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This extremely fine early production Borchardt Model 1893 pistol has four serial number matching magazines and scarce matching stock holster
       His business flourished immensely, and, as his wealth grew, he purchased a considerable amount of land and rental property in the East Hinsdale, and Queens County
New York area. He eventually amassed more than 1,000 acres of land for his seed business in the St. James and Eastern Long Island, New York area and around the
Hinsdale Post Office, eventually renaming this entire area as Floral Park, choosing to name the streets and avenues for flowers and trees that he grew in his seed business. He was responsible for building more than 20 buildings in the Floral Park area, mainly hotels, lumber mills and his own printing press business to print his catalogs. He also provided a huge plot of land for a public park, built the first school, and served as the first mayor of Floral Park. He was also an enthusiastic ornithologist and had one of the largest private collections that contained more than 1,100 mounted North American birds.
CONDITION: Excellent with 97% of the original blue finish overall with only minor edge wear with some minor browning/freckling on the grip straps and top of the receiver, with the toggles showing a different shade of blue as originally heat treated. The grips are also excellent with nice distinct checkering on both grips with the left grip showing some very minor handling marks.
Mechanically excellent. The walnut board stock is also excellent with the attaching iron and screw also showing 97% original blue finish with minor edge wear and
some scattered minor freckling. The leather holster is good and shows some of the shiny black surface with the balance flaked off. The attaching straps are very good, with good color and tight stitching. The leather shoulder strap is also very good with nice tight stitching showing 60% of the black leather face with the balance also flaking off. All of the magazines are very fine with excellent original walnut bases, while the nickel plated magazine bodies are very good plus overall with three of them showing old rust stains with some minor pitting in a few places. The black leather case is fine with most of the original leather cover still remaining, numerous handling marks, scratches and pressure dents on the case overall. The lower edges of the lid show some separation on the front and sides and the case has all the original hinges, locks and raised brass tacks on the corners, with a shiny appearance on the original name plate on the lid. The green felt lining is still on the inside. The case has done its job over the years in protecting all the items inside.
A wonderful and very interesting high condition early production two-digit serial number Borchardt pistol rig with four matching magazines, a matching shoulder stock and inscribed case that would be nearly impossible to improve upon.
Estimate: 75,000 - 100,000

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