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  LOT 409
DWM Dual Date
 LOT 407
Rare Antique Mauser Model 1896 Six-Shot Cone
Hammer Broomhandle Semi-Automatic Pistol -
Serial no. 8096, 7.63 mm Mauser auto cal., 4 3/4 inch
round bbl., blue finish, hardwood grips. This is a rare
variation of the six-shot Mauser Model 1896 Cone
Hammer Broomhandle Pistol. This was the last variation of the early
six-shot Mauser pistol that features the 4 3/4 inch short barrel and the
scarce fixed rear sight, making it a much handier pistol than the earlier models. Predating the more widespread “Bolo” Mauser, the six-shot follows similar design principles in an attempt
to make a handier weapon, reducing overall weight and dimensions, including knocking off
a significant amount of the frame. The end result has an unloaded weight about 7 ounces less than the standard Broomhandle, and a profile quite distinct from most Broomhandle variants. This example has early features such as the long extractor, dovetailed firing pin retainer and the narrow back strap cut for a shoulder stock. The chamber area is marked “WAFFENFABRIK/ MAUSER/OBERNDORF A/N”. The left of the chamber is stamped with a “crown/crown/U” proofs, and the right has an early “Antler” proofmark
from the Ulm proof house in Germany. The
underside of the barrel has various Mauser
single letter proofmarks. It has the large milled
panels on each side of the receiver, with the
milled/profiled magazine floor plate with the
exposed detent button. It has the standard
fixed blade front and notch rear sights. It has a blued metal finish with the breech bolt and hammer in the white and the straw colored trigger. The extractor, bolt stop and firing pin retainer are all heat blued. The matching serial number is marked on various components. Fitted with a set of walnut grips with 23 grooves and a lanyard ring on the underside of the butt. According to consignor, their father brought this pistol back from World War II.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 80% plus original blue finish with a few small patches of light surface corrosion and the grip straps turned to a smooth brown patina. 70% original nitre blue finish remains on the extractor, bolt stop and firing pin retainer. Grips are fine with some light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 6,500 - 9,500
LOT 408
World War I
German DWM 1914
Dated Military Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with
Matching Magazine - Serial no. 8429, 9 mm Luger
cal., 4 inch round bbl., blue/straw finish, walnut grips.
Fitted with fixed sights, with “1914” marked on the chamber,
“DWM” on the front toggle link, a set of three “crown/gothic
letter” proofs on the right side of the extension, “imperial eagle”
firing proofs on the extension, barrel and breech block, “GELADEN” extractor
and “GESICHERT” upper safety position. The major components are blue finished,
with straw color on the small parts, niter blue pins and springs, and checkered grips
(right panel matching, “29”, left panel replacement, “24”). All of the visible numbers are matching and the base of the magazine is marked “8429/+”.
CONDITION: Excellent, retains 95% plus of the original blue finish and 85% plus of the original straw colors with some light muzzle/edge wear, including on the stock lug, and some light handling marks.
The grips are excellent
(see above, one replaced)
with only the slightest
handling marks and crisp
checkering. Mechanically
Estimate: 2,500 - 3,750
1920/1917 Artillery Luger
Semi-Automatic Pistol
with Shoulder Stock
Rig - Serial no. 7463I, 9 mm
cal., 7 3/4 inch round bbl.,
blue finish, walnut grips.
Fixed blade front and fine adjustable tangent rear sights, with “1920/1917” on top of the chamber and Imperial proofs on the appropriate parts. Matching numbers are present on the barrel, rear sight, takedown latch, side plate, trigger, safety bar, safety lever, toggle assembly, extractor and firing pin, and the checkered grips are unnumbered. Included with the pistol is an artillery-pattern holster rig, with a matching serial number stamped on the holster flap and the back of the stock board, a faint “1917” maker’s mark inside the flap, “1920” on the stock, “3703” on the stock iron, leather strap, wood-handled cleaning rod and an unmarked loading/takedown tool.
CONDITION: Very fine, with 80% plus original blue finish, showing areas of brown and gray patina, bright edge wear and mild handling marks. 60% of the straw color is present, along with 50% of the niter blue concentrated on the sear spring. The grips are very good, with some minor staining and dings on the otherwise sharp checkering. The leather is very good overall, with cracking and tearing of the straps and mild cuts and scuffs on the main body and flap of the holster, and the stock shows mild dings and dents. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500
         LOT 410
Antique Mauser Model 1896 Cone Hammer
Broomhandle Pistol - Serial no. 6716, 7.63
mm Mauser auto cal., blue finish, walnut grips.
Manufactured about 1897. Blade front and
tangent rear sights, with the top of the chamber
A/N”, the left side is marked with a “crown/
crown/U” German test proof, and an Oberndorf
antler proof on the right flat. Matching numbers are present on the frame, hammer, follower, floorplate, and the ribbed grip panels. One “DM” marked stripper clip is included. CONDITION: Fine, with 70% of the original blue finish, showing wear on the high edges, rubbing on the barrel consistent with contact with a stock holster (not included), and minor handling marks. A small amount of spotting is present on the bright parts, with
a dark gray patina to the hammer. The grips are very good, with some verdigris buildup around the screw and mild dings. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500

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