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     LOT 442
Scarce Steyr-Mannlicher Model 1896/03 Semi-Automatic
Pistol with Detachable Magazine - Serial no. 253, 7.63
mm Mannlicher Auto cal., 4 3/4 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut
grips. Designed by Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher. This pistol is often called the Model 1896/03 due to the fact that it was originally developed in 1896 (at the same
time as the 1896 Mauser pistol), however, it was not commercially introduced onto the market until around 1903. The earlier design of a blow back operated Model 1896 had a fixed magazine, with this design featuring improvements incorporating a six-shot spring-loaded detachable box magazine and locked breech operating mechanism. The upper receiver is slotted for use with stripper clips, allowing two different ways of loading. Blade front and fixed notch rear sights with a Swiss “BP”
proof on top of the barrel chamber and matching serial number “253” marked on the left of the barrel, receiver, hidden inside the frame and on various components, trigger and stamped on the inside of the grips. Fine rust blue finish on the upper and lower receiver, bright polished bolt, checkered cocking lever on the right of the frame, smooth trigger, and serrated safety switch at the rear of the frame. Fitted with
checkered walnut grips and lanyard loop. The magazine currently in the pistol is numbered “169” on the base plate. Includes an extra magazine numbered “29” on the base plate.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 98% professionally restored blue finish. Grips are also very fine with distinct checkering, a patch of light dings on the bottom of the left panel, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent. A solid representative example of a scarce early Steyr-Mannlicher Model 1896/03 semi-automatic pistol.
Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500
   LOT 443 Scarce Kynoch “Patent Model” Double Trigger Double Action Revolver - Serial no. 368,
476 cal., 6 inch solid rib bbl., blue finish. In operation from 1885 to 1890, George Kynoch leased the arms factory of William Tranter following the latter’s retirement. This revolver shows evidence of Tranter’s influence by way of his double trigger revolver with several novel deviations: the second trigger is fully enclosed in the
trigger guard and the mechanism integrates a spring loaded latch assembly allowing the revolver to be cocked in a single-action style without continued finger pressure and manually decocked if needed. Additionally, the design uses a top break mechanism with thumb-operated latch, allowing the weapon to be cleared for reloading with a single hand. Blade and notch sights, with “KYNOCH GUN FACTORY ASTON” on top of the barrel and “PATENT MODEL” on the top strap. Checkered upper trigger and smooth lower trigger with walnut grips and swiveling lanyard ring. CONDITION: Fine, with 80% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown and gray patina, mild tool marks around the front sight, and minor spotting and handling marks. The grip is also fine, with a short, thin crack in the right side at the top and some mild dings on the otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500

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