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   LOT 444
Rare Walther Model 6 Semi-Automatic Pistol - Serial no. 839, 9 mm cal., 4 3/4 inch round bbl., blue finish, plastic grips.
Manufactured in limited numbers during the First World War, the Model 6 was Walther’s first move into the full-size military
pistol market. In overall design the Model 6 shows a very strong mechanical resemblance to Walther’s vest pocket guns,
while also meriting comparison to the Fabrique Nationale product of the time as well as later developments by Star with full-
power straight blowback semi-automatic military pistols. Blade front and notch rear sights, with the left side of the slide marked “Selbstlade-Pistole Cal.9m/m. Walther’s-Patent.” over the Walther banner, and the early one-line address “Carl Walther, Waffenfabrik, Zella St. Bl.” on the right. Zella-St. Blasii was one of the communities merged together to form Zella-Mehlis in 1919, which would remain Walther’s headquarters until the post-WWII Soviet occupation. Equipped with an external extractor and a set of checkered grips with “CW” monograms.
CONDITION: Excellent, with 95% of the original blue finish, showing a few areas of brown patina, bright wear along the edges and under the safety lever, and minor handling marks. The extractor retains 60% of its bright original niter blue finish, with a gray patina on the remainder. the grips are very fine, with a slight amount of warping and some minor chips and age cracks. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000
LOT 445
Rare World War I Era German Dreyse Model 1910 Large Frame Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine and
Order of the Zahringer Lion Grand Cross - Serial no. 1251, 9 mm Luger cal., 5 1/8
inch round bbl., blue finish, plastic grips. Manufactured between 1912-1915, with a
limited amount of surviving examples left today. Designed by Louis Schmeisser, better
known for his design of the Bergmann machine gun, the Dreyse Model 1910 is a blowback operated
semi-automatic pistol chambered in 9x19mm, built with intent for use by the German military and police. It shares some visual and operational similarities to the more common smaller Dreyse Model 1907 pistol chambered in 7.65mm
auto that preceded it, although it charges differently. For chambering of the first round, the charging handle is operated by
lifting upwards, gripping the serrations at the rear, prior to pulling backwards, then pushing forward against spring pressure
before closing it back downwards where it clicks into place ready for firing in semi-automatic. Matching full and partial serial
numbers marked on the frame, receiver, bolt, charging handle, various components, top lip of the base of the magazine and
faintly handwritten underneath the grips. “Crown/N” German commercial proofs on the left of the frame, barrel housing and
charging assembly. “Rheinische Metallwaaren-& Maschirenfabrik/AET. SOMMERDA.” manufacturer markings on the left of the
receiver and “DREYSE” on the right above the ejection port. Very faint remnants of an illegible old handwritten German name on the right of the receiver in the relief cut area, viewable under hard light. Includes a German Order of the Zahringer Lion Grand Cross, of which 763 in total were awarded between 1815-1918.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 85% arsenal refurbished blue finish with the balance thinning to a smooth plum brown patina, a few small patches of light pitting visible underneath the finish, and otherwise defined markings and edges in the metal. Grips are very fine with crisp checkering and logos with some light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 5,500 - 8,500
LOT 446
Excellent Fabrique Nationale Browning Model 1900 Semi-Automatic Pistol with “Russian Contract” Markings, Extra Magazine, and Medal - Serial no. 511539, 7.65 mm auto cal., 4 inch round bbl., blue finish, hard
rubber grips. Manufactured between 1899 and 1911, with a set of crossed Mosin-Nagant rifles on the left side of the frame over the number “6450”. Firm documentation on these pistols is thin, though they are chiefly attributed as being presentation weapons for top-rated graduates
of Imperial Russian military institutions, sometimes acquired in swaps by U.S. troops deployed to Russia to intervene in the Russian Civil War. Blade front and notch rear sights with pop-up cocking indicator, with
stacked matching numbers on the right side of the rear sight, slide and frame, Liege proofs in the same arrangement on the left, “FABRIQUE- NATIONALE-D’ARMESdeGUERRE-HERSTAL-BELGIQUE” on the left side of the slide, and an oval pistol and FN logo over “BROWNING’S-PATENT/BREVETTE S.G.D.G.” on the left side of the frame. The safety positions are polished bright,
with “FEU” and “SUR” markings, and the grips are checkered with impressed 1900 pistol logos and “FN” in an oval on each side. Both of the included magazines are blued and unmarked. Included with the lot is a Cross of St. George, 4th Class medal.
CONDITION: Extremely fine, with 90% of the original blue finish, showing some mild rubbing on the underside of the slide and on the high edges, scattered light spotting and mild handling marks. The grips are fine, with some minor chips absent around the lanyard staple, a few light scuffs overall, crisp checkering and sharp logos. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000

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