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   LOT 416
Rare and Excellent Mauser Banner Model 1906/34 Swiss Contract Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine and Holster - Serial no. 3880v, 7.65 mm Luger Auto cal., 4 5/8 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. This is an excellent example of a 06/34 “Mauser Banner” Swiss contract Luger pistol. These were manufactured by Mauser as a commercial contract for Switzerland. This example has the short style barrel extension with the 1906 frame with coil spring and grip safety, fast taper barrel, first pattern polished lower safety area and no stock lug. It is estimated that 500 were manufactured in the 3500v-4000v serial number range for both the Swiss Government, as well as other foreign countries. They can be found with and without a crest over the chamber area; this example bears the Swiss “cross in sunburst” crest. It has the standard “Mauser Banner” on the front toggle, with “eagle/N” commercial proofmarks and “Kal. 7,65” on the barrel. The full serial number and suffix is located on the front of the frame, with the number alone repeated on the left side of the barrel extension and underside of the barrel, with the last two digits of the serial number stamped on the various other parts. Import marks for HI LLC of Bettendorf, Iowa have been added around the magazine well. This scarce Swiss contract Luger is complete with one matching magazine that has the all blue extruded body, sans German proofs, with an aluminum base marked “3880/v”. Also included is a Swiss pattern holster with shoulder strap, with a Zurich leatherworker’s mark on the rear and faint hand markings inside the flap. CONDITION: Excellent, with 95% plus of the original blue finish, showing some light dings on the sides of the barrel, mild spotting concentrated on the grip straps, light edge wear and mild handling marks overall. The trigger, ejector and takedown lever show 80% bright straw finish, with a gray patina forming on the thumb safety and grip screws. The grips are very good, with some dings, dark spots, and spots of verdigris. The holster is very fine, with some stress cracking concentrated on the flap and closure strap, with the leather supple and the stitching solid overall. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 9,000 - 14,000
checkered grips and a nickel magazine with metal accent discs on the unmarked hardwood base. Import markings for a HI LLC of Bettendorf, Iowa have been added to the edges of the magazine well, and the grip safety is inscribed “A. ORMOND”; Ormond has not been identified. Includes a brown leather holster with a shoulder strap, marked to E. Hintermann of Zurich on the rear and “+/K” inspector mark inside the flap. CONDITION: Excellent, with 95% plus original blue finish, showing some light edge wear and handling marks overall. Bright and vivid straw color is present on the trigger, safety and takedown lever, with fiery niter blue on the pins and sear spring. The grips are very fine, with some dark spots and dings. The holster is fine and shows mild scuffs, cracks and verdigris buildup, but remains supple with solid stitching. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000
   LOT 417
Excellent DWM Swiss Contract Model 1900 Luger Semi- Automatic Pistol with Holster - Serial no. 1142, 7.65 mm Luger Auto cal., 4 3/4 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. Blade front and fixed notch rear sights, with the “DWM” monogram on the toggle link and a Swiss Cross on a striped sunburst on the chamber. A small “Geneva Cross” stamp is present on the receiver, rear of the frame and rear toggle link, with “+/V” on the left side of the chamber area, flat top breech block, dished locking toggles and bright-polished safe position. Fitted with a fast-taper barrel, grip safety, straw and niter blue finished small parts,

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