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       LOT 3539
Excellent Japanese
Tokyo Arsenal Baby
Nambu Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching
Magazine and Holster - Serial no. 1532, 7 mm
Nambu cal., 3 1/4 inch round bbl., blue finish,
hardwood grips. Manufactured by the Tokyo
Arsenal from 1909 to 1928, the Baby Nambu was
the semi-official officer’s pistol of the Imperial
Japanese Military. Officers would privately purchase
their sidearms, with the Baby Nambu presented as the local
alternative to imports from firms like Colt, FN, and Walther designs. Features fixed
sights, with the “stacked cannonballs” Tokyo Arsenal marking on top of the chamber,
and the nomenclature markings and serial number on the right side of the frame.
Fitted with checkered hardwood grips and a matching numbered nickel finished
alloy base magazine. All matching visible serial numbers including the underside of
both grip panels. Includes an original leather holster and cleaning rod.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 90% plus original blue finish with light thinning on the
upper frame and light spotting on the grip frame. The grips are also excellent with a few minor handling marks and crisp checkering. The holster is fine with a cracked cover seam and supple leather. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,500
LOT 3540
Excellent World War II German Mauser “byf” Code
“41” Date P.08 Luger Semi-Automatic
Pistol with Holster
Rig - Serial no. 1765y,
9 mm Luger cal., 4 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. Features
fixed blade front and notch rear sights, with date code “41” marked on
the receiver and “byf” manufacturer code on the front toggle link. The
barrel and frame are marked with “eagle” and “eagle/655” proofs. Left side
of the frame marked “P.08.” Matching visible serial numbers on the barrel,
extension, and frame, with matching “65” partials on the takedown lever,
trigger, side plate, toggle links, breech block, sear, toggle pin, and breech
block catch. Fitted with a pair of replacement checkered walnut grips and
correct style blued magazine with aluminum base marked “5464/r/+/eagle/63.”
Includes a “KURTSEIDEL/BERLIN W35/1938” marked b
leather belt with “GOTT MIT UNS/eagle” marked
belt buckle, black leather flap holster marked
“ftc/1941” and “eagle/WaA137” proofed, extra
blued magazine marked “P.08” and “fxc/eagle/37”
with partially broken plastic base, and takedown tool.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% plus original blue
finish with mild edge wear at the muzzle and trigger guard, along with faint spotting on the grip
straps. The grips are also excellent with light dings and otherwise crisp checkering. The holster rig is fine, with scattered light handling marks and supple leather. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 3541
Scarce French MAC Model 1950 Semi-
Automatic Pistol - Serial no. A7.140, 9
mm cal., 4 1/2 inch round bbl., matte gray
phosphate finish, plastic grips. Manufactured
by M.A.C. (Chatellerault) from approximately
1953 to 1963 before production was shifted to M.A.S. (St. Etienne) to
serve as the standard service pistol of the French military, and is still listed
in the French inventory. The left side of the slide is marked “MAC” while the
right is marked “MODELE 1950/CAL.9mm”, and the serial number is on the right side of the frame. It is fitted with blade and notch sights and a pair of serrated grips.
CONDITION: Very good, with 60% of the faded original matte gray phosphate finish, showing some thinning along the edges, minor spotting and light handling marks. The grips are also very good with a few light scuffs. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 2,000 - 4,000
LOT 3542
Very Scarce Post-War Portuguese GNR Contract Walther P.38 Semi- Automatic Pistol with Box - Serial no. 012222E, 9 mm Luger cal., 5 inch round bbl., phosphate/black finish, plastic grips. A rare example of a Walther P.38 made under contract for the Portuguese “Guarda Nacional Republicana” (Republic National Guard), a military force that also
acts as a preventative and highway
policing force within Portugal.
Features fixed blade front and notch
rear sights. The slide is marked with
the Walther banner and standard
markings on the left, with “3/61,”
“GNR” monogram, and C.A.I. import
marks on the right side. The frame is
marked with “eagle/nitro” and “61” dated Ulm antler proofs on the left side of the trigger guard. Fitted with a set of checkered plastic grips. Includes original Walther woodgrain box.
CONDITION: Very fine as a Portuguese GNR issued pistol, retaining 85% plus original phosphate and black finishes with holster wear on the barrel and slide, edge wear, and light spotting. The grips are fine with lanyard use wear and crisp checkering. The box is very fine. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 3543
Excellent French Manufrance St.
Etienne Model 1928 Armee Type
Le Francais Semi-Automatic Pistol
- Serial no. 9597, 9mm Browning Long cal., 5 inch
ribbed bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. Introduced in 1928 and
manufactured until 1939, the Model 1928 Armee is a straight
blowback double action only semi-automatic pistol in 9mm
Browning Long. While using a spring loaded slide like most 20th
century automatic pistols, the 28’s slide was not meant to be pulled back by the operator; instead a lever on the right side operates the flip-up barrel to either hand- load the first round or manually extract the cartridge to clear the weapon, with a spring-loaded carrier mounted to the magazine floor plate to store said cartridge.
Fixed sights, with a smooth ribbed barrel, the one-line Saint Etienne address on the
left of the slide, “FRANCO” on top, and “FABRICATION FRANCAISE” on the right. The barrel latch and trigger are casehardened, with a set of smooth brass medallions on the checkered grips and a full blue magazine equipped with a cartridge loop.
CONDITION: Excellent, retains 95% original blue finish with some scattered minor freckling.
60% plus vivid original case colors remain, mostly concentrated on the sides of the trigger. Grips are very fine with one cracked/absent section on the bottom rear of the left panel and otherwise minimal handling evidence. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000

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