal. 11.5mm. Very nice M/69 Werder short rifle manufactured in 1872 for the Bavarian Army by A. Francotte, Liege, Belgium, with flip-up rear sight. The Werder locking block design is somewhat complicated and, in the end, unsuccessful. Bavarian Army proofed on right bbl flat, SN 3832 on bbl, receiver with SN 2412 rear mechanism cover with a pleasing mix of components in the white and blued/brown. Metal parts are in the white or mostly turned brown. Unit-marked on buttplate "3ChR2" Comes with orig cleaning rod. Faint Bavarian proof and SN 3832 stamped into right buttstock. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall good. Bbl is surprisingly nice, shiny with strong rifling. Stock has no cracks or splits. 4-53069 DW56

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

**COLT 1921 AC THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN (C&R).
Item number: 17778804 | SN 6889. Cal. 45 ACP, 13" bbl. This Colt 1921 Thompson has a vertical forend and an unmarked Cutts compensator. Internal parts are 1921. This gun is marked on left side of receiver "S.F.P.D." which indicates use by the San Francisco Police Department. This matches information provided indicated in Gordon Herigstad's book. There is a Navy anchor symbol on the wood of the buttstock right at the front tip which indicates perhaps this stock, at least was at one time in use by the Navy. This lot includes four orig 20-rnd magazines with August 24, 1920 patent dates, one of which, has different sized lettering. Also included is one 50 rnd drum marked "AUTO-ORDNANCE CORP NEW YORK N.Y., U.S.A. PATENTED JULY 27, 1920 DEC 7, 1920". & an orig brass cleaning rod in a blue felt lined FBI hardcase. No oiler is present within buttstock. Magazines and drum fit properly into the firearm. The firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is very good to fine with about 70% of orig finish on metal surfaces with the best coverage on the bbl. The receiver has significant thinning of the orig finish on both sides with considerable loss along the high points on both sides. There is also loss of finish on the buttstock iron where it meets the receiver as well as slight loss of finish where the cocking handle touches the top of the receiver. There is also loss of finish on the buttplate where it is getting quite thin. There are five noticeable spots of loss of finish on the left side of the receiver. The finish on the unmarked Cutts compensator is mostly turning to a gray patina. The condition of the wood is very good with some handing marks and some significant gouges, particularly on the left side of the buttstock. The buttstock has a barely discernable 1/4" crack just starting on the left tip next to the receiver iron. This does not detract from the overall handsome appearance of this gun. The bore has strong rifling but is significantly frosty throughout with some shine. Bolt face is extremely fine and clean. The 20 rnd magazines are in excellent condition, all with over 95% deep lustrous blue finish. The drum has about 90% overall finish with loss of finish on all the high edges and the balance sitting to a pleasing gray patina. The hardcase rates good and is serviceable except that the flip-up lock hasp has broken off with broken piece included inside. The other two latches are deeply corroded but serviceable. Handle leather is disintegrating but still adhering to the metal handle loop. Leather reinforcement at corners still present but hardening and showing wear. This Thompson would make an ideal choice both as a shooter and as an investment, which will almost certainly appreciate in value in the years to come. 4-47336 JWK42

Estimate: $17500 - $22500

FRANCOTTE 11.5 MM M/69 WERDER CARBINE.
Item number: 17778925 | SN 1889. Cal. 11.5mm. Very nice Bavarian M/69 Werder short rifle manufactured in 1874 by A. Francotte, Liege, Belgium, with scarce 500 meter rear sight. The Werder locking block design is somewhat complicated and, in the end, unsuccessful. Mechanically fine and action mechanism crisp. Commercially proofed, all SN's on this example match the receiver with a pleasing mix of components in the white and blued/brown. Comes with orig cleaning rod. Faint manufacturer's cartouche on right buttstock. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall good to very good. Bbl is surprisingly nice, shiny with strong rifling. No cracks, small sliver of wood missing near bbl on the right forestock. 4-53068 DW54

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

**AUTO ORDNANCE WEST HURLEY M1A1 THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN (C&R).
Item number: 17778805 | SN M414A. Cal .45 ACP, 11" bbl. This is a straightforward West Hurley M1A1 Thompson with a horizontal forearm, no compensator and includes a nice vintage "Nobuckl" sling with a "7-21-14" patent date, and ten 30-rnd magazines marked "U.S.-30 CARTRIDGE-CAL.45". Forend assembly has crept forward about 3/8" from receiver socket and needs to be put back into place, however this does not affect the functioning of this firearm. Rear sight assembly is riveted to top of receiver and rivets are coming loose as stated above. Both forend and buttstock move slightly in their mountings. This is a later production model of the iconic submachine gun in its simplified production form. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Magazines fit properly in magazine well. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. 97% deep lustrous blue on all metal parts with some slight loss of finish at the magazine release lever. Riveted rear sight assembly coming loose and in need of attention. Bore is shiny but frosty in the grooves. Bolt face extremely fine. Wooden furnishings show some handling marks with two 1/4" noticeable bruises in the forend. Otherwise the wood is in excellent condition. Sling is in excellent serviceable condition. Magazines are extremely clean in the high 90% of deep blue finish. This could be a bargain for someone. 4-47317 JWK27

Estimate: $8000 - $12000

*× NEAR MINT SWEDISH MAUSER BANNER LUGER WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.
Item number: 17778926 | PLEASE NOTE (10-11-13): Magazine is mismatched, not original. Pistol SN is 5749w, magazine SN 7529 shows in photo. SN 5749w. 4" 30 Cal. bbl. "1939" marked above chamber. Mauser banner on center toggle link. Crown/U proofs on left receiver, breech block, and front sight block. Original matching numbered aluminum bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching except for the checkered walnut grips. This gun is one of 34 guns obtained by the Swedish Military for test purposes in 1939. This gun is featured on p. 540 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near mint retaining 99% original blue and 97% original straw. Grips are near mint and sharp with beautiful wood grain. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazine and mechanics are excellent. 4-52811 BWS37

Estimate: $7000 - $10000

**FINE GERMAN MP40 MADE BY ERMA (C&R).
Item number: 17778806 | SN 4409p. Cal 9mm 9.9" bbl. This MP40 appears to have all matching numbered parts including the bolt, receiver tube, bbl, hood, bbl resting bar, etc... Marked "ayf 43" on the lower assembly cap and also "cnd" (Krupp) and "WaA254". Bottom of receiver tube is marked in electric pencil "RM JONES SEFFNER, FLA". Bakelite lower is of the attractive reddish brown type. Bbl resting bar is of stamped sheet metal. Bbl nut has two flats. Bbl bushing is affixed to bbl tube with indentations at the 12 and 6 o'clock positions. Stock loop has about 1" of play at shoulder rest when extended. Accessories include orig sling and one magazine marked "kur 43" and a US canvas carrying case with vintage leather strap. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears to be a fully functional reactivated C&R. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good. About 30% blue. Almost all on the bbl hook and in recessed areas. Most of the weapon is covered with a brown patina or else is dull gray metal. Receiver tube is welded on left side with a series of dashes, no doubt this is orig. Bore is shiny and bright with some frosting. Bolt face is extremely fine. Weld marks apparent below chamber area indicate previous DEWAT. Cocking handle on the bolt is starting to flex in it's socket. This would be a straightforward repair. Sling is soft and supple and completely serviceable although cross hatching is worn. Magazine finish is somewhat better than on the gun but does not look out of place. Canvas case is sound with a hole at the muzzle side about 1" long. Leather carrying strap is still soft and completely serviceable. As an all matching orig MP40. This would be a choice piece for any collector. 4-47806 JWK31

Estimate: $12500 - $17500

*× RARE DWM 1908 BOLIVIAN CONTRACT LUGER.
Item number: 17778927 | SN 64512. 4" 9mm bbl. "EJERCITO/DE/BOLIVIA" marked in an oval shape above chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. "SEGURO" marked safety. "CARGADO" marked extractor. Crown/N proofs. No holdopen fitted in manufacture. Checkered walnut grips. Plain wood bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching. This gun is featured on p. 699 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. This was one of about 200 pistols purchased for Bolivian Army issue. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 90% original blue and 60% original straw with scattered light corrosion and gripstraps that are starting to brown. Bore is worn with light pitting. Grips are moderately worn with some minor chips and indentations. Magazine is excellent with a few dings on the wood bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52859 BWS79

Estimate: $7000 - $12000

**ITHACA AUTO & BURGLAR GUN WITH HOLSTER (AOW).
Item number: 17778807 | SN 396504. Cal. 20 ga. Early type Flues model Ithica Auto & Burglar gun with 10 1/8" bbls and high spurred buttstock. Bbls are marked "SMOKELESS POWDER STEEL" and "MADE IN U.S.A" on tops. Case hardened action is hand engraved "AUTO & BURGLAR GUN/ITHACA GUN CO. ITHACA, N.Y." on each side between normal rolled on dog scene, and engraved Ithaca name and address. American walnut pistol grip stock has coarse flat checkering on either side of grip and at butt. Butt was reinforced at the factory with a pin extending from butt up through top of grip and expertly covered with wooden plugs. Short splinter forend has SN on iron. Brown leather holster is embossed "Auto and Burglar Gun / MADE BY / ITHACA GUN CO. / ITHACA, N.Y." on flap. Action closes tightly, lever is right of center. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine. Bbls retain 85% coverage blue turning to a nice, even patina. Receiver also turning to a nice even patina with about 10% case colors remaining in recessed areas. Lever has a much better coverage of blue and is deeper in color too. Checkering is still well defined but much smoothed on the right side. Forend has a 3/4" x 1/16" chip out of right side near muzzle and there is a 3/8" scratch 1" forward of the forend base also on the right side. Bores are shiny and bright with no pitting. Leather holster is still soft and supple with a 1/2" tear on the right muzzle side mostly dark brown in color. Stitching is still very sound and serviceable. Brass retaining stud has green verdigris at the base. This is a desirable collectors item especially in 20 gauge. 4-48845 JWK32

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*× BRAZILIAN DWM 1906 LUGER.
Item number: 17778928 | SN 1423. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Circle "B" Brazilian proof on left side of receiver. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. Wood bottom magazine with very faint numbers that do not match. These guns were produced in late 1909/early 1910. This gun is featured on pp. 561, 571, 606 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% original blue with gripstraps that are starting to brown, and 70% original straw. Bore is worn with frosting. Grips are lightly worn with some indentations on the left side. Magazine is excellent with some light wear on the wood body. Mechanics are sound. 4-52854 BWS60

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

**LOT OF THREE .410 SINGLE SHOT HAND GUNS (STEVENS/STEVENS/HIBBARD)(AOW).
Item number: 17778808 | SN 40613/T15100/8648. This is a lot of three .410 single shot hand guns classified as "any other weapon". Gun #1 Cal .410 12 1/8" bbl. "J.STEVENS ARMS COMPANY / CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS U.S.A" SN "A8648" marked on bbl, which tips open by depressing a release stud on left side of frame. Registered as 8648. On this model, a lever is affixed to a screw which runs through to the trigger guard with the other end of the lever affixed to the bbl to keep it from tipping further than 45 degrees. The action is slightly loose but still serviceable. Gun #2 Cal .410 12 1/8" bbl. "J.STEVENS ARMS COMPANY / CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS U.S.A" SN "T15100" marked on bbl which tips open by depressing a release stud on left side of frame. On this model, a lever is affixed to a screw which runs through to the trigger guard with the other end of the lever affixed to the bbl to keep it from tipping further than 45 degrees. The action is this gun is slightly loose as well, perhaps less loose than the first but still serviceable. Bbls on both these guns are marked "410 GAUGE ONLY" on left side. Gun #3 was manufactured by Hibbard and is very similar in appearance to the larger single bbl shotguns manufactured by H&R. It is marked "HIBBARD" on the left side of frame and "MODEL WH" on the right side of frame, which is nickel plated. Bbl is marked "MADE IN USA 410 GA CHOKE". SN matches on bbl and receiver frame. Action closes very tightly. This weapon appears fully functioning and serviceable. CONDITION: #1 Less than 10% blued finish remaining and that only in the recessed areas and on hammer. Balance of metal parts being a pleasing smooth gray patina. Wooden grips are fine with some handling marks. Upper screw on left side of action is a incorrectly sized replacement and the slot of the screw head is deformed. Bore and chamber are excellent, shiny, and bright. Trigger pull is positive and crisp. Safety at partial cock works well. #2 This gun also has less than 10% blued finish remaining and mostly in the recessed areas and on hammer. Balance of metal parts being more of a smooth brown patina. Wooden grips are very good with only very few handling marks. Chamber is good. Bore needs a cleaning, but looks as thought it will clean up well, mostly shiny. Trigger pull is positive and crisp. Safety at partial cock works well. #3 Overall finish and appearance of blue parts is fine. About 90% bright bbl blue overall, with some scratches and area about 1" x 1/4" on the left side thinned to bare metal with some slight pitting and patina. Blued bbl release lever retains nearly all of it's deep lustrous finish with some pin prick corrosion. Nickled receiver retains about 90% of it's nickel with some oxidation and corrosion along the ridges and a couple of spots on the left side. Blued trigger guard is consistent with the bluing on the rest of the gun. Hammer retains about 20% of it's case color hardening. Wooden forend finish is mostly flaked off revealing a light colored wood. Hand grip has one significant gouge on the right side front bottom of the checkering about 1/4" in diameter. Top of grip shows a repair just below the lever where a 1-1/2" x 3/8" piece had broken off and then had been cut and squared off and glued back into place. The grip now appears to be completely serviceable. This is a nice grouping of single shot 410's which should be of interest to collectors. 4-48846 JWK33

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*× DUTCH INDIES VICKERS LTD LUGER.
Item number: 17778929 | SN 5275. 4" 9mm bbl with "1923" hand stamped on the top (date of first entry into service). "VICKERS / LTD" marked on center toggle link. Crown/W proof on left receiver. Original British proofs. "RUST" marked safety. "Geladen" marked extractor on both sides. Grip safety. This pistol retains a very rare second patterned (post 1919) small brass unit marking plate on the front trigger guard with "7/568" (7th Infantry Battalion, Weapon Number 568). All numbered parts are matching. Right grip is a matching numbered replacement by Geweermakers School and is marked "GS". Original Dutch magazine with reinforcing metal spring clip on wood bottom. This gun is featured on pp. 654, 690, and 693 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 85% original blue that is starting to brown in areas, especially the gripstrap. Retains 50% original straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are worn with a few dings in the checkering and a chip under the safety lever. Magazine is excellent. Gun has one of the nicest original Dutch magazines you will find. Overall condition of this gun is better than the vast majority of examples of this model and it retains the original Vickers factory fitted barrel, which is very scarce. 4-52880 BWS53

Estimate: $6500 - $9500

**BENELLI U.S.A. M1 SUPER 90 ENTRY MODEL (SHORT BARREL SHOTGUN)(FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
Item number: 17778809 | SN M405099. 12 ga. Semi-automatic shotgun with a 14" bbl and overall length of 35.5". The famed Benelli M1 Super 90 shotgun is world renown for having one of the fastest actions of any semi-automatic shotgun on the market today. All metal is a dark black matte finish with black plastic furniture. This model has a full stock and pistol grip. Rear sight combines an elevation and windage adjustable peep with a traditional three dot sighting system. Front sight is a protected post with a single white dot for lightning fast target acquisition. Suitable for use with 2-3/4 and 3" 12 ga ammunition. Italian proof marks on lower left side of receiver. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Exterior finish just about perfect except for a small 1/8" dimple just forward of the ejection port and a slight loss of finish just at the forward edge of the bolt release. Bore needs a cleaning but is shiny and should clean up well. Bolt and bolt face is excellent, near new, attractive and bright. This gun holds and balances well. Portable fire power at the ready. 4-49211 JWK46

Estimate: $750 - $1250

*× VICKERS LTD DUTCH EAST INDIES ARMY LUGER.
Item number: 17778930 | SN 9214. 4" 9mm bbl is dated "1927" on the top, indicating the year it was issued. "VICKERS LTD" on center toggle link. Crown/W on left side of receiver. "RUST" marked safety. Brass unit marking plate with "10-6 R.I. 16" (Pistol Number 16 of the 10th Battalion of the 6th Infantry Regiment). Gun has grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching except for the right grip which is a proper Vickers Dutch grip but is internally mismatched. Left grip is a matching numbered replacement by Geweermakers School and is marked "GS", as is the left grip screw which they also replaced. Rare proper Dutch magazine with wood bottom and proper locking spring clip. This gun is featured on pp. 558, 690, 692, and 693 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine retaining about 60% original blue which is bright in some places and fading to brown on the gripstraps and grip safety (common condition for Dutch Lugers). Original straw is about 40%. Bore has light wear and light pitting. Grips are moderately worn with a few chips and indents in the checkering. Magazine is very good with some corrosion on the body and a few minor dings in the wood bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52878 BWS35

Estimate: $3500 - $5500

*AUTO ORDNANCE THOMPSON SEMI-AUTOMATIC CARBINE.
Item number: 17778810 | SN M15171. Cal .45 ACP This is a nice clean example of the recently manufactured Thompson Semi-Automatic M1 Carbine with 17" bbl has a fixed blade front sight and a fixed peep rear sight with protective ears. Mounted with a finger groove walnut forearm with sling swivel, a walnut stock with steel buttplate and sling swivel, and a walnut pistol grip. This example includes a web M16 sling and one 30 rnd magazine manufactured by Seymour. This is simply a semi automatic version with a fixed stock and bbl long enough so it can be sold as a semi automatic rifle. As such it fires from a closed bolt. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent with the only light scratches on the hand grip and left side of the buttstock. Otherwise the wood is as new. The blue finish is at 98% with the only blemish being a series of vertical scratches on the right side of the receiver in the area of the West Hurley Address. Bore has crisp strong rifling with dark frosting. Bolt face is excellent. Magazine has about 90% of its orig deep blue finish with some spots of corrosion and thinning to the bluing. This is an attractive looking semi automatic Thompson. 4-49209 JWK44

Estimate: $1000 - $1500

*× DUTCH EAST INDIES NAVY LUGER.
Item number: 17778931 | SN 117. 4" 9mm bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Crown/N proofed. "RUST" safety marked with safety in lower position, opposite of Dutch army pistols. "Geladen" marked extractor on both sides. Checkered walnut grips. "K.M." on front gripstrap. One of 1484 P.08s purchased by the Dutch Navy and delivered in 1928 – 30, the last contract pistols made by DWM/BKIW. All numbered parts on the gun are matching except for the grips which do not match. Wood bottom magazine is numbered but does not match. This gun is featured on p. 560 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% original blue and 95% original straw. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips are worn with some chips and indents in checkering. Wood bottom magazine has a crack through the wood bottom but is otherwise excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52884 BWS54

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

COLLECTOR'S LOT OF THOMPSON MACHINE GUN PARTS AND ACCESSORIES.
Item number: 17778811 | SN NA. Service and accessory parts include: 13 M1A1 semi-finished butt stocks, w/o hardware, most in orig USGI wraps dated 1959. A quantity of war-time web canvas mag pouches and a carrying case; 5-fifty round drum pouches, one-100 round pouch,eight stick mag pouches, carrying case w/ integral 4-cell mag pouch and "Mills" cleaning kit. Two 50 round "L" drum mags; one Crosby, one Seymour. Ten 20 round stick mags of various make and one 30 round mag. A quantity of TSMG small parts incl: 1921 – One actuator, two buffer bodies, one buffer retaining plunger, one mag release latch, one safety switch, two blish locks, one bolt retainer, one bag of four short springs, two felt oiler spacers, six bright finished oilers. 1928 – One actuator, one bolt, five buffer assys, one extractor, one bolt carrier, one bolt retainer, two brass blish locks, four painted oilers, three buffer springs. M1 – One front sight, one new in wrapper bolt, one detent pin, one bolt retainer, one vertical forend bolt, five selectors, one safety, one buffer, five oilers, one cleaning brush. Four steel loop handle cleaning rods. One British steel magazine chest marked "Box. Magazines .45 in CAL THOMPSON SUB. MACHINE GUN, MKI". PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Generally fine to excellent. Most small parts and stocks and magazines appear unused. 4-49213-1 JWK99

Estimate: $1500 - $3000

*× EAGLE/655 GERMAN ISSUED DUTCH MAUSER BANNER.
Item number: 17778932 | SN 2154. 4" 9 mm bbl. "1940" above chamber, Mauser banner on center toggle link. "RUST" marked safety. "Geladen" marked extractor on both sides. Eagle/655 proofs on right receiver. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Bbl appears to have been numbered later. Black plastic bottom "FXO" marked magazine. This gun appears on page 560 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. It was made for Dutch contract but was diverted to the Wehrmacht when Germany invaded Holland in 1940 and subsequently inspected and proofed for the German Army. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: Arsenal refinish to 97% blue and 97% straw. Bore is frosted. Checkered walnut grips are lightly worn. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52887 BWS23

Estimate: $2500 - $4000

FABULOUS ARCHIVE OF THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN EPHEMERA AND RELATED BOOKS.
Item number: 17778812 | NSN. This wonderful collection of machine gun related literature includes early TSMG catalogs: one "AUT-ORD-CO" 1921 catalog, six Auto-Ordnance 1921-1923 catalogs, Two 1929 date TSMG Commercial Price List and Catalog, Five 1936 date Auto-Ordnance catalogs, one 1940 date Auto-Ordnance catalog, two early Thompson Gun handbills. TSMG handbooks and manuals: one 1929 date, one 1936 date, one 1937 date, three 1940 date, one 1942 date. Extensive archive of copies of various business documents on Auto-Ordnance letterhead, dating back to 1920 including various commercial and military orders, tax exemption requests, export documents. Extensive archive of copies of Auto-Ordnance ledger pages dating to 1922 recording sales records and military contracts with serial #s. Ten hardbound books on TSMGs and other machineguns. "Colt Thompson Serial Numbers" bound listing by Herigstad. Three softcover books on TSMG part and tuning. Assorted misc. firearm manuals and literature. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Generally Excellent and well preserved. 4-49213

Estimate: $500 - $1500

*× EXCEPTIONAL 1908 BULGARIAN CONTRACT LUGER.
Item number: 17778933 | SN 654. 4" 9mm bbl. "DWM" scroll above chamber. Lion in shield Bulgarian crest on center toggle link. Bulgarian lion proof on right receiver. Safety and extractor are marked in Cyrillic. Lanyard ring is located on the bottom of rear gripstrap and swivels which is unique to this model. Three digit serial number. All numbered parts on the gun are matching. Wood bottom magazine with large vertical numbers that do not match. This gun is featured on pp. 573 and 558 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% original blue and 90% original straw. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Grips are lightly worn with some indention on the checkering. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are excellent. One of the nicest examples encountered of this model. 4-52860 BWS65

Estimate: $5000 - $8000

*WWII US GI ORIG M2-2 FLAMETHROWER IN ORIG CRATE WITH SERVICE KIT IN ORIG CRATE.
Item number: 17778813 | SN N02861. This is about as complete and excellent a condition WWII flamethrower as one could hope to find. Crate and tanks have been repainted and restenciled. 60's era service kit in it's own orig crate includes another orig hose which appears to be still in new, unused condition. Complete with moderator, valves, and wrench for recharging tank, spare fittings and adjustable pipe wrench, orig spanners as well as spare o rings and cork seals are included in this lot. Brass plate on side of firing wand states, "Chemical Core USA Portable Flamethrower Gun M2-A1" with SN and lot number. Included in this lot is a letter from consignor discussing the background and restoration of this flamethrower. The flamethrower was extremely effective against the Japanese in the Pacific War. This cataloger has personally talked to veterans who said it saved many American lives when employed against Japanese in pillboxes and other fortified positions. As one veteran related, "The Japanese gave us a pretty hard time in their prepared defensive positions, but the army came up with an answer to that, it was the flamethrower. We sent one of them up front, they touched the flame into the pillbox and the Nips came running out. All we had to do was pick 'em off". CONDITION: Truly outstanding condition. Extremely fine to excellent. Paint remaining on 90% of the wand and tank assembly and indeed all metal parts with paint flaking significantly off the brass fittings which in no way detracts from the appearance. All hoses remain soft, supple and serviceable. No evidence of cracking. Everything appears to be completely serviceable. Letter from consignor states that this was test fired in June of 2012 and there are photos available of this. This was completely rebuilt in June of 2012 by Charles Hobson, a flamethrower expert. 4-49291 JWK51

Estimate: $12500 - $17500

*× DWM 1906 BULGARIAN LUGER.
Item number: 17778934 | SN 1238. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl. Bulgarian crest above chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Cyrillic safety and extractor markings. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Proper wood bottom magazine is unnumbered. This gun is featured on pp. 307, 569, 675 and 682 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. One of the more desirable contract Lugers. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine retaining about 90% original blue with some scattered light pitting that is deepest on gripstrap and sideplate. Retains 40% original straw. Bore is well worn and lightly pitted. Grips are worn and have some indentations on the right side. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52855 BWS61

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

M9 FLAMETHROWER WITH COMPLETE NEW CONDITION M27 SERVICE KIT.
Item number: 17778814 | NSN. This Ag/Forestry flamethrower is a combination of the Vietnam era USGI M9 tank group and a WWII M2 wand, made from a reproduction casting of the front grips, a new barrel and a fully mission capable spray wand for the rear grip. The M9-7 units were developed in 1962 and had a 4 gallon capacity and used lighter weight materials. These units were very reliable, with high quality aircraft aluminum with epoxy coating internally. This example has a self-lighting propane torch for ignition, and has been completely inspected and tanks tested for leaks by flamethrower expert Charles Hobson, whose service report accompanies this lot. M27 service kit included in this lot is in its original crate, complete with label on lid listing the contents. Also included is a sealed plastic packet with Dept of Army catalog and technical manual dated Aug 1969. CONDITION: Excellent as refinished and reworked, with tanks repainted in USMC paint and seals tested. Valves and moving parts have been lubricated where appropriate. This information is all documented in the service report provide by Mr Hobson. Hoses are still soft, supple, and serviceable. Spherical receptacle is marked with tag indicating checked in Jan 2013. Tanks retain over 95% paint, in original canvas cover. Wand is also over 95% paint, with some minor loss of paint just at the fittings and a couple of scratches on the main body of the wand. With proper lubrication and storage, this unit should give many years of service. No doubt some collector/enthusiast is going to be very happy with this lot.   4-49262 JWK52

Estimate: $7500 - $12500

*× PORTUGUESE CONTRACT M943 P.08 LUGER.
Item number: 17778935 | SN 459m. Mauser byf 42, 4" 9mm bbl "42" (1942) above chamber, "byf" (Mauser Code) on center toggle link, Eagle/135 Proofs on right receiver. Black plastic grips, black bottom "fxo" magazine. Made for Portuguese contract and most likely delivered to Portugal by the Wehrmacht. Post 149m serial number range which is the beginning of this variant sn range. All numbered parts are matching. A rare Portuguese Luger. Appears on p. 742 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 98% orig blue, bore is bright and sharp. Grips have light wear and minor dings. Magazine is very good with minor corrosion on the body and a small chip in the plastic bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52868 BWS27

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

*EXTREMELY EARLY JOHNSON MODEL 1941 SEMI AUTO RIFLE THAT WAS ISSUED TO MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
Item number: 17778815 | CAPTAIN ROBERT H. DUNLAP, USMC. SN A0009. Cal. 30-06. Standard Johnson semi-auto rifle with 22-1/2" rnd bbl, usual front sight with flared ears and bayonet lug. It has pierced metal hand guard and standard markings. Mounted in uncheckered 2-pc walnut stock and forearm with sling loops containing a partial, orig military sling. This rifle was issued to Captain Robert H. Dunlap after the invasion of Guadalcanal. Captain Dunlap fought in the battles of Guadalcanal, Vella La Vella, Bougainville, Guam and Iwo Jima. All of these battles were some of the bloodiest and most difficult the Marine Corps faces in WWII. Not only is this a rifle used by a real combat hero, it is also one of, if not the earliest known Johnson rifles issued to the Marine Corps. Captain Dunlap was born October 19, 1920, graduated high school, and attended Monmouth College in Illinois where he enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve. After graduation he was called to active duty in 1943 and after attending various Marine Corps schools, including paratroop training, was promoted to 1 Lt and shipped overseas with his unit where he participated in four battles in 1943 and 1944. In the Spring of 1944 he was promoted to Captain, returned to the U.S. and joined the 5th Marine Division, 26th Marines as Commander of Company C, 1st Battalion during the Iwo Jima campaign. On 19 Feb 1945, the second day of the invasion, Captain Dunlap led his company under withering artillery, mortar, rifle and machine gun fire, to a point where they became pinned down by the Japanese firing from caves in steep cliffs above them. Captain Dunlap crawled about 200 yds, exposed to continuous fire and directed friendly artillery fire to the caves where the Japanese were fortified. He remained 2 days & nights without respite, under continuous fire to direct the bombardment for which he earned the Medal of Honor. A week later he took a bullet in the hip, was evacuated, and spend 14 months recuperating. He retired on 1 Dec 1946 as a Major and died March 24, 2000. Accompanied by a copy of the Medal of Honor Citation for Captain Dunlap, along with a copy of photo of President Truman presenting the Medal, & copies of other photos. PROVENANCE: Captain Robert H. Dunlap, USMC. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Barrel and receiver retain most of their orig Parkerized finish with light sharp edge wear. Hand guard retains about 80% dull orig finish and the rotating magazine cover retains strong orig blue with a light coating of fine rust. Stock has a few chips and dings, as one might expect from a genuine combat used rifle, but overall is sound and retains hand worn oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Worn dark bore. Sling is dry and brittle with a hand repaired break. 4-48279 JR295

Estimate: $10000 - $20000

*× PORTUGUESE GNR MAUSER BANNER LUGER.
Item number: 17778936 | SN 2021v. 4-3/4" 30 cal. bbl. "GNR" above chamber. Mauser banner on center toggle link. Crown/U Proofed. "SEGURANCA" marked lower safety position. "CARREGADA" marked extractor. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips, aluminum bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching. This gun appears on pp. 539 and 788 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 97% orig blue and 80% orig straw. Bore is sharp with light pitting. Grips are lightly worn with a few minor chips and indents to checkering. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. Nicer than most GNR's. 4-52867 BWS25

Estimate: $3000 - $4000

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 70 TARGET RIFLE WITH U.S. PROPERTY MARK.
Item number: 17778816 | SN 411540. Cal. 30-06. Fine target rifle with 24" tapered, medium weight rnd bbl fitted with Redfield Olympic front sight and target sight base attached to the left rear side of receiver. Bbl and receiver ring are mounted with target scope blocks containing a Unertl 8X target scope with 3/4" tube and 1-3/4" front objective. Left side of receiver ring is marked in electric pencil "U.S./Property". Mounted in an uncheckered walnut marksman style heavy target stock that has wide forearm and bottom front rail with sling loops and corresponding sling loop in the butt stock. Buttplate is checkered flat steel. Sling loops contain a Military style leather sling with brass hooks. Over the years the U.S. Military, Army and Air Force, have used this type of rifle to arm their snipers and for air base protection. They also purchased them for their shooting teams. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains about 99% crisp, orig, factory finish with bright barrel blue and crisp oil finished stock. Bolt body is polished bright with blued handle and shroud. Scope retains about all of its bright orig blue with orig covers intact and bright clear optics. Crosshair reticle is slightly canted. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be new and unfired. 4-48708 JR293

Estimate: $3500 - $5500

*× 1906 PORTUGUESE M2 LUGER.
Item number: 17778937 | SN 3279. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl. "M2" crest above chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Portuguese triangle in circle inspection/acceptance mark on receiver, bbl, and original wood bottom magazine. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching. This gun is featured on pp. 570, 606 and 678 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% original blue and 80% original straw. Bore is sharp with very light frosting. Grips are moderately worn with indentations. Magazine is excellent with some very minor corrosion to the body. Mechanics are sound. 4-52862 BWS63

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*RARE 1924 STYLE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE.
Item number: 17778817 | SN 1281992. Cal. 30-06. Fine Springfield target rifle with 28-1/2" heavy, tapered rnd bbl, marked on top center "H.M. POPE". It has the BAR front sight with a tube sight in the dovetail. Top of bbl has target scope blocks and the bore is 4-groove conventional rifling. Receiver has German style dbl set triggers marked on the left side of the bracket in the receiver with an "S". Receiver is also mounted with a Lyman 48S combination receiver sight. Bolt & receiver rails are polished bright and it has a headless striker. Stock is 1924-style that has the Springfield adjustable aluminum buttplate with Swiss style forward adjustable sling base and a sling loop in the buttstock. Stock is straight grain American walnut with checkered pistol grip. Cartridge box is fitted with the second variation palm rest with large cork ball and mounted into the cartridge box with three screws and a sgl-shot adaptor. Very few of these rifles were created at Springfield for the U.S. International Shooting Team but were also sold to civilian shooters who could order whatever bbl they wished. Apparently this is one of those rifles. According to The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, this rifle was produced in 1927 and according to The Springfield Armory 1890-1948, Brophy, it was one of 25 heavy barreled international type rifles produced in fiscal year 1927. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine orig blue turning a little plum in a few spots on the bbl and showing light edge wear on the receiver; bolt & receiver rails retain about all of their orig bright polish; trigger guard retains strong orig blue and the cork ball palm rest retains about 50-60% orig brown finish. Stock is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains about all of its strong oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-48369 JR317

Estimate: $4500 - $7500

*× DWM 1900 COMMERCIAL MANUFRANCE MARKED BBL LUGER.
Item number: 17778938 | SN 1067. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl roll died "Manufacture Francaise d'Armes & Cycles de St Etienne" by Manufrance (DWM's importer in France), most likely for French commercial sale. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. "BUG" proofed dished toggles. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching including the checkered walnut grips. Swiss style wood bottom magazine with metal disks that is unnumbered. This gun is featured on pp. 566 and 590 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good. An old restoration to 97% blue and 75% straw. Some corrosion on the top of the left toggle and the left side of the magazine release button. Bore is worn almost smooth and frosted. Grips are sharp and were probably re-checkered when the gun was restored, there is a small chip under the left side of the safety lever. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52752 BWS73

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

*RARE EARLY INLAND M-1 CARBINE THAT BELONGED TO FAMOUS WWII AND KOREAN WAR LT GEN HOBART R. GAY.
Item number: 17778818 | SN 6695. Cal. 30 Carbine. Standard early carbine with 18" rnd bbl, squared blade front sight with flared ears and bbl marked with the Inland name and address and the date "7-42". Receiver has standard markings with flat bolt, 2-position flip rear sight, checkered push button safety & early serrated magazine release button. Mounted in 1-pc, uncheckered military stock with hand guard & circle P proof on bottom of the grip. About 7-1/2" of the butt of the carbine is covered with fine russet brown leather, probably created by one of General Gay's troops. Accompanied by a custom matching leather sling, undoubtedly created at the same time as the stock covering. Also accompanied by a beautiful 31" long brown leather scabbard with snap opening, a dbl pocket with flap on one side containing one 20-rd magazine & 2 orig stripper clips. Upper edge of the case has sewn-on reinforcements & has 2 leather carrying handles. One of the reinforcements is hand scratched "Gen. H. R. Gay". Very likely this scabbard was also created by the same GI for General Gay. Additionally accompanying are copies of 3 photographs which depict General Gay as a Brigadier General in the company of General George S. Patton, one of which has them aboard a landing craft on a Sicilian beach head during the invasion. In all 3 photos General Gay is carrying this carbine in this exact leather scabbard, during the invasion of Sicily. A short video of this event can be seen at www.criticalpast.com. Lt Gen Hobart Raymond "Hap" Gay was born May 1894 and died Aug 1983. He was commissioned into the Army Reserve as a 2nd Lt following his graduation from Knox College in 1917 and almost immediately was commissioned into the regular Army as 1st Lt in Oct 1917. He was originally a Cavalry officer but transferred to the Quartermaster Corps in 1934 and was promoted up through the ranks becoming a Colonel on Dec 24, 1941. In Dec 1942 he was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry at Cassalblanca. He became Brigadier General is June 1943 and became General Patton's Chief of Staff in the 3rd Army and followed Patten to the 15th Army as Chief of Staff and participated in the Invasion of Sicily which appears to be the location of the photographs mentioned above. On Dec 9, 1945 Gens Gay and Patton had been pheasant hunting and were returning to the hunting lodge when they were involved in a traffic accident which ultimately caused Gen Patton's death, after which Gen Gay assumed command of the 15th Army and then became Commander of the 1st Armored Div. He remained in Europe until 1947 with various assignments until Sept 1949 when he took command of the 1st Cavalry Div in Osaka, Japan. In July 1950 he took the 1st Cavalry Div to Korea where he was involved in the infamous killing of numerous South Korean refugees at No Gun Ri and in August 1950, during the U.S. retreat, he ordered the blowing of the Waegwan Bridge which also killed hundreds of refugees. His 1st Cavalry Div played a crucial but costly role in the last-ditch defense at the Pusan Reservoir and then joined the breakout after U.S. forces had landed at Inchon. His troops led the strike across the 38th parallel and captured Pyongyang, the North Korean capitol. When the Chinese entered the war, his regiment was hit hard at Unsan. One of his battalions was trapped by the Chinese and Gen Gay's rescue efforts were halted by his superior Maj Gen Frank Milburn. The Chinese forced the Americans South and in early 1951 Gen Gay and other top officers in Korea were relieved of command. Gen Gay remained in the Army and in Oct 1954 was nominated as Lt Gen. He retired in 1955 as Commanding Gen Anti-Aircraft and Guided Missile Center, Ft. Bliss, Texas. After his retirement, he became the superintendent of the New Mexico Military Institute, a private military school in Roswell, New Mexico, which has produced numerous famous & successful military officers. Additionally accompanied by a notarized letter from William Weiss who stated that his grandfather, Roland Weiss, had been given this carbine by Dean McNaughton, the son-in-law of Gen Gay. It was then passed on to William Weiss in the 1990's until he decided to sell it today. PROVENANCE: Lt Gen Hobart R. "Hap" Gay; Gen Gay's descendants. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Metal retains most of its orig Parkerized finish showing light wear. Wood is sound with 2 or 3 streaks of black emanating from the trigger guard. Leather stock covering is sound with several large bruises on the left side and correspondingly on the sling. Sling is also sound. Scabbard is sound and retains 80-85% strong orig finish. Magazine is also fine. Not only is this a very early carbine, it is also very historic and likely the one Gay carried in combat at Casablanca when he was awarded the Silver Star. 4-49235 JR296

Estimate: $8000 - $12000

*× RARE DWM 1906 CHILEAN CONTRACT NAVY LUGER RIG.
Item number: 17778939 | SN 1872C. 6" 9mm Crown/M proofed bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. 100m/200m adjustable Navy rear sight. No commercial or Navy proofs on left receiver. “C” suffix added to serial number, which is from the first German Navy contract production serial range. Grip safety. All numbered parts on the gun are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. "Cal. 9mm" marked magazine. Gun accompanied by a stock and holster rig with straps. Holster is black leather with no visible markings and has an unnumbered takedown tool. Stock is Navy configuration without the metal disk seen on German military versions, and has a lug that is not numbered. Black leather straps have an unmarked black leather double magazine pouch attached. This gun is featured on p. 306 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. A rare Navy Luger variation. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining about 95% orig blue with some scattered light corrosion. Retains 80% orig straw. Bore is lightly pitted. Grips are moderately worn. Magazine is very good with one of the knobs on the wood bottom well worn. Mechanics are excellent. Holster is very good with some surface flaking, primarily on the cleaning rod pouch, which is also missing an ear on the pouch closure. Straps are well worn and the magazine pouch is excellent. Stock is excellent with a few minor chips and dings in the wood and a larger chip on the right side top directly in front of the holster. 4-52064 BWS86

Estimate: $20000 - $27500

*RARE VAN ORDEN WINCHESTER MODEL 70 SNIPER RIFLE.
Item number: 17778819 | SN 338279. Cal. 30-06. Beautiful medium weight sniper with 24" tapered medium weight rnd bbl with Refield International match globe front sight and Redfield Olympic micrometer rear sight. Barrel has standard markings and is drilled and tapped for scope blocks. Mounted in a heavy, uncheckered, straight grain walnut stock with wide forearm and deep pistol grip with cheekpiece and checkered flat aluminum buttplate. Receiver has the unusual feature of a military style stripper slip slot in the bolt opening which is typical of the sniper rifles sold by the Evaluators Gun Shop in Triangle, Virginia, which is near the Quantico Marine Base. This shop was operated by retired Marine Corps Col George Van Orden. Colonel Van Orden was awarded the Navy Cross, the second highest military decoration for bravery during combat in the Pacific in WWII. During WWII, Colonel Van Orden lobbied the Marine Corp. to adopt the Model 70 as their sniper rifle. He was unsuccessful and the Marine Corps adopted the Springfield 1903A1 with Unertl 8X scope as their sniper rifle. Colonel Van Orden also served during the Korean War and when he learned that the Marine Corps was insufficiently supplied with sniper rifles, he purchased Model 70 rifles equipped with hunting scopes for issue to his snipers. Those rifles have standard weight bbls in heavy target stocks. After the war Colonel Van Orden opened his gun shop, identified above, and sold a number of these Model 70 rifles. This rifle is identified as one of the rifles sold through his shop and listed in Vol. I of Death From Afar, Chandler. A copy of that book is not available to this cataloger to identify the purchaser of this rifle. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish with bright blue on the bbl, floorplate and trigger guard and crisp satin finish on the receiver. Stock has a tiny chip back of the top tang and a short streak of oil stain, otherwise it retains about all of its crisp, bright, orig finish with only a few light mars in the varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-49221 JR294

Estimate: $6000 - $10000

*× KIEL DOCKYARD 1906 NAVY FIRST ISSUE ALTERED RIG LUGER.
Item number: 17778940 | SN 7727. 6" 9mm bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. 100m/200m adjustable Navy rear sight. Crown/M proofs on left receiver. Grip safety. Safety position has been altered, and the original "Gesichert" has been removed from the bottom position and stamped into the upper position. Back gripstrap under grip safety has been unit marked "W.K./2448" (Kiel Dockyard, Weapon 2448). All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. This gun is featured on pp. 307, 638, 901, and 903 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. Comes with a Navy stock black holster rig with straps, double magazine pouch, and unmarked takedown tool. Disk on stock marked "I.T.D. 1225" (First Torpedo Division). Stock also is numbered "1888a" on lug and has a large Crown/M stamped above the metal disk. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 96% orig blue and 80% orig straw. There are some dings on the top of the front toggle link. Bore is worn with very light pitting. Grips are lightly worn with some chips and indents to checkering. Magazine is excellent with some corrosion on the body and a few minor chips to the wood bottom. Holster stock rig is very good with some dings and chips and scattered scratches on the wood and deep flaking on the leather. Takedown tool has light corrosion. 4-52063 BWS87

Estimate: $10000 - $17500

VERY RARE REMINGTON LEE NEW ZEALAND CONTRACT BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
Item number: 17778820 | SN 41726. Cal. 45-70. Rare model 1885 Remington Lee Military rifle made on contract for the New Zealand government. According to consigner the contract was for 500 rifles. Although the Remington Lee was produced in large quantities, they are rarely found today in any condition, especially with high original finish. Rifle is described as having a 32" rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug and 900 yd military ladder rear sight. Top left edge of the receiver is marked with the company name and address and receiver ring is hand stamped "NZ / 87", with the British broad arrow acceptance mark between the N and Z. Mounted in a 1-pc, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut stock with straight grip and smooth musket buttplate. Forestock has a metal cap with 2 bands, the front of which has a sling loop with corresponding sling loop in front of the floorplate. Magazine is the 1882/1885 style with 2 grooves down each side. While military Remington Lee rifles are occasionally encountered, the New Zealand contract is exceedingly rare in the U.S. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains strong blue in the most sheltered areas with the exposed areas a thin light brown patina. Receiver retains about 50% orig blue. Trigger guard and magazine retain most of their orig blue. Stock shows a few light handling and storage nicks and retains most of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-47785 JR289

Estimate: $2500 - $4000

*× VERY EARLY KIEL DOCKYARD DWM 1906 NAVY FIRST ISSUE ALTERED LUGER.
Item number: 17778941 | SN 136. 6" bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. 100 meter/200 meter adjustable Navy rear sight. Crown/M and pentagonal Crown proof marks on receiver and bbl. Very low 3-digit SN. "Gesichert" has been removed from lower safety position and added to upper position (most examples of this model have this alteration). Grip safety, modified for down-safe, checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts on the gun are matching. Proper concentric ring Navy magazine has a 3-digit SN that does not match. Unit marked "W.K./1568" (Kiel Dockyard, Weapon #1568) on lower rear grip strap. The weapon number "1568" also appears on the grip safety. This gun is pictured or described on pp. 291, 305, 490, 491, 603, 606, 639, 874, 898, 901, and 903 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. It is one of the first 1906 Model Navy's produced. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 95% orig blue and 75% orig straw with light scattered pitting with grip straps that are turning brown and some visible pitting under the grips. (Common for guns that were at sea). Bore is bright and sharp with light frosting. Grips are worn with some indentations to checkering and the left grip has a chip under the safety lever. Magazine is excellent with light corrosion to the body. Mechanics are sound. 4-53286 BWS49

Estimate: $7000 - $10000

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1898 KRAG BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE.
Item number: 17778821 | SN 386799. Cal. 30-40 Krag. Standard Military rifle with 30" tapered rd bbl, pedestal mounted front sight and 2000 yd ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has usual Springfield Armory markings. Mounted in a one-piece, uncheckered American walnut stock with grasping groove forestock and short hand guard. Secured with a split front band/bayonet lug that has stacking swivel and middle band with sling loop and corresponding sling loop in the butt stock. Left side of the wrist has a crisp 1902 cartouche. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl and bands retain a dull blue brown patina, probably from hanging over a fireplace. Receiver, side plate and cartridge box retain a blue brown patina. Stock has a few scratches, handling and storage nicks and dings and overall the wood retains most of its orig arsenal oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-48375 JR290

Estimate: $1000 - $1500

**BROWNING 1919 A-4 MACHINE GUN ON GWINN SIDEPLATE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
Item number: 17778700 | SN 0001. Cal. 308. 24" bbl. This appears to be an "all original" WWII vintage Browning 1919 A-4 gun kit on a Gwinn Firearms registered sideplate, SN 1. Although registered as 30-06 it is currently in 308 caliber. This example has the bullet guide at the front of the trunnion and cartridge stop modification riveted to the right sideplate. Rear spacer for .308 is not present. Bolt is unmarked on top, indication it is not a later 7.62 x 51 bolt. Action functions smoothly when operated by hand. It is mounted on a WWII M-2 tripod marked with a brass plate "Evans Pr. Co. 1942". Muzzle is marked "7/8 DIA". This weapon appears fully functional. Gun and sideplate was registered by consignor's long time friend and associate Mac Gwinn of Levant, Maine, making this a piece of local history. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. Acquired from long time friend Mac Gwinn. CONDITION: Overall appearance and condition is fine with a nice gray smooth patina to over 80% finish, most of the loss being on the top cover assembly. Trunnion is extremely clean and polished. Internals are fairly fine, as is bolt face. Although there is grime and dust along the recesses combined with oil, this gun action is in a very smooth and functional condition. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Right hand Bakelite panel is cracked horizontally completely through across escutcheon and has 1" chip out of base where it meets pistol grip. This cataloger does not doubt that this would be a fine shooting machine gun. 4-48657 JWK15

Estimate: $10000 - $20000

*× KIEL DOCKYARD 1906 NAVY LUGER FIRST VARIATION UNALTERED.
Item number: 17778942 | SN 461. 6" 9mm bbl. "DWM" on center toggle link. 100 meter/200 meter adjustable Navy rear sight. Crown M Proofs on receiver and bbl. Grip safety. "Gesichert" remains in lower position and has not been removed as has been done on most surviving examples of this model. Unit marked "W.K./112" (Kiel Dockyard Weapon Number 112) on lower rear grip strap. All numbered parts on the gun are matching. Proper concentric ring wood bottom magazine does not match. This gun is featured on pp. 272, 306, 568, 635, 872, 879, and 903 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 95% orig blue and 60% orig straw with some areas of light scattered pitting common on guns exposed to sea air. Bore is lightly worn with light pitting. Checkered walnut grips are worn, with minor chips to checkering, and a chip under the safety. Magazine is excellent with a few minor dings on the front of the body. Mechanics are sound. 4-52900 BWS45

Estimate: $6500 - $9500

*SPRINGFIELD 1903 MARK 1.
Item number: 17778822 | SN 1161460. Cal. .30-06. Bbl 24". 1903 Springfield with bbl dated "1-20" Receiver has been cut out for Pederson device. Stock is marked on left side "AAH1". Stock has a "P" just to rear of trigger guard, without a circle. Tip of wooden stock has flaming bomb ordnance mark. Stock also has a "T" just forward of magazine floor plate. Cut off and sear are replacements. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Stock has an oil-quenched finish, the grain somewhat rough to the touch, and has some very light gouging and handling marks, but overall an extremely attractive brown color. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bbl and receiver have a deep parkerized kind of blue finish. Bolt has a black blued finish. A very nice MKI Springfield bolt-action. 4-46096 JWK57

Estimate: $750 - $1250

**COLT MODEL MG52-A WATER COOLED 50 CAL MG ON GROUND TRIPOD. (C&R)
Item number: 17778701 | SN C2239W. Cal. 50. 36" bbl. This beautiful 50 cal water cooled MG comes mounted on a WWII tripod manufactured by Central Steel Tube Co in 1942. This is a commercial gun with a "C" prefix to SN and has a bronze muzzle gland, water drain cap and water filler cap. This gun appears to have all orig vintage internal parts. Backplate handles are of a hard brown composite. There is a small letter "P" on both the right and left sideplates just below the feed opening. Although the bbl muzzle is threaded, there is no attachment present. The tripod, pintle & traverse and elevation mechanism all appear to be WWII vintage. The action functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears to be fully functional. This weapon was orig designed to bring down observation balloons but soldiers quickly realized it was highly effective against aircraft. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. Consignor states this gun was at one time used by British forces. CONDITION: Overall condition appears extremely fine with no dents or anything other than some slight handling marks to the water jacket, which has a nice brown patina. This same nice brown patina is on the rest of the arm with some thinning to the finish right near the hinge pin of top cover and on the top of the water jacket about mid-way between the trunnion and the muzzle. Rear water filler cap has a brass chain, as does front steam hose cap. Water drain plug is missing bakelite thumbpiece, however the metal retaining pins are intact. Adjustable rear sight flips up and down completely freely, indicating spring is either missing or broken. Bore could use a cleaning but is shiny on the lans and has crisp strong rifling. Bolt face is extremely fine, as are all of the internals. Bolt is also marked with "P" and assembly number "C-4065-23-B". Tripod has a brass plate indicating "CAL 50 M3" and has a nice even brown patina throughout. Both tripod and gun are covered in a light oil with dust mixed in from years of setting. Examples in this condition are extremely scarce. 4-48653 JWK11

Estimate: $20000 - $30000

*× DWM 1917 NAVY LUGER.
Item number: 17778943 | SN 8303. 6" 9 mm bbl. "1917" above the chamber and "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. 100-200 meter adjustable rear sight. Crown/M Proofs are on receiver and bbl. "1917" on left side of frame, checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Proper Navy concentric ring wood bottom magazine with numbers that do not match. This gun appears on pp. 575, 639, 902, 1118 in Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent condition, retaining 96% orig blue and 70% orig straw. Bore is bright with frosting, grips are worn with minor chips and dings, and a chip missing under the safety lever on the left side. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52904 BWS22

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*MARTIALLY MARKED REMINGTON MODEL 11 SEMI-AUTO SHOTGUN IN VERY RARE ORIGINAL BOX.
Item number: 17778823 | SN 475445. Cal. 12 GA. Standard Model 11 with orig 20" bbl that is still wrapped in its orig cosmoline paper and was not examined. Receiver is blue finish with rolled engraving of a pheasant & foliage on the right side and a flying duck and foliage on the right side. Upper left front of the receiver is marked "U.S." and the Ordnance Corps flaming bomb. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with checkered wraparound forearm and pistol grip stock that has serrated, Remingtonmarked, brown hard rubber buttplate. Left side of the stock is stamped with the Ordnance Corps crossed cannons and inspector initials "FJA". Left front web of the trigger guard is stamped with the acceptance mark of a tiny anchor. These shotguns were purchased by the military for both guard purposes and could have been used in combat. Accompanied by its orig matching numbered 2-pc cardboard box with black and yellow end label which identifies this shotgun by model & complete configuration. Top of the box is printed with black & red lettering and the Dupont logo and also has red & tan paper tape marked "Remington". Inside the box contains all of the orig cardboard sleeves & spacers to keep the shotgun separated from the bbl. While these shotguns with military markings are occasionally encountered, orig boxes with new, unfired shotguns are extremely rare. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp orig factory finish to both metal and wood with strong bright blue & bright orig polish on the bolt & carrier. Wood is sound with a few nicks on the belly of the stock from improper handling of the box and overall retains virtually of its orig oil finish. Box has three broken corners on the lid, otherwise is intact with light soil. Label is completely legible and remains clean and bright. 4-49225 JR279

Estimate: $5000 - $7000

**SPRINGFIELD M3 .50 BMG ON GROUND TRIPOD (C&R).
Item number: 17778702 | SN 1216633. Cal. 50, 40.5" bbl. Browning M3 .50 cal machine gun on ground mount as manufactured by Springfield Armory. Also included is a stripped spare top cover which includes only the actuating arm (no feed shuttle mechanism). Right hand of receiver has crossed cannon government inspection marking. Registered as M2 with BATF. Includes 1944 dated M3 tripod. Everything appears to be correct as issued on this weapon. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Carl "Bill" Morrison Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. All metal surfaces retaining 97% or better of their orig military finish. Bbl has a particularly attractive smooth, gun metal gray finish. Walnut furniture is attractive dark brown color, and has some handling marks. The bore needs a good cleaning, but is shiny & bright underneath. Bolt face also could use a cleaning, but is excellent as are all internals. Tripod is in similar condition with excellent deep blue finish with some grime & oil coverage from storage. This 50 cal Browning would make an outstanding WWII display piece or shooter. The fifty caliber Browning gun has been a highly successful weapon since it's introduction in 1918, and with only minor modifications, remains in the American Military arsenal today. A testament to the brilliance of John Browning. 4-48666 JWK23

Estimate: $15000 - $25000

*× RARE 4" NAVY PROCURED DWM 1908 COMMERCIAL LUGER.
Item number: 17778944 | SN 70552. 4" 9mm bbl with unique full serial number placement and Crown/N and Crown/M proofs. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Two vertical Crown/M (Navy) and a horizontal Crown/N (Commercial) proofs on left receiver. All numbered parts on the gun are matching. Proper wood bottom magazine is in the same serial range but does not match. Manufactured as a standard 1908 commercial, it was then procured during the shortage of pistols caused by the imminent outbreak of WWI by the Navy who reinspected and added Navy proofs. Pre-WWI era 4" lugers that were issued to the Navy are extremely rare. This gun is either mentioned or pictured on pp. 495 and 1145 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine retaining about 95% original blue with some areas of corrosion and discoloration on the bbl and gripstraps. Sideplate appears to have been arsenal restored as it has some light pits under the blue. Gun retains 85% straw. Bore has light wear and pitting. Grips are worn with indentations to the checkering and a chip under the safety lever. Magazine is excellent with very light dings and dents in the wood bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52908 BWS62

Estimate: $4000 - $8000

RARE SCAGEL FIGHTING KNIFE WITH SHEATH.
Item number: 17778824 | One of the very few Scagel handmade knives ever offered for sale. It has 6-3/4", slightly turned up blade with 4-3/4" back grind, 12" overall. It has brass hand guard with red fiber and German silver spacers and a stacked leather handle with pinned stag pommel, slightly turned down. Left side of the blade has Mr. Scagel's cartouche along with his wavy dagger trademark. Accompanied by what is probably its orig brown leather sheath with brown button, hand inscribed on the front "H. Raimey". William Scagel, commonly considered to be the grandfather of modern, custom handmade knives, lived and worked and made his knives in Michigan primarily in the 1920's and 1930's producing very functional and durable hunting knives. During WWII he made many fighting knives for troops going off to war. This appears to be one of his WWII fighting knives. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Blade shows sharpening with a small ding in the cutting edge and is slightly tipped. Wide red fiber spacer in the handle is cracked, otherwise handle and pommel are extremely fine. The stag pommel shows moderate wear with a wonderful ivory-like patina. Sheath has a small cut at the top and a tiny crack around the thong hole at the tip and shows moderate to heavy staining with some crackling in the upper part of belt loop. Overall in need of treatment. 4-48398 JR108

Estimate: $15000 - $20000

**COLT 1914 "DIGGER" IN ORIGINAL CASE WITH SPARE BARREL.
Item number: 17778703 | SN 14192. Cal. 30-06. 28" bbl. This Colt Model 1914 is an extremely rare find in its orig military wooden transit box with spare bbl and tripod pin. The other accessories which would have originally been in box are not present. Sight adjusts freely. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Bbls match receiver SN. Extra bbl has an "A" suffix. Front sight protection hood is not present on bbl mounted on gun but is present on spare bbl. Brass reinforced orig wooden transport case is stenciled "NOV. 10, 1917" inside. Interior is also embossed "GUN 14192 30-CAL". This gun appears fully functional. The Colt potato digger was a refinement of the John Browning Model 1895 "GasHammer" machine gun. The swinging actuating arm moving underneath the bbl, driven by gas tapped from the bbl drives the action effectively, and gives the weapon it's name, as the arm could quite literally dig a hole into the ground. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. Consignor states this was used in WWI and brought back by a member of the 103rd Regiment. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine. 80% lustrous blue finish, fading in some places with loss being at high points and bottom of receiver, thinning to a gray patina. Bbl mounted in gun still has grease in cooling grooves. Spare bbl has more of a gray blue finish with some pinpricks of corrosion at rear smooth band which should clean up. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright, with some frosting at the muzzle. Bolt face is extremely fine. Internally parts are likewise extremely fine with oil in receiver. Spare bbl bore is also excellent, shiny and bright with frosting at muzzle, with some corrosion in recesses around front sight, which should clean up with some attention. Wooden transit box interior condition is fine. Exterior is good with some chips and gouges. Handles are deteriorating, leather has become hard and is flaking off and stitching is coming lose. One latch is sprung and the other is serviceable. Handles can support the weight but this cataloger wouldn't trust them. There is a longitudinal crack that runs about 2' of one side of the case and another crack about 10" on the other side. This lot is an exceedingly rare find with a matching spare bbl in the orig transit chest as well as provenance to a Maine unit. 4-48651 JWK8

Estimate: $15000 - $25000

*× RARE K DATE NAVY LUGER.
Item number: 17778945 | SN 2373. 4" 9mm bbl. "K" on chamber. Fraktur "S/42" on center toggle link. Eagle/M on left frame. Ö/37 proofs on right side of receiver. "O. 1804" (Ostsee (Baltic) Naval Station Weapon #1804) property number on front gripstrap. Second sub-variation with mixed Fraktur and Roman "S" stamps on all parts. Commercial Crown/N proofed bbl appears to have been numbered to match. Checkered walnut grips are not matching. A desirable Navy Luger variation. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. 98% arsenal dip blue finish. 98% arsenal straw. Grips are lightly worn. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. Bore is bright and sharp. 4-52914 BWS11

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

LOT OF THREE SHOOTING MEDALS OF MAJOR JOHN W. HESSION.
Item number: 17778825 | Maj. John W. (Jack) Hession (1877-1961) was an international shooter of great repute, early in his career earning a position on the US shooting team and the 1908 US Olympic team. He continued shooting competitively pretty much throughout his entire life, setting many world records, four in one day, in small bore competition. He shot in over 500 major competitions throughout his career both nationally and internationally and once held every record from 200 to 1200 yds and was a member of twelve teams that represented the United States in international competition. Later in his life he worked as a ballistic engineer for both Remington & Winchester. During his career at Winchester he designed a new forearm for the Model 21 double bbl shotgun which is both shorter and lighter and allegedly improved shooters scores. This forearm today is referred to as the Hession forearm. As follows are three of Maj. Hession's prized medals. 1). Extraordinarily rare National Rifle Association solid gold medal for a World Record score of 1720, dated 1912. Medal has the NRA emblem in the top center on a ribbon inscribed "WORLDS RECORD" and surmounted by the date "1912" with "1720 / SCORE" on a ribbon on the bottom. Suspended from each end of the top ribbon on chains are two cartridges that appear to be modeled after the 30-40 Krag. Suspended from the bullets of those tiny cartridges is the award itself which measures 1-1/2" by 1-1/4" surmounted by an extremely detailed spread-winged American Eagle clutching a laurel wreath in its talons over a bar inscribed "PALMA". The face of the medal is inscribed in raised letters "IN THE NAME OF / THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / TO THE RIFLEMAN OF THE WORLD" and has six small wreaths attached, three to each side, dated 1876 through 1912 and a seventh, undated, suspended from a small chain. Back of the medal is marked "BIGES & LUST / 20 JOHN ST / NY" on one side and opposite it is marked "SOLID GOLD". This is an extraordinary medal the likes of which will probably never be encountered again. 2). 1908 Olympic gold medal for shooting team. Rim of the medal is engraved "J.W.HESIAN (sic), RIFLE TEAM BISLEY ENG.". Medal is 2" in diameter and 1/8" thick with rings from the top and is gold plated. 3). Bronze medal 2-1/2" diameter by 1/8" thick with the raised image of a bearded elderly man on the front inscribed near the rim "Dan Beard". The artist signature is "J. Juszko". The reverse is inscribed around the top "COURAGE LOYALTY HONOR" and in an arc in two lines "TO MAJOR JOHN W HESSION / BUCKSKIN MAN-RIFLEMAN" and below in two lines in smaller letters "IN MEMORY OF / HIS FRIEND". Incsribed on a ribbon near the bottom "DAN BEARD". The ribbon is overlaid with a Kentucky rifle in relief, floral leaves, a powder horn and possibles bag. The Beard medal commemorates Daniel Carter Beard (1850-1941) who was the American founder of the Boys Scouts of America. He was a painter & illustrator and also the author of 21 books on outdoor living & survival skills. Mt. Beard which adjoins Mt. McKinley is named for him. PROVENANCE: Maj. John W. Hession CONDITION: 1). The NRA shooting medal is extremely fine retaining virtually all of its great detail. 2). Olympic medal is very good with couple of tiny losses of gold plating and has numerous light nicks & scratches. 3) The Dan Beard medal has one small ding in the rim otherwise is fine with a wonderful bronze patina. 4-48379 JR422

Estimate: $5,000-30,000

**BREN MK II IN ORIGINAL TRANSIT CHEST (C&R).
Item number: 17778704 | SN 6T2564. Cal. .303, 25" bbl. Registration # is on bbl latch. This Bren was manufactured by “INGLIS” in 1945 and includes the orig transit chest with spare bbl, 8 magazines, 2 orig rnds of ammunition & a packing ticket indicating consignment of a gun with a different SN to the "R.C.N.A.D Sydney" on February 24, 1960. Also included is a standard Bren ground mount in serviceable condition. BBl in gun is dated "42", with the "2" being an odd stamp and serial numbered "6T2621" below a struck through SN of "3T3217 S". The third number on this bbl is "5128J". The spare bbl is dated "39" and marked with SN "3726". This earlier bbl has had metal milled out from the underside of the front sight base to lighten the bbl. Transit chest was originally marked for a MK II gun, but some paint has been applied over the 2nd "I". The chest is correct for this gun. Mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand and passes function check. Mags fit well in magazine well. PROVENANCE: Carl "Bill" Morrison Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance of metal parts is truly outstanding, nearly perfect. Dull gray/blue on receiver, perhaps refinished. Bbl & charging handle have about 70% finish, almost all the loss on the charging handle being where it contacts the receiver. Bbl blue is thinning to a pleasing gray patina. Spare bbl retains strong 90% coverage blue finish. Bipod has a 1/4" bare scuff on either side of each leg and some loss of finish of the outside of the legs. Buttstock & handgrip have a couple of gouges and handling marks but are absolutely solid and in a pleasing brown color. All but one of the magazines have a rough gray finish, one magazine has a smooth blued finish with a curious hand scribed inscription dated June 20, 1958 "Katabora". Bore is very dirty and needs a cleaning, but is shiny underneath the grime. Spare bbl in same condition. Bolt face is excellent although it and the receiver are dirty and need a cleaning. Ground tripod although functional has significant deep scale and is covered in grime & oil. Transit chest is in good serviceable condition with a crack in the lid about 12" long on the right side & another crack in the lid about 12" long on the opposite side. Still very serviceable. Orig Bren guns in this condition in the orig transit chest are extremely rare to come by, making this an exceedingly desirable find indeed. 4-48664 JWK22

Estimate: $20000 - $30000

COMPLETE STURGESS COLLECTION OF P.04 NAVY LUGER CLEANING RODS.
Item number: 17778946 | NSN. As pictured on p. 1327 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. Six Navy cleaning rods starting with the first service pattern that has a zig zag jag and rotating grooved walnut handle. Second rod also has a zig zag jag with a fixed grooved walnut handle and a threaded tip. Third rod is the more common standard issue second pattern which has a rotating grooved beech handle, steel shaft, steel tip, and threaded jag. The fourth has a fixed grooved walnut handle and steel rod with threaded jag and brass tip. The fifth also has a fixed handle and steel shaft with brass tip and is pictured to show the steel through pin that locks the handle to the stem. Last is a very rare variation of the second Navy pattern with a rotating grooved walnut handle and a brass rod with a threaded jag designed for the 4" Navy P.08s that were procured as commercial pistols and issued in 1913/14. This rod is only 5-1/2" long unlike the others that are a standard 8". It would take many years to assemble this collection from scratch and this is the actual group that is illustrated in the book. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. All are intact with very little wear. Some minor nicks and scuffs on the wood handles. Rods show typical patina for their age. There are some areas of minor corrosion. 4-53350 BWS127

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*EXTREMELY RARE COLT MODEL 1907 TEST TRIALS SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.
Item number: 17778826 | SN 96. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5" bbl, fixed sights and standard 1905 markings on the slide. Frame has a slide stop on the left side and checkered grip safety with a lanyard loop in the left heel. Grip safety is of the later type with extended spur. It is mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips that are modern replacements. Left front web of the trigger guard is stamped with the inspector initials "K.M." (Major Kenneth Morton). According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, there were 200 of these pistols delivered to the government on the 1907 contract. Delivery of these pistols was in March 1908 after which they were issued to the 2nd, 4th and 10th Cavalry Regiments later that year. The pistols were deemed accurate but had numerous problems with failed parts including firing pins, sears, failures to feed or eject and occasionally pressing hard on the grip safety caused the pistol to fire. Colt eventually recalled all the pistols for further modification where they changed the hammers and added a longer spur to the grip safety, enlarged the ejection ports, installed heat treated sears and different loaded chamber indicators. By this time John Browning and Colt had learned substantial lessons from the test trials which they then incorporated into in the Models 1909 & 1910, which eventually led to the development of Model 1911 and, as the saying goes, the rest is history. The design of the 1911, for which this pistol was one of the predecessors and prototype, is still in production today, over 100 years later. Few Models 1907 survive today and of those completely orig specimens are rarely encountered. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this pistol in Cal. 45 with 5" bbl, blue finish, type of stock not listed with special features "modified hammer, nearly vertical ejection, auto indicator to show that chamber is loaded, auto safety, straightened stirrup and lengthened trigger stirrup pin, shipped to Springfield Armory in March 1908 in a shipment of 200 guns. Also accompanied by a period mail order flap holster with rolled decorations and a brass closure stud. Additionally accompanied by one orig all blue magazine. Further accompanied by a sales receipt from a gun shop in Macon, Georgia where they had produced grips for this pistol. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains dark blue around the sights with the balance thin blue mixed with plummy patina. Frame retains about 60% orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, turned brown on the front and backstraps. Hammer retains strong case colors. Grips are sound with sharp checkering. Magazine retains about 85% thinning orig blue. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. Holster shows some dryness and flaking with moderate to heavy soil.   4-47763 JR99

Estimate: $35000 - $45000

**GERMAN MG 34 MACHINE GUN. (C&R)
Item number: 17778705 | SN 7661. Cal. 8 mm. 24-1/2" bbl. This MG 34 was manufactured by "dot" (Waffenwerke Brunn) in 1943. This gun includes an orig leather sling, a 50-rnd drum marked "WC 42", and a 75 rnd saddle drum marked "962 ZZ". Bbl is Nazi proof marked and SN "8581". Bbl shroud, receiver and buffer have matching SN. Top cover is marked "cof" (Grossfus) and numbered "7888". The buttstock cup is numbered "2310". Hand grip assembly is numbered "78". The bi-pod is unnumbered but does have adjustment knob. Feed tray is marked "clc" (Herder) and has the field modification of cutting out and raising the lip on the right for the belt to hang on when emptied. The charging handle is numbered "48 5A" with a Nazi proof mark. Butt is unnumbered and of the attractive deep brown Bakelite color. Other than this fact, this weapon appears fully functional. 50-rnd drum fits properly onto feed tray. Saddle drum does not snap onto feed tray, as it utilizes a different top cover. The MG-34 was the mainstay of the WWII German forces, and although the later MG-42 fired faster, the MG-34 was of high quality machined parts, and remained in use and production through to the end of the war. It was truly a "universal" machine gun with provision for walking fire using drum attachment, vehicle anti-aircraft defense using saddle drums, ground use with bi-pod, and also long range ground use with heavy tripod. The MG-34 is always a highly sought after collectors item. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. Consignor states it's a real corker of a shooter. This gun was originally acquired by William Vallerand through Interarm Co as one of a pair. Morrison got the better conditioned of the two. CONDITION: Overall appearance is extremely fine to excellent. Over 90% deep blue finish throughout with exception of the butt cup, on which the bluing is very thin and reduced to a patina. Buttstock has some handling marks and a few scuffs but is still very attractive. Hand grip panels are black Bakelite and also in excellent condition. Orig leather sling is still soft and very serviceable but the stitching is just starting to let go on hand grip side. Bore could use a cleaning but is shiny and bright and may be excellent. Recoil booster is in especially fine condition and well oiled. Bolt face is excellent. This is an especially attractive MG 34 with a beautiful bakelight butt and exceedingly clean muzzle booster assembly. 4-48649 JWK6

Estimate: $15000 - $20000

*× RARE 1907 “SELBSTLADEPISTOLE (LUGER)” MACHINE GUN DETATCHMENT SHORT FRAME NEW MODEL/P.08 CONVERSI
Item number: 17778947 | SN 40. 4" 9mm bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. "72.R.M.G.70." (Thuringisches Infantry Regiment # Nr. 72, Machine Gun Detatchment, Weapon #70). This gun was originally one of 220 delivered as a New Model with grip safety for instructional purposes to experimental machine gun detachments in mid-1907 in anticipation of P.08 adoption. After the P.08 entered service this gun was re-worked to P.08 configuration by removal of the grip safety and alteration of the Gesichert mark position at the Erfurt Factory with special inspection stamped safety lever parts and left grip plate. Holdopen added later in 1913, no stock lug, undated receiver ring. Partially visible lower "Gesichert" mark crudely removed from lower position and added to upper position to accommodate P.08 style safety. Large digit frame serial number exclusive to this special order batch. All numbered parts are matching. British proofed. This gun is featured on pp. 483 and 1151 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. One of the rarest military variation Lugers. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine. Retaining 70% orig blue and 40% orig straw with some parallel scratches and corrosion on front and back grip straps. Bore is lightly worn with frosting. Checkered walnut grips are moderately worn with minor indents and chips to checkering. Plain wood bottom magazine is excellent with some minor dings to the wood and scattered corrosion on the body. Mechanics are sound. 4-52916 BWS48

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1907 SEMI-AUTO TEST TRIALS PISTOL.
Item number: 17778827 | SN 185. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5-1/4" bbl, fixed sights and typical Savage Model 1907 ribbed rnd slide with grasping grooves at the rear edges, marked on the top rib "MANUFACTURED BY SAVAGE ARMS CO. / UTICA, N.Y.U.S.A.PAT.NOV.21.1905. CAL.45". Pistol has color case hardened trigger with thumb and grip safeties and is mounted with full checkered walnut grips. It has a slide lock in the right side. Thumb safety is marked "SAFE" and "FIRE". Accompanied by 1 orig nickeled body blue base magazine matching numbered to this pistol. In 1904 the U.S. Ordnance Dept. began planning to conduct tests for semi-automatic pistols to replace the military's revolvers. Tests were orig scheduled for September 1906 but were postponed until January 1907. Savage Arms was 1 of 7 manufacturers to submit entries for the test. The tests were conducted on the entrants with Savage pistols having any number of problems. Regardless, in May 1907 the Ordnance Dept. ordered 200 Savage automatic pistols at $65.00 each as compared to less than $30.00 each for the Colt Model 1907. Initially Savage declined to bid on such a small order, but finally acquiesced and agree to produce the requested 200 pistols. Savage accepted the order and agreed to deliver 200 pistols by July 1, 1908, however production delays pushed the delivery date through several extensions until Nov. 23, 1908. Early testing disclosed several deficiencies and the entire order was returned to Savage for correction. Finally on March 16, 1909 the pistols were returned to Springfield Armory and Savage was fined $850.87 for late delivery. The Ordnance Dept. issued 195 pistols to 3 different Cavalry troops, the School of Musketry and the Chief of Ordnance for field use testing. The field testing reports came back rather negative which, after lengthy correspondence, Savage made improvements on the pistols, referred to as the Model 1910. They subsequently returned five pistols to Ft. Meyer for testing, which was conducted on June 23-24, 1910. Savage pistols again encountered various problems and eventually the contract was awarded to Colt. The remaining pistols were sold as surplus which Savage repurchased and in most instances refinished for sale to the American public. In most instances the refinished pistols had the rib inscription removed during the refinishing process. This pistol was not so altered. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including bbl, slide, breech block, frame, grips and magazine, a completely authentic and orig unit. Overall retains 97-98% bright, orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear and light muzzle edge wear on the slide. Trigger retains bright case colors on the sides, turned silver on the front edge. Left grip has a couple of dings and shows moderate diamond point wear, right side is extremely fine with light wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. A truly magnificent example of the rare Savage Model 1907. 4-47780 JR107

Estimate: $18000 - $25000

**GERMAN MP-40 AS REGISTERED BY DLO (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
Item number: 17778706 | SN 9610. This MP-40 is pretty much all Steyr manufactured parts with "WaA623" proof marks and "bnz 43" marked receiver cup. Included are two "kur 43" magazines and M-60 bbl carrying case. Tube is marked with registered serial number "9610" and "DLO STAMFORD CT" just forward of magazine housing. This matches lower assembly bbl nut and grip frame. Bbl nut is type which has two flats for wrench. Bbl bushing is held to receiver tube with indentations at the 12 and 6'o'clock points. Bolt is numbered "2518K". Bbl resting bar is made of pot metal and numbered "299". Bbl hook is marked with eagle/"37" indicating C. G. Haenel manufacture. Front sight hood is marked "cos" indicating Mertzwerke. All parts on this weapon appear to be orig vintage. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fair with 80% coverage of blue on bbl. Bbl nut and magazine housing are brown patina as is the receiver tube cup and swing out shoulder loop and hand grip frame on lower. Receiver tube itself is pretty much devoid of any bluing and has a smooth metallic sheen. Swing out shoulder loop is loose when extended with about an inch of play at shoulder. Bakelite of lower has some scuffs and marks but is otherwise solid and serviceable. Bore is quite frosty and lans are worn. Bolt face is very good. 4-49237 JWK26

Estimate: $8000 - $12000

*× BAVARIAN MACHINE GUN COMPANY EARLY 1908 LUGER RIG.
Item number: 17778948 | SN 276. 4" 9mm bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Two Imperial proofs on left side of receiver. All numbered parts are matching including both orig wood bottom magazines, one magazine having the period mark (276.) indicating it to be the original magazine to the pistol, the other without the period indicating it to be the spare. Serial number 276 making it one of the earliest of this model produced known today. No holdopen added. Front grip strap is unit marked "B.14.R.M.G.12." (Bavarian 14th Reserve Infantry Regiment, weapon number 12). Comes in a brown leather "AWM / 3 / 09" marked holster with orig Imperial proofed takedown tool. Back of holster is stamped "14IR. / 12." (14th Infantry Regiment Weapon number 12). This gun is featured on pgs. 314, 483, 570, 1108, and 1151 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. This was the earliest complete matching 1908 rig encountered in the research of this book. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine retaining about 60% blue with scattered pitting on the gun that is deepest on left side around sideplate and front of bbl. Grip straps are turning to brown. 50% orig straw with scattered corrosion. The bore is bright with light wear. Checkered walnut grips are worn with a few minor dings and indents. Magazines are very good with corrosion on the bodies. Holster is very good with minor scuffs, wrinkles and surface cracking. Takedown tool retains about 70% blue and has scattered light corrosion. 4-52114 BWS91

Estimate: $5000 - $8000

*RARE EARLY U.S. NAVY MARKED COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL.
Item number: 17778828 | SN 6925. Cal. 45ACP. Rare 1st year of production 1911 with 5" bbl that is unmarked and probably a period of use field replacement. All blue finish with standard slide markings having company and patent markings on the left side, last patent date "1911" and Rampant Colt in a circle at the left rear. It has orig round top rear sight and thin blade front sight with right side markings "MODEL OF 1911 U.S. NAVY". Frame is mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and has "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" in small letters on the left front and the "WGP" (Major Walter G. Penfield) inspector initials on the left side and the SN on the right forward frame. It has the orig short grip safety and straight spring housing. Accompanied by an orig 2 tone, "keyhole", lanyard loop magazine. Navy marked 1911's that are complete and orig are very rarely encountered as they were virtually all issued to Navy & Marine units and saw service throughout WWI & WWII where parts were mixed with little regard for continuity. Orig keyhole magazines are also very rare and seldom encountered with any orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains about 90% strong orig blue with 1 small area of very fine pin prick pitting and shows light sharp edge wear and muzzle end wear. Frame retains about 70% strong orig blue with most of the losses on the front strap and a thinned spring housing which also has a small spot of fine pitting. Remainder of the frame has strong bright blue. Magazine is moderately dulled and retains thin blue with the "white" area turning dark. Grips show moderate wear with a few chipped diamonds. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore with some minor scuffing in the grooves. 4-49223 JR98

Estimate: $6000 - $10000

**COBRAY M11 9MM AS MADE BY SWD INC, WITH REGISTERED SWD M11 SUPPRESSOR (FULLY TRANS).
Item number: 17778707 | SN 85-0004832/N482. Cal 9mml, 5-1/2" bbl (15-1/2" w/ suppressor). Mac M11 open bolt select fire SMG. Collapsible top folding stock. Fixed rear peep sight, fixed front protected post sight, Parkerized finish. Includes 8 magazines (4-Cobray marked) all in shrunk wrap plastic and 2 magazine loaders with an operating manual in plastic hard case as well as a cloth sleeve which goes over the suppressor and held on by a spring at the muzzle side. Suppressor is marked "SWD INC ATL. GA." with Cobray logo and SN. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance extremely fine with only some slight brassing on the bbl to suppressor adapter. Also some slight loss of finish to safety switch which is very common on this arm. Bore is shiny & bright. Bolt face is excellent w/ evidence of firing. This gun holds well w/ the suppressor attached. 4-49728, 49729 JWK50

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

*× WURTTEMBERGISCHE CAVALRY REGIMENT MARKED DWM 1908 MILITARY LUGER.
Item number: 17778949 | SN 5408. 4" 9mm bbl. "DWM" scroll on center of toggle link. Imperial Proof marks on left receiver. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts on the gun are matching except for the left grip. The right grip is unnumbered. Holdopen added, no stock lug, undated receiver. The proper 1908 magazine with large vertical numbering does not match. Front grip strap is unit marked "W.R.D.1.20." (Wurttembergische Reserve Dragoner Regiment, 1st Eskadron, Weapon Number 20). This gun is featured on pp. 483, 717, and 1151 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine. Retaining 95% orig blue and 60% orig straw with scattered light pitting overall and some browning to the grip straps. Bore is lightly frosted. Grips are lightly worn with some minor indentations. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52918 BWS50

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*RARE BLUED COLT MODEL 1911 A1 U.S. NAVY CONTRACT SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL.
Item number: 17778829 | SN 714736. Cal. 45 ACP. Brushed blue military finish with 5" bbl marked on the lower left side "COLT 45 AUTO" and a small "6" on the bottom of the bbl with a small "P" on the left side of the lug. Pistol is mounted with full checkered wood grips and slide is matching numbered to the pistol. Slide has standard markings on the left side with fixed sights and a large "P" proof on top, forward of the rear sight. An identical proof is on the left side of the frame above the magazine release with a small "H" adjacent to the magazine release. Left front web of the trigger guard has the "VP" in a triangle below a small "P". Right front web of trigger guard is marked "38". Right side of the frame is marked "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" and "M1911A1 U.S. ARMY" and the SN. Pistol was shipped on December 2, 1939 in a lot of 1,632 pistols to the Naval Supply Depot, Sewall's Point, Virginia and has all standard 1911 A1 features. Accompanied by 1 orig 2-tone military magazine which was standard issue for these early 1911 A1's. This information was extracted from U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1920-1945, Meadows. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching and orig. Overall retains about 98-99% crisp orig factory blue with extremely fine, faint sharp edge wear and very slight thinning to the front strap. Magazine is nearly new. Grips are crisp, showing light diamond point wear, more so on the right side. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, has been fired but very little. 4-49224 JR100

Estimate: $6000 - $10000

**GERMAN MAXIM MG08 WATER COOLED MACHINE GUN ON ORIGINAL SLED MOUNT. (C&R)
Item number: 17778708 | SN 42661. Cal.8 mm. 28" bbl. Manufactured by DWM. Year of manufacture 1918. Included is orig sled mount, with spare bbl, and also Weimar era optical sight in its orig brass reinforced leather case. Numbers on gun appear to be matching throughout except the bbl, and also on the left hand lubricating brush cap inside handle which is numbered "25". Feed block cartridge shuttle moves back and forth freely. No bolt in receiver. Flash hider with orig reflector shield is present. Chain and drain plug present at front of water jacket however steam release fitting in front bottom of water jacket is not present, nor are the steam drain fitting internal parts present. Water fill screw plug is present and completely intact. Trigger mechanism operates freely. Top cover and receiver are marked "DWM" marked with SN and "M.G.08. D.W.M. Berlin. 1918." Side plate is marked "2661d" and "DWM". Sled mount is in orig green paint covered with some grime from years of storage. Pads and horsehair is completely absent. Spare bolt boxes retain their wooden blocks and leather straps. Spare bbl box retains its wooden blocks. Tripod numbered "8531" and date "18". Trunnion top strap is present. ZF12 Optical sight mfg by "Emil Busch A-G" is light green and numbered to a different gun "1128". Optics are clear except for one spot of blemish in the 7 o'clock position. Optic is also marked "SA" indicating this was put into Finnish service at some point. Leather optic case is very solid with brass reinforcement on the lip and also marked "SA" with makers name "Hensoldt 1937" with Weimar eagle proof WaA 12. Cocking handle on gun moves freely. Fusee spring has smooth tension. Trigger and trigger bar moves freely. Except for the absence of the bolt, this weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Collection of of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Water jacket is excellent and retains 90% of orig green paint with three or four small dents less than 1/2" long. It is extremely rare to find such complete coverage of orig paint on an MG08. Fusee spring cover and sideplates rate about an 80% with blue thinning to patina with an area of about 8" long by 2" wide of pinprick corrosion and in gray patina below fusee cover. Right sideplate also rates over 80% but with no pinprick corrosion. Interior of receiver coated with oil and grime at the bottom and should clean up very well. Muzzle booster and flash hider have significant deep pitting and scale, now arrested. Cataloger did not remove booster to inspect internals but piston is there, as seen through aperture. Bbl and gun could use a cleaning but bore is shiny and bright with crisp strong rifling. Spare bbl is numbered "1343", retains its orig asbestos packing string and likewise has a fine bore however dark in the grooves. Exterior of spare bbl has some corrosion but with some elbow grease and steel wool should clean up nicely. Sled mount adjustments are stiff but do operate. With a few hours clean up and the addition of a bolt, this would be an extremely attractive Maxim for the WWI enthusiast. 4-48658 JWK16

Estimate: $10000 - $18000

**GERMAN MAXIM MG 08/15 AIRCRAFT GUN WITH PARTIAL SYNCHRONIZATION GEAR INTACT. (C&R)
Item number: 17778709 | SN 568. Cal. 8 mm. 28-1/2" bbl. This rare model of the Maxim is an exceedingly unusual find in that it still has its apparently fully functional, synchronization gear attached to bottom of receiver. This gear rotates smoothly and freely, as does the action and feed shuttle. This gun's SN falls right in between the two guns which were documented as being on the plane flown by the Red Baron. The receiver, top cover and feed shuttle are matching in number. The bolt and bolt arm are numbered "998" over the "1" Arabic numeral. Indications are that at some point the bolt, cocking handle and bolt arm were swapped out with another gun. This weapon appears functional, except this weapon is missing fusee spring assembly, fusee cover and the trigger actuator, however the synchronization gear appears to be functional. The aircraft Maxim was made as light as possible so as not to burden the aircraft they were mounted in. Air cooled, with a "swiss-cheese" barrel jacket, they are nonetheless immediately recognizable as a Maxim. The synchronization gear was attached directly to the driving shaft of the propeller, and prevented the trigger(s) (these guns were mounted in pairs), from being pulled when the prop blades would be in front of the muzzle(s). This meant the guns could fire through the arc of the propeller, in direct line-of-sight with the pilot, and greatly enhanced effectiveness and accuracy of fire in combat. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Overall exterior appearance and finish are very good with interior parts rating extremely fine. The exterior is covered with old scale turning brown but the markings are clearly legible. Perforated bbl shroud has places where the metal has been bent slightly but this could be carefully restored. Bore could use a cleaning but rifling is sharp with some corrosion in the grooves. Bolt is excellent, as is the bolt face. Bbl is unnumbered where visible, only showing "Kr 7,9". Bolt and crossbar assemblies show Imperial proof marks. Feed shuttle is very clean and attractive with nearly all of its deep blue finish present. This is a great find for the early WWI aircraft enthusiast. It is difficult to estimate the value as so few orig specimens exist with their synchronization gear intact. 4-48648 JWK5

Estimate: $6000 - $12000

*× BAVARIAN RESERVE UNIT MARKED DWM 1911 MILITARY LUGER.
Item number: 17778950 | SN 1463e. 4" 9mm bbl. "1911" marked above chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Imperial proofs on right receiver. British proofs on main parts. Unit marked "B. R. S. 1. 170." on front gripstrap indicating: Bayerisches Reserve (Bavarian Reserve) Company 1, Weapon no 170. No stock lug and no holdopen added, which is unusual and desirable as most early Prussian unit issued guns had holdopens added during the 1913 upgrade recall. All numbered parts on the gun are matching including the checkered walnut grips. Proper 1908 style large vertical numbered wood bottom magazine that does not match. This gun is featured on p. 572 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% original blue with some light scratches and 70% original straw. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips are lightly worn with a few minor indentations. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52919 BWS52

Estimate: $2500 - $4000

*VERY RARE COLT PRE-WWII SERVICE MODEL ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL AND EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL 45 ACP
Item number: 17778830 | CONVERSION UNIT. SN SM923 & U2. Cal. 22 LR & 45 ACP. All blue finish with 5" floating chamber bbl, adjustable rear sight with standard markings and Rampant Colt on the left side. Right side is marked "COLT SERVICE MODEL ACE .22 LONG RIFLE". "ACE" is in a diamond. Right side of the frame has the SN. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips with standard 1911A1 features. Accompanied by 1 orig all blue service Model Ace magazine. Additionally accompanied by a very rare and the earliest known 45 ACP conversion unit ever to come to market. Conversion unit slide has standard markings on the left side with adjustable rear sight and is marked on the right side "COLT AUTOMATIC CALIBRE .45 / CONVERSION UNIT .45-22", along with the Rampant Colt. Conversion unit bbl has a polished skirt and is marked on the lower left side "MATCH / COLT 45 AUTO" and is also marked "U-2" in electric pencil on the left side. Left side of the lug is marked "M.B" in a circle. Conversion unit is accompanied by a recoil spring, spring guide, spring cap, bbl bushing, slide stop and an orig commercial all blue magazine with marked base plate. The "U2" numbered conversion unit is, as reported above, the earliest 45 conversion unit ever to come to market. SN "U1" is reportedly in the Colt Collection at the Wadsworth Athenaum in Hartford, CT. Pistol & conversion unit are accompanied by a period of use green velvet lined walnut distributor's case with gold embossed "COLT" on the lid and has a nickeled diamond-shaped lock escutcheon on the front. Also accompanied by two Colt factory letters; 1) Pistol is identified in 22 cal. with 5" bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and shipped to H & D Folsom Arms Co. NY, NY on June 6, 1940 in a 1 gun shipment. 2) The conversion unit is identified in cal. .45-22 with 5" bbl, blue finish and shipped to J.J. Tobler, Union City, NJ on February 2, 1939 in a 1 gun shipment. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Pistol retains about 98-99% crisp, orig factory blue with faint sharp edge wear on the left side of the muzzle, probably from laying in the box. Front strap appears to have some very minor cleaning lines and there are a couple of small nicks on left side of the slide. Grips are crisp, showing no flaws. Magazine is equally new with faint thinning near the top. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, has been fired but very little. Conversion unit appears to be crisp, new and unfired, retaining virtually all of its bright orig factory finish. 45 magazine is equally new. Case is sound with a few light handling and storage nicks and scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant, orig finish. Interior is lightly to moderately faded with moderate soil. 4-49218 JR106

Estimate: $6000 - $10000

*RARE GARDE-KURASSIER UNIT MARKED DWM 1910 MILITARY LUGER.
Item number: 17778951 | SN 3770c. 9mm 4" bbl. "1910" (first chamber date) above chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Imperial proofs on right receiver. British proofs on bbl, receiver, and frame. All numbers on gun are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Hold open added, no stock lug. Proper large digit numbered wood bottom magazine with an Imperial proof does not match. "G.K. 4.2." (Garde-Kürassier Regiment, Eskadron 4, Weapon #2). The die on the "G" was broken, so it looks more like a "C". Other examples of this faulty unit mark have been noted on this model. This gun is featured on pp. 483, 625, 1095, 1101, 1103, and 1151 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine retaining 95% original blue with scattered light corrosion on both sides and gripstraps that are starting to brown. Retains 80% original straw. Bore is sharp with frosting. Grips are very good with some chips and dings on the checkering. Magazine is very good with some minor chips out of the wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52920 BWS138

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*SCARCE PRE-WAR COLT CIVILIAN ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH BOX.
Item number: 17778831 | SN 10147. Cal. 22LR. Blue finish with 4-3/4" solid bbl. Adjustable rear sight and usual markings on the slide with rampant Colt at the left rear end. It is mounted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by one orig. all blue magazine with marked base plate. Accompanied by its orig dark burgundy, hinged lid cardboard box, matching numbered to this pistol with an orig bi-fold owner's pamphlet. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson there were about 11,000 of these pistols produced from 1931 to 1947, 10,500 of which were made through 1941. This pistol was produced in 1939. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 98-99% crisp orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear on the slide from laying in the box. Grips show light diamond point wear, more so on the right side, again, probably from laying in the box. Magazine is equally new with very faint, light wear. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, may have been fired, but if so, very little. Box has a couple breaks in the edges of the lid showing edge wear on the lid and slight wear on the label. Pamphlet is fine. 4-48319 JR95

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

**AUSTRIAN SCHWARZLOSE MODEL 7/12. (C&R)
Item number: 17778710 | SN 38753. Cal. 8 mm x 50. 19" bbl. This WWI Austrian machine gun was made by Waffenfabrik STEYR in 1918 and comes on its orig short "trench" mount. It appears to be all matching SN on receiver, bolt, cocking handle, top cover and even the muzzle gland. There is an assembly number just forward of the rear of the chamber on the receiver. There is no flash hider present. Steam release fittings and steam release and drain plug levers appear to be in working order. Bakelite of water fill cap is partially broken off, leaving a remnant. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Spring has good strong tension. Sight mechanism operates freely. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is about 70% with a flaking gray paint exposing spots of corrosion and patina on water jacket and top cover. Receiver has better coverage but still there are numerous scrapes, exposing bare metal. Rear hand grip metal, although matching in SN, does not appear to have ever been painted. Right hand wooden handle is cracked the entire length longitudinally and rotates freely, 360 degrees, however this could likely be remedied. All levers and actions rotate appropriately and freely. Internal parts are in extremely fine condition. Matching SN throughout. Oil cover cap removes freely and oil screen insert is still present and in good condition. Bore could use a cleaning but is shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. Tripod has significant scale but is completely serviceable and solid. Firearm is coated in a fine film of oil, dust and grime which should clean up quite well. This is a very rare and high quality manufacture WWI machine gun and would be a very attractive addition to any WWI collection. 4-48654 JWK12

Estimate: $10000 - $20000

*× GERMAN ARMY ISSUE 1912 ERFURT MILITARY LUGER.
Item number: 17778952 | SN 5184. 4" 9mm bbl. "1912" marked above chamber. Crown/"ERFURT" on center toggle link. Imperial military proofs on most parts. British proofed. All numbered parts on the gun are matching. Holdopen added. Proper wood bottom magazine is not matching. This gun is featured on pp. 485, 717, and 1103 in Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine retaining about 95% original blue and about 90% original straw with the takedown lever having been reheated to brighten the straw. Bore is lightly pitted. Grips are lightly worn with a chip out of the left grip under the safety lever. Magazine is good with scattered light pitting on the body. Mechanics are sound. 4-52928 BWS19

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*SCARCE PRE-WAR COLT CIVILIAN ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH BOX.
Item number: 17778832 | SN 10106. Cal. 22LR. Blue finish with 4-3/4" solid bbl. Adjustable rear sight and usual markings on the slide with rampant Colt at the left rear end. It is mounted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by one orig. all blue magazine with marked base plate. Accompanied by its orig dark burgundy, hinged lid cardboard box, matching numbered to this pistol. Accompanied by an orig bi-fold owners pamphlet, a shooting suggestions pamphlet and its orig target. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson there were about 11,000 of these pistols produced from 1931 to 1947, 10,500 of which were made through 1941. This pistol was produced in 1939. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 97-99% crisp orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear on the slide from laying in the box. Grips are crisp and show faint diamond point wear. Magazine is very fine with thinning on both sides. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. Box is fine with 3 or 4 small edge nicks and a small tear in the paper covering on the bottom. End label has a couple small wear spots, but is sharp and clear. Pamphlets and target are fine. 4-48318 JR96

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

**HOTCHKISS MACHINE GUN M1914 8MM LEBEL ON OMNIBUS TRIPOD. (C&R)
Item number: 17778711 | SN 36936. Cal. 8 mm Lebel. 30-1/2" bbl. This Hotchkiss is dated "1918" on right side of receiver and has brass pistol grip and brass feedblock. This lot includes two feedstrips with orig French 8 mm Lebel ammunition plus one curved Hotchkiss feedstrip marked "JB+2+1916" with orig 90% brass projectiles loaded into their orig unprimed cases marked "RHA Co 2-1917". This was Robin Hood Arms Co ammunition, manufactured in New Hampshire for export to France. The United States supplied great quantities of this boxer primed ammunition to France for WWI. Also included is an extremely scarce segment of orig French 8mm Lebel articulating feedstrip which was used in aircraft and armor applications. This 30 rnd segment of the start of the feedstrip which retains it's starter tab contains 12 live rnds of orig French ammunition and the strip is marked "M.L.S." with an upside down "B". Also of note is that the muzzle nut is present on the end of the bbl, which is often missing on these models. Feedblock SN 36543 does not match receiver number. Mounted on Omnibus machine gun tripod dated 1915 and SN 31465. The right tripod leg latch was thumbpiece broken off at the spring out retaining pin. The other latch is intact. Handle of elevation adjustment wheel is not present but locking lever does function. Firing mechanism of this weapon functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Consignor states that this gun was acquired by British sailors on a small ship after "The War" who used it to shoot whales, sharks and any other unfortunate sea creatures who came within range of the ship. Eventually, this ship came into port in Maine and the gun was sold here. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good. Gun metal gray paint covering about 70% of the exposed metal surfaces with the rest of the exposed metal surfaces, particularly forward of the front sight, turning a brown patina. Rear handgrip ring of receiver is also missing the paint and there is significant old rusted corrosion there. The exposed portion of the operating piston has also turned to brown patina while the portion of the piston that was protected by the cyl is bright. Bore could use a cleaning. Lans are shiny but the bbl dark in the grooves. Interior of receiver could also use a cleaning and there is a significant amount of grime mixed with oil inside. Feedstrips are all in good condition and the cartridges, with exception of the 1917 cartridges, appear serviceable. Tripod finish is not better than 20% with brown corrosion, and blue brown patina on exposed surfaces, however the paint that is remaining does appear to be orig. Based upon the consignor's statement, this cataloger is of the opinion that it likely to be a good shooter. 4-48660 JWK18

Estimate: $8000 - $12000

*× UNIT MARKED 1913 DWM LUGER.
Item number: 17778953 | SN 4286a. 4" 9mm bbl. "DWM" scroll on middle toggle link. Imperial proofs on right receiver. No stock lug on frame. Unit marked "J.R. 418. 6K. 9." (418th Infantry Regiment, 6th Company, Weapon #9). All numbered parts on the gun are matching. Features of this gun appear on pp. 452, 485, 573, 626, 714, 1092, and 1101 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. Checkered walnut grips. Proper wood bottom magazine that does not match. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Condition is fine. Retains 85% original blue and 35% original straw with light pitting overall. Grips are worn. Bore is sharp with frosting. Magazine has a large chip in the wood bottom. Mechanics are very good. 4-52922 BWS7

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*POST WAR .38 SUPER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH CONVERSION UNIT.
Item number: 17778833 | SN 64305. Cal. .38 Super & 22LR. All blue finish with 5" bbl. Fixed sights and mounted with full checkered brown plastic grips with large donuts. Left side of slide has a simple Colt name and address with the right side marked "COLT SUPER 38 AUTOMATIC" & Rampant Colt. Accompanied by 1 orig post war magazine with marked base plate. Also accompanied by its orig dark burgundy, hinged lid cardboard box with last 4 digits of matching SN on bottom and a bright blue and white end label. Inside has its orig oiled paper & an orig bi-fold owner's manual. Additionally accompanied by an orig, complete, post-war Service Model Ace conversion unit in a pre-war dark burgundy hinged lid cardboard box with blue and white top and end labels. Conversion slide has adjustable rear sight and the Service Model floating chamber. Conversion unit is accompanied by an orig bi-fold owner's manual. CONDITION: Pistol is extremely fine, retaining 97-98% crisp orig blue with faint sharp edge wear and slight wear on the right front edge of the frame from sliding around in the box. Grips and magazine are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. Shows very little use. Box and pamphlet are fine with 2 broken corners in the lid and light edge wear. Conversion unit is equally fine. Conversion unit box has a 1 broken edge and corner showing moderate wear and yellowing of the labels. 4-48374 JR97

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

**U.S. PROPERTY MARKED COLT AR-15, VETERAN BRING BACK. (C&R)
Item number: 17778712 | SN 620424. Cal. 5.56 mm. 20" bbl. This extremely scarce and desirable "as issued" M-16 was purchased by the consignor from a veteran and registered during the amnesty of 1968. It includes an orig "as issued" web sling, one 20 rnd Colt marked magazine and one "new in the wrapper" Cooper 30 rnd magazine. Clearly marked on lower "Property of US Govt. XM 16 E1". Consignor states when this weapon was orig offered to him for sale he replied he wanted nothing to do with it as it was clearly marked as US Property. The seller maintained that he had purchased it legitimately from an Army officer and eventually, when the amnesty occurred, the consignor agreed to purchase it and submitted the registration paperwork, which was approved after six months of the consignor waiting "on pins and needles". Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand and passes function test. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall condition. 97% plus orig Parkerized finish on metal parts. Black composite stock and hand grip are also extremely fine to excellent with some slight handling marks and a couple of scratches to buttstock and a noticeable gouge about 1" on left side of the smooth triangular handguard. Bore could use a cleaning but is shiny and bright with crisp strong rifling. Bolt face and internals are excellent. Sling is soft and pliable and also rates very fine. 20 rnd magazine is pretty devoid of finish on body but the floorplate still retains its blue and orig Colt markings. Orig "as issued" M-16 A1 guns from the Vietnam era marked "U.S. Property" are extremely scarce and some collector is going to take home a gem. 4-48656 JWK14

Estimate: $15000 - $25000

*× LUGER DWM 1916 MILITARY.
Item number: 17778954 | SN 5709o. 4" 9mm bbl. "1916" marked above chamber. "DWM" scroll above center toggle link. Imperial military proofs on right side of receiver. British proof marks. All numbered parts on the gun are matching. Proper wood bottom magazine does not match. This gun appears on pp. 527, 574, and 1110 in Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains 95% original blue and 70% original straw with scattered light pitting in a few areas. Bore has light pitting. Checkering on walnut grips is worn. Mechanics are fine. 4-52924 BWS15

Estimate: $1500 - $2500

*SPECTACULAR WWI COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL.
Item number: 17778834 | PLEASE NOTE (10/15/13): Slide stop and thumb safety have been refinished. SN 166480. Cal 45 ACP. 1917 Mfg. Brushed blue military finish and is one of the finest to come to market in many years. It has standard 5" all blued bbl with tiny "P" & "H" proof marks on top parallel with the bore and a tiny "5" on the left side of the lug. Slide has standard patent and manufacturers markings along with the Rampant Colt on the left side and "MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY" on right side. The left forward side of the frame has the "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" marking and the GHS (Gilbert H. Stewart) inspector initials just above the magazine release button. Right side has the SN and it is mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by an original two-toned military magazine. This pistol was the property of Captain A. Lawrence Brown who served during WWI in the US Army and later was a founding member of the U.S. Ordnance Association. It was gifted to consignor by Capt. Brown's widow in July 1987. While WWI 1911 pistols are frequently encountered they are rarely found with such high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Capt. A. Lawrence Brown CONDITION: Extremely fine plus appears to have been fired but very little. Overall retains about 99% crisp, orig brushed blue military finish with only faint sharp muzzle edge wear and some very minor drag marks on the bbl. Frame and grips are equally crisp and new. Magazine is lightly discolored on the white part with some minor scrapes on the body. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some scuffing on the grooves. 4-48902 JR46

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

**CHICOM TYPE 56/M22 (AK47)(C&R).
Item number: 17778713 | SN N007730. Cal. 7.62 x 39 bbl length 16-1/2". Registered as a Russian AK47 model 22, this weapon exhibits a high quality of workmanship and finish. Safety/selector is marked "D/L", receiver is marked M22 just forward of the bolt "AB". Receiver cover number & receiver SN match. Left side of receiver is marked "M22" followed by "N007730". Included is an orig web sling & canvas ammunition belt with 3 ribbed steel 30 rnd magazines and 1 Chinese made 10 rnd magazine and 2 ammo stripper clips. Firing mechanism functions very smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. Magazines fit properly in the magazine well. Registered under SN 07730. This model was and is an extremely successful & most produced assault rifle in the world. No doubt this one saw service in Southeast Asia prior to coming to the U.S. The AK-47 was, and is the most widely used and widely accepted as extremely reliable and effective assault rifle. Despite this, registered examples here in the U.S. do not surface for sale very often. This is testimony to their appeal to their owners. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is fine metal finish with wood ranging in condition from good to very good. Metal surfaces retain 80% of deep blue, thinning along the receiver cover with more loss & some brown patina to the bbl. Bolt is in the white as it should be. Bolt face & internals extremely fine. Bore is excellent, shiny & bright. Forearm has numerous 1/4" dings & bruising marks with loss of urethane finish. However wood is completely sound and serviceable. Handgrip is in better condition but still with flaking of urethane finish. Checkering is significantly worn at high points, but still handgrip is completely solid and serviceable. Buttstock also has numerous bruises and dings and also hand-applied, scratched-in letters 1/2" high "AA" on the left side just to the rear of the receiver. Also rather crudely applied scratch-in is a 1" diameter circle with a 5 pointed star inside on the left side of the buttstock. Canvas carrying belt is in very fine serviceable condition. Thirty rnd magazines are unmarked with about 50% of their finish with some significant thinning and scaling but should clean up well. Five rnd magazine is marked "China" on floor plate and retains 90% of its finish. This is a very attractive and well made example of the AK47 and would be a great addition to any Class III collection. 4-48663 JWK21

Estimate: $12500 - $17500

PLEASE SEE NOTE IN DESCRIPTION.
Item number: 17778955 | This lot has been withdrawn from this auction for the following reason: There is currently a question as to whether the “Super Rare Gomann-Grunow Telescoping Stock” is legal or not. It currently is not on the list of exemptions but in fact the likely reason it is not on the list of exemptions is because of its extraordinary rarity. There are only a couple now known to exist today. This example was purchased from an American auction a few years back by Dr. Sturgess. Another example was sold by that same auction house a couple of years ago and a third example is in a notable foreign collection. In fairness and in consideration of both buyer and seller, we are withdrawing this lot from the auction and we have filed an exemption from ATF because of the previous two sales in this country, we anticipate that we will receive an exemption. Once we receive that exemption, then we will reoffer the same pistol in a future session of the Sturgess Collection either in March 2014 or October 2014. Sorry for the inconvenience, however we want to be certain everything is done on the up and up. *× SIMSON REWORKED ARTILLERY LUGER WITH SUPER RARE GOMANN-GRUNOW TELESCOPING STOCK. SN 9301a. 8" 9mm artillery bbl with fine tune front and rear adjustable sights. "1916" above chamber. "SIMSON & Co/SUHL" marked on center toggle link. Imperial proofs on right receiver. Originally a 1916 DWM, this gun was reworked by Simson and has a Simson toggle assembly and sideplate that were replaced and numbered to the gun and Eagle/6 proofed. All numbered parts on the gun are matching, except for the holdopen which is two numbers off. The correct style numbered wood bottom magazine does not match. This gun is featured on p. 976 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. Fitted with an extremely rare Gomann & Grunow Patent telescoping stock that has matching serial number 10 on top of the stock lug, on top of the telescoping tube, and on top of the tube that attaches to the buttplate. The stock was patented in 1924, and is featured on pp. 1413 and 1414 of Sturgess' book. One of the rarest early automatic pistol stocks, which was tested by the Reichsheer in the 1920s, one unit marked example being known. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 95% original blue and 40% original straw. Gun has some scattered pitting on the left side of the bbl, above the right grip, and at the bottom of the rear gripstrap and stock lug. Also at the front gripstrap under the left grip. Bore is lightly pitted. Checkered walnut grips are moderately worn. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. The stock is in excellent condition retaining 98% original bright blue. 4-52948 BWS80

Estimate: $10000 - $20000

*COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL.
Item number: 17778835 | SN 417933. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual configuration with blued finish, 5" bbl and orig fixed sights. Mounted with 2-pc diamond checkered orig walnut grips & accompanied by an S-code military mag. Also accompanied by a fine pair of smooth real pearl grips which fit this pistol just fine. Frame has Springfield Armory eagle head stamp where one would ordinarily find inspector initials and has "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" on left forward side of frame. All other parts appear to be as issued. PROVENANCE: Michael Leff Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good, as completely restored, with polished bbl skirt. Walnut grips show moderate wear with few chipped diamonds. Pearl grips are extremely fine with bright fire & color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-49714 JR14

Estimate: $1500 - $2500

**WWII BRING-BACK GERMAN MP-40 FORMERLY USED IN COMMISSION OF A ROBBERY IN ELLSWORTH, MAINE(C&R).
Item number: 17778714 | SN IRS1006. Cal. 9 mm. 10" bbl. This MP-40 has an interesting history. As related by the consignor, this MP-40 was taken out of Germany by a veteran and brought back devoid of SN on receiver, bbl or lower assembly. The lower is marked "fxo 41", indicating C.G. Haenel manufacture in 1941, with a eagle over "165" proof mark. However the swing out shoulder assembly is marked "ayf" with eagle over "280" proof mark, indicating ERMA manufacture. The telescoping firing pin and spring housing and firing pin are also of ERMA manufacture with an eagle over "280" proof mark on each and also the small numbers "27". The early "hook type" bolt is also marked "ayf" with eagle over "280" proof mark with no SN. The magazine housing and receiver tube are marked for Steyr manufacture, "bnz" with eagle over "623" proof mark. Muzzle nut and sling keeper are marked for C.G. Haenel. Bbl is marked for Steyr with "bnz" and eagle over "623" proof mark. Final eagle proof is at left side of bbl just forward of bbl nut. There is an unusual star/sunburst shaped proof mark about 1-1/2" forward of bbl nut on left side. Bbl resting hook and front sight hood are marked for Steyr. Rear sight is marked for ERMA with number "864" on the flip up leaf sight. The other markings on this weapon are the applied IRS number which was used to register this firearm. This number is on the bbl and end cap of lower assembly. All parts appear to be of correct vintage for this weapon. Included with this lot are 6 orig MP-40 magazines and loader marked "GHN40" in orig mag pouches. Two of the magazines have had a fabric string wrapped around their lower portion to aid as a handle. Four of the magazines are marked "98E41" and two are marked "KUR43". Consignor states that this gun was stolen from under a veteran's bed in his camp in Maine and that this weapon was subsequently utilized in an armed robbery in Ellsworth, ME. The perpetrator was eventually caught and the consignor was called as an expert witness to match fired cartridge cases to this machine gun. Copy of 1955 Bangor Daily News article accompanies this lot. Gun was eventually registered with an IRS number after consignor acquired it from the detective in charge of the case. Firing mechanism function smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is rather poor with significant pitting to the swing out shoulder loop and along top of receiver tube as well as significant loss of finish there and on the bbl assembly. The bbl resting bar is a pot metal and quite rough to the touch. Internally the bolt and telescoping mainspring tube is in fine to very fine condition, the bolt especially retaining deep blue finish in areas where it does not contact receiver tube. Bore has some shine but is frosty. Interior of receiver tube could use a good cleaning. Finish on magazines is consistent with rest of this arm. Orig sling rates about good to very good, is soft and supple and serviceable, and is ink marked "MP38u40". This gun's interesting provenance could more than make up for what it lacks in condition. 4-48655 JWK13

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

*× MATCHING DWM 1917 ARTILLERY LUGER RIG.
Item number: 17778956 | SN 5206B. 8" 9mm bbl with multi position adjustable artillery style rear sight that has fine-tuned adjustment as does front sight. "1917" above chamber. "DWM" on center toggle link. Imperial proofs on right side of receiver. British proofed. Wood bottom magazine is not numbered. All numbered parts are matching. With matching numbered artillery stock and brown leather holster with straps and leather attachments. Date and makers mark inside flap is illegible. Orig Imperial proofed takedown tool and artillery cleaning rod are included. This gun is featured on p. 527 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 97% orig bright blue with some light corrosion on sideplate and surrounding area. 90% orig straw with light scattered corrosion. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with minor indents and nice color and wood grain. Magazine is excellent with minor wear. Mechanics are excellent. Holster is very nice with minor scuffs and some flaking on corners.  Straps are wrinkled and flaking. Wood stock is excellent with minor dings and scratches. Takedown tool and cleaning rod are excellent. 4-52065 BWS94

Estimate: $4500 - $6500

*COLT MODEL 1911-A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL WITH GENERAL OFFICER'S BELT AND HOLSTER RIG IDENTIFIED
Item number: 17778836 | TO GENERAL WILLIAM FULTON MCKEE. SN 1155733. Cal. 45 ACP. Standard M1911-A1, Parkerized finish with 5" bbl, standard fixed sights and usual markings. Is mounted with checkered brown plastic grips with large donuts surmounted by 4 silver stars on a bar on each grip. Accompanied by another set of identical grips with 3 stars on each side. Also accompanied by an orig Hickok russet brown leather general officer's belt, buckle, holster and magazine pouch, containing 2 all blue military magazines. Consignor states that he purchased this pistol at a yard sale in the Washington D.C. area many years ago and has retained it ever since. He states that the mailbox in front of the house bore the name "W.F. Mckee". General William Fulton Mckee was born October 1906 in Virginia, graduated from West Point in June 1929 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the Coast Artillery. He had a variety of assignments in Texas and California, was promoted to 1st Lt in 1934 and in 1935 was assigned to the Philippines where he served 3 years as Regimental Adjutant and later Battery Commander of the 92nd Coast Artillery. He returned to the U.S. in early 1939 to California and then to Puerto Rico and became Capt in June 1939. In August 1941 he returned to the U.S. and was promoted to Major in October 1941. He became Lt Col. in April 1942 and to full Col. that September. He served in a variety of posts in Washington related to anti-aircraft and air-drome defense and in February 1945 became Brigadier General. In 1946 he was assigned to Paris as the Commanding General of the European division and in Dec 1946 was assigned to Weisbaden, Germany where he became Commanding General of HQ USAFE. He returned to the U.S. in late 1947 as assistant Vice Chief of Staff USAF and was promoted to Major Gen in Feb 1948. From there he was assigned to the Air Material Command as Vice Commander in May 1953 and received his 3rd star in Aug 1957. On 1 August 1961 he was promoted to full General and named Commander of Air Force Logistics Command. In July 1964 he moved to Washington as Vice Chief of Staff under Gen. Curtis LeMay and retired 31 July 1964. Upon retirement he became the assistant administrator for Management Development at NASA and in June 1965 was appointed Director of the Federal Aviation Agency. Gen Mckee died Feb 28, 1987. PROVENANCE: General William F. McKee. CONDITION: Pistol is extremely fine, retaining about 98% strong orig Parkerized finish. Grips are fine, although the stars would make shooting a near impossibility. Belt and holster rig are fine with some minor crackling and slight loss of finish with one belt loop on the inside damaged. Buckle is very fine, retaining virtually all of its orig gold finish. 4-49226 JR103

Estimate: $5000 - $7000

**JAPANESE TYPE 100 SUBMACHINE GUN. (C&R)
Item number: 17778715 | SN 4155. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. 9-1/2" bbl. Manufactured by Nagoya. This Type 100 includes an orig mag and web sling. Markings at top of receiver translate to "100 Shiki", meaning 100 Type. This is a later example which has a wooden buttplate and rather crude welding, particularly where the mag housing meets the receiver. Buttstock is in 2 pieces glued together, which is as they were made originally as wood was a scarce commodity in Japan. The simple rear peep sight was completely adequate. Numbers appear to be all matching. This weapon appears fully functional. The Japanese Type 100 Submachine Guns were not produced in large quantity. The 8mm Nambu cartridge was underpowered for it's purpose, but nonetheless functioned the submachine gun effectively. Japan recognized too late that the submachine gun was very effective in the close quarters combat of the jungle. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. Consignor states this gun was captured by Sgt. Winslow V. "Smudge" Grant of the 43rd Division at Baggio in the Philippines. Sgt. Grant bagged this gun after personally dispatching the Japanese who carried it. He later turned it over to Morrison, who registered it during the amnesty. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine, as brought back. Wood has numerous gouges and handling marks but is completely serviceable. Sling, although somewhat soiled, is still in sound and serviceable condition. Mag appears to have been pinched together at the top and follower does not come all the way to the feed lips, however this should be able to be remedied by competent gunsmith. Bore is shiny with some frosting in the grooves. Bolt face is very fine, although bolt, receiver and feed ramp could use some cleaning. This would be a welcome addition to any Japanese machine gun collection. 4-48650 JWK7

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

*EXTREMELY RARE LUMINOUS SIGHT FITTED WWI DWM ARTILLERY LUGER.
Item number: 17778957 | SN 9223. 8" artillery bbl with fine tune front and adjustable fine tune rear sight. "1915" above chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. All numbered parts on the gun are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. Proper wood bottom magazine has a number that does not match. Fitted with extremely rare Sudicatis luminous sights. Rear sight piece is all machined and surrounds the existing rear sight and secures with screws on each side. Luminous elements (radium based phosphor in glass tubes) appear in windows on each side of the back of the sight. Front sight uses pressed metal location pieces that secure on the bbl and front sight of gun. Luminous element is in a machined block that swivels and secures with a screw. A copy of the original patent for the luminous sight in German from February 1917 is included. This gun/luminous sight system is featured on pp. 1004-1006 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. One of the earliest attempts to produce a military night-sight. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% orig blue and 80% orig straw with some scattered corrosion. Bore is sharp with frosting. Grips are very good with moderate wear and some chips and dings to the checkering. Magazine is very good with light corrosion on the body and some deep chips and dings to the wood bottom. Sudicatis luminous sights are in excellent condition with little wear and retaining about 98% orig blue with luminous elements still intact. 4-52936 BWS139

Estimate: $8000 - $12000

*RARE IDENTIFIED U.S. PROPERTY COLT MODEL 1903 GENERAL OFFICER'S PISTOL.
Item number: 17778837 | SN 569379. Cal. 32 ACP. Parkerized finish with 3-3/4" bbl, fixed sights and "U.S. PROPERTY" on the right side of the frame. Mounted with full checkered, silver medallion wood grips. This pistol and associated equipment were the property of Maj. Gen. Richard W. Whitney. Accompanied by its orig Anniston Ordnance Depot shipping document transferring this pistol, identified by SN to Brig. Gen. Whitney on 1 March 1962. Also accompanying is the orig Anniston Ordnance Depot shipping box containing two spare magazines, an orig cleaning rod and hermetically sealed cleaning brush, along with the orig packing material for this pistol. Additionally accompanied by an orig black leather General Officer's belt and gold 2-pc buckle with an orig black leather holster. Additionally accompanied by a short, two color horn swaggerstick with concealed sword blade and an Iranian made photo album containing a photo of the ruler of Iran, Reza Shah Pahlavi and several black & white 8X10 photos of Brig. Gen. Whitney apparently inspecting an Iranian repair facility. Additionally accompanied by a 50-star American flag that has gold fringe from Gen. Whitney's office and then from his Maj. General's office a flag which is solid red with gold fringe & two large white stars in the center. Both flags are on their wooden standards with nickeled spear points and tips along with orig OD canvas covers, marked "US". Richard W. Whitney was born in Rockland, ME, February 6, 1913, graduated from the Univ. of Akron in 1935 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the infantry reserve. In January 1941, he entered active duty as a 1st Lieutenant and was assigned to Camp Wheeler, GA. In July 1942, General Whitney became part of the first Special Service Force (SSF), a joint brigade consisting of American and Canadian troops which later became enormously famous, or infamous depending on which side you look at it from, and were known by the Germans as "The Devil's Brigade". They trained at Fort William Henry Harrison, MT and served throughout WWII with Gen. Whitney eventually becoming Regimental Commander in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). The unit trained from July 1942 to July 1943 under Col. Robert Frederick, who later became a Maj. Gen. before retiring. The unit was made up of 3 brigades consisting of 32 officers and 385 enlisted men each. They were all volunteers from American and Canadian units, equally divided among both country's services. In August 1943, they were part of the invasion force of the island of Kiska and the Aleutian chain. In November 1943 they arrived in Italy and were part of the invasion force tasked with taking two heavily fortified German positions, controlled by two German armored divisions. After climbing a 65 degree mountain, for which they became extremely famous and for which they were honored with several movies and documentaries, including the motion picture The Devil's Brigade, in 1968. They succeeded in their mission, suffering 77% casualties, which included 91 dead, 9 missing, 313 wounded and 116 cases of exhaustion. After they were relieved and repositioned, they participated in the landing at the Anzio beachhead where they again suffered heavy losses, but created havoc among the Germans causing them to assign more troops to the defense of that area than they had initially intended, believing that they were facing a much larger force then they actually were. It was here that they received the sobriquet "Devil's Brigade" or frequently "Black Devils" due to their using black boot polish smeared on their faces for nighttime operations. During this campaign they fought for 99 days without relief. It was also here that they used printed stickers left on German corpses and fortifications, in German, which translated to "The worst is yet to come". In May 1944 they were the first unit to enter Rome having been given the assignment of capturing seven bridges to prevent the Germans from destroying them. In August 1944 the FSSF landed in southern France during Operation Dragoon where they captured five forts on the islands in which action nine of their members were killed. On 5 December 1944 the unit was disbanded and their members assigned to numerous Canadian and American special forces units. The first SSF was the orig predecessor of all current special forces units. During the war this 1,800 man unit accounted for 12,000 German casualties, captured 7,000 prisoners and had an attrition rate of over 600%. Decorations for valor of this unit are far too numerous to mention. Gen. Whitney was a charter member of the first SSF and remained with them until they were disbanded. He remained in the ETO and in other command assignments until the end of the war. Following the war, he remained in the Army at various assignments around the U.S. and again served combat duty in Korea. After the Korean War, he spent three years on the Army General staff and then had various assignments around the U.S. and Hawaii. In July 1960 he r

**MP34 o(STEYR-SOLOTHURN) (C&R).
Item number: 17778716 | 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: 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. 4-48644 JWK1

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

*× REICHS GENDARMERIE ISSUE "RG" DWM COMMERCIAL LUGER.
Item number: 17778958 | SN 74704. 4" 9mm bbl. DWM scroll on toggle link. Horizontal Crown/N proof on left side of receiver. No military proofs. Marked "R.G. 272" engraved on left side of frame (one of the highest RG numbers). Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Wood bottom magazine with blued body that is numbered in the same serial range but does not match. This gun is featured on pp. 511 and 1158 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. A very desirable unit mark indicating issue to the militarized police brigade in Alsace-Lorraine (German occupied France from 1870 until 1918) and the first type of German Police P.08. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% original blue and 70% original straw. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Grips are moderately worn with a few indents to the checkering. Magazine and mechanics are excellent. 4-52934 BWS57

Estimate: $5000 - $7000

*RARE COLT AIRCREWMAN DA REVOLVER WITH BOX.
Item number: 17778838 | SN 4385-LW. Cal. 38 Spcl. Very rare revolver with 2" steel bbl and fixed sights with rampant Colt on sideplate. Left side of bbl is marked "AIRCREWMAN / 38 SPECIAL CTG." and the right side has the Colt name & address. Frame & cylinder are all anodized alloy with black finish. Mounted with 2-pc checkered walnut grips that have the U.S. Air Force medallion at the top on each side. Backstrap is marked "PROPERTY OF U.S. AIR FORCE" and the buttstrap is marked "A.F. NO. 1 / 2. This unusual marking may mean 1 of 2(?). Accompanied by an orig 2-pc Kraft cardboard box with SN "1158LW" in red pencil marking on the bottom along with " 2"-.38". Inside has the remains of military style vapor barrier paper, a Colt wire-handle cleaning brush and a Colt warranty card. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, there were 1,189 of these rare revolvers produced in 1951 with a few others made as late as 1959 and possibly others produced in addition to the government contract. These revolvers were numbered in the Colt Cobra & Courier range of 1902LW to 90470LW. Air Force buttstrap numbers were from 1 to 1189. The unusual Air Force S/N on the buttstrap "1 / 2" may mean 1 of 2 and may mean that they were presentation pieces. The alloy cylinders were insufficient for military ammunition and tended to rupture during use. The Air Force returned the entire shipment of all 1,189 to Colt where they were supposed to have been destroyed, most were. Only a very few survive today in orig configuration. This cataloger has seen very few of these revolvers with replacement steel cylinders. CONDITION: Pristine new & unfired, looks unturned. Bbl has one small scratch on left side with a couple of miniscule nicks on the sharp edges and retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish. Grips are equally new. Box has a broken corner in the lid, otherwise is sound with tape stains on each end. 4-49108 JR379

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

**BERGMANN MODEL 1920 WITH ORIGINAL SLING AND ONE 50 ROUND MAGAZINE.
Item number: 17778717 | SN 4906. Cal. 7.65mm (30 Luger) 8" bbl. Marked "Brevet Bergmann" on top of magazine housing. This weapon appears to be all matching throughout. Magazine is marked with an "S" within a gear symbol at the rear bottom of the magazine. The Germans realized during WWI the effectiveness of the sub-machine gun in close quarters. With the imposition of the Treaty of Versailles, the manufacture of sub-machine guns within Germany was prohibited, however almost immediately steps were taken for weapon designs and production to continue outside the borders of Germany and sometimes within its borders in secret. This Bergmann is an example of one such design. Its quality milled construction and hand-fitting of parts, though costly and time consuming, delivered a finely made sub-machine gun. It operates on a simple blow back principle. This specimen was probably made in Belgium, although it is extremely interesting to note that the rear sight graduations appear to be for Siam (Thailand). This would indicate this arm was produced for export to that country. The sling also appears to have markings consistent with this line of thinking. The firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand and this weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Carl "Bill" Morrison Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good to very good with about 50% bluing remaining, thinning to a nice gray patina on most areas. The bolt, receiver end cap & detent button are attractively polished and in the white. The wooden stock has numerous bruises & handling marks with one 1" long gouge on the right side opposite where the cheek would rest. There is a 1/2" long chip with a 1/4" gouge on the right front tip of the forend. Bore is excellent, shiny & bright. Bolt face is likewise excellent. Magazine could use a cleaning, has some spots of corrosion in places but is still completely serviceable and with about 85% bluing remaining. This is a fine and desirable example of an early model sub-machine gun. 4-48667 JWK24

Estimate: $8000 - $12000

*× PRUSSIAN POLICE DWM/MAUSER “v” SUFFIX LUGER WITH MATCHING HOLSTER & MAGAZINE.
Item number: 17778959 | SN 662v. 4" 9mm bbl. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Large, fine line Crown/Crown/U on left side of receiver and bbl. Sear safety. Deactivated Walther magazine safety. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching. Original matching numbered wood bottom magazine. Rare V Suffix Luger with parts made by DWM and finished by Mauser. This gun is featured on pp. 538, 611, 750, 768, and 1298 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. Accompanied by original dark chocolate colored leather Prussian police holster of Akah manufacturing style that is numbered on the back 661, one digit off the gun serial number. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% original early Mauser finish with very high polish toggle assembly and matt frame recess panels. 95% original straw. Bore is sharp with frosting. Grips are sharp with very little wear and nice wood grain. Left grip is missing upper left hand corner from installation of magazine safety. Magazine is very good. Some corrosion on the body. Mechanics are sound. Holster is excellent with original finish with light scuffs. 4-52983 BWS31

Estimate: $5000 - $7500

*RARE COLT AIRCREWMAN DA REVOLVER.
Item number: 17778839 | PLEASE NOTE (10/4/13): This gun letters as a Cobra. It was shipped as a “special presentation” to Colonel Frank K. Allen, 22 July 1954. SN 3254-LW. Cal. 38 Spcl. Very rare revolver with 2" steel bbl and fixed sights with rampant Colt on sideplate. Left side of bbl is marked "AIRCREWMAN / 38 SPECIAL CTG." and the right side has the Colt name & address. Frame & cylinder are all anodized alloy with black finish. Mounted with 2-pc checkered walnut grips that have the U.S. Air Force medallion at the top on each side. Backstrap is marked "PROPERTY OF U.S. AIR FORCE" and the buttstrap is marked "A.F. NO. 1/2". This unusual marking may mean 1 of 2(?). According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, there were 1,189 of these rare revolvers produced in 1951 with a few others made as late as 1959 and possibly others produced in addition to the government contract. These revolvers were numbered in the Colt Cobra & Courier range of 1902LW to 90470LW. Air Force buttstrap numbers were from 1 to 1189. The unusual Air Force S/N on the buttstrap "1 / 2" may mean 1 of 2 and may mean that they were presentation pieces. The alloy cylinders were insufficient for military ammunition and tended to rupture during use. The Air Force returned the entire shipment of all 1,189 to Colt where they were supposed to have been destroyed, most were. Only a very few survive today in orig configuration. This cataloger has seen very few of these revolvers with replacement steel cylinders. CONDITION: Pristine new, unfired. Grips are equally new. 4-49107 JR380

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

**RUSSIAN PPD-40 SUBMACHINE GUN (C&R).
Item number: 17778718 | SN NT835. Cal. 7.62 x 25 mm. 10.75" bbl, manufactured by Russian Government Arsenal and dated 1940. Registered as "Russian manufacture MP 40". Cyrillic prefix letters not included on registration paperwork. Bolt matches receiver SN. This weapon includes one standard 30 rnd mag and one 71 rnd PPsh 41 drum mag which is not orig for this weapon. Selector forward of trigger guard is marked "1" for semi-auto fire and when flipped is marked "71" for full auto fire (isn't it neat they assume the soldier will fire the entire magazine). Proof mark on top of receiver is the Izhevsk "keyhole" arsenal symbol of a small arrow inside a triangle. The PPD was the Soviet Union's first effective machine pistol. It was designed by Vasiliy Degtyarev, and machined from forgings. It was the precursor to the less expensive and much produced PPsh 41. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is about 60% with the blue turning to a pleasing soft brown patina. 30 rnd mag is excellent, over 90% deep blue finish. 71 rnd drum mag has about 5% remaining of white paint, the rest is patina, however spring tension is good and the mag appears fully serviceable. Buttstock and forend is in good overall condition, showing numerous gouges, some chips, and there is a crack to the rear of the receiver on the right side, running about 1" to the rear and then forward 2" on the right side only. There is also 1/2" crack on left side of buttstock just to the rear of the mag housing. Buttplate is devoid of orig finish and instead has significant brown corrosion and patina. Bore is shiny and bright, however has evidence of multiple bulge rings. It appears as if a bullet may at one time have lodged in bbl and firing continued. There is no detectable bulge to exterior of bbl. This cataloger would not hesitate to fire this gun. Bolt face is good, however could use a cleaning, as could the interior of receiver. Bolt has some evidence of active corrosion along left side and interior grooves, but this should clean up. Leather buffer inside buffer cap still present, soft and serviceable, although thinning. Both sides of trigger show rubbing wear against trigger aperture. A nice example of a scarce Russian submachine gun. 4-48646 JWK3

Estimate: $8000 - $12000

**BRITISH STEN MARKED MK V (C&R).
Item number: 17778719 | SN 16269. Cal. 9 mm. 7.8" bbl. This broad arrow proofed Sten has a bolt which is matching to the receiver and includes one gray Parkerized magazine marked "M634" and three 25 rnd magazines in a white canvas magazine pouch. Left side of receiver is also marked with broad arrow over a "4 G2 C". Detachable wooden buttstock with brass buttplate is SN 19691. Underside of mag housing is marked with broad arrow and logo "RTL". There is also "M/78". Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. The Sten was an extremely reliable and inexpensive to produce submachine gun. It was a mainstay of British forces during WWII worldwide, and although derided by Soldiers as crudely built, it was a very effective and successful submachine gun. The Mark V model, introduced at the end of WWII was better fitted and finished then the earlier models. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Overall black enamel finish is about 30%, most of it being forward of the mag housing and forward of the trigger guard. The balance is bare metal showing a nice soft patina. Mag finish is excellent, near 100% gray Parkerized finish. Wooden hand grip is fine with some handling marks, as is the wooden buttstock. Brass buttplate has marking "M/216" with broad arrow at top of heel. Bore is in need of a cleaning but shiny with significant frosting to the rifling. Bolt face also in need of cleaning but is very good with crisp edges. Interior of receiver also needs cleaning, with a brown patina and some pitting. This does not in any way effect the function of the action. Two of the 25 rnd magazines have a gray Parkerized finish, the other a deep lustrous blue finish. Magazine pouch, although soiled, is completely serviceable. Overall this weapon shows evidence of some significant use but this is to be expected of a Sten. No doubt this would make an excellent shooter that you could take to the range over and over, never worrying about detracting from its value, and have loads of fun. 4-48645 JWK2

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*× RARE AUSTRIAN BUNDESHEER MAUSER BANNER LUGER WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.
Item number: 17778960 | SN 1991. 4" 9mm bbl. "MAUSER" banner on center toggle link. Crown/N proofs. Austrian Bundesheer/BH proof on left side of frame below takedown lever. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching. Original extruded aluminum bottom magazine with matching numbers. This gun is pictured on p. 620 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% original blue with scattered light scratches and small dings. Grips are lightly worn with a few minor chips in the checkering. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are excellent. Bore is bright and sharp with very light frosting. 4-52825 BWS30

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*7TH CAVALRY CONNECTED COLT MODEL 1917 DA REVOLVER WITH HOLSTER AND INDIAN BEADED BELT.
Item number: 17778840 | SN 118198. Cal. 45 ACP. Revolver is a standard 1917 with 5 1/2" bbl, full front sight & 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. Buttstrap has usual 1917 markings & the SN. Left lower forward side of the frame is stamped "AA" which indicates refurbishing at Augusta Arsenal. Buttstrap also has a lanyard stud & loop. Mounted with smooth 2-pc walnut grips, stamped on the left side "US" over "SEVENTH" in an arc around the screw escutcheon. Below the escutcheon is inlaid with a small gold spread-winged eagle. Lanyard loop has a WWI era braided cotton & steel lanyard attached. Accompanied by a Mills olive drab woven cotton belt with 45-70 caliber loops almost completely around. Left front side by the buckle wire is beaded with a red, white & blue flag and 4-pt brass decoration. Right front side has a beaded panel of tiny yellow beads with red border and a "7" in the center below ten oval brass brads, all attached to faded red trade cloth. Below this panel is a sewn-in brown leather cartridge box with "US" on the flap, which was originally for .38 Colt cartridges. Belt also has a standard brown 1917 dated flap holster for the model 1917 revolver with "US" on front and brass brad decorations on the flap. Lanyard ring has a double brown and white braided horse hair tassel. The decorations appear to be authentic Indian applied beading and tack work. Revolver is probably from the time the 7th Cavalry was at Fort Bliss, Texas when the military was engaged in controlling the border and employed Indian scouts. CONDITION: Revolver is fair with little arsenal finish remaining being mostly a cleaned gray metal patina with scattered pitting. Grips are sounds showing moderate to heavy wear and a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Holster is dry and crackled with a repaired break in the flap showing moderate to heavy wear and soil. Belt has frayed cartridge loops with moderate soil. Bead work is very fine. Cartridge box is worn & soiled with a repair in the flap. Lanyard is fine. Altogether a rare and unusual rig. 4-49069 JR81

Estimate: $2000 - $3500

*× RARE 1918 ERFURT LUGER REICHSWEHR REWORK.
Item number: 17778961 | SN 5229. 4" 9mm bbl. "1918" marked above chamber. Crown/Erfurt marked on center toggle link. Eagle/Su4 repair mark on right receiver shown on p. 472 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. All numbered parts are matching. Matching checkered walnut grips are marked "S/42". Proper reworked wood bottom magazine is matching. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 99% original reworked finish and 95% reworked straw. Bore has light wear. Grips are sharp. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52952 BWS6

Estimate: $2500 - $3250

*SCARCE COLT MODEL 1909 ARMY MODEL DA REVOLVER.
Item number: 17778841 | SN 35968. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue finish with 5-1/2" bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with caliber marking on the left side. Bottom of the bbl is marked "UNITED STATE PROPERTY". Side plate has the hook cylinder latch with rampant colt in a stylized "C". Buttstrap is marked "U.S. ARMY MODEL 1909" and the SN. Right rear side of the frame has the inspector initials "R.A.C." (Rinaldo A. Carr). Mr. Carr's initials also appear on the bottom edges of the grips, bottom of the bbl & rear face of the cylinder. These fine, big bore revolvers were ordered by the Army, Navy & Marine Corps after the .38 Colt cartridge was proven to be completely ineffective as a "man stopper" in the Philippine insurrection against the Moros. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, there were approximately 18,600 of these revolvers produced for the Army & Navy and 1,400 for the U.S. Marine Corps. Although they were produced in substantial numbers they are rarely ever encountered with high orig finish having served from their 1909 issue dates throughout WWI & even into WWII. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Overall retains 92-94% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few light scratches. Backstrap is slightly dulled and thin. Grips have a couple minor chips in the edges and show moderate wear with a fine hand worn oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-48339 JR93

Estimate: $3000 - $4000

**CSRG 1918 CHAUCHAT 8 MM LEBEL MACHINE GUN. (C&R)
Item number: 17778720 | SN 78309. Cal. 8 mm Lebel. 22" bbl with flash hider. Model 1918 and manufactured by CSRG, folding bipod legs are not present. SN's match between upper and lower. Magazine is marked "SA" indicating the magazine was taken into Finnish service. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Magazine fits snugly in mag well. This arm appears fully functional. Significant number of these arms were sent to Finland after WWI. They were considered obsolete and France was happy to pass them on in favor of securing more modern designed machine guns. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is about 70% with a nice even, brown patina with loss of finish right around the end of flash hider. There is a pencil point sized dimple on right outer edge of flash hider, barely noticeable. There is significant loss of finish to cocking handle and it is slightly flattened on forward side. Cocking handle bar and right side of magazine has lost a significant amount of finish and both surfaces are turning into a brown patina. Wooden buttstock and hand grips rate very good with some gouges and handling marks but are extremely solid and serviceable. Bipod mounting hardware is present, leaving only the legs and retaining screws to make this arm complete. Bore is extremely shiny and bright but rifling is very shallow. Bolt face is very fine, as is the internal of the receiver. This cataloger thinks this gun would function and shoot well. 4-48659 JWK17

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

*× RARE SIMSON 1926 DATE LUGER.
Item number: 17778962 | SN 637. 4" 9mm bbl. "1926" above chamber. "Simson & Co Suhl" on center toggle link. Eagle/6 Proofs. Proper serial range which is in the 600's. Checkered walnut grips are unnumbered. All numbered parts are matching including the magazine, which has been re-numbered to match the gun. This gun is featured on pp. 444, 467, 477, and 723 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Appears to have been professionally refinished many years ago and has aged to 95% blue and 75% straw. Bore is frosted. Grips are sharp with minor dings and chips to the checkering. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52942 BWS43

Estimate: $2500 - $4000

*SPECTACULAR GINO CARGNELL ENGRAVED SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL.
Item number: 17778842 | SN 80107. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual configuration with 5" bbl that has engine turned exposed skirt, fixed sights and is mounted with spectacular relief carved pearl grips in the form of incredibly detailed dragons that have amber eyes. Pistol has nearly full coverage, highly detailed, intertwined foliate arabesque pattern engraving with fine stippled background. The entire sides of frame and slide are outlined in flat gold wire. Left side of frame and left rear side of slide have had the Springfield flaming bomb inlaid in two. Right side of frame has the SN inlaid in gold and right side of slide is inlaid with a 2-color raised gold American eagle and "MODEL OF 1911. U.S. ARMY" inlaid in flat gold. Top of slide is inlaid with a spectacular 2-color raised gold dragon with very intricate geometric patterns around front sight and forward of rear sight. Spring housing and bottom of trigger bow have inlaid gold to match. Baseplate of magazine is matching engraved as are the slide lock and thumb safety. Grip screws are also engraved and gold plated. Mr. Cargnell's signature is on the bottom left side of the grip frame, under the grip. Gino Cargnell was an engraver employed at Fabrique Nationale in Belgium when his friend and mentor Angelo Bee immigrated to the United Sates and set up his own business. Mr. Bee convinced Mr. Cargnell to also come to the U.S. and work with him, which he did, to great success. Mr. Cargnell is one of the premier engravers in recent years and has created numerous, fantastic works of art on firearms. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom blue. Grips are spectacular with one eye on the right side missing its tiny black pupil. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-49180 JR247

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

**WWII BRITISH BOYES MK 1 ANTI-TANK RIFLE (C&R).
Item number: 17778721 | SN C6900. Cal. 55 Boyes 39" bbl. This Boyes anti-tank rifle includes one magazine and two orig rnds of ammunition marked "K.39 W.I". This rifle has British proofmarks and is dated 1940. The bbl matches the receiver. This weapon appears complete including muzzle break & monopod. Bolt operates smoothly in the action and is matching. Monopod adjustment works fine. This weapon appears fully functional. The Boyes anti-tank rifle saw extensive use by British and Canadian forces during WW2, and was an effective weapon against light armored vehicles. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is about 40% with much of the finish loss on the bbl. The bbl is a nice gray patina with some spots of brown scale which should clean up. The bulk of the retained finish is on the receiver and rails. The magazine retains 90% of its deep blue finish. The forward hand grip is very good with a 1/4" chip on the right front at the bottom. The rear handle is in good condition with some bruises and gouges but is very solid. The cheek rest is also in very good condition with some bruises and handling marks, but completely serviceable. The rubberized shoulder recoil pad is split at the top as is commonly found, but the rubber is still soft and pliable. Oil brush is intact inside oiler, bristles are still soft and pliable. The bore is dark and in need of a cleaning. Rifling is strong. Bolt and bolt face are extremely fine. Receiver could use a good cleaning but is also fine to extremely fine. This would make a welcome addition to someone with an WWII anti-tank gun collection, or with a destructive device collection. 4-48662 JWK20

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

*× LUGER SIMSON MILITARY/POLICE CONTRACT.
Item number: 17778963 | SN 9653. Police issue with sear safety. 4" 9mm bbl. "Simson & Co Suhl" marked on center toggle link. Eagle/6 proofs (shown on p. 467 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols). All serial numbers on the gun are matching, including the checkered walnut grips which have the full four digit serial number and Eagle/6 proofs. Some internal small parts were numbered by the police arsenal. The proper aluminum bottom Simson magazine does not match. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 96% original bright blue and 85% original straw. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips are worn with indentations. Magazine is very good with a few dings in the bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52943 BWS4

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*SCARCE, CUSTOM ENGRAVED VERY EARLY COLT MODEL 1908 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.
Item number: 17778843 | SN 1060. Cal. 380 ACP. Spectacular Gino Cargnell engraved pistol with 3-3/4" bbl, bbl bushing at the muzzle end of slide, fixed sights and custom, smooth 2-pc pearl grips. Pistol is wonderfully engraved by Gino Cargnell and signed on left front web of trigger guard. Frame and slide are very tastefully engraved with highly detailed raised gold inlays of grape leaves, vines and clusters of grapes along with flat gold wire inlays on both sides on the grip safety and over the slide. Leaf & grape cluster inlays are in 2-color gold. Top of slide is also inlaid with a spectacular 3-color gold tiny goldfinch. Left rear side of the slid has the Rampant Colt and circle inlaid in 2-color gold. Accompanied by a spare bbl that has British proofs and is probably the orig bbl to this pistol as left rear side of the frame also has a tiny British proof. Apparently the proof mark on the slide was covered by the gold inlay. Gino Cargnell was an engraver employed at Fabrique Nationale in Belgium when his friend and mentor Angelo Bee immigrated to the United Sates and set up his own business. Mr. Bee convinced Mr. Cargnell to also come to the U.S. and work with him, which he did, to great success. Mr. Cargnell is one of the premier engravers in recent years and has created numerous, fantastic works of art on firearms. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually of its fine custom blue. Grips are extremely fine, mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore in both bbls. 4-49181 JR248

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

**GERMAN MAXIM 08/15 MANUFACTURED IN SPANDAU 1918. (C&R)
Item number: 17778722 | PLEASE NOTE (10/2/13): Additional information: This gun is accompanied by a proper "Fusee cover" and "spring assembly" which is not included in the catalog description. SN 4969. Cal. 8 mm. 32.75" bbl. This is a straight forward 08/15. Missing the fusee cover and fusee spring assembly. However the feedblock appears to be complete and matching and the drum hanger is present and matching in SN. Muzzle booster is also present, as is the water drain plug assembly and water filler cap. Both are readily removable. Top covers raises and lowers freely. Charging handle moves. Bbl and rails move freely inside receiver. It appears that feed shuttle functions. Trigger and trigger bar moves freely. It appears that if the missing parts were installed this weapon could be made to function. The 08/15 Maxim was a "lightened" model of the German MG08 Maxim. The 08/15 was used as a "portable" machine gun by the Germans in WWI in large numbers. Utilizing a standard cloth belt, in a drum, on a hanger mounted to the right of the receiver, it was carried into combat utilizing an over-the-shoulder "dragging" strap. As such it could provide "walking fire" to the assault troops. America's answer to this was the Browning Automatic Rifle, which came too late to Europe to be put into much, if any, combat use. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Overall condition and appearance is fair. About 60% of the orig gray primer remains on bbl shroud, the rest has flaked off, with a deep brown patina. Side plates and receiver exterior, as well as hanger and feed shuttle, with exception of where the fusee cover was, show evidence of deep pitting and corrosion, now browned and arrested. About 20% of inside of feed cover has similar deep pitting as does all of the exterior of top cover. Wooden buttstock shows numerous handling marks, some bruises and gouges, but is complete and sound with the exception of 1" chip at the toe on the left side. Hand grip is sound and complete, has 3 gouges on left side and has handling marks. The drain plug fitting has had one of the "ears" bent inwards but with careful heating it should be possible to restore it. The wooden thumbpiece on water filler cap is not present, as is common. It is difficult to read the markings on top cover due to the corrosion, however it is discernible. Bore, although dirty and needs a cleaning, has sharp rifling. Booster appears complete, although also has heavy scale consistent with rest of gun. Despite the heavy scale and missing parts, the addition of the missing parts and some TLC could restore this to a functional example of this classic WWI machine gun. 4-48647 JWK4

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*× 1939 MAUSER BANNER POLICE EAGLE/L LUGER.
Item number: 17778964 | SN 410x. 4" 9mm bbl. "1939" date above chamber. Mauser banner on center toggle link. Horizontal Crown/Crown/U proof on left side of receiver. Eagle/L proof on right side of receiver. All numbered parts on the gun are matching. Proper extruded aluminum bottom Police magazine is Eagle/C proofed and not matching. This gun is featured on p. 540 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% original blue. Magazine release button and ejector have 95% original straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with some minor dents and indentations on the checkering. Magazine is excellent with some scattered light corrosion on the body. Mechanically sound. 4-52986 BWS32

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

*FABULOUS CUSTOM ENGRAVED WALTHER PPK-DURAL BY GINO CARGNELL
Item number: 17778844 | Cal. 32 ACP. Spectacular Gino Cargnell engraved pistol on rare lightweight DURAL frame with 3-1/4" bbl, fixed sights and custom checkered 2-pc buffalo horn grips. Pistol is wonderfully engraved by Gino Cargnell and signed on right frame adjacent to SN. Slide is very tastefully engraved with highly detailed raised two color gold inlays of oak leaves and acorns, as is the trigger guard. SN and Walther banner on slide are also inlaid in gold. Dural frame has similar oak leaf and acorn motif engraved on the front strap, web and sides. Accompanied by the original 2-pc box replete with all accessories, manual and 1966 test target. Original grips also included. A rare configuration for the PPK, now discontinued. CONDITION: Appears new and unfired. Box and accessories like new. 4-49183 TS10

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

**SUPPRESSED MARLIN PAPOOSE MODEL WITH INTEGRAL AWC SUPPRESSOR (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
Item number: 17778723 | SN 01186552. Cal. .22. 16.5" bbl. This is a registered Ultra II registered silencer, SN S01186552 on a semi-automatic Marlin Papoose rifle, SN 01186552 with Leupold M8-6X42 scope. No magazine present. This small diameter integral silencer gives this weapon the simple appearance as if it were a bull-barrel target rifle. The nature of the design of this suppressed rifle is to allow the use of high velocity ammunition. This is a top of the line silencer system requiring minimal maintenance. Buttstock pad is adjustable as is front sling swivel for length. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Scope is also excellent with some brassing to the adjustment knob. Optics are perfect. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Action is in need of a cleaning. Bolt face has crisp lines but is dark where rim of cartridge sets. Here is someones chance to pick up an accurate shooting target rifle which will not disturb the neighbors, animals, or nearby children. 4-49208 JWK43

Estimate: $500 - $1000

*× WWII POLICE ISSUE MAUSER BANNER LUGER.
Item number: 17778965 | SN 7221x. 1941 Small Date Mauser Banner Eagle/L Police. 9mm 4" bbl. "1941" marked above chamber. Mauser banner on center toggle link. Crown/Crown/U proof on left side of receiver. Eagle/L proof on right side of receiver. Sear safety. Checkered walnut grips. Numbered parts on the gun are matching. Aluminum bottom police magazine that does not match. This gun is featured on p. 1124 in Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% original blue. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Grips are sharp with a few indentations. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52987 BWS20

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

*RARE SMITH & WESSON XM-10 MODEL 459M SEMI-AUTO PISTOL SUBMITTED FOR MILITARY TEST TRIALS OF 1988.
Item number: 17778845 | SN A862208. Cal. 9mm. Matte black finish with 4" bbl. Unusual fixed sights found only on Smith & Wessons submitted for military test trials and a few other special government orders where fixed sights were specified. Slide is marked only "SMITH & WESSON" and the frame only with the serial number on left side and Smith & Wesson logo on right side. It has ambidextrous safety, a serrated short spur hammer, checkered & squared trigger guard, serrated front & backstraps and is mounted with special matte finish black nylon grips that each have an impressed Smith & Wesson logo at the top. Also accompanied by 1 matte finish high capacity magazine marked only "S&W" on the base plate. Bbl is marked "9mm". Accompanied by a green leather, red velvet lined Arno Werner style case with gold embossed decoration on the lid, embossed in the center "SMITH & WESSON / MODEL XM-9 / MILITARY SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL / EXPERIMENTAL PROTOTYPE / AND TEST PIECE / FOR THE U.S. ARMY TRIALS / 1 OF 40 / SERIAL NUMBER A862208 / **** / THE PISTOL USED BY THE FACTORY / FOR PROMOTION AND PHOTOGRAPHY / **** / DONATED BY SMITH & WESSON / FOR THE BENEFIT AUCTION / THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / ARMS AND ARMOR DEPARTMENT / CHRISTIE'S NEW YORK / OCTOBER 8TH 1985". Interior is French fitted for the pistol. Also accompanied by a packet of information regarding the XM-9 & XM-10 test trials. It appears that the XM-9 test trials, which involved another series of model 459 pistols called the model 459 A consisted of 30 pistols all in the A 669,000 SN range, ended in controversy when the contract was awarded to Beretta. Smith & Wesson protested and the Congress in 1987 ordered a retest. This retest started off with controversy and the test trials were cancelled. In August 1988 the retest was again scheduled with only 3 companies competing and again Beretta was the winner. The pistols submitted by Smith & Wesson were a modified model 459 A, designated the model 459 M. The new 459 M pistol had a narrow, long extractor and a modified fixed rear sight. Beretta was again awarded the contract and even though Smith & Wesson protested to the Congress and through the courts they were unsuccessful. As of this writing the SN's of the M-10 test trial Smith & Wesson pistols are unknown. There apparently was another contract for 803 Model 459 pistols for the FBI, which apparently was never delivered and subsequently sold on the open market. There were also contracts apparently for the U.S. Customs service all of which had matte finish. CONDITION: Appears to be new and unfired, retaining virtually all of its orig factory matte finish with only light wear on the bbl. Case is equally new. Believed to be the only example to ever come to public auction. 4-47801

Estimate: $7000 - $10000

A. HAETGE, BERLIN 16 GAUGE/ 24 GAUGE COMBINATION NEEDLE-FIRE DOUBLE SHOTGUN WITH DEEP CHISELED
Item number: 17778724 | ENGRAVING. SN 948. Cal. 16 ga/ 24 ga. Both 26-5/8" Damascus bbls are smooth bored however top rib is fitted with one standing, one folding rear and front rifle sights. Rear portion of rib is gold inlaid "A. Haetge Berlin". There are gold band inlays around breech framing relief acanthus scroll engraving. Collath type forward lever, slide and tip action is fitted with short, needle firing mechanism with sliding plungers to compress springs actuating needles. All metal parts except plain steel trigger guard, are engraved with very well cut, full relief, scrolled, large, acanthus leaves with nicely matted background. There is a deep checkered band around standing breech. Forward lever has horn tip. Finely marbled and lightly figured European walnut checkered, round knob, pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4" over steel buttplate, with relief engraved leaf on top, and features swept right hand cheekpiece, and a sling loop on toe-line. Wooden forepiece is checkered. Bbl attaches to forend with screw through loop. Bore diameter: 16 ga left-.661, 24 ga right -.556. Bore restrictions: left -.000, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.045. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8", drop at comb: approx 1-3/8". Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4". PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of their orig Damascus brown, with good definition to pattern. Action appears to have been coin finished, and has darkened considerably, mostly from accumulated oil and grime. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish, with numerous marks and compressions. Bores are excellent. 4-53070 MGM320

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

*× RARE MAUSER UBUNGSWAFFE TRAINING/PRACTICE LUGER.
Item number: 17778966 | SN 1904. 4" 9mm bbl stamped "A" (“Ausschuss” - scrap or reject) "Ub" (Ubungswaffe, German for training/practice weapon) over "1939" above chamber. Marked "byf" (Mauser code) on center toggle link. Numbered parts on the gun have matching numbers except for the front toggle link which is internally mismatched. "A" and "Ub" marking appear on the left walnut grip. Magazine is Eagle/63 proofed military and is not matching. This gun is featured on p. 453 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good retaining 60% original blue with scattered light corrosion. Retains 40% original straw. Bore is sharp with frosting. Grips are well worn with a chip below the safety on the left side. Magazine is very good with a dent in the body. Mechanically sound. 4-52827 BWS34

Estimate: $3500 - $5500

**ONE OF A KIND* CAPTURED BROWNING RENAISSANCE HIGH POWER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL AS LIBERATED FROM SADDAM
Item number: 17778846 | HUSSEIN’S TEKRIT, IRAQ PALACE.SN 245RN56771. This pistol legally entered the United States through a memorandum granting the Marine Officer permission after their successful raid on the palace in 2003. Cal. 9MM. French gray finish with 4-3/4" bbl, late style adjustable rear sight with straight spur hammer and gold washed trigger. Grips are 2-pc highly figured walnut with very fine checkering and a diamond around the screws. Lower left front of the frame, above and forward of the trigger guard is engraved in 2 lines of Arabic writing, which translates to: “Ali Al Roumi is giving this gun as a gift with love to sir Sadoun Shakir”. Ali Al Roumi was Al Queda’s largest arms dealer and sir Sadoun Shakir was Saddam's intelligence chief and an interior minister that had been with Saddam since 1963. Shakir was sentenced to death for war crimes in October 2010 by the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal. Right grip is deep engraved "S.SH" – the initials of sir Sadoun Shakir. Pistol has nearly full coverage leaf & vine engraving with fine shaded background, signed by the engraver on the left rear of the slide "P. LALLEMAND". Accompanied by two white card-weight string tags (the original capture tags), one of which is inscribed "Browning 9mm Hi-Power PISTOL / SN- / 2nd PLT/FOX TROOP 9th CAV / Captured on 10 APR 03 / at TIKRIT - (Saddam Husseins Palace)". The other side of this tag is inscribed "1LT Markus Gainen 4-3125" along with the signature "M. Gainen 1LT/CAV". The other tag is marked "Please call number on / reverse side for Handling / instructions/transfer / according to attached memorandum". Also accompanied by one 13-rd French gray magazine and a pistol rug. Very few Gulf War firearms have ever come to market, especially those captured from one of Saddam Hussein's palaces. PROVENANCE: Saddam Hussein. PROVENANCE: Saddam Hussein. CONDITION: Appears to be new and unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp orig finish. Right grip has a small ding on the heel. 4-48337

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

DREYSE 16 GAUGE DOUBLE COMBINATION RIFLE/SHOTGUN.
Item number: 17778725 | SN 27755. Cal. 16 ga 1-1/2" Chambers. 30-1/4" Steel bbls are marked "F. v. DREYSE" and "SOMMERDA." as well as "PATENT", on full length flat rib, fitted with folding U-notch rear sight, and German silver barleycorn front. Bbls are fitted with unusual semi-permanent inserts with short chambers having forward section rifled for approx 2" with four extremely deep lands (Consignor states "Per Dreyse patent" see also the patent model for this leed rifling design elsewhere in this catalog). Remainder of bbls are smooth. This appears to be a variation on the Paradox system to combine capability of using ball and shot in the same firearm. Inserts have integral ears that project beyond sides of bbls to allow removal and exchange for unrifled shot chambers (not included). Round bodied, forward lever action is fitted with peninsula rebounding back action locks with serpentine hammers. Action and locks are engraved with geometric borders. Both triggers are set. Steel trigger guard has carved horn grip extension. Well-marbled European walnut buttstock measures 14-1/8" over steel buttplate engraved with SN. Bbls attach to captive forend with pivoting lever at front of forend. Bore diameter: left-.657, right -.658. Bore restrictions: left -.000, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.040. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/4", drop at comb: approx 1-1/2". Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/8". PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most of their orig blue, with considerable freckling on left side, thinning overall, with numerous marks and light scratches. There is a slight dent 11" back from muzzle on side of left bbl. Action and lockplates retain 30 - 40% orig case hardening color with evidence of some cleaning. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish with numerous marks and scratches, some fairly deep. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. Action screw replaced. 4-53102 MGM319

Estimate: $2500 - $5500

*× Kl 1933 ERFURT LUGER.
Item number: 17778967 | SN 583. 4" 9mm bbl. "Kl. / 1933" above chamber. Crown / "ERFURT" on center toggle link. Three digit serial number in large numbers. Imperial and Weimar Era proofs. All numbered parts on the gun are matching except for the takedown lever which does not match. Checkered walnut grips have three digit matching serial numbers. Aluminum bottom Eagle/63 proofed magazine does not match. The chamber marking identifies this as a P.08 rebuilt at the Heeres-Zeugamt Kassel (Army Ordnance Depot, Kassel)in 1933. This gun is featured on p. 472 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Arsenal rebuilt (H.Za. Kassel) and blued to 98% blue and 90% straw. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips have light wear with minor indentations on checkering. Magazine is excellent with light wear on the aluminum bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52949 BWS58

Estimate: $2500 - $4750

ORIGINAL, 1941 TYPE 82 VOLKSWAGEN "KUBELWAGEN"
Item number: 17778847 | PLEASE NOTE (10/15/13): The correct vehicle chassis number (Fahrgestell Nr.) is 001590 not 0011590 as stated in the catalog. If you have ever wanted to own a piece of WWII history, here is your chance. The space allotted here will not provide us an ample opportunity to properly describe this relic from Rommel's Afrikakorps so please study the images. First the details, then the condition, the wartime use and last but by no means least, the fully documented and illustrious story behind this historic vehicle. This vehicle was assembled, according to the data plates, on February 21st, 1941 as the 1590th of the approximately 50,000 that were eventually built for the German armed forces. It was originally painted "panzer gray: but was overpainted by hand when shipped to North Africa. It has an air-cooled, four cylinder (1.0 liter) engine pulling out approximately 23.5 horsepower. This size motor was only produced for a six month period. It has a four speed transmission. Some of this information was provided during extensive research and contact with VW in Germany. The interior shows hard use and long storage effects. The seat frames are present but the canvas is mostly deteriorated. The dash area is intact with instrument cluster including speedometer and odometer. Fuse boxes and light switches are missing. The steering wheel is intact but there is no horn cover. Amazingly, the wooden duck board floor grates are intact. The engine compartment upper rear deck area is dished in two places to correspond to imprints where personnel would have ridden. The windshield and frame are intact. There is one bullet entrance which extends from the driver's left side through the back seat then to the forward engine bulkhead and exits out the rear engine compartment lid. The hand painted black letters on the left front cowling are still quite visible after all these years. It says "see 30 cal. bullet hole in windshield". There is no top or bows for a top. The drive train is present. Vendor states the engine was totally disassembled and gone through. Number 3 cylinder was stuck. New gaskets were manufactured and the engine was reassembled. It does turn over and fire up but has not been run. A CD showing each of the disassembled engine parts will be given to the buyer. The transmission is untouched and in its orig untouched condition. Exterior components: The headlight appear to be the Allied type stolen by the Germans to replace the inferior originals. Research indicated this was a common practice and documents discussing this practice are included in the provenance with this lot. The mirrors are missing and the right rear taillights are not present. The paint, as described earlier, was orig the field or panzer gray that was later brush stroke painted ordnance tan for desert use. Overall approximately 60% of this paint is intact. The Germans also carefully hand painted the very iconic DAK (German Afrikakorps) palm tree insignia on both doors and the rear lid. The vendor states these are orig to the vehicle. In addition, the tactical symbol on the rear deck identified the unit it was attached to as the 33rd Artillery Regiment of the 15th Panzer Division. It doesn't get much better than that. The tires are the orig set of mismatched tires that were on the vehicle when it was captured and studied as we shall point out shortly. Wartime use on both sides of the Atlantic: According to the VW factory, Kubelwagen chassis #0011590 was delivered to the German army on March 1st, 1941. In 1943, the DAK was defeated and this vehicle was one that was captured. The Allies were very interested in this curious equivalent to our jeep. This exact vehicle was shipped to a university in the U. S. disassembled and dissected. The end result was the production of technical manual TM E9-803 dated, interesting enough, June 6, 1944. Yes, this exact vehicle with license plate number WH 249624 neatly hand painted in the recessed area of the front and rear bumper, palm tree logo, allied headlights, mismatched tires etc...was the example for this entire 130 page manual. A reprint copy of the manual is included in this lot. New Life: Once the government was finished with this kubelwagen, they sold it for surplus. Mickey Finn's was a huge Boston area army surplus store at the time. They adorned the vehicle with numerous hand lettered notes. You can still make many of these out clearly see in the photos. They drove the vehicle around Boston for a war-bond drive. Older residents remember seeing the crazy car that said, BATTLE SCARRED GERMAN VOLKSWAGEN USED BY ROMMEL'S AFRIKA COPRS ON DESERT OF AFRICA IN WORLD WAR II" and many other neat terms. The vehicle was stored for many years but has been left essentially untouched and is remarkably complete considering its long history. In addition to the vehicle, this lot will include a copy made from an original War Department TM E9-803 manual, a book entitled VOLKSWAGEN MILITARY VEHICLES OF THE THIRD REICH ...

*× FLAT-ASS NEW UNFIRED J. P. SAUER MODEL 30 DRILLING WITH CASE.
Item number: 17778726 | SN 338001. Cal. 12 ga X 12 ga X 9.3X74R. Typical J. P. Sauer Luftwaffe drilling has Sauer markings around breech ends of 25-5/8" bbls and sides of case hardened action, also decorated with sprays of scroll. Bottom of rifle bbl is stamped with 2/42 German proofs and rear lump with Waffenamt "L2". Luftwaffe eagle is on right side of right bbl and also stamped on right side of buttstock, which features right hand cheekpiece, steel grip cap, and "SSu" (Sauer Suhl) marked ribbed horn buttplate. Drilling is housed in its orig aluminum case with leather handle, marked "Drilling M 30 mit Munition u. Zubehor". Interior of case has typical felt gaskets, is stencil marked with contents on lid, and contains orig cleaning kit in black cardboard box (components new/unused wrapped in their orig packaging), instruction booklet, very rare shooting (shot pattern) record, and leather sling. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near new, appears unfired. Metal and wood have only a few light scratches and marks in all of their orig finishes. Bores are excellent. Rifle bore is coated with what appears to be its orig grease, but rifling still visible and mint. Exterior of case has considerable loss and scratches to its orig paint. Leather handle has some loss to top grain, but is otherwise fine. Interior is excellent, all gaskets and blocking intact. Cleaning kit box has some chips and compressions from contact with left fence of action. Sling is a bit dry. Instruction booklet is excellent. Shooting record is slightly foxed and creased. Undoubtedly one of the finest examples of this important military weapon in existence. 4-52042 MGM321

Estimate: $20000 - $30000

*× RARE K DATE THIRD VARIATION LUGER.
Item number: 17778968 | SN 5589. 4" 9mm bbl. "K" (1934 code) above chamber. Roman "S/42" (Mauser code) on center toggle link as shown on p. 738 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. Fraktur "S" on all parts. This gun is shown on several pages within the book. B/90 S/91 receiver proofs as shown on p. 469. The left side is shown on page 1119 and the stock lug is shown on page 1110. All numbers on the gun are matching. Checkered walnut grips are unnumbered and unmarked. Proper B/90 proofed aluminum bottom magazine does not match. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine. Retains 90% original blue with scattered light pitting on the left side. Gripstraps and bbl are starting to brown. Some straw has been reheated to about 85% overall. Grips have light wear. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52955 BWS5

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*MAUSER K98 BCD 4 SNIPER RIFLE 8MM WITH LONG RAIL SCOPE & CAN.
Item number: 17778848 | SN 854X. Cal. 8mm. Authentic late WWII Gustloff produced long siderail K98 sniper rifle. Factory thick-walled blued receiver top marked WaA 749, "bcd 4", representing Gustloff-Werke, Weimar, produced in 1944. All weapon SN's match rifle SN 854x, with the exception of unnumbered "byf" late stamped trigger guard. Authentic, blued long siderail mount marked WaA 359 with six correct screws and two correct pins. Left bbl marked with Nazi era firing proof and SN 854x. "AJACK" 4x90 power scope is marked SN 51562+, correct three-post reticle, and includes orig period leather scope protector marked "38" and "44". Authentic mount is not numbered to the rifle, but rather "45089". Red glue laminate stock is marked Eagle/H and WaA on the bottom. Comes with authentic serviceable leather sling, and green long siderail "jvb" and WaA 542 marked scope can numbered 45089 with green web beltloop. Overall fine example of German Army late long siderail sniper rifle with blue. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Bluing 95%. Scope is very good, optics are slightly hazy. Bore is very good to excellent. Stock is very good with scattered handling marks and scratches. 4-47805 DW52

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

*× GUSTLOFF-WERKE LUFTWAFFE OVER-UNDER DOUBLE BARREL TRAINING SHOTGUN.
Item number: 17778727 | SN 54124. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4" Chambers. 27" Mono-bloc bbls with solid rib are marked for Krupp steel on top left. Both sides of mono-bloc are stamped with Luftwaffe eagle surrounded by well-cut scroll engraving. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with 10/41 German proofs. Bottom bbl is marked "Gustloff-Werke" and with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4" chambers. Double Kersten O/U action is unadorned and unmarked, except for engraved screw heads. Water table is stamped "B S W". Beechwood straight grip stock measures 14-1/4" over ribbed buttplate. 3-Pc forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom -.727. Bore restrictions: top -.013 (Lt mod), bottom -.011 (IC). Wall thickness: top-.048, bottom -.045. Drop at heel: 2-3/8", drop at comb: 1-9/16". Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/4". PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fair. Bbls retain most of an old re-blue, subsequently slightly browned, engraving softened. Action is mostly dark gray to brown. Stocks are refinished, considerably under metal, grip thinned, with no checkering, and with numerous repaired cracks at head. Tip of buttplate is broken. Bores are good. Action is slightly loose and sticky. Still a good representative example of this exceptionally rare Nazi shotgun. 4-53109 MGM317

Estimate: $1000 - $2000

*× LUGER G DATE WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.
Item number: 17778969 | SN 5224a. 4" 9mm bbl. "G" (1935 code) above chamber. "S/42" (Mauser code) on center toggle link. "B/90" and "S/91" proofs on right receiver. British proof marked. Matching numbered checkered walnut grips. Original matching numbered aluminum bottomed magazine. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains 90% original blue and 90% original straw with scattered light pitting overall. All numbered parts are matching. Grips are lightly worn with small dings and indentations. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52957 BWS8

Estimate: $2000 - $2500

*MAUSER G98/40 RIFLE.
Item number: 17778849 | SN 1672. Cal. 8mm. Near unissued late WWII G98/40 manufactured in Hungary under German contract, in overall 99% condition. All matching SN's to include bolt group and excellent laminated beech stock. Top receiver is marked "jhv 44" and WaA 173. Left receiver and bbl marked with Nazi era firing proofs and SN 1672m. Comes with correct 98/40 sight hood, cleaning rod and excellent wartime leather sling. Stock is correctly WaA 173 marked on bottom front, and wrist as well as SN 1672 and "jhv". CONDITION: Near unissued. Bore is excellent. Stock has just a few minor scuffs and handling marks. 4-48348 DW19

Estimate: $3,500-5,000

*× DEEP CHISEL ENGRAVED GUSTLOFF-WERKE SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK OVER-UNDER DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN WITH
Item number: 17778728 | EXTRA BARRELS. SN 50047. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4" Chambers. 28" and 29" Bohler Antint demi-bloc bbls are marked "G" "Gustloff-Werke" "Waffenwerke Suhl" on left rear top bbl. 28" Bbls are fitted with ventilated rib, 29" bbls with solid rib. Both bbl sets are stamped with German nitro proofs for 2-3/4" chambers with a proof date of 4/40 on damascened rear portions of bottom bbls. Case hardened, O/U, sideplated, boxlock, double Kersten action features non-automatic safety (SICHER is relief engraved) and Miller single selective trigger. Action and sideplates are engraved with truly exceptional, full relief, large, scrolled acanthus, with floral highlights to center swirls of stems. Backgrounds are finely stippled. Blued top lever is relief engraved with crown of a Marquess superimposed on a swastika. Blued trigger guard with matching scroll has central circle with entwined monogram "TC" over a swastika, the entwined TC cipher being the national emblem of post-Ottoman Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti – Turkish Republic), indicating this to be a diplomatic/aristocratic gift of the Nazi era. Nicely figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-1/2" over red, white line, open sided pad over 1/8" spacer, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, as well as 32 LPI point pattern checkering at grip. Each bbl set is fitted with its own long 3-pc ejector forend with Deeley release. 28" BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top -.004 (IC), bottom -.000 (Cyl). Wall thickness: top-.026, bottom -.028. Drop at heel: 1-7/8", drop at comb: 1-1/2". Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 13-1/2". 29" BBLS: thickness: Bore diameter: top -.723, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: top -.006 (IC), bottom -.008 (IC). Wall thickness: top-.030, bottom -.028. Drop at heel: 1-7/8", drop at comb: 1-1/2". Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 13-1/2". PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be orig blue, but is most likely a factory quality re-blue over some light pitting. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, where protected by high points of engraving, which are pleasingly silvered. Thumbpiece of top lever and high points of trigger guard are also silvered through their orig blue. Stocks retain most of their orig rubbed oil finish with some light refinishing at butt, after installation of new pad. Interior forend iron of one set is considerably pitted. Bores are excellent. Action is tight with 29" bbls, 28" bbls have a hint of looseness. Ejectors are strong and in time. A top of the line Nazi era diplomatic presentation shot gun. 4-53110 MGM316

Estimate: $6500 - $9500

*× VERY RARE MERKEL LUFTWAFFE OVER-UNDER SHOTGUN.
Item number: 17778729 | SN 26925. Cal. 12 ga 27" Demi-bloc bbls with solid, matted rib are unmarked where visible, except for Luftwaffe eagle stamped on right ejector boss. Rear of bbls are both stamped with 11/40 German proofs for 2-3/4" chambers. Bottom of bottom bbl is marked with "G M" Merkel logo, "Bohler Stahl", and with SN. Rear lump has Merkel logo on left side, and Luftwaffe Waffenamt "L2" is on bottom. Un-engraved, scallop-backed, double Kersten locking action, O/U action features non-automatic safety and double triggers. Merkel logo is on breechface. Nicely figured, dense, European walnut round knob, pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8" over ribbed composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering with line border is at grip. A sling loop is on toe-line. Right side of stock is deeply stamped with Luftwaffe eagle. Matching one piece forend with Deeley release is marked "Gebr. Merkel" and "Suhl" along with Merkel logo and SN on inside of iron. Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top -.040 (Extra Full), bottom -.032 (Full). Wall thickness: top-.050, bottom -.048. Drop at heel: 2-1/2", drop at comb: 1-9/16". Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-3/8". PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain Kemost of their orig blue, thinned overall, silvered at muzzles and along rib, with a number of heavy and light scratches and marks. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, where protected, mostly silver to gray brown. Stocks retain most of their orig finish, with numerous light marks and scratches, along with a few heavier compressions. Buttstock is cracked on left side, and loose on action (needing repair before use). Luftwaffe eagle is strong, slightly softened. Bores are good. Bottom bbl is somewhat pitted. Action is tight. A very fine example of this extremely scarce variant issued for training of gunners to give appropriate lead when firing against aerial moving targets using both shot and tracer/shot ammunition. 4-53104 MGM318

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*× G DATE LUGER.
Item number: 17778970 | SN 1008e. 4" 9mm bbl. "G" (1935) on chamber. "S/42" (Mauser code) on center toggle link. Eagle/63 proofed on right receiver. British proofed. All numbers on gun are matching. Proper Eagle/63 proofed aluminum bottom magazine does not match. This gun appears on p. 469 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Condition is excellent. Retains 97% original blue and 90% original straw. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Checkered walnut grips are lightly worn with some chips and indents on checkering. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52959 BWS16

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

RARE AND SPECTACULAR SET OF NAMED AND RESEARCHED ALLGEMEINE SS OFFICER’S VISOR CAPS.
Item number: 17778850 | Important positive info (10/15/13): We made a mistake in the description of these rare hats. We stated visors were patent leather which is not correct. They are Vulcan Fiber painted black which is exactly the way the hats were originally made. They are 100% correct. Unique offering acquired from the estate of a WWII Veteran some years ago. The first is a textbook example of the Allgemeine SS officer’s standard issue black wool visor cap. It has a very nice saddle shape and the body of the cap is in very sound condition with no visible issues. The centerband is made of a black velvet material which, combined with the silver bullion chincords and silver pebbled buttons, identifies this as an officer’s model. The SS eagle and skull are original to the piece and made of tombac with a silver plating. These show some typical lifting of the plating. The black patent leather visor is in place and shows only light wear. The underside of the visor has the cross-hatching and faint but still readable proper RZM/SS ink markings. The size 56 marked interior is a crème colored rayon material. The complete celluloid moisture shield is intact with the large SS runic symbols. This also has the desirable rayon RZM(quality control) tag as issued by the office of the Reichsführer Himmler. The cap is clearly named on a paper tag to SS Captain (Hauptsturmführer) Emil Bihler (researched with details later in description). He was attached to SS Subdistrict XXVIII. The interior has quite a bit of staining but is still intact. The brown leather sweatband is intact and still supple. There is a large oilcloth maker’s tag indicating an early production example. This has the RZM maker’s information on one side and the owner’s name is written on the other side (Emil Bihler). This has become detached but will be included. Overall this pieces shows light use and grades near excellent. The second part of this lot that came together with the black cap is the incredibly rare summer version of the Allgemeine SS officer’s hat. This white topped visor is a museum quality example with the top made of a fine quality white tricot material. It has a wide ribbed white piping along the top rim. The black velvet centerband is piped in white on the top and bottom. The silver bullion chincords are secured to the cap by two silver pebbled buttons. The matched silver plated tombac eagle and skull are original to the cap, show good detail and have a nice aged patina. The black patent leather visor with brown underside has clear RZM/SS markings. The size 56 marked white interior is very clean and retains a complete celluloid diamond. The light brown leather sweatband is supple and complete. Based on the observed construction characteristics, we believe this cap was produced by the firm of Clemens Wagner of Braunschweig This cap is not named but there is little doubt that it also belonged to SS Captain Bihler as it is the identical size and was found together at the same estate sale. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a very important set of rare and genuine German SS visor caps. PROVENANCE: This offering will also include over 120 pages of research done on the owner of these caps. This information, gleaned from the National Archives, provide us with considerable insight. It also presents the buyer with the opportunity to do further research. Emil Bihher was born on the 13th of October 1901. He joined the NSDAP on the 1st of May 1933 and was party member 3,968,302. He then joined the SS on the 1st of August 1934 and was given SS# 253,754. He eventually attained the rank of Obersturmbannfüher (Major) on the 30th of January 1944. He was married and his wife was a member of the woman’s league (Frauenschaft). Up through 1942 he remained as Staff leader of the Allgemeine Sub-district XXVIII, then he was transferred to the Waffen-SS. He was awarded the Russian Front and wound badge (didn’t stipulate which one) and ended up attached to the Croatian Mountain Unit Handschar (not a fun assignment). More research might reveal additional details. CONDITION: This very desirable cap, which is missing from all but a very few German WWII headgear collections. When it was originally purchased out of the estate(and when it was consigned to us) the visor and sweatband were separated. We made arrangements to have Mr. Ben van Koningsveld of London, England, who is one of the world's leading restorers, restitch the visor. He did a superlative job using original vintage cotton thread and using the exact same holes whenever possible. The result is that this restoration is virtually undetectable (as is much of Mr. Koningsveld's extraordinary work). We have included clear images of the before and after so there is no question regarding our description. The overall condition is restored to full excellent... 4-48283 BS1

Estimate: $50000 - $70000

*× 1937 DATE KRIEGHOFF LUGER.
Item number: 17778971 | SN 9168. 4" 9mm bbl "1937" above chamber "HK anchor/KRIEGHOFF/SUHL" logo on center toggle link. Eagle/2 proofs on right side of receiver and frame. Orig coarse checkered brown plastic grips. Sideplate has external serial number which sometimes appears on these guns. It also has proper numbering on the reverse with an Eagle/2 proof. All numbered parts are matching except for the proper Krieghoff Eagle/2 proofed magazine which is in the same serial range but does not match. This gun is featured on pgs. 1119, 1138 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 97% orig bright blue and 85% orig straw with some scattered light corrosion. 80% fire blue on right side of magazine release button. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with sharp checkering and very few minor dings and chips to checkering. Magazine is in excellent condition with very little wear and corrosion to the body and minor wear and dings to the aluminum bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52994 BWS93

Estimate: $4000 - $7500

*CASED 1902 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER CARBINE.
Item number: 17778851 | SN 24623. 12" carbine bbl with long ramp front sight and three position adjustable rear sight "BUG" proofed and numbered to match gun. American eagle above chamber that was stamped after blue. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. "BUG" proofs. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips that are unnumbered. Checkered walnut forearm with matching numbers that do not appear to be original. Late style checkered walnut stock with original three digit matching serial number on lug. Late style buttplate that attaches flat to the wood. With later carbine style cleaning rod/oiler and original plain wood bottom magazine in a contemporary red velvet lined fitted case with a brown suede exterior. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% original blue and 90% original straw. Bore is bright with light wear. Forearm and grips are excellent with light wear and minor dings and chips to checkering. Magazine and extra magazine are lightly worn. Mechanics are excellent. Stock is near mint with lightly worn checkering. Cleaning rod retains about 70% blue on the oiler. Case is excellent with some stains from use in the interior and moderate wear on the suede on the outside. 4-49525 BWS103

Estimate: $15000 - $25000

*× RARE GUSTLOFF-WERKE/ BSW LUFTWAFFE MARKED OVER-UNDER DOUBLE SHOTGUN.
Item number: 17778730 | SN 54047. Cal. 12 ga 3" Chambers. 26-3/4" Mono-bloc bbls with low, matted, solid rib, are marked "FLUSS - STAHL KRUPP - ESSEN" on left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with "3/41" German nitro proofs, and with Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4" chambers and "NOT ENGLISH MAKE". Bottom bbl is stamped "Gustloff-Werke". Right top of mono-bloc is stamped with Luftwaffe eagle. Scallop-backed, boxlock, double Kersten locking action features automatic safety, reinforcing bolsters, pin type cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is devoid of any embellishment, but is marked with British proofs, along with "B S W" and SN on water table, which also has nitro proof mark and importers stamp. Dense, stump figured European walnut round knob buttstock measures 14-3/8" over ribbed buttplate, is checkered at grip, and has Luftwaffe eagle stamped on right side. Matching 3-pc forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: top -.729, bottom -.729. Bore restrictions: top -.040 (Extra full), bottom -.010 (IC). Wall thickness: top-.042, bottom -.045. Drop at heel: 2-9/16", drop at comb: 1-5/8". Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-3/8". PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain nearly all of an old re-blue over considerable light pitting, engraving and markings softened. Rear portion of rib is beginning to lift. Action retains traces of its case hardening color, is mostly pewter gray to brown. Stocks have been refinished and retain nearly all of that finish, with some light marks, checkering re-cut. Eagle stamp is considerably rounded. Bores are fine with some light pitting and frosting. Action is slightly loose. 4-53107 MGM306

Estimate: $2000 - $4000

*× RARE Kü LUGER WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.
Item number: 17778972 | SN 2640Ku. Mauser byf 41 Kü suffix. 4" 9mm bbl. "41" on chamber (1941 date). "byf" (Mauser code) on the center toggle link. LZA proof on right receiver and left side of bbl. Features of this gun are pictured on p. 502 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. All numbered parts are matching including the grips which have all four numbers of the serial number and the rare black plastic bottom "FXO" magazine which has the numbers engraved into the bottom. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent condition retaining 99% original blue. Checkered walnut grips have beautiful color and sharp checkering with one elongated indent at the top of the left grip. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazine is excellent with a few dings in the body and a small chip on the bottom. Mechanics are excellent. It would be very difficult to find a nicer example of this Luger variation. 4-52997 BWS9

Estimate: $6500 - $9500

*UNRELIEVED THREE DIGIT DWM 1900 SWISS LUGER.
Item number: 17778852 | SN 421. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl. Swiss cross and sunburst above chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Grip safety. Early flat safety lever. Unrelieved frame. All numbered parts are matching. Modern replacement checkered walnut grips that are unnumbered near perfect reproductions. Plain wood bottom magazine with no metal disks and with flat button that does not appear to be original. Extractor is later version Swiss arsenal replacement. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% blue that appears to be factory original on frame and Swiss arsenal finished on bbl, receiver, and toggle assembly. 90% original straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are near mint with very sharp checkering. Magazine is excellent with minor wear. Excellent mechanics. 4-49522 BWS102

Estimate: $5000 - $10000

*× WALTHER 12 GAUGE SELBSTLADER SHOTGUN.
Item number: 17778731 | SN 5135. Cal. 12 ga. Unusual recoil actuated self-loading shotgun with tubular magazine and under action loading trap in overall excellent condition retaining 97% bluing with occasional wear at the high points. Marked "WALTHERS PATENT" on left side receiver. Right side bbl and receiver marked "Crown/U" and "Crown/N", and commercial firing proofs. Comes with period leather sling. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Wood is nice with occasional handling marks, dings and 1" crack on base of tang. Bore is excellent. 4-53189 DW16

Estimate: $1500 - $3000

*× RARE WWII GERMAN ARMY ISSUE MAUSER BANNER.
Item number: 17778973 | SN 1084x. 4" 9mm bbl. "1940" marked above chamber. Mauser banner on center toggle link. Eagle/N proof on the left receiver. Eagle/655 proofs on right receiver. All numbered parts on the gun are matching, including the matching military style checkered walnut grips. Extruded aluminum bottom "FXO" magazine does not match. This gun is featured on p. 772 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. Manufactured for police use. The receiver has holes for a sear safety that was never installed, instead the gun was diverted for military issue. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% original blue with a few light scratches. Bore bright and sharp with light frosting. Grips are sharp with beautiful wood grain and very minor wear. Magazine is near mint. Excellent mechanics. 4-52813 BWS36

Estimate: $5000 - $7000

*J. P. SAUER MODEL 30 LUFTWAFFE DRILLING WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND SOME ACCESSORIES.
Item number: 17778853 | SN 337118. Cal. 12 ga X 12 ga x 9.3 x 74R. 25-5/8" Bbls with full length, matted rib mounted with pop-up U-notch rear sight and longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front, are engraved "9.3 X 74. R." in milled out portion of rib. Tops of bbls are marked "Krupp - Laufstahl" and "J. P. Sauer & Sohn, Suhl" around breech end of each bbl. A flying eagle holding a swastika is stamped on right side of right bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with post 1939 German nitro proofs for 12 ga. and 2-1/2" chambers. Bottom rear portion of rifle bbl is stamped with caliber and proof date of 10/41. Bottom of front lump is stamped with Sauer caveman logo, rear lump with Luftwaffe acceptance stamp "L2", and bottom of rifle bbl with Krupp Laufstahl and SN. Case hardened, scallop-backed Blitz action features tang mounted rifle/ shotgun selector, Greener type side safety, pin type cocking indicators, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, and double triggers (front set). Action is engraved with sprays of medium scroll at about 20% coverage. Floorplate is engraved with Sauer Suhl logo. Steel trigger guard with a spray of scroll on bow, has SN at grip. Lightly veined European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8" over ribbed composition buttplate with Sauer logo at center. Stock features point pattern checkering, small right hand cheekpiece, and a sling loop on toe line. Luftwaffe flying eagle holding swastika logo is on right side of stock. One piece splinter forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: left-.719, right -.719. Bore restrictions: left -.036 (Full), right -.031 (Full). Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8", drop at comb: 1-1/2". Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-1/8". Original aluminum Luftwaffe survival drilling case is painted in field gray and has "Drilling M 30" "Mit Munition u. Zubehor" "CE" stenciled on top. Case closes with two toggle latches. Case has felt gaskets, and is marked in lid with contents. Those present with this Drilling are a leather sling, instruction booklet dated June 1941, and very rare cleaning kit in orig black cardboard box, which contains cleaning rod, brushes and mops, and lubricating oil, most in their orig tissue wrap. Box is held together by double wrap of twine. PROVENANCE: Certificate from Don L. White, Capt. of Ordnance dated 2 May 1945, concerning "one German shotgun", for specialist Jack F. Nau, certifying that Capt White has examined this article and it does not include any explosives or concealable firearms, and therefore can be mailed home. CONDITION: Excellent, possibly unfired since proof. One or two spots of uncleaned oxidation are on bbls. One spot cleaned near forend tip. Action retains nearly all of its case color, except for finish loss on left side upper front where some oxidation has been cleaned (This area corresponds to where action is in contact with felt in case). Stocks retain nearly all their orig finish with a few light scratches and marks, one a bit heavier on left side near bottom of action. Bores are excellent, bright, and shiny. Action is tight. Set trigger works. Luftwaffe stamps on stock and bbl are sharp and clear. Case retains 85 - 90% of its orig paint, with numerous scrapes around top edges. Handle is missing. Interior is very fine. All felt and dividers are intact. There is some scaly oxidation on lid. Instruction book is very fine, with some interior pages having oil soaked in, and foxing. Cleaning kit box has some crushes and separation of lid, on both ends. Interior accessories are excellent. A very fine example of this unusual military weapon. 4-48296 MGM95

Estimate: $15000 - $25000

*× EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SEMPERT & KRIEGHOFF SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE WITH SCOPE.
Item number: 17778732 | SN 16628. Cal. 8 x 60. This very scarce gas operated rifle, appeared in the 1939 Stoeger catalog on p. 53, and retailed then at $500.00. It has 24-1/2" round bbl, fitted with island base for one standing, one folding leaf U-notch rear sight, and front ramp housing silver bead. Rear portion of bbl is stamped with 1956 Ulm proofs for 8 x 60. Gas system is housed underneath front portion of bbl, a muzzle gas port operating a piston and push rod, actuating vertical sliding breechblock and separate reciprocating loader/extractor slider, that extracts/ejects empty cases and then strips cartridges from an internal single column 3 shot magazine loaded through hinged cover on top left side. Top of action is marked "KRIEGHOFF AUTOMAT" and "D. R. Pat. a." around receiver ring and has integral Krieghoff scope mounts. Action is also fitted with single set trigger and sliding safety through front portion of trigger guard bow. Left side of action is engraved "Sempert & Krieghoff, Suhl". Full capped pistol grip buttstock is of nicely figured and dark veined European walnut, and measures 15" over 1/16" thick ribbed horn buttplate. It features small right hand cheekpiece and point pattern checkering with line border. A sling loop is on toe line with another matching loop affixed to bbl/ gas system. Long removable matching forend has Deeley type release. Original Hensoldt DIASTA 4 x 32 scope with fine crosshair reticle is in Krieghoff Q-D mounts with windage adjustment in rear mount. Drop at heel: approx 2-9/16", drop at comb: approx 1-9/16". Weight with scope: 8 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 15". Copies of contemporary Krieghoff and Stoeger sales literature are included. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent, with only some slight silvering and some light dings and scratches in its very fine satin rust blue metal finish. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish with numerous light handling marks and a few deeper small dents. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. Scope has a few minor marks, mostly on front bell. Optics are clear. This very rare weapon is notable as being the basis for development of Krieghoff’s entry to the Luftwaffe design competition for the FG42. 4-53227 MGM305

Estimate: $6000 - $9000

*× WWII LUGER RIG SERIAL NUMBER 1o.
Item number: 17778974 | SN 1o. BYF-41 Luger. 4" 9mm bbl "41" (1941) on chamber. "byf" (Mauser) on center toggle link. Second subvariation with Eagle/135 Proofs on right receiver. This is the first BYF Luger manufactured by Mauser in the "o" letter block. The "o" appears on the front of the frame. All parts on the gun have the number "1". "16006442" has been added to the backstrap. Black plastic bottom "FXO" magazine. In a black leather "CXB/41" holster marked "P.08" and proofed "WaA 127" with white stitching that has a Eagle/655 proofed takedown tool and extra black bottom "FXO" magazine. Pictures of this gun appear on pp. 471, 624, and 1097 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. The serial number makes this gun very unusual and appealing. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining 96% orig blue. The bore is sharp with frosting. Checkered walnut grips are sharp with very little wear. Magazine is excellent with some pits on body. Mechanics are sound. Holster is excellent with few scuffs and cracks. Stitching is still white. Tool retains 80% blue and extra magazine is excellent. 4-52967 BWS24

Estimate: $5000 - $7500

*EXTREMELY RARE CONSECUTIVE SERIAL NUMBERED PAIR OF GUSTLOFF WERKE BCD 4 LONG SIDE RAIL SNIPER RIFLE
Item number: 17778854 | SN 93080/93081. Cal. 8mm Mauser. Gun 1:(93080) "bcd/4" marked receiver with 24" tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn ramp front sight with hood and a 2,000 meter rear sight. Chamber area of bbl has the Nazi eagle and "93080" with eagle proofs, "1" and illegible Waffenampt on right side of receiver. Receiver, bolt, bbl, bbl bands & rear sight are phosphate finished. Floorplate is blued marked "qnw" and checkered sniper buttplate is bright metal and unmarked. Left side of receiver is mounted with a scope rail that has a long rail mount with matching SN to gun "93080" , containing a Dialytan 4X scope with "bek" manufacturer's code, number "78607". Rail is marked with a "359" Waffenampt. Striker has a long sniper key safety also numbered "80" which matches the number found on the bolt handle & shroud. Trigger guard is stamped sheet metal. Proper laminated stock with stamped sheet metal butt and checkered face and is mounted with an orig leather sling. Gun 2: (93081)"bcd/4" marked receiver with 24" tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn ramp front sight with hood and a 2,000 meter rear sight. Chamber area of bbl has the Nazi eagle,"93081" and "avk Bx" with eagle proofs, "1" and illegible Waffenampt on right side of receiver. Receiver, bolt, bbl, bbl bands & rear sight are phosphate finished. Floorplate is blued marked "qnw" and checkered sniper buttplate is bright metal and unmarked. Left side of receiver is mounted with a scope rail that has a long rail mount with number "93181" , containing a Dialytan 4X scope with "bek" manufacturer's code, number "79103". Rail is marked with a "359" Waffenampt. Striker has a long key sniper safety also numbered "81" which matches the number found on the bolt handle & shroud. Trigger guard is stamped sheet metal. Proper laminated stock with stamped sheet metal butt and checkered face and is mounted with an orig leather sling. The LSR rifle was based on a special machined receiver with thicker than usual side wall developed by J.P. Sauer in 1943 as a base for the long side rail (LSR)sniper system, which improved upon the existing short side rail (SSR) sniper platform. The receiver left side wall was designed with a larger diameter, allowing a large milled flat to accommodate the scope mounting base. A set of three retaining screws with smaller lock screws and two locking pins attached the scope base to the receiver side wall. Gustloff Werke was the primary contractor for the LSR system with smaller numbers produced by J.P. Sauer. This set of Long Side Rail rifles were produced in 1945 based on the late 90,000 range serial numbers, and are among the last of the sniper rifles completed by Gustloff Werke before the war ended. This is the only known example of genuine consecutive serial numbered/matching long side rail sniper rifles. PROVENANCE: Rifle 93080 is pictured on p.187 of "Kriegmodell" by Stevens and Karem. Note: scope and mount are incorrect in book image. CONDITION: Generally excellent. Guns retain most of their original late phosphate metal finish with only light edge wear to the high points and muzzle. Laminated wood stocks are sound. Gun 2 appears to have been dipped in cosmoline long ago resulting in a darkened stock and superb metal preservation. Optics are clear. mechanics crisp. Strong rifling with moderate scattered pitting. 4-49719 DR100

Estimate: $27500 - $37500

*× DREYSE 7.65 MM SL CARBINE.
Item number: 17778733 | SN 726. Cal. 7.65 mm. Nice example of a Dreyse SL Carbine, unusual blowback action. Marked "DREYSE Rheinische Metallwaaren-& Machinenfabrik". Top receiver is marked "J. Canedo 611 Rivadavia 811 Buenos Aires". Weapon has Crown/N commercial proof mark. Comes with one matching magazine and two non-matching magazines. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good to very good. Rifle is in overall good condition. Retains 85% of orig blue. Bore is good. Stock shows occasional dings and handling marks with 1" crack at left wrist. 4-53212 DW12

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*× MAUSER LUGER 1939 42 CODE.
Item number: 17778975 | SN 4091y. 4" 9mm bbl. "1939" date marked on chamber. "42" (Mauser code) on center toggle link. British proofs. Eagle/655 proofs on right receiver. Checkered walnut grips. All serial numbers matching except for proper aluminum bottom magazine. A very nice example of a World War II German military issue Luger. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 98% original blue. Walnut grips are sharp with minor dings and indents. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52964 BWS2

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

OUTSTANDING BORCHARDT MODEL 1893 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL AND ORIGINAL CASE WITH ALL ACCESSORIES AND
Item number: 17778855 | INSTRUCTION MANUAL. SN 689. Cal. 7.65 Borchardt. Rare Ludwig Lowe manufactured pistol of which 1,104 were manufactured. The design of this pistol was co-opted by Georg Luger for the much more successful Luger pistol. The Borchardt design is thought to be the first successful semi-automatic pistol. Pistol has blue finish with 7-1/2" tapered round bbl, barleycorn front sight and notched rear sight retained in place by two screws. Mounted with checkered walnut grips and accompanied by its original numbered shoulder stock with attached holster, numbered cheekpiece, sling, four matching numbered magazines, dummy wooden magazine which contains a 3-pc brass cleaning rod with oiler in the handle, screw driver with one blade, two punches, and the cleaning rod. The oil bottle is a modern replacement and the instruction manual is a reproduction. The gun and all of its accessories are contained in an original black leather case secured with two latches and a central keyed lock. The case is lined in green felt and compartmentalized for the accessories. The case handle is original and each of the corners are protected by metal studs. An oval nickeled plaque 2-1/4" in diameter is secured to the top of the case by two screws. CONDITION: The pistol retains 95-96% bright original blue with light muzzle wear, some sharp edge wear and mild thinning of the front and back straps. Expected wear over the recoil spring housing where it attaches to the shoulder stock. The trigger, magazine release spring, anti-bounce spring, and the two flat springs over the recoil spring housing retain much of their original fire blue. Grips retain most of their varnish and checkering is sharp with minimal blunting of the checkering. Stock and attaching iron, cheekpiece, and all magazines and associated accessories are in comparable condition, certainly in keeping with the overall appearance of the pistol. The attached holster, leather loops, and sling show moderate crazing and surface losses from age. Case is aged with a horizontal crack through the center of the lid which does not extend onto either side. Leather is scuffed with flaking but there is no evidence of repair or touch up. The same holds true for the leather handle. Inside, the felt lining shows minimal moth damage with moderate scuffs, small erosions, and minor staining. Overall, a truly excellent Lowe Borchardt with matching stock and all accessories (except oiler) in its original case. 4-48338 LMA79

Estimate: $40000 - $60000

*× SA MARKED GUSTLOFF KKW GERMAN TRAINING RIFLE.
Item number: 17778734 | SN 252095. 26" 22 Cal. bbl with adjustable rear sight and "KAL .22 LANG FUR BUCHSEN" (22 Cal. Long Rifle) before full serial number and Eagle/N proofs on left side of bbl and receiver. With bayonet lug and original cleaning rod. "GUSTLOFF-WERKE / Waffenwerk-Suhl" with logo above chamber. "K. K. Wehrsportgewehr" on right receiver. Proper bolt is Eagle/N proofed and unnumbered. Original walnut stock has not been shortened or duffel bag cut. Left side of stock has an original "SAd. NSDAP" cartouche stamped into the wood. Right side of stock has a circular metal disk with securing screws at top and bottom and is marked "5/95" in large numbers. Steel buttplate. All parts on gun are original. Fitted with a German WWII era brown leather sling with no visible markings. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% original blue. Bore is sharp with light frosting. Stock is excellent with original finish and light scuffs overall. Sling has light wear from little use and is oil soaked to a brown that looks darker than its original color. Mechanics are excellent. 4-53106 BWS124

Estimate: $1500 - $2500

*× MAUSER LUGER 1938 S/42 GERMAN MILITARY ISSUE.
Item number: 17778976 | SN 1865b. 4" 9mm bbl. "1938" marked on chamber. "S/42" (Mauser code) on center toggle link. Eagle/63 proofs on right receiver. Checkered walnut grips. All serial numbers on gun are matching. Proper Eagle/63 marked magazine does not match. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 97% original blue. Grips are lightly worn. Bore is pitted. Magazine is excellent and gun is mechanically sound. 4-52962 BWS3

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*RARE UNTOUCHED 1943 KRIEGHOFF LUGER WITH TWO MATCHING MAGAZINES, TOOL, AND HOLSTER.
Item number: 17778856 | SN 11423. Scarce 1943 Krieghoff Luger with 4" bbl having a drift adjustable front sight and a fixed rear sight. The full serial number appears on the left side of the receiver and is repeated in small digits under the bbl and again on the forward frame. The middle toggle link is marked with the usual HK logo over "KRIEGHOFF SUHL". Disassembly shows all matching serial numbers except for unnumbered black grips. Each of the two magazines has its blued body marked "122/Eagle 37" and an aluminum base marked with the correct "E/2" mark above the full serial number. There is no suggestion of any alteration. The takedown tool is correctly E/2 marked. The rig comes in a proper unmarked black holster that is missing part of the buckle strap. CONDITION: Original untouched finish with toning of the bbl along with handling oxidation of the front and backstraps. Strong blue on the receiver, toggle linkage, and sideplate, allowing excellent presentation. Overall blue estimated at 80%. Comparable condition and entirely untouched strawed parts. The same holds true for the fire blued magazine release button. Excellent condition magazines with gray toning of the aluminum base as would be correct for this pistol. Very bright bore with strong rifling and minimal frosting. Takedown tool has nearly all of its original blue. Generic holster is about good condition with crazing of the lid and strap loss as previously noted. Finding an all matching Krieghoff rig with two matching magazines and correctly proofed tool is a nearly impossible task, particularly, a rare 1943 date! 4-47802 LMA74

Estimate: $25000 - $35000

*× MAUSER SMALL BANNER KKW .22 TRAINING RIFLE.
Item number: 17778735 | SN 2494. Cal .22 26" bbl with adjustable rear sight. Full serial number and Eagle/N proofs on both the left side of bbl and left side of receiver. Small "MAUSER" banner logo above chamber. "KK-WEHRSPORTGEWEHR / MAUSER-WERKE A.-G. OBERNDORFa./N." on top of receiver behind chamber. Orig matching bolt with full SN and Eagle/N proof. Orig walnut stock has not been cut and has a steel buttplate and retains the orig cleaning rod. Bayonet lug. Orig trainer style sling that does not appear to be marked. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Condition is excellent. Retains 97% orig blue. Bore is bright with light wear. Stock is excellent with orig finish and minor dings and scuffs. Sling is very good and has some creases from the buckle being used in different positions. 4-53138 BWS126

Estimate: $1000 - $2000

*× MAUSER 42 BANNER LUGER.
Item number: 17778977 | SN 2507x. 4" 9mm bbl. "42" above chamber. Mauser banner on center toggle link. All numbered parts are matching. Crown/Crown/U proofed. Eagle/L proof on right receiver appears to have been added after the blue. Black widow style black plastic grips. No sear safety fitted since this pistol was manufactured after the safety was withdrawn from service. Black plastic bottom "FXO" magazine. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 97% original blue. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp with very little wear. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52988 BWS13

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

*RARE AND DESIRABLE WALTHER ARMEE-PISTOLE IN ORIGINAL AND SUPERB CONDITION.
Item number: 17778857 | SN 042. Walther made a series of about 50 Armee Pistoles, all double action with an internal hammer, for testing prior to the military's acceptance of the P38. The first ten pistols had a long bbl and were fitted with a shoulder stock. The balance had a 5" bbl and an unslotted frame that was made of steel or an alloy. Regardless of variation, Walther AP pistols are considered one of the holy grails of Walther and military pistol collectors. This late production example has a drift adjustable front and a fixed rear sight. The sides of the slide were made with ridged reinforcement. The left side is marked "Waffenfabrik Walther Zella-Mehlis (Thur)" surmounting the Walther banner and the model denomination "Armee-Pistole Cal. 9mm". The slide mounted safety lever, toward the rear of the slide, has the fire position denoted by a recessed red dot. The right side of the slide is simply marked "Walthers Patent". The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number 042 in large digits that are repeated on the slide, the bbl, and the locking block. All of these parts, except the locking block, are also stamped with a much smaller inspection number 52. The pistol has standard wooden AP grips that have a circular recess for a lanyard ring. Magazine is from a P38 with Waffenamt proofing on the spine and "P38" marked on the lower left side of the magazine wall. CONDITION: 97%-98% bright original blue with sharp edge wear around the muzzle and leading edges of the slide. Minor wear under the tang and on the frontstrap. 70% original fire blue on the thumb safety. Excellent original wood grips having sharp checkering and only minimal loss. The inner surface of the left grip is marked with a penciled 042; each grip is inspector stamped 52. Excellent condition replacement magazine. Perfect mirror bore and perfect mechanics. Overall, a superb and all matching Walther AP test pistol that can only be faulted for not having an original magazine. 4-48690 LMA70

Estimate: $20000 - $30000

*× JGA GERMANIA 4MM BÜCHSER SPORTMODELL TRAINING RIFLE.
Item number: 17778736 | SN 6995. 4mm bbl with adjustable rear sight marked "Wehrmanngewehr Kal. 4mm lang" on top and "J-G-A Germaniawaffenwerk AG Zella-Mehlis/Thur." on left side. Full matching serial numbers on left side of bbl and receiver. Swastika and logo within "EIGENTUM DES SPORTAMTES" (“Property of Sports Agency”) above chamber. "Büchser Sportmodell / Kraft durch Freude" (Sport Model Rifle/Strength through Joy – the Nazi state leisure organisation) on top of receiver behind chamber. Proper bolt is unnumbered. Retains orig cleaning rod and orig elm stock that has not been cut. Metal buttplate. Rounded metal clip that secures the wood forearm in front of rear sight is missing, all other parts of the gun are orig. Has a WWII era sling that appears to be unmarked. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Condition is excellent. Retaining about 98% blue. Bore is worn with frosting. Wood is excellent with very few minor dings and scuffs. Leather sling is also excellent. 4-53112 BWS125

Estimate: $1000 - $1750

*× WONDERFUL MAUSER FACTORY COMMERCIAL CUTAWAY LUGER.
Item number: 17778978 | SN 21. 4" 9mm bbl. All numbered parts have matching serial numbers including the magazine. Factory cutouts in the bbl, receiver, toggle assembly, frame, grips, trigger, and sideplate allow one to see virtually every internal part from the exterior. This gun is featured on pp. 778 and 1097 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. Factory Cutaway Lugers are extremely rare and almost impossible to find in this condition. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near mint retaining 99% original blue. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are excellent with light wear and nice color. Excellent mechanics. 4-52818 BWS39

Estimate: $7500 - $12500

*MAUSER EARLY K DATE S/42 LUGER WITH SCRIPTIC S ON SIDEPLATE.
Item number: 17778858 | SN 2022. 9mm Parabellum. Early K Date with standard 4" bbl, drift adjustable front sight and fixed rear sight. K marking over chamber and middle toggle marked with scriptic "S/42". Left receiver marked with the serial number that is repeated under the bbl and on the forward frame. The right receiver is marked with a "S" surmounting correct proof marks. Disassembly shows all small parts variously marked with an "S", "S 22" or "22" as correct for this variation, including the grips. Correct magazine with a nickel body and factory matching aluminum base marked "S 2022+". CONDITION: Professional restoration or help has been directed to the bbl that has been polished and reblued. The sideplate has been lightly polished and touched up with cold blue. About 90% original blue remains on the receiver, toggle assembly, and the forward frame and trigger guard. Virtually all the blue has been removed from the front and backstrap that have been polished and artificially toned to a soft gray. About 40% original straw remains on the small parts that seem untouched.  The firing pin has been renumbered and the flange of the toggle pin has been turned down and renumbered. A set screw has been inserted to extend through the forward frame, just behind the takedown lever, to act as a trigger stop. Bright bore with strong rifling amidst mild-moderate corrosion. Having a matching magazine is a real plus. 4-47803

Estimate: $3500 - $5500

*× ERMA 0.22 E.L.24 SUB-CAL INSERT.
Item number: 17778737 | SN 1515B. Excellent early ERMA-WERKE, Erfurt, full set E.L.24 sub-caliber training kit made for use with the K98k rifle. Set includes receiver insert, bolt, bbl, magazine insert, two magazines with early leaf spring retaining catches, tool, chamber insert, all encased in original purpose-made wooden box. Top of receiver insert is marked with the ERMA logo, droop Eagle WaA 132 twice and SN 1515b. The bolt SN matches the set. Safety is marked droop Eagle 132. Two magazines are marked on the spines "ERMA" and droop Eagle WaA 132. The magazine insert is marked with the weapon SN droop Eagle 132, Crown over N proof. Kit includes authentic blued tool and phosphated chamber insert. Orig hardwood box is hand-marked "B" on top side, is missing the left catch hook, but otherwise in overall good serviceable condition. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Bore is good with some frosting and exterior of case appears to have been stained and lacquered. 4-52183 DW49

Estimate: $1500 - $2000

*× KRIEGHOFF P CODE COMMERCIAL SIDE FRAME INSCRIPTION.
Item number: 17778979 | SN P178. 4" 9mm bbl. HK Anchor/Krieghoff Suhl on center toggle link. "Heinrich Krieghoff Waffenfabrik Suhl" engraved in the correct style on left side of frame. Five-point star military reject mark stamped on right side of receiver. Horizontal Suhl proof house Crown/N proofs on left side of receiver and frame and on breech block. Proper brown plastic grips with border. Plain bottom aluminum magazine. All numbered parts are matching. This gun appears on p. 802 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. A nice example of a rare and desirable Krieghoff variation. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 95% original blue and 80% original straw. Bore is bright with light wear. Grips are sharp with a few minor chips on checkering. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52990 BWS14

Estimate: $10000 - $14500

*REPRODUCTION ABERCROMBIE & FITCH 30 CAL. LUGER.
Item number: 17778859 | SN 2660. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl with matching serial number on bottom and marked "ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Co NEW YORK / MADE IN SWITZERLAND". Swiss cross in sunburst above chamber. "DWM" in scroll on center toggle link. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching. Plain wood bottom magazine. A 1906 Swiss that has been professionally modified to look like an Abercrombie & Fitch Luger with proper bbl address, but without reinforcement rib in the back of the frame that is characteristic of this variation. CONDITION: Excellent restored to 99% blue and 98% straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn and oil soaked to dark brown. Magazine is excellent with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-49523 BWS101

Estimate: $2500 - $4500

*× ERMA 0.22 E.L.24 SUB-CAL INSERT.
Item number: 17778738 | SN 1749d. Excellent late pattern ERMA-WERKE, Erfurt, full set E.L.24 sub-caliber training kit made for use with the K98k rifle. Set includes receiver insert, bolt, bbl, magazine insert with later pattern coil spring actuated magazine retainer latch, two magazines, tool, all encased in original purpose-made wooden box. Top of receiver insert is marked with Erma logo, WaA 77 three times and SN 1749d. The bolt SN matches the set. Safety is marked WaA 77. Two magazines are marked "ERMA ERFURT 1938" with no SN's and magazine insert is marked "ERMA ERFURT 1938" and SN 4890. Kit includes small authentic WaA 77 marked tool insert. Orig hardwood box is hand-marked in ink "EL.24Nr.:1749" over "K.98K.Nr.:9573" which is repeated on the exterior front of the box and is in overall very good, serviceable condition. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Bore is dark, but should clean well. End of box has period white paint over stamped ERMA marking. 4-52184 DW48

Estimate: $1500 - $2500

*× ERMA 0.22 E.L.24 SUB-CAL INSERT.
Item number: 17778739 | SN 2070a. Excellent late pattern ERMA-WERKE, Erfurt, full E.L.24 set sub-caliber training kit made for use with the K98k rifle. Set includes receiver insert, bolt, bbl, magazine insert with later pattern coil spring actuated magazine retainer latch, two unnumbered magazines, tool, all encased in purpose-made wooden box. Top of receiver insert is marked E.L.24 and side marked with droop Eagle WaA 57 proofs, SN 2070a, and Reichswehr unit-marked "9./A.R.3.10.". The bolt SN matches the set. Safety is marked WaA 77 and "EE" in a circle. Two magazines are marked "ERMA ERFURT 1938" and magazine insert is marked "ERMA ERFURT 1937" and numbered to the set. Kit includes authentic WaA marked tool insert. Orig hardwood box is also marked to the same unit and is in overall very good plus condition. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Bore is bright and shiny. 4-52186 DW46

Estimate: $1500 - $2500

*× VERY LATE POST WAR ASSEMBLED KRIEGHOFF LUGER.
Item number: 17778980 | SN 377/378. 4" 9mm Mauser bbl engraved "9 F 1079" on bottom. The same assembly number appears underneath the right frame rail just behind the bbl. Mauser made breech block and DWM made blank toggle. Krieghoff Eagle/2 proof on right receiver. Post war large digit 378 on front of frame. Large digit 377 on receiver and rear toggle link. Most small parts are unnumbered. Holdopen is mismatched. Checkered black plastic grips with border. Three digit black plastic bottom post war magazine that is numbered on spine but does not match. These guns were assembled after the war from existing parts. Earlier guns were all Krieghoff and are more likely to be matched. The last guns were assembled from mixed parts and are often mismatched like this gun. This gun is featured on p. 622 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% original blue with parallel wear marks on the front and rear gripstraps. Bore is sharp and shiny. Grips are near mint and sharp. Magazine is very good with some corrosion on the body and faint cracks in the plastic bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-53000 BWS67

Estimate: $7500 - $12500

*RARE 1917 DWM NAVY LUGER FROM THE GERMAN SUBMARINE U-85.
Item number: 17778860 | SN 2388. Cal 9mm. Standard Navy Luger with 6" tapered round bbl, small dovetail front sight and 100/200 meter rear sight. Chamber area of the receiver is dated 1917 and left side has two crown "M" proofs. Bottom of the bbl is matching numbered and also with a crown "M" proof. Extractor is marked "Geladen" and the safety is marked "Gesichert". Left side of the front sight base and front left rail of the frame are also dated 1917. It is mounted with orig, full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig stainless body magazine with Naval wooden bore plug also marked with crown "M" on the bottom. According to consignor he recovered this pistol during a salvage dive on the World War II German submarine U-85 just off the coast of North Carolina out from the Bodie Island Lighthouse. She was sunk April 13 ,1942 by the destroyer USS Roper in about 100 feet of water. The Navy immediately sent down hard hat divers hoping to recover the submarine's Enigma machine but were unable to do so, however did recover several other items. The U-85 site was abandoned until the 1960's when it was rediscovered by a fisherman and has now been designated on the National Register of Historic Places. Consignor states that he dove on the site several times before this designation was applied and recovered this Luger in July of 1984 along with several other smaller items. He stated that it was wrapped in oiled cloth and is in the current state of presentation with only some minor rust pitting. Navy Lugers are occasionally encountered but are almost never accompanied by provenance to a German ship or submarine. The U-85 was one of only 24 type VII-B U boats ever built and the only known example in U.S. waters. The U-85 is historically important because it was the first enemy submarine sunk by a U.S. Navy warship in the second World War. U-85 was launched in April 1940 and was in active service from then until she was sunk, under the command of Oberleutnent Eberhard Greger. U-85's first war patrol began in Aug. 1941 with not a lot of activity and very little success until she was sunk with all hands. A complete synopsis of U-85's history is included. PROVENANCE: German Navy. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Overall retains about 95% plus strong orig blue with faded straw colors. There are a few scattered pin pricks of pitting on the exterior surface with fine pitting on the firing pin all consistent with salt water immersion. Grips show light diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-47527 JR188

Estimate: $3500 - $5500

*× BEAUTIFUL 1921 DATED KRIEGHOFF BACKFRAME MARKED DWM COMMERCIAL.
Item number: 17778981 | SN 7140i. 4" 30 Cal. bbl. "1921" date on chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Crown/N proofs. "KRIEGHOFF SUHL" stamped on back of frame is proper with a defective "F" caused by a damaged die (all correct examples have this characteristic). Proper i suffix serial range. Checkered wood grips. Proper "GERMANY" marked wood bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching. This gun is featured on p. 610 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near mint retaining 99% original blue and 99% original straw. Bore is lightly worn and slightly dull. Grips are sharp with beautiful color and wood grain. Magazine is excellent with very minor wear and a couple small dings on the wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52791 BWS74

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*SCARCE JAPANESE PAPA NAMBU SEMI-AUTO PISTOL BY TOKYO GAS & ELECTRIC.
Item number: 17778861 | SN 2053. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Blue finish with 4-1/2" tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted barleycorn front sight and 500 yard tangent rear sight. Mounted with full checkered walnut stocks that have white paint and a couple of spots on left grip. Top of frame over chamber area is marked with the "TGE" (Tokyo Gas & Electric) cartouche and right rear side of frame is stamped with the Tokyo Arsenal cartouche of four interconnected circles. Pistol has a front grip safety and an articulated lanyard loop on the back of the frame. Frame is 2-pc type. Accompanied by an aluminum base magazine numbered "2752". Backstrap has a filled stock slot. It seems that the Japanese Navy had ordered pistols with stock slots but later canceled that requirement and ordered the slot filled. Later versions of this pistol did not have a stock slot. According to Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945, Derby & Brown, there were only about 5,700 Papa Nambus produced by Tokyo Gas & Electric with a large number of those purchased by the Japanese Navy which bear the Navy anchor at the right rear of the frame. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig blue with some light rust freckles on top right edge of frame and recoil spring housing. Magazine is fine. Grips are sound with light to moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-48359

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*× ERMA 0.22 E.L.24 COMMERCIAL SUB-CAL INSERT.
Item number: 17778740 | SN 7243. Excellent ERMA-WERKE, Erfurt, full set E.L.24 sub-caliber training kit made for use with the K98k rifle. A rare commercially proofed set includes receiver insert, bolt, bbl, magazine insert, two magazines and tool, all encased in purpose-made wooden box. Top of receiver insert is marked with the ERMA logo, SN 7243, and BUGN commercial proofs. The bolt SN does not match the set. Two magazines are marked "ERMA ERFURT 1938" and are unnumbered. Magazine insert is marked "ERMA ERFURT 1938" and numbered 2776. Kit includes small authentic WaA 77 marked tool. Orig hardwood box is also marked "ERMA" with Eagle/280 proof, in addition to a small metal plaque on the top marked "Erma Abt. Gewehr Fabrik G.m.b.h. ERFURT", and is in overall complete and very nice condition. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Bore is dark, but should clean up well. 4-52187 DW47

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*× DWM 1902 COMMERCIAL "FAT BARREL" 9MM LUGER.
Item number: 17778982 | SN 22727. 4" 9mm "fat barrel". "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. Grip safety. Original "Cal. 9mm" marked wood bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. "GERMANY" marked on frame underneath serial number. This gun is featured on p. 227, 273, 601, and 900 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 98% blue that was restored in the past. Retains 90% orig straw. Bore is worn with light pitting. Grips are lightly worn with very few minor chips and dings to checkering. Magazine is very nice with very little wear. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52762 BWS78

Estimate: $7000 - $10000

*SCARCE SECOND VARIATION BERGMANN SIMPLEX.
Item number: 17778862 | SN 3163. 2.7" 8mm bbl. Serial number on bottom of grip plate. "PAT" on left frame. Visible numbered parts are matching. Second variation is much rarer, with a mag release button on the right side behind magazine and above trigger. Original dark brown plastic one piece grips have "Simplex" on both sides. Proper 8-shot magazine. CONDITION: Very fine restored to 97% blue with minor visible pitting under the blue on the front of the frame, the front of the magazine, and under the trigger guard. 95% straw. Bore is worn with pitting. Good grips with a repaired crack on the left side through the center going the length of the grip from top to bottom. Upper back grip area where it meets the frame is chipped away for about 1/3 of an inch. Mechanics are sound. 4-49377 BWS104

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

SPECIAL HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS® LOT.
Item number: 17778741 | This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction firearm catalogs, together with their prices realized list. These catalogs serve as a valuable reference source. We regularly sell our past auction catalogs to collectors and dealers alike for that purpose. Please also note: The entire proceeds of this lot (to include the buyer’s premium), shall be donated to Hope for the Warriors®. The mission of Hope for the Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. We hope that you will consider competing on this lot, we consider it to be an extremely worthwhile cause and we have dedicated ourselves to include similar lots in every single one of our auctions, the proceeds of which will be donated to Hope for the Warriors®. Thank you for your participation. CONDITION: Very good. 8-87112-2

Estimate: $300 - $400

*× BEAUTIFUL MAUSER 06/34 BANNER COMMERCIAL WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE.
Item number: 17778983 | SN 3803v. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl marked "Kal. 7.65" on left side. Mauser banner on center toggle link. Eagle/N proof on left receiver. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips are almost perfect replacements. All numbered parts are matching including the original aluminum bottom magazine. This gun is featured on pp. 771 and 748 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining about 95% original blue which is bright except for the gripstraps and grip safety which are just starting to brown. Retains 95% original straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp and show beautiful color and wood grain. They are mint other than a crack in the left grip under the sideplate. Magazine is very good with moderate wear on the body and bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52788 BWS51

Estimate: $6000 - $10000

*RARE CASED ENGRAVED PRESENTATION WALTHER MODEL 9 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.
Item number: 17778863 | SN 604648. Cal. 6.35mm (.25 ACP). Blue finish with 2" bbl, fixed sights & checkered black hard rubber grips with "WALTHER" in a ribbon on each side. Left grip has a blue enameled and brass medallion with the initials "CW" inside an oval & the right side "6.35" also in an oval. Accompanied by its orig Walther-marked magazine with engraved base plate. Engraving consists of about 85% coverage fine oak leaf, acorn & branch engraving with shaded background. Accompanied by a spectacular blue velvet lined tan leather case with embossed gold decorations & a large gold Nazi eagle clutching a wreath & swastika in its talons on top. Bottom of the inside is french fitted for the pistol with an oval silver plaque inscribed in German "Unserem kommandanten / Gunther Prien / von seiner Besatzung U47". Translation of the inscription is basically "our commander, Gunther Prien from his crew". Inside the lid is leather lined and the bottom is satin covered. Accompanied by 2 books: 1) Wolf U-Boat Commanders In World War II, Vause. 2) In German, Mein Weg nach Scapa Flow, Gunther Prien (actually written by the Nazi Ministry of Propaganda). Gunther Prien was commissioned into the U-boat service in 1935 and in Dec 1938 was assigned command of U-47. From then until Oct 1939 Capt Prien did little more than train & drill his crew making him very unpopular. On Oct 1, 1939 Prien was given the task of planning an attack on the British Navy in the sheltered port of Scapa Flow, Scotland. After careful planning, on 8 Oct 1939 Capt Prien and the U-47 left Kiel for the North Sea and surreptitiously entered Scapa Flow on 14 Oct 1939. Fortunately for the British, the main battle fleet had already departed leaving only HMS Royal Oak, a 31,000 ton battleship who was laying to for repairs. Prien was equipped with the "new" electric torpedoes which replaced the old compressed air models. He fired his 4 forward torpedoes at the Royal Oak, 3 of which missed & the fourth which struck, did no damage. Prien immediately turned his submarine around and fired his stern tubes, which also missed. By the time this had happened the front tubes were reloaded and Capt Prien set up another shot & again fired his 4 forward tubes. All four of which struck the Royal Oak, midships, detonated and within 30 min the great battleship had sunk with about 800 of its 1100-man crew going down with the ship. The U-47 made its escape and returned to Germany to a hero's welcome which was the first time that a U-boats captain & crew had ever been publicly exposed. Capt Prien was awarded the new Knights Cross & became an instant celebrity throughout Germany. He returned to the service & continued patrols until he was sunk with all hands in March 1941. PROVENANCE: Captain Gunther Prien, German Navy. CONDITION: New unfired. Case is equally new. Books are fine. 4-48366

Estimate: $15000 - $20000

UNUSUAL BRASS FRAME REPEATING PISTOL WITH TUBULAR MAGAZINE.
Item number: 17778742 | NSN. Cal. 6mmRF. Pocket size repeating pistol with 3.25" bbl, 6.5" overall length, and 3-3/4" height. No SN, no manufacturer markings and no proofs. Loading is through a tubular magazine. There is an external loading elevator lever and a reciprocating bbl and bolt. A safety, mounted on the left side of the frame, is engaged with upward rotation and retained by a small detent. Effective application is only when the barrel and bolt are fully retracted. The barrel, magazine tube, trigger, loading lever, safety and a number of other small parts are steel, the frame is brass. Smooth, two-piece grips secured with a single screw. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, ex-Dinely Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good with dulling of the steel components that seem to have never had a finish applied. Pleasant mustard toning of the brass frame. Near excellent wood grips, consistent with the overall condition of the pistol, excepting a small split developing around the escutcheon on the right panel. Bright bore with shallow rifling and moderate corrosion. Mechanically sound. A substantial but unknown repeater whose history would be interesting to explore. 4-52444 LMA107

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*× RARE DWM 1914 NEW MODEL COMMERCIAL LUGER.
Item number: 17778984 | SN 71289. 4" 9mm bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Horizontal Crown/N proof mark on left receiver. Grip safety, upper GESICHERT mark in frame recess, stock lug. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching. Proper plain wood bottom magazine. This gun is featured on p. 895, 1090 and 1113 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. This is one of the rarer commercial Luger variations. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 97% orig blue and 95% orig straw. Bore is dark and lightly pitted. Grips are lightly worn with nice color and wood grain. Magazine is excellent with minor dings on the wood bottom. Minor scratches on the right side of the bbl and a scratch above the chamber. 4-52780 BWS68

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

*EXCEPTIONAL WALTHER P38 ac 44 DUAL TONE WITH LARGE INSCRIBED LETTERING.
Item number: 17778864 | SN 475c. Caliber 9mm Parabellum. P38 Dual Tone with blued 5" bbl. Phosphated slide, frame, and all associated parts. Dovetailed front sight marked "4". Left slide marked "P38 ac/44" along with the serial #475 c. The ac lettering is large and hand inscribed. The serial number is repeated on the left side of the frame, under the bbl, and on the locking block. WaA 135 proofing is on the left side of the frame and struck twice on the right side of the slide. The safe and fire designations under the safety lever are filled with white and red paint respectively. Black ribbed plastic grips as is correct for this variation. Blued magazine is marked "jvd" on the left side of the magazine wall. CONDITION: Phenomenally nice 99% original finish with only minimal sharp edge wear at the muzzle, edges of the slide, and a tiny rub mark under the trigger guard. The balance of the blued bbl and the phosphated finish on all other parts is superb including the frontstrap that shows no thinning. Even the grip screw has a perfect slot. Negligible tiny scratches on the right grip. Excellent comparable condition magazine. Finding a better hand inscribed ac 44 would be very difficult. 4-47804 LMA72

Estimate: $2750 - $4000

RARE VENDITTI COPY OF A VOLCANIC LEVER ACTION PISTOL.
Item number: 17778743 | Cal. approximately 10mm Centerfire (a very short caseless bullet/cartridge having the powder and primer contained in the base of the lead bullet). Italian copy of a Navy sized Volcanic pistol with 6-7/8" oct bbl that has integral magazine with steel follower and loading sleeve like a Volcanic with pinched post front sight and fixed rear sight in top flat of receiver. Top flat of bbl has the left hand address "VENDITTI E CI LANCUSI" with a crown over shield in the middle. Frame of the pistol and elongated bag shaped grip are of brass with steel sideplates. Grip frame has a lanyard stud & ring. Lever & carrier are very similar to a Volcanic. Sideplates, front side flats of receiver, top of receiver, top flat of bbl and backstrap are all very nicely engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with nice shading. Mounted with 2-pc walnut grips with checkered center panels and steel escutcheons. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good. Loading sleeve retains about 75% thin orig blue with a couple of small spots of pitting on right side; bbl, magazine & sideplates are gray metal patina; frame, front & backstraps are a very dark brass patina; hammer is a silver patina and lever a dark patina. Grips are sound showing heavy wear and a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-52446 JR388

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

*× RARE NONSTANDARD CONFIGURATION DWM 1906 COMMERCIAL 9MM LUGER.
Item number: 17778985 | SN 9039. Unusual 4-3/4" 9mm bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Vertical Crown/N proof on left receiver and horizontal Crown/N proof on right side of receiver just above a horizontal Crown/N proof on the front of the right frame rail. Barrel calibre marked 8,8 m/m. Very small "GERMANY" mark on left frame rail. Grip safety. Four digit serial number with no suffix. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips and the nonstandard configuration bbl which has the full four digit serial number. Plain wood bottom magazine with late 1920's pattern brown leather holster marked "MIL. EFFEKTER/JUL. RICHTER/DRESDEN" on the back between the belt loops, with a "1920" Reichsheer property mark. Inside the flap is ink stamped "L.Z. St/H. Dr." in a rectangular logo, which is a WWI period leather control stamp (Leder Zuweisungs Stelle Hauptamt Dresden – Leather Allocation Office, Main Office Dresden)indication probable post WWI use of war surplus leather. With an original unmarked takedown tool. This gun/holster is featured on pp. 532 and 1242 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent condition retaining 98% orig blue and straw that has faded and been reheated to about 40%. Sharp and shiny bore. Grips are lightly worn with a few minor dings. Magazine is excellent. Holster is excellent with a few scuffs and some minor wrinkling. Takedown tool is covered with light corrosion. 4-52786 BWS88

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*9MM WALTHER MODEL 6.
Item number: 17778865 | SN 1029. 4-7/8" 9mm bbl with a horizontal Crown/N visible through the ejection port. Slide is marked "Selbstlade-Pistole Cal. 9m/m. Walther's-Patent." / "WALTHER" banner on left side. Right side of frame is marked "Carl Walther, Waffenfabrik, Zella St. Bl". Serial number "1029" on right side of trigger guard. Black hard rubber grips with border and stylized "W" in oval logo at the top of each. Proper magazine is unnumbered and unmarked. CONDITION: Very fine restored to near new. Blue is better than 99%. Bore is worn almost smooth with light pitting. Grips are excellent with minor wear and dings. Magazine is excellent, restored to 99% blue. Mechanics are sound. 4-49524 BWS109

Estimate: $1500 - $2500

UNIQUE GALAND PROTOTYPE NEEDLEFIRE PISTOL, MODEL 1867, SERIAL NUMBER 1.
Item number: 17778744 | SN 1. Cal. 10mm. Prototype needlefire pistol with screw action, top hinged breech, similar to Dreyse M56 Wall Gun with copper obturator. 10" bbl and 14 3/8"overall. Bbl, action and grip straps are entirely in-the-white. The only marking on this pistol is the #1 on the right side of the chamber. Full, cavalry type smooth stock with a brass tipped forend, a brass butt cap and large lanyard ring. Cleaning rod in place. After loading, the action is screwed closed and the cocking lever is withdrawn. Thumbing the trigger within the breech piece allows the pistol to fire. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection. CONDITION: No touch-up or improvement has been directed to the metal that retains its original machine marks, sharp edges and surprisingly little oxidative disturbance, largely limited to a dulled toning. The stock is in equally fine condition, showing a scattering of dings and handling marks but retaining virtually all its original varnish with only minimal darkening. Bright bore with strong rifling and only mild frosting. Perfect mechanics. A fantastic condition prototype, now nearly 150 years old! 4-52426 LMA110

Estimate: $3000 - $4000

*× VERY EARLY 1906 DWM COMMERCIAL 30 CAL. LUGER.
Item number: 17778986 | SN 25091. 4-3/4" 30 Cal. bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. "BUG" proofs. Grip safety. Long frame/receiver with plain chamber. Checkered walnut grips. Proper plain wood bottom magazine. This gun is featured on pp. 264, 290, 308, 603, 606, and 901 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. This was the lowest serial number New Model encountered in the research of the book. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 90% orig blue with some light pitting on the sideplate, right side of rear frame, and rear gripstrap which is also turning brown. Bore is worn with light pitting. 60% orig straw. Grips are worn. Magazine is very good with some chips and dings in the wood bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52768 BWS69

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*PAIR OF WALTHER GSP SEMI-AUTO TARGET PISTOLS WITH ONE CONVERSION KIT.
Item number: 17778866 | PLEASE NOTE (10-10-13): 1. One pistol is in cal.22 “long range”, the other is .22 cal short. 2. Conversion unit is cal. 32 Smith & Wesson Wadcutter, caliber not .32 ACP. SN 98596, 22400 & 117996. Cal. 22LR & 32 ACP. Nearly identical pistols that have satin hard chrome finish and contoured, stippled right hand adjustable target grips. Both have micrometer adjustable rear sights. Pistol SN 98596 has a 4-1/2" bbl in a flat side frame. Pistol SN 22400 is nearly identical with 3-1/4" bbl and a heavy flat side target frame with front bbl weight. Accompanied by an orig Walther conversion unit, SN 117996 that has 4" bbl in a flat side light weight frame with micrometer adjustable rear sight. Each pistol is accompanied by its orig black hard plastic case, orig paperwork and target, including target for conversion unit, owners manuals and tools. Conversion unit also has 2 orig Walther magazines, each pistol has an orig caliber 22 magazine and there are 2 spare 22 cal magazines. Pistols also come with orig correspondence from German dealer, Carl Bock of Frankfurt Germany to Mr. Ronald J. Holmes of Chappaqua, NY, along with invoices for both pistols and the conversion unit. CONDITION: Both pistols and conversion unit are in exceptionally fine, as new condition, retaining virtually all of their crisp, orig finish. Spare magazines and cases are equally new. 4-49184 JR250

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

DREYSE NEEDLEFIRE BREECHLOADING M1835 PISTOL.
Item number: 17778745 | SN 15556. Cal. .34". Scarce Dreyse needlefire with rear facing loading cylinder lever. Barrel 6.75" and overall length 13". Drift adjustable front sight and no real rear sight. The right side of the receiver is caliber marked "Cal:0.34" 6 Gran Pulv" The right side of the bbl is marked with the SN and "Stahl". The breechblock, with matching number 56, is released by depressing the spring projection against the lug protruding from the left side. Depressing the trigger allows the bolt to be fully removed from the receiver. All metal components are in-the-white. Solid, single piece wood stock with coarse checkering on each side of the grip. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess collection. CONDITION: Overall very good with old, careful cleaning of the metal surfaces, while still bright, is drifting to a patchy patina. Sound wood stock with scattered handling dings but no cracks or repairs and still with considerable varnish. Blunted checkering as consistent with the overall condition of the pistol. Fine tuning the mechanism would improve the difficult and unreliable cocking. That said, this is a very difficult pistol to find, and one that would be appreciated by any collector of early German guns. 4-52423 LMA108

Estimate: $4500 - $6500

*× DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL ARTILLERY LUGER.
Item number: 17778987 | PLEASE NOTE (10-13-13): The catalog correctly states that there is no serial number on the frame. That is exactly how it is and written exactly as it should be. But also please be aware, per the diamond symbol next to the number, it clearly indicates that this item was imported as part of the Sturgess Collection and as such, by Federal Law is required to have an import mark. Import markings require all the pertinent information including the SN. (The import serial number is added to the frame “5A”) The catalog description is correct and the representation is correct. If there are any questions do not hesitate to contact us on this gun. NSN. 8" 9mm bbl with multi-position adjustable rear artillery sight with small parts numbered 36. "DWM" on center toggle link. Checkered walnut grips. Proper "GERMANY" marked wood bottom magazine. Crown/N proofed. Frame is unnumbered. Rear toggle link is #36, sideplate is #97, trigger is #28, and takedown lever is #03. These guns were assembled from leftover parts and are proper without matching numbers. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 96% original blue and 90% original straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with minor dings and indentations to checkering. Magazine is excellent with a wood bottom that is near perfect. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52797 BWS77

Estimate: $2500 - $4000

ERMA LARGE BOX S.E.L.f. 22 CAL. CONVERSION SET.
Item number: 17778867 | SN 2304a. Large wood box marked Eagle/"WaA132" on the left side lower left corner. "ERMA/ERFURT" marked toggle assembly is numbered 2304a with Eagle/117 and Eagle/132 proofs. Bbl is numbered 2204a and is Eagle/117 proofed. Bar between toggle assembly and rod is missing (almost impossible to encounter this component). "RK" stamped rod. Brush and threaded brass end are included. 10-shot magazine is "WaA48" proofed and is numbered 74. Guide has Eagle/88 and Circle "K" proofs. CONDITION: Very fine. Wood box has light wear and minor chips and dings, especially on corners and edges. Toggle assembly retains about 98% original blue. Accessories are in excellent original condition. 4-49521 BWS108

Estimate: $1500 - $2500

MAGNIFICENT CASED PAIR OF DREYSE NEEDLEFIRE UNDERLEVER DUELLING PATTERN PISTOLS.
Item number: 17778746 | SN 21372, 21374. Cal. 9.5mm. Superb pair of matching, nearly new Dreyse needlefire pistols with 7.5" bbls and an overall length of 14.25" The front sight is drift adjustable; screw fixation allows the rear sight to be more precisely adjusted. The top of the barrel is marked "F.v. DREYSE SOMMERDA". A light scroll adorns the receiver behind the sight, the backstrap, the grip cap, the underlever and trigger guard. The bbl and receiver are blued. The other metal parts were generally left in the white, or possibly case hardened, for their tone is a very attractive and uniform grey, that highlights the engraving. In keeping with the high-art profile of these guns, every screw head has been engraved. The screw securing the underlever anchor in the forend is fire blued, as is the flat spring on the right side of the barrel and the lanyard at the base of each grip cap. The extractor, mounted on the left side of the barrel, is strawed. To open the breech, the underlever is disengaged from its retaining station and rotated counter clockwise. This action moves the barrel forward, while keeping the extractor in place, cocks the firing pin, then swings the barrel counterclockwise to expose the chamber. On the metal projection in the forend, now uncovered by the bbl, is marked "Med :Patr/ 9.5mm2/24 Pulv." Opened in this manner, a matching serial number is evident under the barrel, just beyond the forend, and repeated on the inner surface of the underlever. To remove the color case hardened bolt, one simply needs to depress the checkered spring at its rear and retract, pulling the trigger to free the bolt from the receiver. As expected, wear to this area is negligible. The guns are finished with densely grained walnut stocks, finely checkered in a broad area on each side of the grip. The pair of guns come in a nicely fitted oak case, with a brass handle in the center of the lid, brass fittings, that is secured with a centrally keyed lock. The case is lined with dark green felt and compartmentalized for the pair of pistols, and an equally ornate brass tipped cleaning rod. There are also two smaller lidded compartments. One holds some cleaning cloths, the other a pair of oil droppers. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection. CONDITION: The pair of pistols is truly superb. #21372 has a small pressure dent on the left side of the stock above the trigger and two similar size dents on the right side: one above the trigger, the other near the front of the forend. A few diamonds are missing from the right side of the checkering. #21374 has some minor spotting of the fire blued bbl spring and a few scattered handling dings. Neither gun has any appreciable use-related wear. Bores are mirror-bright with sharp rifling. Comparable condition cleaning rod. The lid of the case has a longitudinal crack that runs near the center but does not affect its utility. A second crack, 4" long, runs along the back on the right side. The felt is well kept, showing only a few scuffs at the usual pressure points and minimal staining. Overall, a stunning set of early Dreyse, needlefire, underlever pistols. 4-52174 LMA111

Estimate: $15000 - $20000

*× DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL NEW MODEL LUGER WITH GRIP SAFETY.
Item number: 17778988 | SN 3994n. 4" 30 Cal. bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Vertical Crown/N proof on left receiver and bottom of bbl. Checkered walnut grips. "GESICHERT" marked on lower safety position. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching. Proper plain wood body magazine. A rare post WWI commercial variation. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% original blue with some corrosion on front and rear gripstraps. 85% original straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are lightly worn with some minor dings and indentations in checkering. Magazine is excellent with some minor chips in the wood bottom. Mechanics are sound. 4-52781 BWS71

Estimate: $2750 - $3750

*× HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT FUNK 7x64 MM GEWEHR 98 HUNTING RIFLE WITH JUNG PRISMATIC SIGHT.
Item number: 17778868 | SN 37325. Cal. 7x64 mm. Deluxe Christoph Funk, Suhl sporting rifle based on an unusual Bayard manufactured G98 action (Bayard mounted knight Trade Mark stamped under receiver ring) and fitted with a rare Jung prismatic telescopic sight. This unique rifle includes written, signed affidavit provenance from 1973 from former owner, English Government Minister Sir Geoffrey Shakespeare, Baronet,(1893 - 1980) confirming original ownership by Rudolph Hess (Deputy Führer of Nazi Party to Adolf Hitler 1933 - 1941) who sold it to Sir Geoffrey Shakespeare when visiting Munich in 1935 in his capacity than as a British Government Health Minister. Exquisite sporter bears Funk triangular logo on top of receiver. Exhibits decorative engraving at base of bbl, trigger guard screws, and checkered turn-down bolt handle. Sporter bbl has checkered rib, flip-up two-position rear sporter sight and is marked "CHRISTOPH FUNK SUHL" as well as "BOHLER ANTINIT" with six-pointed star logo indicating manufacture from high quality Bohler stainless steel. Stock is numbered 325 on forend and has shotgun style fore-end push-button takedown latch on bottom. Double set triggers and decorated quick magazine release. Hard rubber decorative buttplate and endcap. Additional push-button release flip-up aperture sight machined into top rear tang. Rifle has short siderail on left rear fitted from underneath the receiver to mount a micro-adjustable, three-post reticle Jung prismatic telescopic sight which locks in place with simple lever. Also includes correct and authentic rubber forehead piece, necessary as a recoil buffer since the Jung scope has very short eye-relief. The Jung sight was designed and patented, (copy Patents included with Lot) in the late 1920s with improvements in the 1930s, by Dr Karl Jung, an optician and Nazi politician (Reichstag deputy) from Munich. He used his party connection extensively to promote this sight to the military, and it was eventually tested by the Luftwaffe in 1943 during the Tarnewitz trials of the FG42 and was adapted to the K98k by Mauser for a Herreswaffenamt trial in 1944. Both found the sight unserviceable, and examples are consequently very rare today. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess; Christies, London sale 1985; Weller & Dufty, Birmingham sale 11273, Nov 1978 (catalog entry copies included). CONDITION: Bore is good to very good with strong lands and grooves. Bluing is 97% with some light scratches to bottom bbl, bottom trigger guard and wear on high edges. 4-53159 DW50

Estimate: $25000 - $35000

EXCEPTIONALLY NICE DREYSE NEEDLEFIRE REVOLVER, LIGHTLY ENGRAVED.
Item number: 17778747 | SN 7464. Cal. .35". Dreyse made relatively few needlefire revolvers. This example has a 4" bbl with a drift adjustable front sight and a fixed rear sight. The rear of the bbl and the forward receiver were marked with a Crown V. The top reads "F.v. DREYSE SOMMERDA". The SN 7464 appears within a light scroll on the left side of the frame while the caliber designation "Cal: 35-12 Gran Pulv", again with scroll highlights, is on the right frame. A "K" is stamped on the front of the frame, partially covered by the cylinder pin lever. Additional light scroll is on the rear of the receiver and under the trigger guard that was originally case hardened. The exaggerated grip has fine wraparound checkering that extends to the strap. At the base is a robust non-rotatable lanyard ring. Function is double action only. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: Approximately 90% bright original blue with fine scratches mixed with fading over the bbl. High edge wear and cylinder line as would be expected from mild-moderate use. Most of the case coloring has faded from the trigger guard that is now toned to a pleasant gray. Comparable condition single piece grip with only minimal blunting of checkering and a few tiny losses. Mechanically perfect. Overall, a very attractive, high condition Dreyse Needlefire that should please the most discriminating collector. 4-52420 LMA95

Estimate: $6500 - $9500

*× DWM 9 MM FRANKENSCHLOSS COMMERCIAL.
Item number: 17778989 | SN 6488a. 4" 9mm bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link Suhl crown/N Proofs on left receiver and frame and on bottom of bbl. Trademark stamp of Franken & Lunenschloss (F L and crossed swords in double circle) struck on back of frame, indicating that they re-worked it probably in the late 20's. All numbered parts on the gun are matching. The magazine is aluminum bottom and does not match. This gun is featured on p. 536 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine retaining 95% orig blue and 85% straw. Bore is darkened with light pitting. Grips are well worn but retain orig color. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. 4-52798 BWS42

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*× MAUSER 8MM K98k Zf 41 SNIPER RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE.
Item number: 17778869 | SN 6908d. Cal. 8mm. Authentic Zf41 K98k sniper rifle manufactured by Mauser-Borsigwalde. Factory installed Zf41 siderail base with blued receiver, top marked WaA 26, "ar43", produced in 1943. Front of receiver marked with Nazi era firing proof and SN 6908a. Trigger guard, front and rear bands match the weapon SN, remainder of parts are unnumbered. Left bbl marked with Nazi era firing proof and WaA 26. Zf41 scope is marked "cxn" (Emil Busch), SN 116885. Optics have three-piece reticle, and scope comes with easily lost front and rear rain shields. Authentic mount is serial numbered 6354c, WaA 214. Red glue laminate stock is unmarked. Comes with authentic serviceable "L&F" marked leather sling as well as an authentic sight hood. Mechanically fine and nice appearing Zf41 sniper rifle. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Scope is very good, optics are fairly clear. Bore is very good to excellent. Stock is very good with scattered handling marks and scratches. 4-53269 DW40

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

SCHULHOF REPEATING PISTOL WITH ROTARY MAGAZINE, M1887.
Item number: 17778748 | SN 18. Cal. 8mm. Repeating pistols were the immediate predecessor to semiautomatic arms. All required a manual movement, usually of the trigger, to chamber and discharge the cartridge. Sometimes both actions were performed sequentially, the firing pin falling as the action finally closed. In most cases, upon manual release, a loading bar or trigger lever would spring back to its original position. Schulhof was credited with having developed several types of repeating pistols. This particular version, a later example, has a 5.25" bbl with drift adjustable front and rear sights. The left side of the receiver is hand inscribed "SCHULHOF'S PATENT WIEN". The only other marking on the gun is in SN 18 in small digits that appears high on the back strap. Loading is through a rotary magazine whose cover is secured by a banded spring that locks into left receiver. A finger loop under the receiver was used to close the bolt. Having travelled to its final position, pressure on the trigger releases the firing pin to fire the cartridge. On the left side of the frame, beside the finger loop, is a fire blued safety. Moving the safety up blocks the trigger. Downward movement frees the gun to fire. With only minor pressure, the finger loop disengages and moves forward, ready for the next loading. Most surfaces including the bbl, receiver and magazine cover are nickel plated. The bolt, magazine cover spring, finger loop and safety are fired blued. Grips are walnut, varnished and liberally checkered, with each panel secured by two screws. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, ex-Visser collection, pictured in the German Motz/Schuy book "Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole" page 64, 65. CONDITION: Approximately 95% nickel finish with scattered patches of very light oxidation on the bbl, most noticeably on the left side. The front and back straps are exceptionally nice with only mild dulling. Although the fire blued small parts show more wear, the aging is uniform, in keeping with the overall condition of the pistol, with no effort at enhancement. Orig, untouched grips with excellent checkering, minimal blunting and negligible loss. Near mirror bore with sharp rifling and only minimal erosion. Perfect mechanics. Overall, an extraordinarily nice Schulhof with rotary magazine, one of the best extant. 4-52441 LMA94

Estimate: $15000 - $20000

EXTREMELY RARE EARLY DEVELOPMENTAL SCHULHOF MANUAL REPEATING PISTOL, M1884.
Item number: 17778749 | SN 15. Cal. 10.6mm. Repeating pistols were the immediate predecessors to semiautomatic arms. All required a manual movement, usually of the trigger, to chamber and discharge the cartridge. Sometimes both actions were performed sequentially, the firing pin falling as the action finally closed. In most cases, upon manual release, a loading bar or trigger lever would spring back to its original position. Schulhof was credited with having developed several types of repeating pistols in about 1884 and later in the 1880s. This version has a 6" bbl with a drift adjustable front and rear sight. Serial number 15 was applied under the bbl and repeated on the lower surface of the receiver near its juncture. The left side of the receiver was marked "PAT. SCHULHOF" in script letters. A finger loop lever under the receiver was used to close the bolt. Having traveled to its final position, the trigger protruded into the finger loop and could be pulled to fire the gun. A small nudge released the finger loop, allowing it to spring forward. Loading was accomplished through the left grip that was retained by a tensioned latch. It is estimated Schulhof made fewer than 50 of these repeaters. Though awkward and cumbersome by today's standards, repeater pistols were an important development and provided the foundation for more modern semiautomatics. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, "Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole" pp. 36, 37. CONDITION: The pistol retains about 80% of its original nickel finish. Areas of loss have largely drifted to patina except on the backstrap where the metal has largely grayed. Excellent grips with sharp bordered checkering are exceptionally well crafted replacements. Surprisingly bright bore with sharp rifling and only minimal etching. Mechanically perfect. One of the rarest repeaters in existence, suitable for the most advanced collection. 4-52438 LMA96

Estimate: $12500 - $20000

*× 1937 MAUSER BANNER COMMERCIAL LUGER WITH MATCHING MAG.
Item number: 17778990 | SN 4701v. 4" 9mm bbl. "1937" marked above chamber. Mauser banner above center toggle link. Crown/Crown/U proof on left side of receiver. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching except for the grips. Magazine is original and matching. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Professionally restored to mint condition with 100% blue and straw. Bore has light wear and frosting. Checkered walnut grips show nice wood grain and are sharp. Mechanics are sound. 4-52888 BWS17

Estimate: $2000 - $2750

*× STEYR 8MM K98k DOUBLE CLAW SNIPER RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE AND CASE.
Item number: 17778870 | SN 9212. Cal. 8mm. Authentic SS "bnz" double claw K98 sniper rifle. Receiver top marked "bnz", representing Steyr, Austria, produced in 1944 with dovetailed double claw base in front and soldered base in rear. All weapon SN's match, rifle SN 9212, with the exception of the rear sight base which is factory mismatched one digit off, SN 9213, and with unnumbered front and rear bands. Left bbl marked with Nazi era firing proof, SN 9212, and Eagle over ZZA2 SS acceptance mark. Center focus Optotechnika four-power scope is marked "dow+", SN 4281, correct three-post reticle, and includes orig period rubber eye protector and leather scope carrying case with WaA marks. Authentic mounts are soldered to the scope body and unmarked. White glue laminate stock marked with single WaA 623 on wrist, and displays shallow bolt handle cutout typical of Steyr manufacture. Comes with authentic serviceable "L&F" marked leather sling. Overall correct and fine example of scarce SS double claw sniper. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Scope is good, shows use with small dent on objective end, optics are slightly hazy. Bore is very good to excellent. Stock is very good with scattered handling marks and scratches. 4-53276 DW30

Estimate: $12500 - $17500

*× 1940 BYF LATE COMMERCIAL PARTS ASSEMBLY.
Item number: 17778991 | SN 243. 4" 9mm bbl. "1940" above chamber, "BYF" (Mauser Code) on center toggle link. Eagle N Proofs on receiver and bbl. Three-digit SN with no suffix and large digits. All numbered parts on gun are matching. Many parts have all three digits of the SN including the checkered walnut grips. Proper extruded aluminum bottom FXO magazine is unnumbered. A rare gun that was assembled from military parts for commercial sale. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining about 95% orig blue with most wear on the grip straps and side plate, which are starting to brown. There is a deep ding towards the front of the right frame rail. Grips are very good with some chips and indentations on the checkering. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are sound. Bore is bright and sharp. 4-52817 BWS41

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*× MAUSER 8MM K98k LOW TURRET SNIPER RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE.
Item number: 17778871 | SN 5413h. Cal. 8mm. Authentic matching WWII Mauser produced low turret K98k sniper rifle. Receiver side marked Nazi era firing proof, SN 5413h, WaA 135, representing Mauser-Werke, Obernderf. Bolt assembly and all external metal parts matching. Typical authentic soldered and screwed front mount with soldered and screwed rear mount marked WaA 135. Authentic, blued front turret mount ring numbered 5413 and four-power scope marked "AJACK 4x90". SN of the scope is 42779 with additional "+", correct three-post reticule. Red glue laminate stock is marked Eagle/WaA 135 on right butt. Comes with a very nice authentic serviceable ink-marked "4" leather sling. Comes with orig wartime cleaning rod. Overall fine all-matching example of German Army low turret sniper set. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent with 98% bluing, early front band may have been polished. Scope exterior is very good, optics are clear. Bore has strong lands and grooves, but frosted. Stock is very good with scattered handling marks and scratches. 4-53153 DW33

Estimate: $12500 - $16500

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE REIGER MANUAL REPEATING PISTOL M1889 WITH BRASS FRAME.
Item number: 17778750 | NSN. Cal. 8mm. Repeating pistols were the immediate predecessors to semiautomatic arms. All required a manual movement, usually of the trigger, to chamber and discharge the cartridge. Sometimes both actions were performed sequentially, the firing pin falling as the action finally closed. In most cases, upon manual release, a loading bar or trigger lever would spring back to its original position. This Reiger repeater has a screw in 4 3/8" bbl with a drift adjustable front sight and a ramped rear sight with a sliding blade. The pistol is entirely unmarked. Finger loop trigger and firing function are very similar to the Schulhof pistols. To access the cylindrical rotary magazine compartment, it was only necessary to move the right-side cover toward the rear. The cylindrical skeleton frame 6 cartridge clip (present) was simply dropped into the recess to load the pistol. The safety is mounted on the frame behind the bolt. Pushing the safety to the left blocks the bolt, preventing finger loop movement and bolt retraction. If already cocked, the safety will enter a notch in the protruding firing pin to block its movement. Moving the safety to the right allows unencumbered operation. The bbl and steel parts appear to have never been browned, blued or case hardened. Grips are nicely checkered with a thin border and secured with a single transverse screw. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, "Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole" pages 102, 103. CONDITION: This entirely unmarked and unnumbered pistol was probably a tool room prototype as none of the steel parts seem to have been formally finished. They are presently grayed with superficial oxidation, most pronounced on the inserts in the left side of the frame. The brass of the frame has toned to a pleasing mustard patina. The bore is bright with very sharp rifling and minimal oxidation. Mechanically perfect. An extremely rare repeater, certainly the first ever examined by this reviewer. 4-52437 LMA113

Estimate: $20000 - $30000

*× MAUSER 41 DATE BANNER COMMERCIAL.
Item number: 17778992 | SN 878y. 4" 9mm bbl. "41" on chamber (1941). Mauser banner on center toggle link. Eagle/N on left receiver. All numbered parts on the gun are matching. Checkered walnut grips. Proper extruded aluminum bottom magazine that is in the same letter block and is 21 numbers off. This gun is featured on pp. 1087 and 1138 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Retains about 97% original blue with some additional wear on the rear gripstrap and front of trigger guard. Grips retain nice original color and are lightly worn. Bore is bright and sharp. Magazine is very good with some corrosion on the body and wear on the aluminum bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52814 BWS40

Estimate: $2500 - $4000

*× SAUER 8MM K98K SHORT SIDE RAIL SNIPER RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE.
Item number: 17778872 | SN 8032m. Cal. 8mm. Authentic mid-WWII J.P. Sauer produced short siderail K98 sniper rifle. Receiver top marked with WaA, slant script "ce 43", representing J.P. Sauer, Suhl, produced in 1943. All weapon SN's on metal parts match, with the exception of unmarked front and rear bands. Authentic, blued short siderail mount is unmarked with three correct screws and three correct keeper screws staked in place and two correct index pins. Left bbl marked with WaA 37 and script "ak". "AJACK" 4x90 power scope is marked SN 51838, with additional "+" marking. Correct three-post reticle, and includes orig period rubber eye protector. Authentic mount is serial numbered "46" and has later modification with locking wing-nut, WaA 359 stamped. Red glue laminate stock is stamped Eagle/H and WaA 323 times two on right butt. Comes with good condition serviceable leather sling, original cleaning rod and front side hood. Nice representative example of scarce Sauer short siderail sniper. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good. Scope exterior is very good, optics are clear. Bore shows strong lands and grooves, but is frosted. Stock is very good with light scratches and handling marks. 4-53275 DW34

Estimate: $8500 - $12500

RARE PASSLER & SEIDL REPEATING PISTOL.
Item number: 17778751 | NSN. Cal. 7.5mm. Extremely rare Passler & Seidl with 5.5" bbl fixed front and rear sight. The top of the frame is marked "PATENT./ SEIDL.WIEN./ U. BUDWEIS." Behind the rear sight is the marking "18 12./5. 87" reflecting 12 May 1887 patent date. There are no serial numbers or proofs on the gun. The entire repeater is nickel plated including the brass frame. Function is similar to the Schulof pistols. Feeding is from a stripper clip inserted at the bottom of the frame with a long spring-loaded arm serving to ensure positive feeding. There is no apparent safety. Grips are finely checkered panels secured with a single transverse screw. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, "Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole" pp. 86, 87. CONDITION: Approximately 95-97% nickel with minor nicks and toning. The word "Passler" has been removed from the top of the frame, between the words "PATENT." and "SEIDL WIEN." The site of this removal remains as exposed brass. Orig grips with minor handling marks and negligible losses, in keeping with the overall condition of the pistol. Bright bore with strong rifling and minimal erosion. Perfect mechanics. An extremely rare repeater that reflects an undocumented rift between Passler and Seidl in the altered frame inscription. 4-53297 LMA99

Estimate: $10000 - $20000

*× BEAUTIFUL LATE DWM/MAUSER COMMERCIAL LUGER.
Item number: 17778993 | SN 36733u. 4" 30 Cal. bbl. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Four digit U range serial number with a 3 added to the front of the serial number to make it a five digit gun. U suffix letter has been over stamped with a droop wing eagle "Reichsadler" proof. Bbl has been numbered with all five digits. No commercial proofs. Checkered walnut grips. Made during the transition period from DWM to Mauser. This gun is featured on p. 468 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. Close to factory mint. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near mint condition retaining 99% original blue with some minor dings and scratches, mostly on the right frame rail, and 99% original straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp retaining nice color and wood grain. Magazine is excellent with no chips or cracks on the wood bottom. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52806 BWS64

Estimate: $2500 - $4500

*× GUSTLOFF-WERKE 8MM K98k LONG SIDE RAIL SNIPER RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE.
Item number: 17778873 | SN 89515. Cal. 8mm. Very fine authentic late WWII Gustloff produced long siderail K98k sniper rifle. Factory thick-walled phosphate receiver top, marked WaA 749, and "bcd 4", representing Gustloff-Werke, Weimar production, 1944. All weapon SN's match rifle SN 89515, with the exception of unmarked front and rear bands, "d" marked trigger guard and "qnw" magazine floorplate. Authentic, blued long siderail mount marked WaA 359 with six correct screws and two correct index pins. Left bbl marked with Nazi era firing proof and 5-digit SN. "Dialytan" four-power scope is marked "bmj+", SN 84992, correct three-post reticle, and includes orig period leather scope cover marked WaA 414. Authentic mount is serial numbered to the rifle "89515". and marked WaA 359. Red glue laminate stock is marked Eagle/H and single "c" on the bottom. Comes with authentic serviceable "L&F" marked leather sling. Overall correct and fine example of German Army late long siderail sniper rifle with pleasing late war mix of blue and phosphate parts. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Scope is very good, optics are slightly hazy. Bore is very good to excellent. Stock is very good with scattered handling marks and scratches. 4-53268 DW31

Estimate: $12500 - $17500

EXEMPLARY CONDITION BERGER REPEATING PISTOL.
Item number: 17778752 | SN 18. Cal. 7.65mm. The Berger repeating pistol, made in France, has a unique mechanism that involves a double set of hammers. Gun has a 4" bbl and an overall length of 9". A large, fixed front sight, made of copper, sits on the bbl overriding a tubular magazine that loads from the left side. The top of the bbl is marked "St. ETIENNE". The double set of hammers and tastefully engraved frame are color case hardened. On the front of the frame is an oval logo "MARIUS BERGER/18/BREVETTE S.G.D.G." The finger loop trigger is nickeled 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: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, ex-Visser Collection. CONDITION: There is very little usage wear on the gun. Rather, the finish is just a little faded, a description that equally applies to the barrel, magazine tube and color case hardened frame. The nickel finish on the trigger lever is 80%-90% with comparable condition, all original grips that have superficial handling dings but no chips or splits. Bright bore with strong rifling and only mild frosting. Mechanically perfect though the firing pin is frozen within the shaft of the primary hammer. An exceeding unusual repeater with double falling hammers for a single shot ignition! 4-52432 LMA109

Estimate: $7500 - $9500

*× MAUSER BANNER POST WAR COMMERCIAL.
Item number: 17778994 | SN 566. 4" 9mm bbl. Mauser banner on center toggle link. Eagle/N proof on left receiver. Checkered walnut grips. All numbered parts are matching. Original extruded aluminum bottom magazine is unmarked on the machined body and has original matching numbers on the bottom. Post War French production. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near mint condition retaining at least 99% original blue. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp and show beautiful wood grain. Magazine is excellent. Excellent mechanics. A rare and beautiful Luger. 4-52826 BWS33

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

*× MAUSER 8MM K98k HIGH TURRET SNIPER RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE.
Item number: 17778874 | SN 10007. Cal. 8mm. Authentic late WWII Mauser produced high turret K98 sniper rifle. Receiver side marked with Nazi era firing proof, SN 10007, and WaA 135, representing acceptance at Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf. Bbl and bolt assembly matches, balance of metal parts are unnumbered. Typical authentic soldered and screwed front base with soldered and screwed rear base marked WaA 135. Authentic, blued front turret mount ring numbered 70004 and four-power scope marked "cad". SN of the scope is 46300, correct three-post reticle, and includes scarce original stamped sheet metal objective sun shield. White glue laminate stock is marked WaA 135 on right butt and lightly at wrist. Handguard crisply marked Eagle/18 and "c" on the top. Comes with authentic serviceable "cey 4" marked leather sling. Overall very nice German Army high turret sniper set. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good to very good with 85-90% bluing. Magazine floorplate, front stamped securing tab has broken and needs replacement. Scope exterior is very good, optics are slightly hazy. Bore is very good to excellent. Stock is good with scattered handling marks and scratches. 4-53263 DW32

Estimate: $10500 - $12500

EXTRAORDINARY MAUSER C77 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL.
Item number: 17778753 | SN 95. Cal. 9.6mm. Production of the C77 was extremely limited and only a handful are known in the collecting community. Made with a complex mechanism, their cost precluded large scale production. This pistol has a plum 6.75" bbl with a drift adjustable front sight and a fixed rear sight. The left side of the blued frame is marked "PATENT GEBR MAUSER & CLE OBERNDORF A/N, WURTTEMBERG, 1876." The breech block (that looks like a hammer) and trigger mechanism are in-the-white. The safety/release lever, mounted on the left side of the frame and the smaller closing lever, mounted on the right side of the frame, are fired blued. Grip panels are smooth, heavily varnished, and secured with a single fire blued transverse screw secured with a pair of escutcheons. Attached to the butt is a large, heavy, rotatable lanyard ring. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection, ex-Visser collection. CONDITION: Bright 95+% plum bbl and blued frame. Comparable condition in-the-white breech block and trigger mechanism. Orig varnish on grips at least 98% with most of the fire blue of the grip screw and escutcheon having toned to grey. Bright near-mirror bore with crisp rifling. Mechanically perfect. The best C77 Mauser ever seen by this reviewer and an extraordinary Mauser by any standard. 4-53041 LMA92

Estimate: $15000 - $30000

*× CUSTOM CASED 1902 LATE ASSEMBLY LUGER CARBINE.
Item number: 17778995 | SN 23977. 12" .30 Cal bbl with adjustable rear carbine sight. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. Grip safety. Checkered walnut forearm that is unnumbered. All numbered parts on gun are matching including wood bottom magazines that have numbers that were added when the set was assembled by the gunmaker Schiwy. Late pattern (two screw iron) checkered walnut stock that is numbered to match the gun and was made longer than standard by Ludwig Schiwy in Berlin. In a tan leather case marked from "L. Schiwy/Gewehrfabrik/Berlin S.W. 68" with wood handled cleaning rod and screwdriver, pin punch and two extra plain wood bottom magazines numbered 77 to match the gun. A nice complete set from the well-known German gunmaker and retailer who developed the Schiwy sear safety for the P.08, adopted by the Prussian Police in the 1920s. This gun is featured on pgs. 227 and 1441 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Period refinishing, probably by Schiwy when the set was put up prior to WWI retaining 98% blue and 97% straw. Bore is worn and frosted. Forearm and grips are moderately worn with some chips and indentations to the checkering. Magazines are excellent. Wood stock is excellent with minor scuffs and wear to checkering. Case is very fine with scuffs and scratches. It has flaking on straps and edges and key is missing. 4-52170 BWS96

Estimate: $10000 - $20000

*× MAUSER 8MM GEWEHR 98 SNIPING RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE.
Item number: 17778875 | SN 2631i. Cal. 8mm. Excellent, authentic WWI G98 sniper rifle with offset rear dual claw scope mounts. Rifle is all matching to include bolt and stock, and all metal parts. Receiver is in the white, left side marked with Prussian firing proof, 2631i and Fraktur "Gew.98." on left wall. Front scope base is period soldered to the receiver and rear offset base fitted with four period screws. Four-power, blued scope is marked "Dr. WALTER GERARD Charlottenburg Gew. No 4963N". Four-post reticle. Comes with WWI leather eyepiece. The weapon's walnut stock, serial numbered to the gun, bears three Prussian proofs on the right butt and at the wrist, as well a single proof on the matching handguard. Bbl has curved Lange rear sight, is blued, serial numbered to the rifle, bears a single "S" indicating use with the Spitzer bullet. Rifle comes with period Gewehr 98 web sling and cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Bore is good with frosting in the grooves. Set is overall good to very good with 90% bluing with most wear at the front band, rear sight and bolt group. Scope exterior is good to very good, optics are clear with scattered light freckling. Bore has strong lands and grooves, but frosted. Stock is very good with scattered handling marks and scratches. 4-53261 DW43

Estimate: $9000 - $15000

FANTASTIC BERGMANN M 1894, No.2, FOLDING TRIGGER, SERIAL NUMBER 16.
Item number: 17778754 | SN 16. Cal. 5mm. Theodor Bergmann was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the late 1890s and early 1900s. All of the Number 2s, 3s and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a strip of cartridges from the side. The earliest M1896s in 5mm had a folding trigger. This example has a lugged 3” bbl with a fixed front and rear sight. The bolt has no extractor and there is open top ejection. The left side of the bbl is marked 611 along with a Crown U that is repeated on the left side of the receiver. Under the lug, on the left side of the frame is “PATENT BREVETE S.G.D.G.” The right side of the frame, under the barrel lug, bears the serial #16 that is repeated under the trigger. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the word” “Gaggenau” and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.S.C are the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann, and Suhl which was the location. The hammer and safety stop are strawed while the safety is fire blued and the trigger and its transfer bar are in the white. Walnut grips are finely checkered and without a logo. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection. CONDITION: At least 98% strong, original rust blue with only faint, sharp edge wear. The same holds true for the front and backstrap. Comparable condition straw and fire blue on the small parts. The trigger and transfer bar are not quite as nice on the left side, with about 20% of the surface drifting to a mild patina. Crisp orig grips with no chips or losses. Bright bore with strong rifling and perfect mechanics. It would be very difficult to upgrade this folding trigger Bergmann with one of the lowest serial numbers known, and one of the first commercially produced auto pistols! 4-52202 LMA105

Estimate: $6500 - $9500

*× DWM 1902 AMERICAN EAGLE "FAT BARREL" 9MM LUGER.
Item number: 17778996 | SN 22809. 4" 9mm "fat barrel". American eagle on chamber. "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles. Grip safety. "GERMANY" marked under serial number on front of frame. Checkered walnut grips. Proper wood bottom "Cal. 9mm" marked magazine. All numbered parts are matching. This gun is featured on pp. 305, 600, and 601 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 95% orig blue with silvering on sharp edges and gripstraps that are just starting to brown. Retains 95% straw that has been reheated. Bore is lightly worn with frosting. Grips are lightly worn with a chip on the left grip under the safety. Magazine is very good with some dings and minor chips to the wood bottom and scattered light corrosion on the body. 4-52761 BWS76

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

*× DANZIG 8MM GEWEHR 98 SNIPER RIFLE WITH ZEISS LOW-LIGHT PRISMATIC MAGNIFYING SIGHTS.
Item number: 17778876 | SN 5368h. Cal. 8mm. Early G98 rifle manufactured at the Danzig arsenal in 1900 adapted for sniping in WWI by addition of Zeiss sights. Receiver in the white with balance of parts blued. Receiver and dovetailed & soldered sniper scope bases left in the white. Top receiver marked with crown over "Danzig 1900". Left receiver marked with Imperial and British proofs and SN 5368h. Bbl marked with British and Imperial proofs, "S" (bore mark for S bore cartridges) and SN. Rifle has curved Lange rear sight. All metal parts match. Hardwood stock is renumbered to the rifle SN and has several Imperial proofs. Stock disc is additionally marked with the last two digits of the weapon SN as is the stock recoil lug. Comes with brass tag attached and soldered to front band sling swivel "CAPTURED BY LIEUT. W.E. ASHLEY XX THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS PASSCHENDAELE RIDGE 1917". Offset scope and mount is lost to time, but rifle includes the very rare Zeiss prismatic low-light magnifying sights which include a blued snap-on sheet metal luminescent front sight and a black enamel painted 2.5 power rear magnifier marked "GERMANY", with authentic, but fragile eyepiece. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good to very good with 85-90% bluing. Optical exterior is very good, optics are clear. Bore is bright, but poor with very little rifling left. Stock is good with scattered handling marks and scratches. 4-53260 DW36

Estimate: $7500 - $12500

INCREDIBLE FACTORY CASED, ALL ORIGINAL, BERGMANN NUMBER 3, M1894, WITH ACCESSORIES.
Item number: 17778755 | SN 414. Cal. 6.5mm Bergmann. This early M1894, Number 3, with hexagonal chamber, was made by the Bergmann company with no extractor, which characterises and differentiates the M1894 from the M1896 pistols that had an extractor, and a thin backstrap. Theodor Bergman was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the early 1890s and early 1900s. His early models were of distinctive design and had a silhouette that would never be confused with a competitor. All of the Number 2s, 3s and 4s, had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a clip of cartridges from the side. This pistol has a 4.5" bbl, a fixed front sight and a fixed rear sight integral to the bolt that is affixed to a sliding cover over the ejection port. The lugged bbl is marked 278 on the left side (the bore gauge in the English system (no of lead balls of bore diameter (6.5 mm) to the pound) as used by the German proof houses from 1893 – 1912). Adjacent to this bore gauge number is the Crown/Crown/U proof marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with short flutes, is marked "Patent Brevete S.G.D.G.". The SN 414 appears on the right side of the receiver, just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the words "Gaggenau" and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.C.S. were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann and Suhl, which was their location. Walnut grips are finely checkered without a border and without a logo. The gun is presented in a dark green leather bound case, secured with two brass latches. The lid is silk lined and emblazoned with a Bergmann banner stipulating "Arme a repetition automatique/Bergmann Pistole/Bergmann's Self-loading Fire arm/made in Germany". The base of the case is lined in dark green velvet and bordered by a forest green cord. There is an empty partition for two clips. Other partitions contain a cleaning oil bottle and original tools with matching wooden handles that include a screwdriver and a brass stem cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection. CONDITION: Fantastic 98-99% bright blue, all original, with negligible sharp edge wear. There is no thinning of the front strap and only trace thinning of the backstrap. Virtually all the brilliant straw remains on the hammer, safety retainer, and trigger. Comparable high condition fire blued safety. Crisply checkered walnut grips with minimal darkening and no chips, cracks, or other losses. Mechanically perfect. Virtually all the varnish remains on the handles of the screwdriver and cleaning rod. This is an outstanding early Bergmann Number 3, with hexagonal chamber, cased with all accessories! 4-52205 LMA86

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

*× SPECTACULAR NEAR MINT LATE STOEGER ARTILLERY LUGER.
Item number: 17778997 | SN 1183v. 8" 9mm artillery bbl with fine tune adjustable rear sight. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Right side has three line address, receiver marked "A.F. Stoeger Inc./New York." in front of a "Germany" mark. Right frame rail is marked "Genuine Luger Registered U.S. Patent Office". Horizontal Crown/U proof on left receiver and bbl. Low V suffix range indicating Mauser assembly of DWM components. All numbered parts are matching. This gun is featured on pp. 539 and 763 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. This is one of the highest serial number Stoeger marked pistols known and one of the finest examples of its kind. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near mint retaining 99% original blue and 99% original straw. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips retain original color and sharp checkering with very little wear. Proper wood bottom magazine is in excellent condition. Mechanics are excellent. 4-52809 BWS38

Estimate: $12500 - $20000

*× STEYR 8MM MANNLICHER M95 SNIPER RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE.
Item number: 17778877 | SN 269Y. Cal. 8mm. Very scarce WWI issue Austro-Hungarian Steyr-Mannlicher M95 sharp-shooter's rifle. With matching bolt and follower, left in the white. Top receiver marked M95 and bears front offset claw base and rear post base for use with the CP Goerz, Berlin three-power scope. Straight-pull action rifle is mechanically excellent, numbered 269Y, scope is "GEWEHR Nr. 2153". Four-post reticle correct for this configuration with authentic front rubber objective and rear rubber ocular eyepiece, both of which show age and hardening. Bore is marked on top "Wn", Hapsburg Eagle proof, "15". Stock and handguard are numbered to the gun. Exceptionally nice and hard to find authentic WWI Austro-Hungarian sniper rifle. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. In overall excellent condition with greater than 95% bluing. Scope optics are very clear. Bore is overall good to very good. Stock and handguard are excellent. 4-53265 DW29

Estimate: $8000 - $10000

HIGHLY DESIRABLE BERGMANN M1896, NUMBER 3, TARGET.
Item number: 17778756 | SN 898. Cal. 6.5mm Bergmann. Theodor Bergmann was an early pioneer in the development of European semiautomatic pistols in the early 1890s and early 1900s. All of the Number 2s, 3s and 4s had an integral magazine that was loaded by rotating down the magazine sideplate and inserting a clip of cartridges from the side. Bergmann made very few target pistols, all in 6.5mm Bergmann. This gun has a longer than usual 7.25” octagonal bbl, fully adjustable sights, a finger rest, a set trigger with its auxiliary trigger cocking catch in the front of the trigger guard which must be pushed forward to cock the set trigger mechanism to fire the pistol and a trigger stop. The screw-in bbl is marked 278 (bore gauge) on the left side. Adjacent to this number is the Crown/Crown/U proof marking that is repeated on the left side of the chamber. The left receiver, with long flutes, is marked "Patent Brevete S. G. D. G." The SN 898 appears on the right side of the receiver just below the flute. In the center of the sideplate is the Bergmann factory logo featuring a miner surmounted by the word" "Gaggenau" and over V.C.S. Suhl. In this case, V.S.C were the initials for V. Charles Schilling, who made the pistols for Bergmann, and Suhl which was the location. Walnut grips are finely checkered and without a logo. PROVENANCE: Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess Collection. CONDITION: This pistol shows fading consistent with use and mild oxidation with 80-85% blue mixed with patina, particularly over the sliding cover and front/back straps. Comparable fading and toning of the fire blue on the safety and the straw on the hammer, safety stop, and trigger. Nicely checkered and all orig grips with correct and comparable condition in-the-white grip screw and escutcheon. Bright bore with sharp rifling. A rare and distinctive Bergmann that should appeal to every collector of automatic pistols. 4-52207 LMA91

Estimate: $12500 - $25000

*× NEAR MINT MAUSER BANNER ARTILLERY.
Item number: 17778998 | SN 854. Post-war Mauser Banner Artillery made under French Occupation from remaining parts in the Mauser Factory. 8" 9mm bbl. Mauser Banner on center toggle link. Eagle/N Proofed, adjustable rear sight, checkered walnut grips. Two extruded aluminum bottom magazines with orig matching numbers. All numbered parts are matching except for a couple small parts on the rear sight, which was assembled from leftover parts that were already numbered. This gun is pictured on p. 619 in Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. With a 1945/46 era French occupation assembled stock made from unissued artillery stock parts left over from WWI. Wood is not proofed and the pilot holes for leather attachments have never had screws in them. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Near Mint. Retaining 99% orig blue. Bore is bright and sharp. Grips are sharp and retain orig light color with beautiful wood grain. Magazine is excellent. Mechanics are excellent. A really beautiful Luger. Stock is fine with scratches and dings in the wood. Some finish has worn in places. The lug retains about 80% blue with light corrosion. 4-52821 BWS26

Estimate: $6500 - $8500

*× WALTHER 8MM K43 RIFLE.
Item number: 17778878 | SN 5211c. Cal. 8mm. Exceptional example of late 1945 Walther produced K43 rifle. Receiver marked on left side "K43 ac45 5211c". All metal parts match and exhibit the late hasty rough finish typical of this time in the war. Bolt carrier lacks the earlier hold open latch. Stock is exceptional, and has single sharp WaA 359 proof on left butt, wrist and additional WaA C10 on bottom. Handguard additionally is proofed WaA C10. Both pieces exhibit late war chatter marks. Rifle comes with good condition, serviceable, authentic WWII sling, several small replacement parts in the buttstock. Orig WWII sight hood and cleaning rod. Magazine is marked "gcb" and "K43". This exact rifle appears in color as the third rifle from the top on the inside cover of Darrin Weaver's 2001 Hitler's Garands. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Overall condition of mixed late war blued and phosphate parts is 99%. Bolt carrier shows little wear. Stock has few light scratches. Magazine is excellent. 4-53257 DW27

Estimate: $4500 - $6500

*RARE C96 LONG BARRELED BOLO WITH SMALL RING HAMMER AND LONG EXTRACTOR.
Item number: 17778757 | SN 40695. Caliber 7.63mm. This very scarce long bbl Bolo was one of the first to have a small ring hammer. 5.5" bbl and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Two lug firing pin. Mauser chamber address with full serial number on the left side of the chamber flat. Crown U mark 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. Strawed trigger. Standard walnut grips with original finish. All matching numbers on disassembly. Complete with closely serialed stock for a long bbl Bolo whose lug is numbered 40674. Plunger has been refitted to the lug. A brass belt loop has been added to the right side of the stock, the lid has been recessed for additional clearance and the latch retainer has been removed and replaced with a brass fixture. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: 90-95% original blue with scattered freckling and toning, particularly around the magazine well, on the floorplate, and on the frontstrap. Original, comparable condition fire blue on the small parts and original straw on the trigger. Bright, nearly mirror bore with minimal oxidation. Perfect mechanics. Stock has most of its original varnish with numerous dings and handling marks. Spine has several cracks, the largest measuring 3.25", and a small split has been repaired. Body of the lug has 30% fire blue with the balance having faded to gray. Minor marring on the top surface corresponds to a reinserted plunger. Excellent original fire blue on the hinge. Mauser made very few long bbl Bolos with these features, seldom offered for sale in any condition. 4-48569 LMA8

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

*× BEAUTIFUL CASED STOEGER AMERICAN EAGLE NAVY LUGER WITH STOCK AND ACCESSORIES.
Item number: 17778999 | PLEASE NOTE (10/2/13): Catalog should state magazine is matched to the gun and it should be noted there is a distinctive font of the "i" suffix is identical on both gun and magazine. SN 74i. 6" .30 Cal bbl with SN and suffix letter and Crown/N proof. American eagle on chamber "DWM" scroll on center toggle link. 100meter-200meter adjustable Navy rear sight. Left side of receiver is Crown/N proofed. Right side of receiver is "GERMANY" stamped, and has the two line address "A.F. STOEGER INC/NEW YORK." Proper "i" range two digit SN. Grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. 3 Navy style concentric ring wood bottom magazines numbered to match the during manufacture as distinctive font of the "i" suffix is identical on both gun and magazine. Orig Navy commercial wood stock with a Crown/M on disk and "GERMANY" stamped into the wood (made for military contract but never issued and sold commercially after the war). In a leather bound fitted Stoeger case with a brass Swiss screwdriver/cleaning rod kit, pin punch and oiler. Case is stamped on top "A.F. STOEGER INC/NEW YORK." in an oval and has brass fittings and leather handle. Orig key is included inside. Unused targets are stored in lid and a sample test target is glued inside the lid (appears contemporary). This gun/cased set is pictured or mentioned on pgs. 525, 535, 609, 703, 759, 896 and 1443 of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess' The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains 98% orig blue. 98% orig straw. Bore is bright with light wear. Mechanics are excellent. Grips are lightly worn with beautiful color and wood grain. Magazines are excellent. Stock is near new. Accessories are excellent and case is very good with typical wear and scuffs for its age and what appears to be a burn mark about 2" long on top near the logo. Brass fittings have some scratches and patina typical of their age. 4-52175 BWS97

Estimate: $20000 - $35000

*× WALTHER 8MM G43 SNIPER RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE.
Item number: 17778879 | SN 8663. Cal. 8mm. Early milled panel Walther G43 sniper rifle with mismatched bolt carrier, scope and mount. Left receiver marked "G.43", Nazi era firing proof, SN 8663, "ac44". Wartime laminate stock is unmarked. Comes with an authentic WaA 214 side rail mount SN 9109 with ZF4 scope made by Voigtländer, SN 11337, optics slightly hazy with orig black leather and Presstoff lens covers. Also includes original Mipolam muzzle cover, period late war sling, and nice gcb k43 magazine that retains 95% of orig paint. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good. Bolt carrier, scope and mount in overall good to very good condition. Bore is dark with strong lands and should clean up. Stock appears to have slight water damage to right butt. Magazine retains 95% of orig paint. 4-53277 DW24

Estimate: $4000 - $5000

*MAUSER C96, FACTORY REWORKED LARGE RING SIX SHOT WITH ADJUSTABLE SIGHT.
Item number: 17778758 | SN 29872. 7.63mm Caliber. Very unusual six shot reworked by Mauser in the 1930s with a 4" bbl and 50-1000 slip-in rear sight. Crown U proofed on the left side of the chamber flat. Full serial number on the left side of the bbl extension. No proofing on the right side. Two lug firing pin. Standard two line address on the right side of the frame that is slotted for a shoulder stock. The gun reflects an interesting mixture of early and late features in that it has the early long extractor and large ring hammer but a later bbl extension with sold rails as typical for M1930 Commercials. Matching numbers except for the hammer, subframe and locking lever that are separately matched to #29908. This gun was originally used by the Oldenburg Police as reflected by the "G.O.G. 54." marking on the frontstrap and specifically mentioned in Don Maus' book History Writ in Steel: German Police Markings 1900-1936, Page 247.. PROVENANCE: Collection of Joseph J. Schroeder. CONDITION: Bright 95% salt blue finish as reworked by Mauser in the 1930s. Comparable condition extractor and safety. The sight assembly and bolt stop are salt blue while the trigger has much of its original straw. Mirror bore with sharp rifling. Perfect mechanics. Extremely unusual six shot reflecting the "old and new" in addition to use by the German Weimar era police. 4-48564 LMA5

Estimate: $3000 - $4000

*MAUSER C96 LARGE RING SIX SHOT SOLD BY VON LENGERKE & DETMOLD.
Item number: 17778759 | SN 29568. Caliber 7.63mm. Very unusual Large Ring six shot with 4" bbl and fixed rear sight. Crown U marked on the left side of the chamber flat and antler proofed on the right side. Long extractor and large ring hammer. Single lug firing pin. Standard two-line address on the right side of the frame. Imported by Von Lengerke & Detmold as marked on the right side of the frame. Thin backstrap which was never slotted for a stock. Small parts fire blued with a strawed trigger. Standard walnut grips. All matching numbers on disassembly. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original condition with moderate oxidation. Brown toning of most of the bbl and frame with light pitting of the left frame around the rearmost recessed panel. Fire blue has largely faded from the extractor and bolt stop and most of the straw has faded from the trigger. Generally bright bore with shallow rifling. Perfect mechanics. One of the more unusual Large Ring six shots that was never slotted for a shoulder stock. 4-48563 LMA4

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*× WALTHER 8MM G43 RIFLE.
Item number: 17778880 | SN 2345F. Cal. 8mm. Walther G43 self-loading rifle produced mid-1944. WaA 359 proofed on all major parts and stock. All SN's match to include stock and bolt group. Has typical British proofs on left bbl. Comes with good condition "aye" ten-rnd magazine, several small replacement parts in the buttstock. Serviceable authentic wartime sling, Mipolam muzzle cover, and authentic sight hood. Overall correct and solid example of wartime production. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good. Retains over 90% of blue and phosphate with typical wear on exterior bbl, front band and trigger guard. Bore is good. 4-53256 DW1

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*× WALTHER 8MM G41(W) SNIPER RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE.
Item number: 17778881 | SN 325A. Cal. 8mm. Excellent example of a factory produced Walther G41(W) sniper rifle produced in 1943, with rails cut into the receiver for the ZF40 scope and mount with additional side rail mount added to left receiver, numbered to the rifle. Comes with good condition wartime K. Kahles, Wien 4x60 telescope with 3-post reticule, optics are hazy. Scope is SN 66 on bottom. Side rail mount is unmarked, but appears contemporary to piece. Rifle is WaA 359 proofed on all major parts and stock. All of the rifle's SN's match to include stock and bolt group. Bore is very good to excellent. Orig matching laminate stock with matching plastic handguard. Authentic sight hood. This is an excellent example of a wartime sniper with unusual and rarely seen left side scope and mount. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good with 90% of bluing on all metal parts with wear on high edges, magazine, bands as usual with this model. Stock shows few handling marks, but is in overall very good condition. 4-53255 DW3

Estimate: $7000 - $12000

*MAUSER C96 LARGE RING, SHALLOW MILLED, WITH HARD RUBBER GRIPS.
Item number: 17778760 | SN 33029. Caliber 7.63mm. Large Ring Shallow Milled C96 with 5.5" bbl and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual chamber marking with full serial number on the left chamber flat. Crown U marking on left side of bbl extension. Antler proof on right side. Standard two line address on the right side of the frame with personalized dotting in the right central panel. Distributed by Von Lengerke & Detmold New York as marked on the left side of the frame. Long extractor and single lug firing pin. Fire blued extractor, cursor, bolt stop, and safety. Thin strawed trigger. Detailed disassembly shows all matching parts including the firing pin and hard rubber MW logo grips whereby each grip is correctly scribed with the full serial number of the pistol. Additionally, "Joe Adams" is marked inside the right panel. Original lanyard ring with a missing segment. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original bright blue with about 90% coverage. Most wear on the left side of the bbl and on the forward portion of the frame, particularly in front of the magazine well. Dotted impressions inside the right central panel as previously noted. Thin gray-brown front and back strap from handling. Hard rubber grips are surprisingly crisp with only minimal blunting of the checkering. No losses or splits. Bright bore with sharp rifling and minimal corrosion. Perfect mechanics. A very nice, no excuse, Large Ring Shallow Milled C96 with the desirable hard rubber grips. 4-48565 LMA32

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*× MAUSER 8MM G41(M) RIFLE.
Item number: 17778882 | SN 1105. Scarce early Mauser G41(M) Rifle produced 1942 with early pattern machined trigger guard. WaA 135 proofed on all major parts and stock. All SN's match to include stock and bolt group. Bore is very good. Orig matching walnut stock with the initials "J.L" scratched into the butt. Authentic wartime sling and authentic front sight hood. Overall correct and solid example of an veteran bring-back early production G41(M). PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good to very good. Metal retains 85-90% of orig bluing with some browning occasionally. Stock has been repaired (duffel cut). Missing two locking screws on trigger guard. 4-53230 DW2

Estimate: $7500 - $10500

*MAUSER C96 SMALL RING HAMMER SIX SHOT WITH ADJUSTABLE SIGHT.
Item number: 17778761 | SN 43165. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser made relatively few six shots, particularly with an adjustable sight. 4" bbl with a 50-1000 slip-in rear sight. Usual chamber address with full serial number on the left chamber flat. Crown U marking on the left side of the bbl extension. No marking on the right side. Short extractor and an unnumbered two lug firing pin. Two line address on the right side of the frame that is slotted for a stock. Floorplate has serrations on the forward portion to facilitate removal. "Adams & Spencer Inc." importer address lightly marked on the frontstrap. Standard serrated wood grips. Disassembly shows all matching numbers including the grips that are matched with the last three digits of the serial number. Dull bore with barely discernible rifling and heavy oxidation. Perfect mechanics. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: This generally good condition pistol has 30% original blue with the balance having transitioned to a brown patina. Very little heat temper coloring remains on any of the fire blued parts though the trigger still retains some straw.  Original grips still retain some varnish and are nicely serrated. A very scarce six shot whose appearance would improve immensely with restoration. 4-48571 LMA22

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*× MONDRAGON FSLK15 RIFLE.
Item number: 17778883 | SN 2390. Cal. 8mm. Very rare Swiss manufactured FSLK15 Flieger-Selbstladekarabiner 15 or "Flyer's Self-loading Carbine 1915" with German developed Blum Patent 30-rnd Trommelmagazine. Appears all matching. Receiver is unmarked save for SN, SIG having removed the original Mexican markings prior to delivery to Germany during 1915. Has unit marking "81.4" above left magazine area. Fitted with original magazine floor plate, the magazine catches having been modified by the German Flying Corps for the Blum magazine, the rifle comes with an original 30-rnd WWI Trommelmagazine in overall excellent condition retaining over 90% of orig wartime blue and marked "5" and "1185" (these magazines were supplied in sets of 6 for each rifle, 1185 being the SN of the rifle originally fitted with this magazine, which is no 5 of the set). An exceptionally rare rifle and even rarer original magazine that would be the centerpiece of any WWI rifle collection. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Rifle is in very good condition plus with 95% plus orig bluing, couple of small areas of patina on top receiver. Bore is good to very good with strong lands but dark grooves. Stock shows scattered dings and handling marks, no cracks. Magazine excellent, 90% orig blue. 4-53245 DW14

Estimate: $17000 - $35000

*MAUSER C96 WITH SMALL RING HAMMER, LONG EXTRACTOR, CHERUB GRIPS, AND MATCHING STOCK.
Item number: 17778762 | SN 34978. Caliber 7.63mm. Full size C96 with small 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. One of the first C96s to have a two lug firing pin. Modified front sight to present a bead profile and rear sight with added adjustable insert secured to the usual blade by two screws. Fire blued extractor, cursor, bolt stop, safety and grip screw. The trigger is strawed. Extremely rare cherub grips show a cherub using a C96 to shoot a lion while holding a dagger in the other hand. All matching numbers on disassembly including the grips whose full serial number has been hand inscribed on each surface as is correct for this type of grip and serial number range. Matching stock with original lug showing the full serial number. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original 90% blue with rub marks on each side of the bbl as pictured. Sharp edge wear where in contact with stock, on the forward magazine well, and each side of the frame. Toned frontstrap from handling. Comparable condition, all original fire blue on extractor, cursor, bolt stop, safety and grip screw. 95% original straw on trigger. Bright bore with strong rifling and oxidation from corrosive ammunition. Perfect mechanics. Original stock, retaining much of its varnish despite moderate handling, and has a 3" hairline crack along spine. Patina toning of hinge and lug.   One of very few C96s originally fitted with this type of grip in the correct serial number range. 4-48566 LMA7

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*× TULA 7.62 x 54R MM TOKAREV SVT40 RIFLE.
Item number: 17778884 | SN 7b1623. Cal. 7.62 x 54R mm. Early WWII Soviet SVT40 as captured and used by the Germans during the war. This exact rifle appears second from top on inside cover of Darrin Weaver's 2001 Hitlers Garands. Top of the receiver is marked with Tula proof and dated 1940. Has additional scope mount rails machined in rear of receiver. Bore is dark but should clean up. All metal parts that should be serial numbered match the receiver with the exception of the magazine. Hardwood stock shows scattered handling dings and marks. Soviet proofed in a number of places and bears an additional Nazi era Eagle/Su27 proof at wrist indicating German capture and arsenal inspection for reissue. This rifle was not arsenal refinished after the war by the Soviets as nearly all SVT40's were that are seen on the commercial market. Very scarce, early 1940 production SVT40 with genuine German ordnance acceptance and use. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: 80% bluing with scattered areas of patina and wear on high edges. 4-53226 DW7

Estimate: $2000 - $3500

*MAUSER C96 EARLY PRE-WAR COMMERCIAL WITH MATCHING STOCK.
Item number: 17778763 | SN 38537. Caliber 7.63mm. Early Pre-war Commercial with 5.5" bbl and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Standard chamber address with serial number on left chamber flat. Crown U mark on the left side of bbl extension. Standard two line address on the right side of the frame. Imported and distributed by Von Lengerke & Detmold New York. Short extractor with two lug firing pin. Extractor, cursor, bolt stop, safety and grip screw are fire blued while the trigger is strawed. Standard walnut grips with original finish and original lanyard ring. All matching numbers including the grips that are struck with the last three digits of the serial number. Accompanied by matching shoulder stock with untouched lug marked 537. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Bright 97% original blue with minor spotting of bbl and chamber. Usual wear along leading edge of magazine well and sharp edges where in contact with stock. Thinning of frontstrap. Mirror bore with strong rifling. Perfect mechanics. Excellent and all original shoulder stock that retains most varnish. Nearly imperceptible crack just below recess for grip. Minor patina on lug. Hinge with minimal oxidation. Lid without cracks or flaws. Overall, an excellent example of one of the earliest Pre-war Commercial pistols with comparable condition matching stock. 4-48567 LMA13

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*× UNIQUE SIG 7.5 MM PROTOTYPE MONDRAGON M1907 SL RIFLE.
Item number: 17778885 | SN 2. Cal. 7.5 mm. Exceptional Swiss prototype of Mexican M1907 Mondragon Rifle in 7.5mm Swiss Caliber FOR Swiss Army tests. Ex-Henk Visser collection, ex-SIG factory collection. Bolt and receiver marked "2" with Swiss SIG factory “hammer” proofs, Mexican crest and "FUSIL PORFIRIO DIAZ SISTEMA MONDRAGON MODEL 1908 FABRICA DE ARMAS DE NEUHAUSEN A SUIZA". Bore is excellent. Trigger assembly is numbered "56". Comes with exceedingly rare factory fitted bipod. Additionally, includes an excellent condition and exceptionally rare Swiss-made Mexican shovel bayonet marked "HIERRO” (iron)to one blade, “MADERA” (wood) to the other and REPUBLICA MEXICANA". Once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain this unique Mondragon prototype with accessories. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex-Visser and SIG factory collections. CONDITION: Excellent. Overall condition of bolt and receiver is excellent retaining 98% of bluing. Stock has few scattered handling marks and scratches. 4-53244 DW15

Estimate: $25000 - $35000

*MAUSER C96 SMALL RING SIX SHOT WITH ADJUSTABLE SIGHT, SLOTTED FOR STOCK.
Item number: 17778764 | SN 40892. Caliber 7.63mm. Scarce Small Ring six shot C96 with adjustable sight and slotted for stock has a 4" bbl and a slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual chamber address and Crown U marking on the left chamber flat. The full serial number is on the left side of the bbl extension. There are no markings on the right side. The right side of the frame bears the usual two line address and the frontstrap is marked "G.O.G. 96.", reflecting use by the German Oldenburg Police in the Weimar period, specifically noted in the book "History Writ in Steel" by Don Maus on page 247. As true for many C96s in the 40000 serial range, the bolt has a long extractor and a single lug firing pin. There are no markings outside the floorplate that has a smooth base. Standard walnut serrated grips and no lanyard ring. As was true for most C96s surplused by the Oldenburg Police, this gun was factory refinished and now has an M1930 Commercial blue. The factory rework is underscored by the crisp Crown U proofing on the left chamber flat and the characteristic color of Mauser's salt blue. The extractor is fire blued and the trigger is strawed. In keeping with the rework, the cursor and bolt stop are salt blued. Detailed disassembly shows all matching parts (including the firing pin) except for the sight assembly numbered 875. Each grip panel is correctly struck with the full serial number of the pistol. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Approximately 95% salt blue with most wear directed to the forward projection of the magazine well, under the trigger guard, and to the front and backstraps that have begun to gray from handling. As a rework, it is not surprising that some pitting is under the blue, particularly in the lower rear recess on the right side of the frame. Most of the fire blue remains on the extractor and most of the salt blue is on the cursor and bolt stop. Trigger retains 90% of its original straw. Excellent bore, mirror bright with only minimal ammo related corrosion. Perfect mechanics. A very interesting gun in a rare configuration that was used in a historic setting. 4-48570 LMA33

Estimate: $3500 - $5000

EXCEPTIONAL MAUSER 6MM C98 SELBSTLADEGEWEHR.
Item number: 17778886 | SN 3. Cal. 6mm x 57. Exquisite and exceptionally rare Mauser C98 self-loading, short bbl recoil trial's rifle, one of only four known to exist. The C98 was Paul Mauser's initial self-loading military rifle design and first patented in Germany in 1898 – it was test firing this design that cost Mauser the sight of his right eye during a breech explosion. This particular rifle was formerly part of the Henk Visser and before that the SIG factory collections and was produced before the turn of the last century for the GPK small caliber rifle trials. Magazine follower is marked with a single "3" and is in the white. Flap locking recoil actuated action is pristine and works correctly. Rear sight is graduated to 2000 meters. Hardwood stock is unmarked. This exact rifle has appeared in several publications over many decades. Comes with orig purpose-made cleaning rod in the white. A once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain a museum quality example of this very rare design. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Bore is excellent. Receiver is unmarked and all metal parts retain 99% of orig blue with smaller parts left in the white or strawed. Stock and handguard show occasional ding and handling marks and is in overall excellent condition as well. 4-53228 DW28

Estimate: $75000 - $100000

*MAUSER C96 PRE-WAR COMMERCIAL, FRENCH RETAILER MARKED, MATCHING STOCK.
Item number: 17778765 | SN 70901. Caliber 7.63mm. Standard Pre-war Commercial with 5.5" bbl and 50-1000 rear sight. Usual chamber marking with full serial number on left side of chamber flat. Crown U on left side of bbl extension. No marking on the right side. Usual two line address on the right side of the frame and standard grooved walnut grips. The gun is remarkable in having the French retailer address "FAURE LE PAGE & FILS A PARIS" marked on top of the bbl. This mid-production example has fire blued small parts but still has the strawed trigger. All matching numbers on disassembly including the grips that have been stamped with the last three digits of the serial number. Original lanyard ring. Mirror-bright bore and perfect mechanics. Complete with a standard length all original stock whose matching lug is numbered 901. There have been no modifications inside the lid. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original bright blue estimated at 95-97% with most wear under the bbl and in front of the magazine well where in contact with the stock. Front and backstraps have largely faded to a brown patina from handling. Condition of the untouched fire blued small parts and the strawed trigger is in keeping with the presentation of the pistol. Grips have original varnish and sharply cut serrations with only minor handling dings. Excellent matching stock with only a few surface dings and no cracks. Lug has largely faded to a gray-brown-blue and scattered spots of patina are on the looped hinge. Overall, an excellent and all matching, no excuse, Pre-war Commercial with an interesting historic association conferred by the bbl inscription. 4-48574 LMA19

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*× VICKERS 0.276 PEDERSEN MODEL PA.
Item number: 17778887 | SN 149. Cal. .276 Pedersen. Very fine Vickers-Pederson model PA rifle chambered in .276. Only a couple of hundred made in the 1930's for British Army trials. Unusual toggle delayed blowback action, self-loading rifle, ventilated metal handguard and helically finned bbl. 10-rnd clip loaded magazine. Left side receiver marked "PEDERSON SELF-LOADER PA VICKERS-ARMSTRONGS LTD." with British firing proof rear of the receiver. Mechanically fine and mechanism crisp. Micrometer rear sight design ahead of its time. All components orig to the gun. It does not appear to have been fired much. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Bore is dark with strong lands and grooves, should clean up. Hardwood stock has crack behind trigger guard on both sides; otherwise shows scattered handling marks, dings and scratches. Checkered buttplate shows some wear as does heel of stock. 4-53251 DW54

Estimate: $7000 - $9500

*MAUSER C96 EARLY POST-WAR BOLO WITH CORRECT STOCK.
Item number: 17778766 | SN 445877. Caliber 7.63 mm. Excellent Early Post-war Mauser Bolo with 4" bbl and slip-in 50-500 rear sight (that was only used on the earliest guns). Usual chamber address with the full serial number on the left side of the chamber flat. Crown U marking on the left side of the bbl extension. No marking on the right side. Two line address on the right side of the frame. Marked "Made in Germany" on the left grip. The full or matching serial number is externally marked on the bolt stop, bolt, hammer, subframe, and the back of the frame. Disassembly shows all matching numbers including the grips that are fully serial numbered to the gun. Complete with correct full length Bolo stock whose lid is marked "Made in Germany". Hinge with no loop as correct for this variation. Lug is closely numbered 870. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: An excellent example of an Early Post-war Bolo with 95% original bright blue with wear in the expected areas. Comparable condition fire blued parts and grips. Perfect mirror bore and perfect mechanics. Fantastic full size Bolo stock that is correct for the pistol and virtually new except some minor oxidation over the upper arm of the lug. An extremely nice Early Post-war Bolo with the earliest type of rear sight and an absolutely spectacular stock that is nearly matching. 4-48577 LMA13

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*× MAUSER 7MM SHORT K98k EXPORT CONTRACT RIFLE.
Item number: 17778888 | SN 2515. Cal. 7mm. Mauser K98k Carbine Chinese contract, 50 mm shorter barrel than K98k and Standard Modell rifle. Manufactured by Mauser for export in the interwar years. All matching, high polished blue, which is in overall 98% condition. Top receiver is marked only with the Mauser Barrel logo and left side is marked with commercial BUG N proofs, SN and "MAUSER-WERKE A.G. OBERNDORF a/N.". Trigger guard and floorplate likewise numbered to the gun with an additional "Made in Germany" marking. Similar configuration to the Vz 24 rifle, with full handguard and rear sight graduated to 1400 meters. Hardwood stock bears no proofs or SN's, but does have "F.GRAF" and "11632" lightly hand scratched into the left stock. Comes with period cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Bore is excellent, shiny, with strong lands and grooves. Stock is in overall very good to excellent condition with slight handling marks, dings and additional markings as noted above. 4-53161 DW44

Estimate: $2500 - $5000

*MAUSER C96 LATE MAUSER BANNER BOLO.
Item number: 17778767 | SN 688086. Caliber 7.63mm. An exceptionally nice Mauser Banner Bolo with a 4" bbl and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Usual chamber address and Crown/U marking on left chamber flat. Full serial number on the left side of the bbl extension. No marking on the right side. Small Mauser Banner logo is in the central panel on the left side of the frame. On the right side is the standard two line Mauser address. Detailed disassembly shows all matching numbers including the grips, each stamped with the full serial number. Original lanyard ring. Mirror bore and perfect mechanics. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: 98% original blue with very small patches of oxidation largely on the left rail and the back portion of the left side of the frame. The front and back straps show no real use. Original, comparable condition fire blue on extractor, cursor, bolt stop, safety, trigger, and grip screw. Virtually all the varnish remains on the grips that have only minor handling nicks. A high condition and all original example that should please any recipient. 4-48578 LMA21

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

MAUSER C96 LATE TRANSITIONAL LARGE RING WITH MATCHING SHOULDER STOCK.
Item number: 17778768 | SN 20563. Caliber 7.63mm. Mauser made very few late Transitional Large Ring pistols while using up Conehammer components. This gun has a 5.5" bbl and slip-in 1-10 rear sight. Long extractor but later design bolt for a single lug firing pin. Usual Mauser address on chamber with full serial number on left chamber flat. Crown U on left side of bbl extension. Antler proof on right side. Full or matching serial numbers marked on sight assembly, bolt stock, bolt, hammer, subframe, locking lever, and frame. All matching numbers on disassembly including the grips each having the full serial number of the gun. Accompanied by matching and all original shoulder stock whose lid has been recessed for the large ring hammer. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Original blue with approximately 70% coverage, the balance having faded to patina. The color transition is most pronounced on the bbl, the forward portion of the frame, and the front-backstrap. Mirror bore. Perfect mechanics. Comparable condition stock that still has most of its varnish. The lug color has largely transitioned to a brown-gray and there is considerable oxidation of the hinge. As is common, there is a small lid repair in the section that would contact the hammer. Mauser made very few Late Transitional Large Ring pistols and finding one with a matching stock is a real prize. 4-48562 LMA15

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*× WAFFENWERKE BRÜNN 8MM G33/40 CARBINE.
Item number: 17778889 | SN 4669c. Cal. 8mm. G33/40 Mountain Carbine manufactured under German supervision at Waffenwerke Brünn, 1941. Top receiver marked "dot 1941", WaA 63, and left receiver is marked with Nazi era firing proof, SN 4669c. Walnut stock is marked SN 2282a and WaA 63 at wrist and butt. Correct G33/40 hollowed out bolt matches receiver. Comes with authentic wartime leather sling. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Cal. 8mm. G33/40 Mountain Carbine manufactured under German supervision at Waffenwerke Brünn, 1941. Top receiver marked "dot 1941", WaA 63, and left receiver is marked with Nazi era firing proof, SN 4669c. Walnut stock is marked SN 2282a and WaA 63 at wrist and butt. Correct G33/40 hollowed out bolt matches receiver. Comes with authentic wartime leather sling. 4-53186 DW22

Estimate: $1200 - $2000

*MAUSER C96 ITALIAN NAVY FLATSIDE WITH CORRECT STOCK.
Item number: 17778769 | SN 23336. Caliber 7.63mm. Late Italian Navy Flatside with 5.5" bbl and slip-in 1-10 rear sight. Standard chamber address with full serial number on the left chamber flat. DV marked on the left side of the bbl extension. Crown/AV is marked under the bbl. Long extractor, single lug firing pin, large ring hammer, and thin late-style trigger. Disassembly shows an unnumbered hammer, subframe, transfer bar, and sear. The locking lever is #171. The follower and floorplate are #4928. Locking block is #336 and each grip is internally penciled with #43. Accompanied by a correct but cracked Flatside stock #742 whose body is supported with an encircling band as used in many arsenal repairs. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: This Italian Navy Flatside was obviously used and repaired as reflected by the serial numbers on the small parts. Bluing is estimated at 70% with some browning and dulling to the surface. Fresher wear under the bbl and in front of the magazine well. The front and back straps are brown and textured from handling oxidation. Bright bore with strong rifling and relatively mild frosting. Perfect mechanics. Stock has lost much of its finish and is oil stained around the lug that is numbered in the center of the upper arm consistent with replacement or renumbering. The lid, correctly recessed for the large ring hammer, has a number of small wormholes. 4-48579 LMA20

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*× WAFFENWERKE BRÜNN 8MM G24(t).
Item number: 17778890 | SN 5438C. Cal. 8mm. Hard to find G24(t) made in Czechoslovakia under German supervision 1941. All metal parts are matching where they should be with the exception of the magazine follower, which is marked WaA 214, SN 95. The top receiver is correctly marked "dou" and dated 41 with Nazi era firing proof as well as tiny British proof on left side receiver. Laminated stock is serial numbered to the gun and nicely proofed. Eagle/H and WaA 607 on right butt. Overall nice example of scarce G24(T). PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Metal retains 95% orig bluing with wear on the high edges. Bore is very good to excellent. Stock shows few scuffs and dings. 4-53305 DW6

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

MAUSER C96 WITH CONEHAMMER WITH BOLO BARREL EXTENSION AND SPECIAL SIGHT.
Item number: 17778770 | SN 10018. Caliber 7.63mm. Late assembled Conehammer with Bolo-type bbl extension, 4" bbl and slip-in 100-1000 rear sight with grooved cursor. Sight bar groove extends throughout its entire length and is carried forward onto the bbl extension lug, as is typical for this late assembly or repaired Conehammer. Only a small number of guns have been noted with these characteristics, the majority having been reblued. Unlike most Conehammers the serial number was placed on the left bbl flat. Smaller Crown/U marking on the left side of the bbl extension. Early bolt with long extractor and separately retained firing pin. Detailed disassembly shows all matching numbers including the grips. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: 85-90% original blue with scuffs under the bbl and thinning in front and over each side of the magazine well. Frontstrap is grayed from handling. Original grips sharply grooved. Bright bore with shallow rifling showing oxidation from corrosive ammunition. Perfect mechanics. A very unusual Conehammer in fine original condition that would enhance any collection of early automatic pistols. 4-48557 LMA3

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

*× STEYR 7.92MM GEWEHR 29(Ö) RIFLE.
Item number: 17778891 | SN 1615a. Cal. 7.92mm. Scarce G29(Ö) manufactured under Nazi supervision in Austria in 1939. Rifle is marked 660 Steyr maker’s code and dated on top receiver, bears numerous WaA 623 proofs on right, Nazi era firing proof on left with SN. All metal parts are marked with the rifle SN's and WaA 623 to include small trigger guard locking screws. Has period matched K98 type bolt which is numbered to the gun, and all metal parts are marked WaA 623. Orig walnut stock is also numbered to the gun and bears several WaA 623 proofs on bottom and on right side. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Overall good with bluing approximately 85% with wear on high edges. Stock has armoror's circular repair on left wrist. 4-53170 DW10

Estimate: $1750 - $3000

*MAUSER C96 PRE-WAR COMMERCIAL.
Item number: 17778771 | SN 113962. Caliber 7.63mm. Standard Pre-War Commercial. with 5.5" bbl and slip-in 50-1000 rear sight. Crown U proofed on the left side of the chamber flat. Standard two line address on the right side of the frame. Marked "GERMANY" in capital letters on the left frame. A mid-production example with a fire blued extractor, cursor, bolt stop, safety, and grip screw. The trigger is strawed. Standard walnut grips with original varnish. All matching numbers on disassembly except the follower which is unnumbered as is correct for this type of pistol. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: 97% original blue with minor scuffs under the bbl and wear under the floorplate and trigger guard. A few minor spots of discoloration on the right side of the magazine well and trace thinning of the front strap. Generally bright bore with strong rifling but oxidized from corrosive ammunition. Perfect mechanics. Overall, an extremely fine example of a mid-production Pre-war Commercial C96. 4-48576 LMA1

Estimate: $1750 - $3000

*× ERMA 8MM K98K CUTAWAY RIFLE.
Item number: 17778892 | SN 325. Cal. 8mm. Near pristine example of a factory produced Erma Cutaway Training Rifle produced in 1937. All metal parts matched, to include locking screws and walnut stock, with sections expertly cut away to demonstrate the function of the mechanism. These examples were used for initial training of German Soldiers before and during the war. Various metal parts are marked WaA 77 and many are overstamped with a large "U" (for "Übung" or "Exercise/Training"). Two stock inserts at the left wrist and butt appear to be factory repairs. A rare opportunity to obtain an exceptional, authentic factory produced cutaway and the centerpiece to any K98 collection. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Excellent. Bluing 98%. Bore is excellent. 4-53101 DW4

Estimate: $2500 - $6000

*RARE CHINESE C96-TYPE TAKU NAVAL YARD CARBINE.
Item number: 17778772 | SN 406. Caliber 7.63mm. Taku Naval Dockyard was a high profile Chinese manufacturer of small arms during the Chinese Civil War that reached its height in the late 1920s. Although most C96-type guns made by the Taku Naval Dockyard were similar to Mauser's Pre-War Commercials or Flatsides, the arsenal also made a number of carbines. This example, very similar to a Mauser Small Ring carbine, has a 16" bbl with a dovetailed bead front sight and a slip-in 50-100 rear sight that is probably a Mauser replacement. There are no markings on the elongated chamber. The right side of the frame is marked "Taku Naval Dockyard" within a border. The left side of the frame has only the serial number 406 that is repeated below on the stock lug. Matching numbers appear on the bbl extension behind the rear sight, on top of the bolt, behind the small ring hammer, and on the back of the subframe. Disassembly was not affected to examine the internal components. Takedown is accomplished by pressing the release button on the left side of the stock lug. The bottom of the receiver, where dovetailed into the stock lug, is import marked "Fed. Ord. Inc. So. El Monte, Ca.". The forend and buttstock are newly made replacements and there is no buttplate. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: This carbine was completely restored, now with at least 99% rust blue, with faint oxidative changes around the base of the front sight and in the recesses on both sides of the receiver. The small parts have been reheated to bring back a comparable condition fire blue. The hammer and subframe are polished bright and, as mentioned, the forend and buttstock are replacements. Very good bore with strong rifling and surprisingly little corrosion. Perfect mechanics. Though this carbine has undergone a considerable refurbishment, it is very difficult to find a Chinese made carbine in any condition. 4-48587 LMA42

Estimate: $3500 - $5000

*× EXCEPTIONAL IN-THE-WHITE PROTOTYPE MAUSER 6.5MM K98k RIFLE.
Item number: 17778893 | SN 3. Cal. 6.5 x 55 mm Swedish Mauser . K98k prototype manufactured by Mauser for Swedish trials. All metal parts are in the white with the exception of springs and screws. No SN, no maker's logos or other identifying markings. Bolt handle marked crown/N. Some small parts marked with small script "s". Left receiver is stamped with commercial crown/N proof and "St.m.G" (Stahlmantel Geschoss – steel jacket bullet. Nice K98 configured walnut stock is very fine and also unmarked. Essentially, unique snapshot of what a bare K98k production rifle looks like prior to factory bluing and marking. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess, ex Leslie Field collection. CONDITION: Bore has strong lands and grooves, but frosted. Unfinished metal parts are a mix of dull and high polish with occasional areas of light frosting patina. Stock in overall excellent condition with only very slight handling marks. 4-53141 DW53

Estimate: $6000 - $10000

*SUPERB ASTRA M900 WITH ORIGINAL SHOULDER STOCK.
Item number: 17778773 | SN 26421. Caliber 7.63mm. Late production Astra M900 with 5.5" bbl, slip-in 50-1000 rear sight, large ring hammer and full size broadly serrated walnut grips. The encircled P, reflecting the Spanish automatic pistol proof, is marked on the right side of the bbl, the right side of the bbl extension and the right side of the frame next to the Eibar proof mark and the E year code 1932. The sideplate on the left side has a three line address that includes the patent date, July 12, 1928. Just above the grip is the full serial number. The short extractor, cursor, bolt stop, safety, trigger, and grip screw are fire blued. Removal of the sideplate shows matching numbers that are also stamped on each grip panel. Original lanyard ring. Perfect mirror bore and perfect mechanics. Accompanied by a superb Astra M900 shoulder stock with original rust blued hinge and fire blued lug whose last three digits are 939. A small amount of wood has been removed from inside the lid that has been renumbered 27864. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Fantastic all original bright blue with only a few pin pricks of wear on each side of the forward rail and near the bottom of the forward magazine well. Negligible sharp edge wear on the frontstrap. The only wear on the backstrap is where it would be in contact with the shoulder stock lug. The extractor retains virtually all of its original fire blue. Only minor wear on the cursor, bolt stop, and the face/sides of the trigger. Stock appears original with fading of the upper arm of the stock lug that is otherwise unmodified. A beautiful Astra M900 rig that, despite the mismatched stock, should please the most discerning collector. 4-48509 LMA26

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*× MAUSER 8MM G-DATED NAVY ISSUE K98k RIFLE.
Item number: 17778894 | SN 354n. Cal. 8mm. Early K98 manufactured by Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf in 1935, all matching to include trigger guard screws and stock. Top receiver marked "S/42G". Left receiver and bbl marked with droop Eagle proof, SN 354 and left wall "MOD 98.". Mix of WaA 211 and K167 parts inspection marks, which is correct for this manufacturer and year. Nice walnut stock is again serial numbered to the gun with crisp droop Eagle WaA 211 proofs on right butt, bottom, wrist and handguard. Left stock disassembly disk is unit-marked in script "N" and "810" (Nordsee Station weapon number), as well as a "k". Comes with nice period cleaning rod and a nice later WaA 101 flip-up muzzle cover. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Bore is good with strong lands and grooves, but light frosting. Stock is in overall very good to excellent original condition with only very slight handling marks and few scratches. 4-53157 DW41

Estimate: $3000 - $5000

*EXCEPTIONAL SWISS MODEL 1900 LUGER WITH CHECKERED SAFETY.
Item number: 17778774 | SN 1433. Caliber 7.65 Luger. Early Swiss M1900 Luger with 4-3/4" bbl having a drift adjustable fire blued sight and a fixed rear sight. Swiss cross in sunburst over chamber with intertwined DWM logo on central toggle link. Swiss cross marking on left bbl and left receiver that is inspector "V" marked. The full serial number is marked under the bbl and repeated on the forward frame. Release marking "P46" struck on the left rail. Short checkered safety lever with underlying frame polished bright. Disassembly shows all matching parts including the grips. Correct Swiss magazine with disc inserts on each side of the magazine base. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Bright 98% original blue with minor handling and wear on the right side of the bbl, the tips of the rails, the lower portion of the sideplate, and the bottom of the frontstrap. Very slight cleaning of frame over the left grip panel. Bright original straw in keeping with the overall condition of the gun. Over 95% of the fire blue remains on the grip screws. Comparable high condition and sharply checkered grips with only minimal staining. Excellent magazine with a near perfect base. Perfect mirror bore and perfect mechanics. 4-48534 LMA71

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

*× MAUSER 8MM K98k.
Item number: 17778895 | SN 9252l. Cal. 8mm. Early K98k manufactured by Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf, pre WWII, with matching bolt. Top receiver marked "S/42" dated 1937. Left receiver and bbl marked with British proofs, droop wing Eagle firing proof and SN 9252l. All metal parts match SN of the gun to include the trigger guard screws and the tiny locking screws are marked WaA 63. Walnut stock appears to have been refinished and is marked with SN on the bottom, and an additional inventory or rack number on the left butt. Both stock disks are marked WaA 63, as is the recoil lug. Comes with good condition wartime leather sling, cleaning rod and period spring-loaded muzzle protector. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Bore is good with light frosting, strong lands and grooves. Stock is in overall excellent, as refinished, condition with only very slight handling marks. 4-53306 DW38

Estimate: $750 - $2000

*SCARCE LUGER M1906 DWM NAVY, FIRST ISSUE ALTERED WITH UNIT MARKINGS.
Item number: 17778775 | SN 3892 a. M1906 Navy with 6" bbl having a drift adjustable front sight and two position 100-200 rear sight. No chamber markings. Usual Crown and Crown/M proofs on the left side of the bbl, receiver, and front toggle link. No markings on the right side. The frame under the lowered safety position has been recessed as typical for first issue altered pistols. The safety area is marked "GESICHERT" in white letters. The backstrap, under the grip safety, is marked "U.A./5". Disassembly shows all matching numbers, except the firing pin #61, and an unnumbered holdopen. The rear toggle pin has the enlarged head as is correct for Navy Lugers. Each grip panel has been marked with the full serial number in small digits. Complete with original and matching Navy magazine whose wood base has the usual concentric circles. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: This Navy Luger has seen use as reflected by holster and gripstrap wear. There is etching of the bbl band and patina of the chamber with transitioning color on the sideplate and browning of the front and back straps to include the grip safety. Overall blue estimated at about 70% with commensurate oxidation of the untouched strawed parts. There is no longer any fire blue on either grip screw that now appear as bright metal. Each grip shows considerable wear with oil staining and flattening of the checkering. The same condition applies to the magazine whose body has moderate patina and whose base is dark with scattered handling marks. 4-48535 LMA64

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

*× MAUSER 8MM K98k STANDARD-MODELL RIFLE.
Item number: 17778896 | SN B81192. Cal. 8mm. Fine example of an early Mauser Standard-Modell. British proofed on left bbl and left receiver as well as commercial BUG N proofing in addition to WaA 655 inspection marks. Mauser barrel logo on receiver top. All metal parts appear to be matching with the exception of the front and rear bands. Bore is excellent. Stock appears to be a replacement, numbered to match the gun. Trigger guard missing one locking screw. Solid example of a prewar Mauser intended for commercial sales or clandestine NSDAP para-military use. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. All metal parts retain approximately 98% high polish bluing. Stock is in overall very good condition with few dings and handling marks. 4-53307 DW5

Estimate: $2000 - $4000

*SCARCE M1908 DWM MILITARY LUGER WITH ADDED HOLDOPEN AND UNIT MARKINGS.
Item number: 17778776 | SN 3003c. Caliber 9mm Parabellum. Scarce early Military Luger made by DWM with 1910 chamber marking. Standard 4" bbl with drift adjustable front sight and fixed rear sight. DWM logo on central toggle link and military acceptance markings on the right side of the receiver. All matching serial numbers with added holdopen. No stock lug as is correct for this early variation. Frontstrap marked "G.d.C.L.8." Extensive disassembly shows all matching numbers with haloed serial number and 8.82 bore diameter under bbl. Each of the correctly checkered grips is matched with 03. Correct era magazine with wooden base numbered 8141+. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: 95% original blue with wear on each side of the bbl band, forward portion of rails, on the sideplate ridge, and the front of the trigger guard that is very slightly dented. Strong blue on front and backstrap. Comparable condition straw on the takedown lever, magazine release button, trigger, and ejector. Most of the straw is missing from the safety lever and most of the fire blue has oxidized to a dull patina on the grip screws. Bright bore with sharply discernible rifling and mild-moderate frosting. A very difficult to find early Military Luger in high condition and with all matching numbers. Researching the frontstrap marking may be a pleasant surprise. 4-48536 LMA63

Estimate: $2500 - $4000

*× MAUSER 8MM K98k RIFLE.
Item number: 17778897 | SN 17478d. Cal. 8mm. K98k manufactured by Mauser, late WWII, mismatched very late war parts assembly, bolt has been scrubbed, but rifle overall presents very well. Top receiver marked WaA 135 "byf 44" and left bbl and receiver marked with British proofs, Nazi era firing proofs and "Mod. 98". Red glue laminate stock is marked with SN. Comes with excellent authentic wartime leather sling, cleaning rod and front sight hood. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Bore is very good with light frosting, strong lands and grooves. Stock is in overall excellent condition with only very slight handling marks. 4-53149 DW23

Estimate: $850 - $1500

*SCARCE 1936 DATED MAUSER BANNER ARTILLERY.
Item number: 17778777 | SN 3496v. 9mm Parabellum. This 1936 dated Artillery has an 8" bbl with a drift adjustable front sight and a height adjustable rear sight marked 1-8. The sight bar is #11 and there is no provision for horizontal fine tuning. There are no marks on the bbl other than the indicator line where screwed into the receiver. The left side of the receiver is marked with a Crown U and the full serial number that is repeated along with the V suffix on the forward frame. Just below the serial number is the importer marking "Odin Alex VA". Four Thai characters are on the back of the frame, just above the lanyard loop. All small parts are matching except the toggle pin and each grip panel that are unnumbered. Complete with magazine having a blued body and aluminum base closely numbered "3506v+". PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Most Mauser Banner Artilleries were imported from Asia where they saw hard use. This one is no exception. The gun has started to oxidize with most of the bbl and raised areas of the frame and sideplate, in addition to the gripstraps, having turned a dull brown-gray. Strong and bright blue remains on the receiver and over most of the toggle linkage. Very little straw remains on the takedown lever and safety. About 30-50% of the original straw remains on the trigger, magazine release button, and ejector. The grip screws have a central patina with fire blue in their far periphery. VG-excellent condition magazine body and base. Dark original grips with sharp checkering and only minimal losses. 4-48537 LMA65

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

*× GUSTLOFF-WERKE 7.92 MM K98K RIFLE.
Item number: 17778898 | SN 9031h. Cal. 7.92 mm. K98k manufactured by Gustloff-Werke, Weimar, 1940. All matching except for bolt. Left bbl marked with Nazi era firing proof, SN and "SS2" runes over death's head indicating SS acceptance and use. Top receiver marked "337" and dated 1940. Red glue laminate early flat buttstock is serial numbered to the rifle. Comes with later WaA 37 muzzle cover. Scarce authentic veteran bringback SS marked example. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good overall. Bore is dark. Buttstock shows scattered dings, dents, light handling marks and diagonal duffel cut repair under rear sight. 4-53108 DW25

Estimate: $1500 - $3500

*PROFESSIONALLY MADE ASP SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.
Item number: 17778778 | SN EXP. Cal. 9mm Parabellum. Unusual & extremely well built double action pistol, hand made by "Hutch", skilled machinist responsible for building the Joseph D. Kramer Collection miniatures. with 2-3/4" bbl, fixed sights & 2-pc ebony grips. Left side of the frame is marked "CALIBER 9 MM / AUTOMATIC PISTOL". Lower left side of the frame, just above the trigger is marked "EXP.". Trigger, hammer & other external moveable parts are all straw colored. Grip screws are fire blued. Pistol is overall 6-1/4" long by 4-1/2" high and 1-1/2" thick on the frame and weighs 1 lb, 9 oz. A tremendous compact pistol. Accompanied by 1 spare magazine. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: New and unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Grips and magazines are also as new. 4-48584 JR91

Estimate: $3000 - $4500

*× SAUER 7.92 MM K98k RIFLE.
Item number: 17778899 | SN 2673. Cal. 8mm. K98k manufactured by J.P. Sauer, late WWII, nearly all matching to include bolt, and has unmarked replacement trigger guard. Top receiver marked WaA 37 "ce 44" and left bbl and receiver marked with Nazi era firing proofs, British proofs and old German Fraktur "Mod. 98". White glue laminate stock is marked Eagle/H, no SN. Comes with authentic wartime leather sling. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Good. Bore is dark with strong lands. Stock shows shrapnel damage to left side by rear sight with scattered dings and handling marks. 4-53179 DW20

Estimate: $1500 - $2500

*RARE HECKLER & KOCH MODEL P9S FACTORY CUTAWAY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.
Item number: 17778779 | SN Sch2. Cal. 9mm. Very rare factory cutaway marked "Sch 2" (Schnitt Modell #2 = Cutaway Model #2). This pistol has a 4" bbl, fixed highlighted sights, and is double action with a thumb safety on the slide. It is mounted with orig checkered black plastic grips and accompanied by an orig magazine that has had the sides milled away to show the internal workings. The grip, frame, slide & bbl have also been cut away to show the internal workings with all of the opened areas outlined in red. Left side of the slide has the usual markings filled with red paint. Right side of the slide has the Saco import marking. The P9S is one of the most simple pistols with the roller locking breech block & parabolic rifled bore. On the left side of the grip, just behind the trigger guard, is a cocking/slide release, all in one. Front end of the trigger guard has a small lever that when depressed allows the slide to be removed with one simple motion, which can also be reinstalled with an equally simple motion. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including frame, slide & bbl. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish, having never been fired as to do so would probably cause catastrophic failure. 4-48533 JR90

Estimate: $2500 - $3500

VERY RARE BIG BORE MAUSER ZIG-ZAG SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER.
Item number: 17778780 | SN 213. Cal. 10.8mm Mauser rimmed. Blue finish with 5-9/16" keyhole shaped bbl with integral front sight marked on the top rib "GEBR. MAUSER & CIE OBENDORF A/N. WURTTEMBERG. 1878 PATENT". Top strap has an open slot. Cylinder has the unusual feature of the "Zig-Zag" pattern around the outside diameter which acts as a slot for the hand to rotate the cylinder for the next shot. Left front side of the frame has a thumb safety which locks the cylinder by means of notches in the protruding rim. Bottom front of the frame, has a lever which is attached to the bbl, which when opened allows the bbl to tip up for reloading. It is mounted with 2-pc, full checkered, sharply angled walnut grips that are matching numbered to this revolver. Butt of the grip frame has a lanyard stud and ring. Production numbers of the zig-zag pistol are unknown but they are believed to be extremely limited and had very limited distribution in the U.S. The big bore model is considered to be the most rare. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including grips. Overall retains 40-50% orig blue mixed with brown patina. Hammer and locking lever retain faded case colors. Grips are sound showing moderate wear with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore with a few small scattered spots of pitting. 4-48588 JR110

Estimate: $4000 - $6500

RARE MAUSER ZIG-ZAG REVOLVER.
Item number: 17778781 | SN 166. Cal. 9mm. Nickel finish with 5-13/16" keyhole shaped bbl with integral front sight marked on the top rib "GEBR. MAUSER & CIE OBENDORF A/N. WURTTEMBERG. 1878 PATENT". Top strap has an open slot. Cylinder has the unusual feature of the "Zig-Zag" pattern around the outside diameter which acts as a slot for the hand to rotate the cylinder for the next shot. Left front side of the frame has a thumb safety which locks the cylinder by means of notches in the protruding rim. Bottom front of the frame, has a lever which is attached to the bbl, which when opened allows the bbl to tip up for reloading. Mounted with 2-pc full checkered, sharply angled walnut grips that are matching numbered to this revolver. Butt of the grip frame has a lanyard stud and ring. Blue finish was standard for these revolvers with nickel finishes very rare. Production numbers of the zig-zag pistol are unknown but they are believed to be extremely limited and had very limited distribution in the U.S. PROVENANCE: Joe Schroder Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 88-90% strong orig nickel finish with scattered fine flaking, leaving a bright metal patina barely indistinguishable from the nickel. Grips are sound, showing light to moderate wear and retain a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48589 JR111

Estimate: $2500 - $4000

RARE MAUSER ZIG-ZAG SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER.
Item number: 17778782 | SN 606. Cal. 7.6mm Mauser rimmed. Nickel finish with 3-5/8" ribbed bbl, integral front sight marked on the top rib "GEBR. MAUSER & CIE OBENDORF A/N. WURTTEMBERG. 1878". Top strap has an open slot. Cylinder has the unusual feature of the "Zig-Zag" pattern around the outside diameter which acts as a slot for the hand to rotate the cylinder for the next shot. Left front side of the frame has a thumb safety which locks the cylinder by means of a notch in the protruding rim. Bottom front of the frame, has a lever which is attached to the bbl, which when opened allows the bbl to tip up for reloading. Mounted with 2-pc sharply angled gutta purcha grips that have raised foliate and animal decorations. Standard finish for zig-zag revolvers was blue. Nickel finishes are considered rare. Production numbers of the zig-zag pistol are unknown but they are believed to be extremely limited and had very limited distribution in the U.S. PROVENANCE: Collection of Joseph J. Schroeder. CONDITION: Fine overall retains about 85% strong orig nickel with light flaking losses and an area on each side of the cyl showing light to moderate pitting, probably from long term storage in a holster. Right grip has a chipped bottom edge, otherwise grips are sound and show light wear. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48591 JR112

Estimate: $1750 - $2500

RARE MAUSER MODEL 1878 ZIG-ZAG SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER.
Item number: 17778783 | SN 190. Cal. 7.6mm Mauser rimmed. Blue finish with 3-5/8" ribbed bbl, integral front sight marked on the top rib "GEBR. MAUSER & CIE OBENDORF A/N. WURTTEMBERG. 1878". Top strap has open slot. Cyl has the unusual feature of the "Zig-Zag" pattern around the outside diameter which acts with the hand to rotate the cyl for the next shot. Left front side of the frame has a thumb safety which locks the cyl by means of a notch in the protruding rim. Bottom front of the frame has a lever which is attached to the bbl, which when opened allows the bbl to tip up for reloading. It is mounted with 2-pc full checkered, sharply angled walnut grips that appear to be modern replacements. Production numbers of the zig-zag pistol are unknown but they are believed to be extremely limited and had very limited distribution in the U.S. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Overall retains all of a fine professionally restored blue finish with bright case colors on the locking lever and hammer. Grips are extremely fine. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-48590 JR109

Estimate: $1500 - $2000

PRESUMED LATE BRUN LATRIGE, M1890, WITH SQUEEZE ACTIVATION AND SAFETY.
Item number: 17778784 | SN 2. 5mm Brun. Most Brun Latrige repeaters are actuated by a trigger ring. The right side of this pistol appears as a Brun Latrige but with a squeeze cocking bar. The left side of the bbl extension has a long rotating safety. Moving the safety up blocks the cocking bar; moving it down allows the cocking bar to be depressed. As the cocking bar is squeezed the bbl moves back to pick up a cartridge from the magazine while simultaneously retracting the firing pin that is released upon completion of the squeeze. Onto the back of the frame is a wood palm swell, checkered over the entire surface, secured in place with a single screw. Accessing the magazine is through a floorplate on the bottom of the frame. The body of this repeating pistol is blued while the mounted components and safety bar are nickled. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. Collection. CONDITION: Pistol shows moderate wear from use and handling. Original blue remains on about 70% of its surface. The nickling has fared somewhat better though the tensioning bar mounted to the right frame has oxidized to a mottled gray-brown. Bright bore with shallow rifling and mild oxidation. Perfect mechanics. 4-48531 LMA78

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

SCARCE ROUCHOUSE SQUEEZER PISTOL.
Item number: 17778785 | SN 2260. Cal. 6mm Merveilleux. Unusual little pistol, considered to be the forerunner Galois, with 2-7/8" rd bbl without sights. Frame & squeezer are nickel finished with smooth horn grip scales. Receiver is lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the sides & other decorative patterns on the forward part of the frame. Front of the squeezer handle is checkered. PROVENANCE: Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 95% glossy orig blue with the cartridge stop/ejector bright fire blue. Frame retains about 90% strong orig nickel. Grip is sound, bright shiny bore. 4-48585 JR92

Estimate: $2000 - $3000

**COLT 1915 VICKERS WITH FLUTED WATER JACKET (C&R).
Item number: 17778786 | SN 4572. Cal. 30-06, 24" bbl. This is a fine all orig example of the U.S. model Vickers in 30-06. It seems to be all orig parts and vintage to include the 30-06 lock & bbl, as well as the muzzle booster. Clearly marked to rear of the front sight "Vickers Machine Gun Model of 1915 Colts P.T.F.A. Mfg Co. Hartford, CT. USA". SN and then "1917 INSPR MG". It comes on a restored orig Colt tripod number "367" with brass pedestal socket and cradle. Cradle does not appear to have any markings, but it is brass to include the elevation wheel. The 30-06 feed block is numbered "415" and appears to be fully functional. The bottom of the trunnion is clearly marked with the matching serial number of 5300, which was the Colt number for the gun and the SN 4572 was issued by the US Army which is correct for the Model of 1915 and the number used by the ATF during NFA registration. Gun bears "u/v" proofs which is the correct proof for the Colt Vickers guns. Feed block operates smoothly. Fusee spring has good tension, bbl & rails move properly. This gun appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is extremely fine with 80% coverage of orig mustard brown paint on the water jacket. Bluing on balance of gun is about 85%, thinning on the top cover and turning to a pleasing brown patina. Bore is bright. Lock face is extremely fine, action is clean. Hard Bakelite handles are completely sound. There is a ding to the Fusee cover just below the rear sight adjustment knob and some brassing to the mounting point where the gun fits on the tripod. Tripod is properly refinished & repainted and has a ding on the right leg. Leather strap which holds legs together is intact, soft and serviceable. This is a great example of the scarce & desirable U.S. Model of the Vickers gun. 4-48869 JWK34

Estimate: $25000 - $35000

**1917 A1 WATER COOLED MG ON RAMO SIDEPLATE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
Item number: 17778787 | SN 800134. Cal .308 24" bbl. This is a 1928 commercial water cooled machine gun kit assembled on a Ramo registered sideplate and includes bakelite hand grip panels, brass trunnion and endcap. 1928 commercial flash hider and red hard rubber thumb pieces on water filler and drain caps. Steam exit cork is hard rubber attached by non vintage brass chain. Bolt is marked "7.62". Front .308 spacer is present. Tension spring is present within top cover to keep arm to left when cover is raised. Brass trunnion is marked "844" at top. Front endcap is also marked "44". This weapon passes functions check and appears fully functional. A number of these kits were brought into the country years ago and assembled onto registered sideplates. This is undoubtedly one of them. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent as refinished. Close observation reveals tiny pin pricks of pitting all along left sideplate. Bore is excellent as is bolt and all internals. Almost certainly unfired since being assembled and refinished. Trunnion has a vertical line on the right side parallel to the right sideplate line where there is a provision to remove the top cover retaining pin by rotating a lever. This in no way detracts from the attractiveness of this piece. This would make a great display piece for any WWI era collection, or a shooter. 4-47333 JWK28

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

**BROWNING 1919 A4 MG ON DLO REGISTERED SIDEPLATE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
Item number: 17778788 | SN 86-70446. Cal .308 24" bbl. This is a straightforward example of a 1919 A4 Browning parts kit with flip up front sight and adjustable rear sight graduated in yards and marked "YDS CAL 30M1". assembled onto a DLO registered sideplate. It has "RIA" marked spacers front and rear for firing 308. Bolt is marked "7.62". Hand grip is white pot metal with spring clip at bottom. Charging handle is a straight rod. Firing mechanism functions properly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Gray parkerized finish as refinished upon assembly. Perfect bore and bolt face. A nice as new condition remanufactured 1919 A4 ready to invest in or take to the range. 4-47334 JWK29

Estimate: $10000 - $15000

**COLT MODEL 1928 AIRCRAFT GUN (C&R).
Item number: 17778789 | SN C102042-A. Cal .30-06 24" bbl. This is an outstanding example of the Colt 1928 aircraft machine gun complete with front and rear sights and side mounted charging handle. This gun has a Arabic numeral "2" marked on top of receiver just forward of top cover. These guns were mounted in pairs on aircraft of the period. Consignor has provided a tag which states the following "Gun #1 is known to exist-sold at auction about 2005. This second gun would complete the pair". Gun #1 would have been on the left and Gun #2 on the right as seen from in front of the pilot. Charging handle cocks to rear, spring has good strong tension. This weapon appears to be fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Near 100% as refinished with some scrapes and very minor pitting visible under the refinish. Bore is excellent shiny and bright. Bolt face is excellent. Bolt is in the white. Red bakelite handles on charging handle is cracked at the rivets which hold it, yet they are serviceable and present. Sights retain nearly all of their black enamel finish. Whomever has the #1 gun matching this one, I hope you become aware of this auction. If you are someone who is restoring of vintage aircraft, this is a great find. 4-49378 JWK48

Estimate: $15000 - $25000

**COLT MODEL 1919 AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUN (C&R).
Item number: 17778790 | SN C100435. Cal 7.65mm 24" bbl. This is the aircraft model of the Browning machine gun as made immediately after WWI. Most guns were made for the US military, the balance being sold to foreign governments and having a commercial "C" serial prefix. Lightened with a air cooling jacket with longitudinal slots as opposed to having a water jacket. Otherwise this is a standard 1919 configuration. Bolt and internals appear to be of appropriate vintage. Bolt handle is of the standard knurled plum shape. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. This gun mounts on a standard period aircraft flexible mount, but will fit any Browning mount. Correct sights are missing. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine with about 90% coverage deep lustrous blue with significant loss to the left side of receiver to rear of feed way and also on right side of receiver forward of shuttle mechanism. Muzzle is nearly devoid of finish with some gray brown patina. Rich brown bake lite handle on hand grip are in extremely fine condition with one slight 1/4" long rub mark on the bottom right grip panel. Metal on hand grip appears to be refinished although the rest of gun probably not. Bore is shiny and bright with some frosting in the groves particularly towards the muzzle. Bolt and bolt face are excellent. 4-49379 JWK49

Estimate: $15000 - $25000

**RARE ORIGINAL WINCHESTER MILITARY M-14 WITH AN ACCOMPANYING SCOPE AND SCOPE CASE (C & R).
Item number: 17778791 | PLEASE NOTE (10-11-13): Receiver is a high quality reweld which is virtually undetectable. SN 1076545. Cal. 7.62mm, 22" bbl length. This fine M-14 includes the orig as issued scope & mount in its carrying case and one magazine. Also included is an orig web sling. This example has an American eagle under three stars proof & Circle P on the buttstock. The hand guard is brown composite. The flash suppressor is vintage orig. All of this gun appears to be as issued. Bolt is numbered "7790186 66118-EE". Scope is "3 x 9 ART II", and SN on scope appears to be "4640", but the SN tab is broken off and missing the end. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional in both semi and full auto. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is extremely fine to excellent with over 95% finish on the blued parts with the wear being where the charging handle rides the receiver and some thinning of the finish on the selector. There is also some brassing to the gas cylinder tube. The wood has some bruises and handling marks, but overall is extremely attractive and in very fine to excellent shape. The magazine is very good with about 85% finish. The scope is in excellent condition, optics are clear. There are some scratches and loss of finish to the scope mount and one significant ding to the lower front. This is a very attractive and difficult to find example and would make an outstanding addition for the U.S. Military collector. No U.S. military rifle collection is complete without one of these. 4-49201 JWK38

Estimate: $15000 - $25000

**COLT MODEL 1921A THOMPSON MARKED FOR ATLANTIC CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT (C & R).
Item number: 17778792 | SN 5799. Cal. 45 ACP, 10.5" bbl length. This is one really nice Colt Model 1921A with a vertical forend which includes 1 orig 20 rnd magazine with August 24, 1920 patent date and also one parkerized finished 50 rnd drum in its cardboard sleeve, marked "AUTO-ORDNANCE CORP NEW YORK, N.Y.C. PATENTED JULY 27, 1920 DEC. 7, 1920". Also included are three 30 rnd stick magazines & an orig brass cleaning rod. One 30 rnd magazine is marked "SW CO." Another is a Seymour magazine, the third is in its orig wax wrapper, which was not removed to check on maker. This gun has orig 1921 internal parts. Oiler is within buttstock. This gun is marked on the right side of the buttstock & on the handgrip "ACPD IV", for Atlantic City Police Department. The firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is extremely fine to excellent with 95% deep lustrous blue on all metal surfaces with the loss being on the ridges of the lower assembly and to the rear of the handgrip. There is also some loss of finish where the hardware of the buttstock slides on the receiver, and where the cocking handle touches the top of the receiver. There is also loss of finish on the high points of the buttplate and the finish is thinning on the flat of it. The condition of the wood is really excellent with very few handling marks with the only blemish being three 1/8" indentations and a tiny chip 1/16" at the top of the stock comb. This does not detract in any way from the appearance from the right or the left as it cannot be seen. The bore is shiny & bright with some frosting in the grooves. Bolt face is excellent. The 20 rnd magazine is in excellent condition with nearly all of the orig lustrous finish remaining.  The other stick mags are just as nice. The drum magazine also retains nearly all of its smooth, dark finish. With the accompanying accessories this would make an outstanding addition to any machine gun collection or as an investment for the discerning collector. 4-49200 JWK37

Estimate: $25000 - $35000

**COLT 1921/28 NAVY OVER STAMP THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN MARKED FOR ATLANTIC CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Item number: 17778793 | (C&R). SN 13834. Cal. 45 ACP, 13.5" bbl. This is a fantastic U.S. Navy marked "over stamp" Thompson with a vertical forend which includes one 20 rnd Seymour magazine & one 30 rnd magazine marked "SW CO" and also one 50 rnd drum, marked "AUTO-ORDNANCE CORP BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT REGISTERED IN THE U.S. PATENT OFFICE". Also included is one steel cleaning rod with a brass tip. This gun has orig 1928 internal parts. This gun is marked on the right side of the buttstock & on the handgrip "ACPD III", for Atlantic City Police Department. Cutts compensator is marked with Cutts, name within box logo at top near muzzle with patent dates. Buttstock has a small Navy anchor marking on the wood just below the hardware when viewed from the front. This gun is documented as being a Navy over stamp in mint condition in the book compiled by Gordon Herigstad. On the buttstock the "A" from "ACPD III" was applied upside down. The firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is absolutely outstanding. Deep lustrous orig blued finish with the slightest loss where cocking handle touches the receiver. There is also some slight loss of finish on the hardware of the buttstock where it slides onto the receiver. There is also loss of finish on the high points of the buttplate and the finish is only slightly thinning on the flat of it. The condition of the wood is fantastic with only the slightest of handling marks. The bore is excellent, shiny & bright. Bolt face is excellent. The 20 rnd magazine is in excellent condition with 95% of its deep lustrous finish remaining.  The other stick mag is just as nice. The drum magazine also retains about 90% of its orig finish, thinning in places with some spots of corrosion. This is without a doubt the finest example of a Navy over stamp Thompson this cataloger has ever seen. 4-49207 JWK41

Estimate: $25000 - $35000

**AWC AMPHIBIAN SUPPRESSED RUGER MARK II (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).
Item number: 17778794 | SN USMC-0007. Cal .22 7" bbl. This is a stainless steel Ruger Mark II standard target pistol integrally suppressed as produced by AWC Systems. This is their Amphibian II model which has reduced weight, improved accuracy and minimal maintenance requirements. It's stainless steel construction is one of it's positive points. Included in this lot are two orig Ruger magazines, the orig grips which are off the pistol and a pair of attractive wooden grips with fancy engraved grip screws currently on the pistol. All in a velvet lined soft case with orig Ruger instruction manual for the Mark II and an instruction book for the Amphibian II from AWC. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears to be fully functional. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent as new in all respects. Rifling in bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Baffles within the suppressor are dark and appear dirty which is unavoidable. Magazines are likewise in excellent condition. One of them retaining the orig factory warning label. This gun holds up very well and steady in the hand will require minimal maintenance and will not disturb the neighbors when you go plinking in your backyard. 4-49210 JWK45

Estimate: $1000 - $1500

**SUPERB COLT 1921AC THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN (C&R).
Item number: 17778795 | SN 8990. Cal. 45 ACP, 13" bbl. This Colt 1921 Thompson has an unmarked Cutts compensator. Internal parts are 1921. This is an extremely attractive and high condition Colt 1921AC with a vertical forend which includes 1 orig 20 rnd magazine with August 24, 1920 patent date and also one 50 rnd drum marked "AUTO-ORDNANCE CORP NEW YORK REGISTERED IN THE U.S. PATENT OFFICE". Also included are one 30 rnd magazine & an orig brass cleaning rod. The 30 rnd magazine was made by Seymour. Oiler is within buttstock. The firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is excellent with 97% deep lustrous blue on all metal surfaces getting a little thin at the high points with some loss where the buttstock iron meets the receiver. There is very slight loss of finish where the cocking handle touches the top of the receiver. There is also loss of finish on the high points of the buttplate and the finish is thinning on the flat of it. The condition of the wood is excellent with very few handling marks and 1 or 2 small dings. There is a small 1/8" chip out of the left top ridge line of the foregrip. The handgrip also has a tiny 1/16" indentation just below where the third finger rests. This does not detract from the overall handsome appearance of this gun. The bore is shiny & bright with only very slight frosting in the grooves. Bolt face is extremely fine with some frosting along the edges and in the recessed areas. The 20 rnd magazine is in good condition with about 40% finish turning to a pleasing gray patina. The 30 rnd magazine has about 90% of its deep lustrous finish with grease remaining in the recessed areas. The drum appears new in what appears to be its orig plastic bag and cardboard sleeve. This is an extremely attractive Thompson in the most classic and recognizable configuration. No doubt some fortunate collector will be very pleased. 4-49204 JWK40

Estimate: $25000 - $35000

**AUTO ORDNANCE M1 THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN - BRIDGEPORT ADDRESS (C & R).
Item number: 17778796 | SN 147189. Cal. 45 ACP, 10.5" bbl. This pristine M1 Thompson comes with one 30 rnd magazine. Gun is marked "Thompson Submachine Gun Caliber. 45 M1" on left side of receiver and "Auto Ordnance Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A." on the right side of the receiver. SN matches between upper & lower. Cocking knob is on right side of receiver. Buttstock is non-detachable. This was the simplified and less expensive Thompson for mass production during and after WWII. As such this gun will not accept drum magazines. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Overall finish & appearance is simply outstanding. Retaining all of its gray parkerized finish on all metal surfaces. Bolt retains a combination of a darker blue and plum color and has some loss of finish from moving back & forth within the receiver. Wood is also in outstanding condition with only the slightest of handling marks. Bore retains significant shine but there is significant frosting in the grooves near the muzzle. Bolt face is extremely crisp but also has some darkness on the face. Magazine is a common Seymour magazine with bright blue finish and at about 50% blue. It would be just about impossible to improve on the outward appearance of this M1 Thompson. 4-49202 JWK39

Estimate: $12500 - $20000

**SUPERB NJ POLICE COLT THOMPSON M1921A SUB-MACHINE GUN (C&R).
Item number: 17778797 | SN 4668. Cal .45ACP. 10" finned, uncompensated bbl. Manufactured by Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co., Hartford, CT. Correct commercial stock without sling swivels and vertical foregrip. Lyman rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation. Internals are all 1921 parts. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Accompanied by one unnumbered 50 round "L" drum marked "AUTO ORDNANCE CORP./NEW YORK/REGISTERED IN THE/U.S. PATENT OFFICE"; one 20 rnd "Auto Ordnance" marked stick mag and two "Seymour" marked 30 rnd stick mags. Serial number records indicate this gun was once the property of the Franklin, NJ Police Dept. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Very fine. 98% strong orig finish, only very light edge wear on the high points and buttplate. Pistol grip and foregrip in excellent condition with only minor handling marks. Butt stock shows normal handling marks and scratches to the wood, but still very handsome and wood color matches. Bore is very shiny and bright. Bolt face and ejector have crisp lines.Magazine are likewise, very fine. Hard to improve on this desirable configuration. 4-49206

Estimate: $25000 - $35000

**FINE COLT POLICE ISSUED U.S. NAVY MODEL OF 1928 "OVERSTAMP" THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN (C&R).
Item number: 17778798 | SN 14042. Cal. 45 ACP. 12" bbl with Lyman 4-slot "Cutts" compensator. Vertical forend, flip-up rear ladder-type sight adjustable to 600 meters. Receiver of gun is clearly marked "U.S. Navy" on left side of receiver. Overstamp of "8" over the "1" is discernible. Internals are 1928 parts with the heavier actuator and small diameter mainspring. This gun appears to be all matching. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Accompanied by one "Auto Ordnance- Bridgeport" marked 50 rnd "L" drum mag,one "Seymour" 20 rnd and one "Seymour" 30 rnd mag. After WWI, the market for machine guns in the United States was almost non-existent. Frank Thompson tried to market this gun to the military without success, and also to the police as a riot control gun. Serial number records indicate this gun was registered to the Hickory, NC Police Dept. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Fine. Gun retains 95% of its commercial blue finish with some light edge wear and a few scattered nicks and scratches. Stocks retain most of a hand worn finish with several normal light handling marks. Bore has very strong rifling, bolt faced is excellent. Magazines are very fine. 4-49205 JWD11

Estimate: $20000 - $30000

*EXCEPTIONAL KS HWY PATROL ISSUED COLT U.S. NAVY MODEL OF 1928 "OVERSTAMP" THOMPSON SUB-MACHNE GUN
Item number: 17778799 | (C&R). SN 8310. Cal. 45 ACP. 12" bbl with early style unmarked 4-slot "Cutts" compensator. Vertical forend, flip-up rear ladder-type sight adjustable to 600 yards. Receiver of gun is clearly marked "U.S. Navy" on left side of receiver. Overstamp of "8" over the "1" is discernible. Right receiver bears a proper "JBH" (Joseph B, Hayes) inspector mark . Internals are 1928 parts with the heavier actuator and small diameter mainspring. Matching wood pistol grip with finger grooves. Wood butt stock with metal butt plate and trap door. This gun appears to be all matching. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Accompanied by one "Auto Ordnance- Bridgeport" marked 50 rnd "L" drum mag,one "Seymour" 20 rnd and one "Seymour" 30 rnd mag. After WWI, the market for machine guns in the United States was almost non-existent. Frank Thompson tried to market this gun to the military without success, and also to the police as a riot control gun. Serial number records indicate this gun was registered to the Kansas HWY Patrol, Topeka, KS. PROVENANCE: The estate of a Private Collector. CONDITION: Very fine. 95% strong orig finish, somewhat thin on the high points and buttplate with a few light scratches to the metal surfaces. Pistol grip and foregrip in excellent condition with only minor handling marks, the balance a smooth hand worn surface. Butt stock shows normal handling marks and scratches to the wood, but still very handsome and wood color matches. Bore is very shiny and bright. Bolt face and ejector have crisp lines. Outstanding example of a Police Navy. 4-49203 JWD22

Estimate: $25000 - $35000

**HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON MODEL 55 REISING WITH ORIGINAL PARATROOPER DROP CASE. (C&R)
Item number: 17778696 | SN 70997. Cal. 45 ACP. 10" bbl. This Model 55 Reising is registered as a Model 50 and includes an orig web sling, three 20 rnd "H&R Reising Model 50" magazines in a web case and two 30 rnd unmarked after-market magazines as well as an orig soft paratrooper drop case. One of the 20 rnd magazines is smooth sided with a deep lustrous blue the other 2 are parkerized and have corrugated sides. Although Soldiers preferred the Thompson or the folding stock M-1 carbine to the Reising model, the consignor states that the fact this fired 45 ACP from a closed bolt gave impetus to accuracy, particularly when firing on semi-automatic. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function test and appears fully functional. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good. About 60% orig finish thinning and faded to a pleasing gray patina overall. Magazine has a much deeper blue luster finish but also has loss of finish, particularly on high spots. Wooden stock is very fine with numerous handling marks but no cracks or chips. There is some slight bruising to wood where the shoulder loop touches the wood when in folded position. Bore could use a cleaning but is shiny and bright. Bolt face and receiver could also use a cleaning but are extremely fine.  Sling is soft and supple, and although soiled, is completely functional. Drop case is also somewhat soiled but otherwise in very fine condition and marked "8300-44 2650". The desirability of this seldom seen registered example of a paratrooper weapon is only augmented by the inclusion of the original drop case. 4-48661 JWK19

Estimate: $5000 - $8000

**COLT U.S. NAVY "OVERSTAMP" THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN MODEL OF 1928. (C&R)
Item number: 17778697 | SN 8751. Cal. 45 ACP. 12" bbl. This Thompson includes one 30 rnd mag and five 20 rnd mags in an orig "Lift the Dot" web mag pouch. Also included is a WWII era web carrying case with slots for four 20 rnd magazines and another U.S. GI canvas zip up case. Receiver of gun is clearly marked "U.S. Navy" on left side of receiver. Overstamp of "8" over the "1" is discernible. Internals are 1928 parts with the heavier actuator and small diameter mainspring. This gun appears to be all matching. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Cutts compensator is plain with no logo. Mags fit properly in receiver. After WWI, the market for machine guns in the United States was almost nil. Frank Thompson tried to market this gun to the military without success, and also to the police as a riot control gun. It was not until 1928 that the Marine Corps bought a small number for their expeditionary force in Nicaragua, and the U.S. Cavalry followed suit by ordering 400 guns for armored vehicle crewman. PROVENANCE: Collection of Carl "Bill" Morrison. CONDITION: Overall condition appears as fine. 80% orig finish coverage, thinning where actuator rides, and especially along the high points. There is also pinprick oxidation along left side of receiver just below the "U.S. Navy" markings. There is also some pinprick oxidation on the buttstock retaining sear. Bore is shiny with frosting in the grooves. Bolt face is fine with a ring of oxidation along the outer edge. Otherwise bolt is shiny, bright and clean. There is oil combined with grime in recesses of receiver as well as buttstock grooves. Hand grip and forend are a beautiful deep brown color and in extremely fine condition with some slight handling marks. Buttstock shows more handling marks and the area of the toe for about 5" is of a lighter color than rest of sto