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   LOT 434
Very Scarce Bergmann Mars Model
1903 Semi-Automatic Pistol in 9mm - Serial
no. 911, 9 mm cal., 3 3/4 inch round bbl., blue
finish, hardwood grips. A contemporary to
the DWM Luger and the Mauser Broomhandle
pistols, the Bergmann Mars was the
predecessor of the Bergmann-Bayard pistol,
with only 900 manufactured in 9mm. The Mars
saw relatively limited adoption as a military arm, being
accepted but not fielded by the Spanish, on order with Greece but undelivered before
World War One broke out, and successfully adopted by Denmark. Fixed blade front
and notch rear sights, with “CAL. 9” on the left side of the receiver, “crown/crown/U”
proofs on the barrel, receiver, bolt and trigger guard, and “BERGMANN/MARS/PAT.
BREV./S.G.D.G.” on the locking block. Fitted with a straw finished hammer and trigger,
niter blue safety and locking block, and checkered hardwood grips numbered to match
on the interior. The magazine is numbered “462”. A modern hardwood case is included.
CONDITION: Very fine, with 80% plus of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown patina, mild spotting, edge wear and handling marks. The safety and locking block retain 80% of the original niter blue, with 70% of the darkened straw finish on the hammer and trigger, the remainder showing bright or lightly spotted. The grips are fine, with some dings and flat spots. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 435
FEG Frommer Model 1910 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Military Medal - Serial no. 9620, 7.65
mm cal., 4 inch round bbl., blue finish, hardwood grips. The predecessor to the Frommer Stop Pistol, the Model 1910 uses a long recoil action and a detachable magazine. Fixed sights, with the Budapest address and Frommer patent markings on the left side plate, serrated ring hammer, grip safety, ribbed hardwood grips and a concentric ribbed hardwood magazine base. Also included is a Bavarian Military Merit Cross, 3rd Class with Swords.
CONDITION: Very fine, with 85% plus of the original blue finish, showing some bright edge wear and mild handling marks overall. The grips are also very fine, with a small chip absent from the left panel near the magazine catch and some light dings. The medal shows a mixed patina, with some light stains on the ribbon. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
LOT 436
Model 1896 Semi-
Automatic Pistol with Cartridge
Clip - Serial no. 1506, 6.5 mm
Bergmann cal., 4 3/8 inch round bbl.,
blue finish, hardwood grips. Manufactured
by the firm of V. Charles Schilling of Suhl, the Bergmann
was developed in the mid 1890s, improved upon by Louis
Schmeisser, and was produced in limited numbers. Blade front
and notch rear sights, German “crown/crown/U” proofs, Schilling “mountain man” oval logo on the
right side of the frame, and a series of numbers on the individual components to denote order of disassembly. Fitted with a straw finished trigger and hammer, niter blue safety, and checkered walnut
grips. One sheet metal cartridge clip is included.
CONDITION: Fine, with 80% of the original blue finish, showing a few areas thinning to an aged brown, bright wear along the high edges, and scattered light handling marks. A few patches of shallow pitting are present on the left side of the frame, the largest located just behind the trigger. The trigger has turned a mixed gray, with 70% of the bright straw color still present on the hammer and 50% of the niter blue on the safety. The grips are very good, with some mild dings and tool marks on the screw.
Mechanically very good.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250
LOT 437
Rare Unfinished
Late Assembly Roth-
Steyr Model 1907 Semi-
Automatic Pistol - Serial no. 10541, 8 mm Steyr cal., 5 1/4 inch
round bbl., bright finish, hardwood grips. Adopted by the Austro-
Hungarian Army in 1907 and manufactured by Osterreichische
Waffenfabrik-Ges in Steyr, Austria, from 1907 to 1914. The pistol
functions with a locked breech, rotating barrel action. Features a
double action trigger, knurled cocking piece, fixed blade and notch
sights, and the second variation frame with the disconnector pin. The top of the barrel is
marked “WAFFENFABRIK STEYR” along with the later added serial number. These late pistols
were assembled from mostly unfinished parts, as is the case with this example that is almost entirely “in the white” apart from the nose cap which is blue. The consignor notes that further information regarding these rare “late assembly” pistols can be found in “Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole” by Mötz & Schuy. It is fitted with serrated, oil finished walnut grips with a blank identification disk on the right panel.
CONDITION: Excellent, showing mostly bright original “in the white” finish with some scattered patches showing a slightly brown patina and most of the blue finish remaining on the nose
cap. The grips are excellent with some scattered minor dings and otherwise crisp serrations. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000
LOT 438
Very Scarce Roth-Sauer Model 1900
Semi-Automatic Pistol - Serial no. C816, 7.65 mm cal., 4 inch round
bbl., blue finish, hard rubber grips. A predecessor of the Roth-Steyr
pistol, the Roth-Sauer is built around a long recoil action, similar clip-
loaded internal magazine in the grip, and utilizing the proprietary 7.65
mm Roth ammunition. Fixed blade and notch sights, the Sauer address
on the top rib, “PATENT-/ROTH.” on the frame above the chamber and the
Sauer logo at the rear. Fitted with a knurled cocking knob, smooth trigger, and checkered grips with raised Sauer logos. One stripper clip is included.
CONDITION: Excellent, with 95% plus bright original high polish blue finish, showing mild edge wear, scattered light scratches, and minor spotting. The grips are very fine, with some smoothing of the checkering and good detail in the logos. Mechanically fine.
Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500

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