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    **SOLD** SMOF5908 - EXCELLENT EARLY SMALL GUARD NAMBU TYPE 14 SEMI AUTO PISTOL IN 8 MM NAMBU SERIAL NUMBER 39065 WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE In 1925, the type 14 Nambu became the issue pistol for the armed forces of Imperial Japan. The T-14 designation was derived from 1925, being the 14th Year of the Taisho Era. Manufacture of the T-14 began in the Kokura Army Arsenal (previously known as the Tokyo Arsenal) and the Nagoya Arsenal in about 1927. In the early 1930s, production was concentrated in the Nagoya Arsenal which remained the sole manufacturing facility until the end of the war in 1945.

    This Pistol was manufactured in the Nambu (Kokubunji )Arsenal, it is the Original Series and is dated "12.11" for December of 1937. The small trigger guard Type 14 pistols were only made from 1928 through 1939 with a total of about 100,000 made. Production then switched to the large trigger guard, and between 1939 and 1945 some 210,000 were made, so only about 1/3 of the Nambu pistols will be found with the small guard. All numbers are matching including the magazine. The bore is in Very good condition. Pistol retains 95 + percent original finish with very small, almost un-noticeable pitting in some areas. Overall this is a handsome example of the desirable variation with the rare small trigger guard. $995.00 (View Picture)

    **NEW ADDITION** SMOF6412 - U.S. MODEL 1911A1 ".45 AUTOMATIC" BY ITHACA SERIAL NUMBER 1457467 MANUFACTURED IN 1943.

    This is a handsome looking gun, the classic John M. Browning design which served reliably in WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, and even today the Marine special Ops units have chosen to use a specially upgraded version of this old war horse. Ithaca manufactured 1911A1 pistols are getting hard to find in any condition. Nearly all the M1911 pistols we see today are so mixed up and have been through so many overhauls that they have little collector appeal. We believe that this pistol is original and un messed with because it has all the following parts which are correct for 1943 Ithaca production:

    • Mainspring housing -arched, grooved with 7 ribs.
    • Hammer - with serrations Ithaca 1943-1945.
    • Slide stop - with serrations Ithaca 1943-1945.
    • Barrel - correct High Standard "HS" marked on the right lug.
    • Grips - Keyes Fibre Co. without reinforcing rings.
    • Magazine - "L" marked for M.S. Little Mfg. Co..
    • Trigger - stamped (used 1943-45).

    This pistol in excellent condition with about 95% + original dark gray/green parkerized finish with a few small scratches and wear on the high sports and some small areas of pitting on top of the slide that are hardly noticable. The barrel has the proper blued finish on the outside and the bore has strong lands and grooves but needs a good cleaning. The right trigger guard is marked at the top with a "3" and the left trigger guard is marked at the top with an Ithaca factory proof mark. The barrel is shiny with strong lands and grooves and is marked with the correct "HS" (High Standard) and "P" markings on the lug. The frame is marked on the left hand side with the US inspectors initials "FJA" (Frank J. Atwood) and "P". The right side of the frame is stamped with the ordinance wheel. The right side of the frame is stamped with the ordinance wheel. $2195.00 (View Picture)

    **NEW ADDITION** SMOF6353 - EARLY FIRST MONTH PRODUCTION U.S. MODEL 1917 COLT REVOLVER. SERIAL NUMBER 17223. CALIBER 45 ACP. When the United States entered World War I in April 1917 support troops (the cooks, clerks, etc.) were to be armed with pistols only, and the only pistol available at the time was the immortal Model 1911 automatic. The problem was only a few thousand were in inventory and Colt simply could not meet the demand for more. The Government decided to contract with Colt for its existing New Service revolver to meet the demand. But to simplify the ammunition supply problem the pistol was to be chambered for the rimless 45 ACP round fired by Model 1911. To hold the rimless cartridges in the cylinder it was necessary to insert them in a metal clip, usually referred to as a “half moon clip”. Colt modified the New Service to meet these requirements, and the pistol was referred to as the U.S. Model 1917 revolver. Eventually about 150,000 of the newly designated Model 1917 were delivered to the U.S. military.

    This is an early pistol, it was made in December 1917 which is the first month of production for Colt 1917 revolvers. It is all correct with the military markings on the butt and bottom of the barrel. It has the correct military inspectors markings on the frame. All numbers match. This is a handsome revolver and it retains about 95%+ of it's original blue. To speed production Colt was instructed not to perform the final polishing which would remove the coarse machining marks on the frame and barrel. These marks are still present and show almost no evidence of wear. The walnut grips are original and numbered to the revolver, they are in very good condition and only show a few small dings. $1495.00 (View Picture)

    **NEW ADDITION** SMOF6199 - WWII LUGER (PISTOL 08) MADE BY MAUSER IN 1940 (MANUFACTURER’S CODE 42 - MAUSER) SERIAL NUMBER 6860G. Caliber 9 mm. George Luger introduced his classic pistol to world about 1900. The German Arm adopted it in 1908 and named it the P08. The pistol is one of the most ergonomically correct pistol ever made, with nature pointing tendency rarely attained by any other pistol. It was the most highly covet souvenir sought by the GI’s who fought the Germans in 1918 and again in 1942-1945.

    This pistol was made at the Mauser factory in Oberndorf am Neckar in 1940. The toggle is marked "42" (the German ordnance code for Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf am Neckar), the chamber is dated 1940. The eagle over "655" (German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms produced at Mauser Werke Ag, Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany) is stamped twice on the left side of frame near the barrel and once on the left side of the barrel. The bore size in millimeters and the serial number is stamped on the bottom of the barrel. The German military test proof (stylized eagle over swastika in a circle) is stamped on the forward right side of the receiver, rear right side of the barrel, and the left side of the breach block. Serial number "6860g" is stamped on frame and barrel with matching numbers "60" stamped on most small parts. All numbers match. Finish would rate better than 95% with the usual wear on the high spots. There is some pitting mostly on the right side of the end of the barrel and right front frame. The pitting is hard to see unless the pistol is examined closely. The magazine is correct WWII vintage with aluminum base and the serial number has been force matched to the pistol. Overall a good example of a World War II. $1995.00 (View Picture)

    **NEW ADDITION** SMOF6428 - NAZI MARKED BROWNING HIGH POWER PISTOL. SERIAL NUMBER 14420B. CALIBER 9 MM. The Browning High Power pistol was the last pistol John M. Browning designed before his death in 1926. He used the locking systems from the U.S. Model 1911, but eliminated the swinging locking link to simplify the design. The High Power’s locking system is the most common system seen today, testifying to the brilliance of this innovation. He also introduced the first of the dreaded by liberals "high capacity" magazines with the double stacking of rounds to provide a magazine capacity of 13 rounds. The High Power was eventually adopted by the armies of 68 countries, and was used by both the Germans and the Canadians during World War II.

    In May 1940 the German Army overran the FN plant where these pistols were manufactured. Production of the High Power was continued with the pistols going to the German military. Many are believed to have been issued to the SS. This pistol was made after the Germans captured the plant, and it has all matching numbers. Overall finish would rate about 95% with some high edge wear. The wooden grips are in very good condition. The magazine is the correct type but is not Nazi marked. The bore is slightly dirty but it has strong riflings and it may clean up. Overall an excellent example of one that good used during the war years. $1395.00 (View Picture)

    **SOLD** SMOF6435 - EXCELLENT 1923 COMMERCIAL LUGER (PISTOL 08) MADE BY DEUTSCHES WAFFEN UND MUNITION FACTORY IN BERLIN (DWM) CIRCA 1926 SERIAL NUMBER 8076N. George Luger introduced his classic pistol to world about 1900. The German Arm adopted it in 1908 and named it the P08. The pistol is one of the most ergonomically correct pistol ever made, with natural pointing tendency rarely attained by any other pistol. It was the most highly covet souvenir sought by the GI’s who fought the Germans in 1918 and again in 1942-1945.

    The Treaty of Versailles in 1919 restricted the manufacture of military type pistols and rifles that could be manufactured in Germany. Small numbers of Luger pistols were made, but had to chambered for the non-military Luger cartridge of 7.65 mm from which the military 9 mm cartridge was developed. These pistols were usually made from newly manufactured parts. They were for sale both inside Europe and the United States. Some were sold to civilians and others were issued to various governmental entities in Germany.

    The top of the chamber area is blank and it has the standard DWM logo on the front toggle. The barrel extension, underside of the barrel and left side of the toggle have a "Crown N" commercial proofmark. Both the front of the frame and the under side of the barrel carry the full serial number (8076n) and the partial number "76" is on most of the small parts. It has the standard inverted "V" front sight with the standard notch cut rear sight. These pistols have a rust blued metal finish with straw colored small parts and standard checkered walnut grips.

    In 1923 DWM hit 92,000 serial number and decided to move to a four digit serial number with the letter suffix. They started at the letter "i". In 1929 when Mauser took over Luger production they had reached the letter "s". This pistol has a suffix of "n" so it was probably made some time around 1926. The pistol looks like it saw very little use, the finish on the metal would rate about 97%+ with minimal high edge war. The grips are in excellent condition. Very few Lugers were made between 1920 and 1934 when Hitler began to rearm, this is a very handsome example. $895.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6273 - FRENCH “UNIQUE” MODEL RR51 SEMI AUTO 7.65MM (.32 ACP) PISTOL USED BY MOROCCO SERIAL NUMBER 114228 - Prior to WW2 the earlier Uniques were known as the Unique Model 17 and adopted for French military use. Following the arrival of Germans in 1940, production continued and after some improvements (mainly an external hammer and arched gripstrap) it was called the “Kreigsmodel” and many were German inspected and used. Production resumed after the Germans went home, and in 1951 a new variation was introduced featuring a longer extractor (abbreviated Rr in French).

    One Rr 51 “Police” variation had one line slide markings including the word Police, and checkered grips. This is the other Model Rr51 variation with two line slide markings, and vertical ribs on the grips instead of checkering, and the letters FR for République Française. Later commercial production pistols had grips with UNIQUE markings.

    Most of the Rr51 pistols were supplied to the French National Police, but this is one of the pistols sent to the Kingdom of Morocco to arm the Moroccan National Police Force and Royal Military Police Force. These were marked on the right rear of the frame with a Crescent over a Pole which collectors often refer to as a “Palm Tree.” Like all of the series it is chambered for .32 ACP (7.65 x 17mm) and has a nine round magazine and has a magazine safety.

    This is an excellent example with good bore, good mechanics, about 97% original finish, good grips and one original magazine. An interesting example of a well made gun with Browning influence, and possible the start of a collecting niche for French military or quasi military handguns (only surrendered once…) or French colonial arms. $550.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6426 - U.S. PISTOL MODEL 1911A1 MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON RAND. SERIAL NUMBER 2234696 MANUFACTURED IN 1945. CALIBER 45 ACP.

    Colt’s Patented Firearm company entered into an arrangement with the firearms designer John M. Browning in the late 1800's for the design of automatic pistols. Between 1900 and 1910 Browning designed and Colt manufactured the Model 1900, 1901, 1903 Pocket, the 1903 hammerless, and 1905 and the 1908. Mr Browning and Colt began to develop an automatic pistol for the U.S. Army, to replace the Colt double action revolvers then the Army’s standard side arm. The result was the Colt Model 1911 in 45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol), the most widely recognized and copied pistol in the world. The Model 1911 (and its product improved offspring the 1911A1) equipped the U.S. Army till replaced by the Beretta M9 in the 1980's.

    When World War II broke out the military knew that the Colt could not meet the demand for the Model 1911A1 so the Ordnance Department contracted with four other manufacturers to make this pistol. The four were Singer Sewing Machine Company, Remington Rand Typewriter Company, Ithaca Firearms Company, and Union Switch and Signal Company. Of the four Remington Rand made the most, nearly one million. Remington Rand pistols were considered by the military to be built to the tightest tolerances, this is why the Army used their frames to create National Match pistols in the 1960's.

    Nearly all the M1911/A1 pistols we see today are so mixed up and have been through so many overhauls that they have little collector appeal. We believe this one to be pretty much original because it has all the following parts which are correct for 1944 Remington Rand production:

    • Slide - type 3 Remington Rand, short address.
    • Mainspring housing - arched, 8 ribs (used 1943-45).
    • Hammer - type 2 checkered (used 1943-45).
    • Slide stop - with serrations (used 1943-45).
    • Barrel - High Standard “HS” and “P” marked on the lugs.
    • Grips - Keyes Fibre Co. with reinforcing rings.
    • Magazine - "L" marked (Little Mfg. Co.).
    • Trigger - stamped (used 1943-45).

    This pistol in excellent condition with about 95% + original dark gray/green parkerized finish. The finish has few small scratches and slight wear on the sharp edges. The barrel has the proper blued finish on the outside and the bore is bright and shiny with strong lands and grooves and no pitting. The frame is marked on the left hand side with the US inspectors initials "FJA" (Frank J. Atwood) and "P". The right side of the frame is stamped with the U.S. ordinance wheel. $2095.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6429 - EXCELLENT LUGER - P.08 (BLACK WIDOW) IN 9 MM SERIAL NUMBER 7633B. ALL MATCHING INCLUDING THE CORRECT MAGAZINE. The term Black Widow refers to 9MM Lugers with 4 inch barrels manufactured by Mauser during WWII that had "byf" markings and 41 or 42 chamber dates. The important aspect of Black Widow Lugers that sets them apart is they were issued with all black parts including the grips and magazine base, instead of the usual wooden grips, alloy magazine base, straw colored trigger, ejector, grip screws, take down latch, safety switch, magazine release and other small parts. Black Widow Lugers are in high demand and they usually sell for a premium.

    The toggle of this Luger is correctly marked "byf" (the German ordnance code for Mauser- Werke, Oberndorf am Neckar), and the chamber is dated 1942. The eagle over "135" (German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector`s mark on arms produced at Mauser Werke Ag, Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany) is stamped twice on the left side of frame near the barrel and once on the left side of the barrel. The bore size in millimeters and the serial number is stamped on the bottom of the barrel. The German military test proof (stylized eagle over swastika in a circle) is stamped on the forward right side of the receiver, rear right side of the barrel, and the left side of the breach block. Serial number "7633b" is stamped on frame and barrel with matching numbers "33" stamped on all of the correct small parts. The Haenel magazine is correct and matching, with an un-numbered black plastic base. The magazine has the correct inspectors stamp (eagle over "37") on the side.

    Overall this is an excellent example of the infamous "Black Widow" WWII Luger that would make an outstanding addition to any collection. Lugers were always the most highly prized war souvenirs, and Black Widow Lugerss are one of the most popular of all. This is a GI bring back, not later surplus sale item, as the lack of any import markings reflects. $2595.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6467 - 22881 - NICE WW1 COLT MODEL 1911 MADE IN 1918- LOTS OF ORIGINAL FINISH - Serial number 490150 made in 1918 when the final polishing was omitted, leaving a coarse pattern of brush marks on most parts instead of a smooth commercial grade finish. This is a great looking example of a WW1 era Model 1911 which escaped the usual post-war refinishing. However, someone later replaced the barrel with a WW2 vintage High Standard made barrel with excellent bore. They also changed the sights to M1911A1 style with a wider front blade and replaced the rear sight with the wider notch 1911A1 part. Since the front sight needs to be staked (or soldered) in place, there was some damage to the finish around the front sight, poorly touched up, if you look closely. Otherwise this seems to be all correct original WW1. Remaining areas have about 95%+ original blue finish, except the mainspring housing has less and there is a fingerprint size area of flaked finish loss on the right side of the slide. Original large diamond checkered walnut grips are in excellent condition. While the few replaced parts diminish the value somewhat for a purist collector, this still is a very handsome example of the classic Model 1911 .45 caliber semi automatic pistol designed by John M. Browning. This is one that had been in John’s collection for many years, but some items have to be sold to make room for other junque. Really nice WW1 M1911s are very hard to find and the Centennial of WW1 is likely to drive prices up. $1795.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6271 - HANDSOME CZECH "TWO TONE" CZ 27 PISTOL , NAZI MARKED. SERIAL NUMBER 227732, CALIBER 32 AUTOMATIC. Caliber 32 Automatic. The Czech firearms industry grew up from the old Imperial arsenals that supplied the Habsburg empire with its weapons. World War I destroyed the empire and created the nation of Czechoslovakia. The Czechs founded the CZ company which began designing and making weapons for use of their army and for export sales. CZ quickly established a reputation for high quality firearms. The Czech army was equipped with the CZ 27 when it was taken over by Germany in 1938-39.

    The German Army took the standard service pistol of the Czech army, the CZ 24, changed the caliber from 380 automatic to 32 automatic, and designated it the CZ 27.

    The earliest CZ 27's have the high polish blued finish seen on the CZ 24. As the German army found itself in one massive struggle after another with the Soviet army, the loss of small arms accelerated, and the arms makers were pressed to increase production. One way to achieve this was to reduce the high polish blued finish by omitting most of the polishing, the other was to substitute a phosphate (Parkerized) finish bluing. This transition is seen on a virtually all German small arms starting in 1944. There is now an active collecting market in the late war German firearms.

    This pistol is what collectors call a "two tone" variation, and while common with P38 pistols, is one of the few we've seen on CZ 27. It was manufactured during the switch over from blued finish to Parkerization and it has some parts which are blued while others that are Parkerized.

    This pistol has all matching numbers. The correct military acceptance stamp (eagle over "WaA76") are stamped on the right side just above the grip. Military test proof (eagle over swastika in a circle) stamped on the right side of the (barrel) chamber and on top of the slide just forward of the serial number. The pistol is in very good condition with 90-95% original finish remaining and a bright shiny bore. Overall this is a very good example of one of the pistols used by the Nazi troops in WWII. A good addition to any WWII collection. $575.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6413 - RARE MAUSER BANNER PISTOL MADE FOR COMMERCIAL SALE IN 1942 (OR LATER). SERIAL NUMBER 8363Y CALIBER 9 MM. ALL MATCHING AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! George Luger introduced his semi-automatic pistol to world in 1900, and it quickly achieved the status of a classic. The Luger is comfortable in the hand, with a natural pointing ability seldom achieve by other pistols.

    The Swiss military immediately adopted the Luger as did many other countries. The German Army adopted it in 1908 and named it the Pistole 08. It was the most prized souvenir that our soldiers brought home from both the First and Second World War.

    Starting in 1930 the famous Mauser Company began making Lugers for the German military, they produced over one million of them until production was ended in 1942. Starting in 1937 Mauser made over 20,000 Lugers for the German police. A small number of Lugers were also made for commercial sales to private individuals living in Germany. For a citizen to obtain a Luger required permission from the police and the local Nazi party.

    When the German military switched over to the P.38 Mauser had a large inventory of Luger parts remaining, and a small number of these were turned into complete pistols between 1942 and 1944 for sale to civilians.

    This is one of the pistols made for sale to private individuals, it was made in 1942 at the end of production run of military Lugers. It is marked with the numbers 42 over the chamber indicting manufacture for military, but it was never delivered, and then completed for civilian sales.

    Commercial pistols only had a proof mark on the left side of the upper frame (an Nazi eagle over N) and a small eagle on the front sight base and on the toggle link with the firing pin). This pistol all of the correct proof marks. The barrels had the caliber marked on them. There were no other inspector’s marks on the pistol. The other small parts are all matching and marked with last two digits of the serial number.

    The stocks (grips) are unmarked. This is correct for commercially made Lugers. The grips are in excellent shape with sharp checkering and no chipping.

    The overall finish would rate about 97% with some wear on high edges only. The magazine is war time military and the numbers on it do not match the pistol.

    The pistol has the seven line Mauser Commercial Banner used on non-military pistols and rifles stamped on the top of the connecting toggle. Mauser Banner marked Lugers made for the commercial market are one of the rarest of all World War II Lugers. This one is in excellent condition. $4500.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6419 - U.S. MODEL 1911A1 MADE BY UNION SWITCH AND SIGNAL COMPANY SERIAL NUMBER 1084376 CALIBER 45 ACP Colt`s Patented Firearm Company entered into an arrangement with the firearms designer John M. Browning in the late 1800's for the design of automatic pistols. Between 1900 and 1910 Browning designed and Colt manufactured the Model 1900, 1901, 1903 Pocket, the 1903 hammerless, and 1905 and the 1908 pistols. The U.S. Army was interested in replacing their revolvers with an automatic pistol and Mr. Browning with technical help from Colt began to develop an automatic pistol for the U.S. military pistol trials. They were successful and the result was the Colt Model 1911 in 45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol), the most widely recognized and copied pistol in the world today. The Model 1911 (and its product improved offspring the 1911A1) equipped the U.S. Army till replaced by the Beretta M9 in the 1980's. A number of other manufactures have replaced Colt and the Browning designed pistol is still a favorite among shooters all over the world.

    When the U.S. entered World War II on 8 December 1941 it was quickly realized that huge numbers of side arms were going to be needed, and the Colt factory could not produce them. Three manufactures with experience in precision manufacturing were asked to start making the U.S. Model 1911A1. One was a railroad signal switching company founded by George Westinghouse in 1881 called Union Switch and Signal Company (US&S).

    The US&S company began production in 1943 at serial number 1041405. Production was ended after about 55,000 were made at serial number 1096404. This makes the US&S pistols the second rarest of all the Model 1911A1 pistols made during World War II. (The Singer Sewing Machine Company made 500.)

    This pistol was made sometime in 1943 near the end of production. It has the correct slide and frame with the correct P proof marks on both. It has the correct Dulite finish (bluing over a sandblasted finish) used on all US&S pistols. The pistol is in very good condition with about 90% original Dulite finish remaining which may have been touched up. There is some pitting, mostly on top of the slide and around the grips. The barrel was made by High Standard which is correct for US&S pistols. The barel has the proper blued finish on the outside and the bore has strong lands and grooves.

    This is the first US&S pistol we’ve had for sale in many years, they are eagerly sought after and rarely encountered . Our pricing reflects the light pitting and touch-up mentioned in the description. $4195.00 (View Picture)

    SMF6404 - HANDSOME 1939 DATED MAUSER (42 CODE) P.08 LUGER IN 9 MM SERIAL NUMBER 8422Q. Caliber 9mm. George Luger introduced his classic pistol to world about 1900 and the German Army adopted it in 1908 and named it the P08. The Luger pistol is one of the most economically correct pistols ever made, with natural pointing tendency rarely attained by any other pistol. It was the most highly covet souvenir sought by the GI`s who fought the Germans in 1918 and again in 1942-1945.

    This Luger has all matching numbers except for the magazine which is the correct type for this model with an aluminum base. The chamber is dated 1939 , the forward toggle is marked "42" which was one of the manufacturer`s codes assigned to the Mauser factory. All of the correct military acceptance stamps are located on the forward right side of the receiver, on the barrel stop block, on the top left side of the barrel one half inch from the receiver. The finish is about 95% + with some slight holster wear on the usual high spots and sharp corners. The bore is slightly dirty with sharp lands and grooves and it may or may not clean up. The walnut grips are in very good condition with no cracks or dings and good checkering. Excellent WWII German Lugers like this with matching numbers are hard to find. Overall, this is an superb example of a World War II Luger in far better condition than the run of the mill Lugers often seen at gunshows. This is a GI bring back, not later surplus sale item, as the lack of any import markings reflects. $2195.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF5819 - HANDSOME FN (BROWNING DESIGNED) MODEL 1922 WITH NAZI MARKINGS. SERIAL NUMBER 23055B. CALIBER 7.65 (32 AUTOMATIC) The FN Model 1922 an developed from the FN Model 1910. The Model 1910 was designed by John M. Browning of Ogden, Utah, and was one of the many pistol designs he created between 1900 and his death in 1926. One thing that sets the design of the Model 1922 apart from other pistols of this type is that it has a longer barrel with a detachable slide end to simplify disassembly.

    When the Germans captured the FN plant in May 1940 they had the plant workers continue to make pistols for their military. Model 1922 production went almost exclusively to the Luftwaffe (air force) so there is a good chance that this is one that was used by them.

    The pistol is in very good to excellent condition with 95% plus of the original bluing remaining, it has all the correct Nazi inspection (waffenamt) and proof markings and the serial numbers on the barrel slide and frame all match. The grips in excellent condition and the bore is shiny with has sharp riflings. $575.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF5872 - -(L)- EXCELLENT EARLY SMALL GUARD NAMBU TYPE 14 SEMI AUTO PISTOL IN 8 MM NAMBU SERIAL NUMBER 24089 In 1925, the type 14 Nambu became the issue pistol for the armed forces of Imperial Japan. The T-14 designation was derived from 1925, being the 14th Year of the Taisho Era. Manufacture of the T-14 began in the Kokura Army Arsenal (previously known as the Tokyo Arsenal) and the Nagoya Arsenal in about 1927. In the early 1930s, production was concentrated in the Nagoya Arsenal which remained the sole manufacturing facility until the end of the war in 1945.

    This Pistol was manufactured in the Tokyo/Kokura Arsenal, it is dated "7.2" for February of 1932. The small trigger guard Type 14 pistols were only made from 1928 through 1939 with a total of about 100,000 made. Production then switched to the large trigger guard, and between 1939 and 1945 some 210,000 were made, so only about 1/3 of the Nambu pistols will be found with the small guard. The bore is in very good condition. Pistol retains 95 + percent original finish with very small, almost un-noticeable pitting in some areas. The grips may be replacements and the safety looks like it has a small repair, we have adjusted the price to reflect this. Overall this is a handsome example of the desirable variation with the rare small trigger guard. $850.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6113 - WWII GERMAN P.38 MANUFACTURED BY MAUSER (CODE BYF 44). SERIAL NUMBER 6266U. CALIBER 9MM The German firearms industry has a long history of innovations. The P38 pistol was one of these. While the Luger was an excellent semiautomatic pistol it was made to tight tolerances and frequently jammed when exposed to small amounts of dirt. It also required a great deal of machining and was expensive to make. Starting in the 1930's the German army began looking for a new pistol to replace the Luger. The Army finally accepted the design by the Walther company. The new pistol was designated the P38 for Pistole 1938, the year it was adopted. It featured a double action lock, the first adopted by any major army. It was also much easier to manufacture, and much less sensitive to dirt. While the Lugers were the most prized souvenirs captured by our soldiers, the P38 was a close second.

    The German army armed it's non-commissioned officers and the soldier who carried the MG 34 or MG42 machinegun for each infantry squad with a P38. The demand for them was great and it's estimated that about 3.5 million were produced between 1939-1945. The Mauser company began production in 1942 and ultimately made over one million.

    This pistol was made in May of 1944. The finish is in very good to excellent condition and would rate about 95% + with some light wear on the sharp edges and some small scratches on the right hand side of the slide. The numbers on the barrel, slide, and locking block all match the numbers on the frame. All of the inspector's and proofing marks are present. The magazine has WWII German inspector's stamps on the spine. The barrel is bright with sharp riflings. Overall a very nice example in well above average condition. $950.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6276 - FRENCH MAB MODEL D .32 ACP (7.65MM) WW2 TO VIETNAM ERA MILITARY AND POLICE SEMI AUTO PISTOL Serial number 102510 made prior to June 1945, as this has the early external latch on the bottom of the slide for the muzzle nut.

    The MAB name comes from the maker, Manufacture d'Armes de Bayonne which made these from 1933 to 1963 in .32 ACP, although a .380 ACP version continued in production until 1982. It was based on the Belgian Browning FN pistol 1910/22 pistols. It had a smaller cousin, the "MAB C," also made in .32 and .380 ACP, which used some of the same parts. The MAB D was intended for police and military use while the smaller MAB C was primarily a civilian "pocket pistol.”

    The MAB D was used by the French Army and military police before and after World War II. After German forces occupied France, the MAB D was adopted for use by the German army during World War II; these pistols typically have German acceptance marks stamped into the metal, although there are no German marks on this one.

    The MAB D was also used by the French military in Indochina. It was used by various French police agencies. And also in Morocco, a French colony. Ironically, some German police forces also used the MAB D after WW2.

    Note that this is regular .32 ACP caliber, not the oddball French 7.65mm pistol round.

    Reportedly this was a vet bring back item, but we have no further information, although it does not have any import marks. Overall very nice condition with about 85% original blue finish, good bore, undamaged grips, original magazine. The safety/ slide stop(?) lever works fine as a safety, but does not want to stay engaged as a slide stop, and we are not sure if that is by design, or some sort of a minor problem. A nice example of a historically significant pistol likely used during WW2, and perhaps again in Vietnam. $325.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6272 - WWII GERMAN J.P. SAUER & SOHN 38H SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL, 7.65MM (.32ACP) USED BY THE GERMAN MILITARY. Serial number 506539, all matching. The German designation for the weapon was Sauer Pistole Model 38 Hahn Selbstspannung (Sauer Pistol Model 38 Hammer Selfcocking. This is known as the Fourth Variation, with blue finish, and no manual safety lever. The left side of the has the one-line slide logo and the right side of slide is unmarked.

    The Model 38H was made at Suhl from 1940 until the end of the war in April 1945, with about 50,000 estimated as being used by the Wehrmacht, 70,000 by the German police, and the remaining 130,000 were used by the Luftwaffe or commercial customers. This pistol has the single eagle/37 acceptance stamp on the trigger guard which indicates use by the German military. It has been our experience that military marked 37H pistols are much more difficult to find than their police and civilian/commercial counterparts. Excellent bore. Grips with the S&S logo, the right side grip has a slight amount of damage. About 97% original blue finish remaining, thinning in a few areas from normal wear. The 38H is a very clever design with advanced features, and well made. These were important parts of the overall German armament during WW2. Examples like this one in excellent condition are getting tough to find. $595.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6305 - (LL) U.S. PISTOL MODEL 1911A1 MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON RAND. SERIAL NUMBER 1502518 MANUFACTURED IN 1943. CALIBER 45 ACP. When World War II broke out the military knew that the Colt could not meet the demand for the Model 1911A1 so the Ordnance Department contracted with four other manufacturers to make this pistol. The four were Singer Sewing Machine Company, Remington Rand Typewriter Company, Ithaca Firearms Company, and Union Switch and Signal Company. Of the four Remington Rand made the most, nearly one million. Remington Rand pistols were considered by the military to be built to the tightest tolerances, this is why the Army used their frames to create National Match pistols in the 1960's.

    Nearly all the M1911/A1 pistols we see today are so mixed up and have been through so many overhauls that they have little collector appeal. We believe this one to be pretty much original because it has all the following parts which are correct for 1943 Remington Rand production:

    • Slide - type 3 Remington Rand, short address.
    • Mainspring housing - arched, 8 ribs.
    • Hammer - type 2 checkered (used 1943-45).
    • Slide stop - with serrations (used 1943-45).
    • Barrel - correct High Standard “HS” and “P” marked on the lugs.
    • Grips - Keyes Fibre Co. with reinforcing rings.
    • Magazine - "R" marked (Risdon).
    • Trigger - stamped (used 1943-45).


    This pistol in excellent condition with about 90-95% original dark gray/green parkerized finish. The finish has few small scratches and slight wear on the sharp edges and may have been touched up. The barrel has the proper blued finish on the outside and the bore is bright and shiny with strong lands and groves. The frame is marked on the left hand side with the US inspectors initials "FJA" (Frank J. Atwood) and "P". The right side of the frame is stamped with the U.S. ordinance wheel. $2250.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6346 - (LL) U.S. MODEL 1917 COLT REVOLVER. SERIAL NUMBER 238360. CALIBER 45 ACP. When the United States entered World War I in April 1917 support troops (the cooks, clerks, etc.) were to be armed with pistols only, and the only pistol was the immoral Model 1911 automatic pistol. The problem was only a few thousand were in inventory and Colt simply could not meet the demand. The Government decided to contract with Colt for its existing New Service revolver to meet the demand. But to simplify the ammunition supply problem the pistol was to be chambered for the rimless 45 ACP round fired by Model 1911. To hold the rimless cartridges in the cylinder it was necessary to insert them in a metal clip, usually referred to as a “half moon clip”. Colt modified the New Service to meet these requirements, and the pistol was referred to as the U.S. Model 1917 revolver. Eventually about 150,000 of the newly designated Model 1917 were delivered to the U.S. military.

    This pistol was made in 1918. It is all correct with the military markings on the butt, and military inspectors markings on the frame. All numbers match. The original bluing is intact but there is some fading over the back strap and trigger guard. Overall finish would rate about 95%. To speed production Colt was instructed not to perform the final polishing to remove the coarse machining marks on the frame and barrel. These marks are still present and show almost no evidence of wear. The walnut grips are original, with a couple of small dings. This pistol did not see much use and is much better than average for a military pistol of this vintage. $1395.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6320 - (LL) U.S. PISTOL MODEL 1911A1 PISTOL REMINGTON RAND. SERIAL NUMBER 2178173 MANUFACTURED IN 1945. CALIBER 45 ACP. Colt’s Patented Firearm company entered into an arrangement with the firearms designer John M. Browning in the late 1800's for the design of automatic pistols. Between 1900 and 1910 Browning designed and Colt manufactured the Model 1900, 1901, 1903 Pocket, the 1903 hammerless, and 1905 and the 1908. Mr Browning and Colt began to develop an automatic pistol for the U.S. Army, to replace the Colt double action revolvers then the Army’s standard side arm. The result was the Colt Model 1911 in 45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol), the most widely recognized and copied pistol in the world. The Model 1911 (and its product improved offspring the 1911A1) equipped the U.S. Army till replaced by the Beretta M9 in the 1980's.

    When World War II broke out the military knew that the Colt could not meet the demand for the Model 1911A1 so the Ordnance Department contracted with four other manufacturers to make this pistol. The four were Singer Sewing Machine Company, Remington Rand Typewriter Company, Ithaca Firearms Company, and Union Switch and Signal Company. Of the four Remington Rand made the most, nearly one million. Remington Rand pistols were considered by the military to be built to the tightest tolerances, this is why the Army used their frames to create National Match pistols in the 1960's.

    Nearly all the M1911/A1 pistols we see today are so mixed up and have been through so many overhauls that they have little collector appeal. We believe this one to be pretty much original because it has all the following parts which are correct for 1945 Remington Rand production:

    • Slide - type 3 Remington Rand, short address.
    • Mainspring housing - arched, checkered (used after 1943).
    • Hammer - checkered (used 1943-45).
    • Slide stop - with serrations (used 1943-45).
    • Barrel - High Standard “HS” and “P” marked on the lugs.
    • Grips - Keyes Fibre Co. with reinforcing rings.
    • Magazine - " L " marked (M. S. Little Mfg. Co).
    • Trigger - stamped (used 1943-45).

    This pistol in very good condition with about 95% + original dark gray/green Parkerized finish. The finish has few small scratches, slight wear on the sharp edges and there is some pitting mostly on the top right hand side of the slide . The barrel has the proper blued finish on the outside and the bore is bright and shiny with strong lands and grooves and no pitting. The frame is marked on the left hand side with the US inspectors initials "FJA" (Frank J. Atwood) and "P". The right side of the frame is stamped with the U.S. ordinance wheel. $1850.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6220 - ROTH-STEYR MODEL 1907 MODEL 1907 SERIAL NUMBER 2635 CALIBER STEYR 8 MM WITH AUSTRIAN ARMY UNIT MARKINGS. The Roth- Steyr was developed for the Austro-Hungarian army and accepted into service. This was the era when armies were replacing their revolvers with semi-automatic pistols, and this was the contribution from the Austro-Hungarian empire. The design had an unusual trigger mechanism, that is now incorporated into all Glock pistols. When a round is loaded into the chamber the firing mechanism goes to half cock. In order to fire the pistol you then pull back on the trigger. This brings the firing pin to full cock and then drops it.

    These pistols saw service throughout World War I. This pistol is marked 12FK;Z01 which most likely stands for Flieger Kompanie or Feldkanonen Regiment. This pistol would have been issued to either an airplane unit (Flieger) or to a field artillery regiment. The finish would rate about 90% with some slight fading. The bore is slightly dark but may clean up. The grips are ion good condition with no serious dings. The lanyard loop on the bottom of the magazine has been removed. $950.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6274 - FRENCH MILITARY MODEL 1935A PISTOL WITH NAZI ACCEPTANCE MARKINGS. SERIAL NUMBER B1680A CALIBER 7.65 The French military adopted the this pistol in 1935 to replace the Model 1892 revolver. The design copied extensively from the John Browning designed semi-automatic pistols being produced by Colt, but added few features of its own including a different safety system. In June 1940 the French army surrendered to the Germans and French manufacturers began to produce pistols for the German army. They retained their French markings but a German weapons inspector mark (eagle / WaA251) was was stamped the left side of the frame. The stamp from inspector 251 appears on most pistols, except the early ones. This pistol was made by the company SACM (Societe Alsacienne de Constructions Mecaniques). It retains about 95% of the original baked on black enamel finish with some wear on the high spots. The German waffenamt stamp is visible on the left side of the frame. The black bakelite grips are in excellent condition. Overall a well above average example of a rarely encountered German military sidearm. $695.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6297 - J.P. SAUER & SOHN 38H SEMI-AUTOMATIC POLICE PISTOL, 7.65MM (.32ACP) - Serial number 292828 matching. The German Arms maker, Sauer, began making automatic pistols before World War I. In 1938 they introduced their model 38H. It had the most advanced design of any automatic pistol used by the German military during World War II, and introduced features copied by many large gun maker after the war. The most revolutionary feature of the 38H’s design was a cocking/decocking lever on the left side of the frame. The pistol could be cocked by working the action. Then the internal hammer could be safely dropped by pushing down on this lever. The hammer could also be recocked by pushing down on the this lever, or the first shot could be fired using the double action trigger. The lever made a safety unnecessary, but military insisted that Sauer add one anyway; so one was mounted on the slide.

    This is known as the Second Variation pistol, with blue finish, and having both the manual safety and the cocking/decocking lever on the left side and a magazine safety. This has the two line marking on the left side of the slide- J.P. SAUER & SOHN, SUHL over CAL 7.65 and “PATENT on the right side. Magazine base is marked with the intertwined SS and Cal. 7,65. The Model 38H was made at Suhl from 1940 until the end of the war in April 1945, with about 50,000 estimated as being used by the Wehrmacht, 70,000 by the German police, and the remaining 130,000 were used by the Luftwaffe or commercial customers. This one has the eagle/N proof mark on the right rear of the frame and slide, and eagle/swastika/C on the left front trigger guard web. The Eagle/swastika/C is the distinctive Police inspection marking, which confirms this as a police issued weapon. Excellent bore and mechanics and unmarred hard rubber grips with the S&S logo. About 90 - 95% original blue finish remaining, thinning from normal wear and worn bright on the high points. No turning plum or any patina, but there is a small amount of pitting on the left hand side near the safety. The 38H is a very clever design with advanced features, and well made. These were important parts of the overall German armament during WW2. This model is getting very hard to find, especially examples with early features. $650.00 (View Picture)


    Classic & Collectible Commercial Handguns
    (post-1898)

    **SOLD** SMOF6435 - EXCELLENT 1923 COMMERCIAL LUGER (PISTOL 08) MADE BY DEUTSCHES WAFFEN UND MUNITION FACTORY IN BERLIN (DWM) CIRCA 1926 SERIAL NUMBER 8076N. George Luger introduced his classic pistol to world about 1900. The German Arm adopted it in 1908 and named it the P08. The pistol is one of the most ergonomically correct pistol ever made, with natural pointing tendency rarely attained by any other pistol. It was the most highly covet souvenir sought by the GI’s who fought the Germans in 1918 and again in 1942-1945.

    The Treaty of Versailles in 1919 restricted the manufacture of military type pistols and rifles that could be manufactured in Germany. Small numbers of Luger pistols were made, but had to chambered for the non-military Luger cartridge of 7.65 mm from which the military 9 mm cartridge was developed. These pistols were usually made from newly manufactured parts. They were for sale both inside Europe and the United States. Some were sold to civilians and others were issued to various governmental entities in Germany.

    The top of the chamber area is blank and it has the standard DWM logo on the front toggle. The barrel extension, underside of the barrel and left side of the toggle have a "Crown N" commercial proofmark. Both the front of the frame and the under side of the barrel carry the full serial number (8076n) and the partial number "76" is on most of the small parts. It has the standard inverted "V" front sight with the standard notch cut rear sight. These pistols have a rust blued metal finish with straw colored small parts and standard checkered walnut grips.

    In 1923 DWM hit 92,000 serial number and decided to move to a four digit serial number with the letter suffix. They started at the letter "i". In 1929 when Mauser took over Luger production they had reached the letter "s". This pistol has a suffix of "n" so it was probably made some time around 1926. The pistol looks like it saw very little use, the finish on the metal would rate about 97%+ with minimal high edge war. The grips are in excellent condition. Very few Lugers were made between 1920 and 1934 when Hitler began to rearm, this is a very handsome example. $895.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6273 - FRENCH “UNIQUE” MODEL RR51 SEMI AUTO 7.65MM (.32 ACP) PISTOL USED BY MOROCCO SERIAL NUMBER 114228 - Prior to WW2 the earlier Uniques were known as the Unique Model 17 and adopted for French military use. Following the arrival of Germans in 1940, production continued and after some improvements (mainly an external hammer and arched gripstrap) it was called the “Kreigsmodel” and many were German inspected and used. Production resumed after the Germans went home, and in 1951 a new variation was introduced featuring a longer extractor (abbreviated Rr in French).

    One Rr 51 “Police” variation had one line slide markings including the word Police, and checkered grips. This is the other Model Rr51 variation with two line slide markings, and vertical ribs on the grips instead of checkering, and the letters FR for République Française. Later commercial production pistols had grips with UNIQUE markings.

    Most of the Rr51 pistols were supplied to the French National Police, but this is one of the pistols sent to the Kingdom of Morocco to arm the Moroccan National Police Force and Royal Military Police Force. These were marked on the right rear of the frame with a Crescent over a Pole which collectors often refer to as a “Palm Tree.” Like all of the series it is chambered for .32 ACP (7.65 x 17mm) and has a nine round magazine and has a magazine safety.

    This is an excellent example with good bore, good mechanics, about 97% original finish, good grips and one original magazine. An interesting example of a well made gun with Browning influence, and possible the start of a collecting niche for French military or quasi military handguns (only surrendered once…) or French colonial arms. $550.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6393 - COLT MODEL DELTA ELETE IN 10 MM SERIAL NUMBER DE29180 Colt was the first major manufacturer to chamber a handgun in 10mm. The Delta Elite is based on Colts classic model 1911. In order to accommodate the potent 10mm cartridge, Colt strengthened the 1911 design in critical high stress areas and added a double recoil spring. Other Delta Elite improvements included a lowered the ejection port, beveled the magazine well, a ribbed slide, with angled slide serrations, relieved trigger guard, extended beaver tail, 3-dot sights, black neoprene grips and polished feed ramp. This pistol is in excellent condition and has an excellent bore. The Delta Elite was only manufactured from 1989 to 1996 and excellent examples are becoming hard to find. $995.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6413 - RARE MAUSER BANNER PISTOL MADE FOR COMMERCIAL SALE IN 1942 (OR LATER). SERIAL NUMBER 8363Y CALIBER 9 MM. ALL MATCHING AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! George Luger introduced his semi-automatic pistol to world in 1900, and it quickly achieved the status of a classic. The Luger is comfortable in the hand, with a natural pointing ability seldom achieve by other pistols.

    The Swiss military immediately adopted the Luger as did many other countries. The German Army adopted it in 1908 and named it the Pistole 08. It was the most prized souvenir that our soldiers brought home from both the First and Second World War.

    Starting in 1930 the famous Mauser Company began making Lugers for the German military, they produced over one million of them until production was ended in 1942. Starting in 1937 Mauser made over 20,000 Lugers for the German police. A small number of Lugers were also made for commercial sales to private individuals living in Germany. For a citizen to obtain a Luger required permission from the police and the local Nazi party.

    When the German military switched over to the P.38 Mauser had a large inventory of Luger parts remaining, and a small number of these were turned into complete pistols between 1942 and 1944 for sale to civilians.

    This is one of the pistols made for sale to private individuals, it was made in 1942 at the end of production run of military Lugers. It is marked with the numbers 42 over the chamber indicting manufacture for military, but it was never delivered, and then completed for civilian sales.

    Commercial pistols only had a proof mark on the left side of the upper frame (an Nazi eagle over N) and a small eagle on the front sight base and on the toggle link with the firing pin). This pistol all of the correct proof marks. The barrels had the caliber marked on them. There were no other inspector’s marks on the pistol. The other small parts are all matching and marked with last two digits of the serial number.

    The stocks (grips) are unmarked. This is correct for commercially made Lugers. The grips are in excellent shape with sharp checkering and no chipping.

    The overall finish would rate about 97% with some wear on high edges only. The magazine is war time military and the numbers on it do not match the pistol.

    The pistol has the seven line Mauser Commercial Banner used on non-military pistols and rifles stamped on the top of the connecting toggle. Mauser Banner marked Lugers made for the commercial market are one of the rarest of all World War II Lugers. This one is in excellent condition. $4500.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6392 - COLT DIAMONDBACK .38 SPECIAL REVOLVER, MAT BLUE WITH 2.5 INCH BARREL. SERIAL NUMBER D9815 MADE IN 1967. Colt introduced the double-action Diamondback as a deluxe model. It has a wide serrated target hammer, ventilated rib, fully adjustable target quality sights, and full-length barrel underlug. It is a 6-shot revolver with a swing-out cylinder and was available in blue or nickel finishes. Visually, the Diamondback resembles a scaled-down version of the Python.

    This revolver has the more desirable 2.5 inch barrel. The mat finish would rate about 95% with some slight holster wear mostly at the end of the barrel. It has oversize target style Pachmyer grips. $1200.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6279 - MAB MODEL GZ IN 25 SERIAL NUMBER 29069 References indicate that the Model GZ (Modèle GZ), was originally made in France but beginning in 1962, the license was sold to Echasa (Echave y Arizmendi) in Eibar, Spain. The Model GZ is nearly identical to the Model G with the external hammer, but has distinctly different slide serrations. The primary distinction between the G and GZ pistols is that the frame on the G was made of steel, whereas the frame on the GZ was made of alloy.

    This pistol is in very good condition with some slight wear and it has the letter "M" engraved on the right hand side of the slide. $175.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6276 - FRENCH MAB MODEL D .32 ACP (7.65MM) WW2 TO VIETNAM ERA MILITARY AND POLICE SEMI AUTO PISTOL Serial number 102510 made prior to June 1945, as this has the early external latch on the bottom of the slide for the muzzle nut.

    The MAB name comes from the maker, Manufacture d'Armes de Bayonne which made these from 1933 to 1963 in .32 ACP, although a .380 ACP version continued in production until 1982. It was based on the Belgian Browning FN pistol 1910/22 pistols. It had a smaller cousin, the "MAB C," also made in .32 and .380 ACP, which used some of the same parts. The MAB D was intended for police and military use while the smaller MAB C was primarily a civilian "pocket pistol.”

    The MAB D was used by the French Army and military police before and after World War II. After German forces occupied France, the MAB D was adopted for use by the German army during World War II; these pistols typically have German acceptance marks stamped into the metal, although there are no German marks on this one.

    The MAB D was also used by the French military in Indochina. It was used by various French police agencies. And also in Morocco, a French colony. Ironically, some German police forces also used the MAB D after WW2.

    Note that this is regular .32 ACP caliber, not the oddball French 7.65mm pistol round.

    Reportedly this was a vet bring back item, but we have no further information, although it does not have any import marks. Overall very nice condition with about 85% original blue finish, good bore, undamaged grips, original magazine. The safety/ slide stop(?) lever works fine as a safety, but does not want to stay engaged as a slide stop, and we are not sure if that is by design, or some sort of a minor problem. A nice example of a historically significant pistol likely used during WW2, and perhaps again in Vietnam. $325.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6275 - ORTGIES PISTOL CAL 7.65 (.32) SERIAL NUMBER 204458, MANUFACTURED CIRCA 1920S Heinrich Ortgies was a German who lived in Liege for many years. During his residence in Belgium, Ortgies designed an automatic pistol incorporating certain design details which he patented in about 1916. After WWI, Ortgies returned to Germany and set up business in Erfurt manufacturing the Ortgies pistol. Ortgies manufactured upwards of 10,000 pistols and they proved to be such a great success that Deutsche Werke of Erfurt made him an attractive offer to buy his business which he accepted. In 1921 Deutsche Werke took over the Ortgies patents, tools and stock, and began making Ortgies pistols. Original Orgies made pistols are marked on the slide 'Ortgies & Co Erfurt Ortgies Patent', the grips came with a bronze medallion with the intertwined initials 'HO', these grip medallions were retained by Deutsche Werke for some years, and they also retained the wording 'Ortgies Patent'. Later production dropped both these features.

    At first under Deutsche Werke, only 7.65mm pistols were manufactured but Ortgies had also prepared designs for pistols chambered in 6.35mm and 9mm Short. 7.65mm pistols were manufactured from 1920 to 1928, 9mm Short pistols were manufactured from 1922 to 1926, and 6.35mm pistols were manufactured from 1921 to 1928.

    This pistol was manufactured in the 1920s, it is in excellent condition although it may have been re-Blued. The grips have been “upgraded” with grips of an unknown material, possibly bone, or horn, or maybe even synthetic, but they look far better than the originals which the previous owner no longer had. The bore is shiny with strong lands and grooves and the pistol comes with one correct Orgies magazine. $225.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6284 - ORTGIES PISTOL CAL 6.35 (.32) SERIAL NUMBER 48915, MANUFACTURED CIRCA 1920S Heinrich Ortgies was a German who lived in Liege for many years. During his residence in Belgium, Ortgies designed an automatic pistol incorporating certain design details which he patented in about 1916. After WWI, Ortgies returned to Germany and set up business in Erfurt manufacturing the Ortgies pistol. Ortgies manufactured upwards of 10,000 pistols and they proved to be such a great success that Deutsche Werke of Erfurt made him an attractive offer to buy his business which he accepted. In 1921 Deutsche Werke took over the Ortgies patents, tools and stock, and began making Ortgies pistols. Original Orgies made pistols are marked on the slide 'Ortgies & Co Erfurt Ortgies Patent', the grips came with a bronze medallion with the intertwined initials 'HO', these grip medallions were retained by Deutsche Werke for some years, and they also retained the wording 'Ortgies Patent'. Later production dropped both these features. At first under Deutsche Werke, only 7.65mm pistols were manufactured but Ortgies had also prepared designs for pistols chambered in 6.35mm and 9mm Short. 7.65mm pistols were manufactured from 1920 to 1928, 9mm Short pistols were manufactured from 1922 to 1926, and 6.35mm pistols were manufactured from 1921 to 1928. This pistol was manufactured in the 1920s, it is in excellent condition although it has been polished and chrome or nickel plated. The grips have been “upgraded” with grips of an unknown white material, possibly bone, or horn, mother of pearl, or maybe even synthetic, but they look better than the originals which the previous owner no longer had. The bore is shiny with strong lands and grooves and the pistol comes with one correct Orgies magazine. $175.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6286 - ITALIAN GALESI .25 ACP (6.35MM) PISTOL - MODEL 505-B(?) - Serial number 395787. These pistols are manufactured by the Industria Armi Galesi, located in Brescia, Italy, which is home to many famous Italian gunmakers. The firm was founded in 1910 by Nicola Galesi, who began 6.35mm pistol production in 1914, basically a copy of John M. Browning’s .25 Auto design, which was copied by dozens of makers around the world. In 1923 Galesi added their Model 1923, basically a copy of Browning’s Model 1910 design, in either 6.35mm or 7.65mm. In 1930 this was replaced by the Model 1930 which cosmetically resembled the Walther pistols.

    From about 1936 to 1950, Galesi made their Model 6 in 6.35mm, 7.65mm, and during WW2 it was adopted for military use in 9mm kurz (.380) caliber. They also offered the Model 9, derived from their Model 1930, offered in .22LR and 6.35mm circa 1936-1950.

    Around 1950, the Browning based Model 6 was given cosmetic upgrades and offered as the Model 50, or the 500 series, with numerous model numbers reflecting caliber, finish and grip types. .


    As best we can figure out, this pistol is officially the Model 505-B, reflecting the factory engraving and nickel finish. The engraving is actual hand cut engraving, not rolled or stamped, and pretty good quality, with a tasteful scrollwork design for full coverage. The finish is nickel, and that shows some minor flaking. It originally had white plastic grips with two horizontal finger grooves and a Galesi medallion, which are frankly ugly. It now has been “upgraded” with white grips of unknown material, possibly bone, or mother of pearl, horn, or maybe even synthetic, but they look better than the originals which the previous owner no longer had.

    In case anyone is looking for disassembly instructions on these, a copy of the instruction sheet is available at http://www.littlegun.info/arme%20italienne/a%20galesi%20503%20504%20gb.htm with the English version at the lower left. Note that this is actually TWO .jpg images so you need to copy and paste both parts to get them all. Another source suggests:

    • Remove the magazine and clear the chamber.
    • Push the slide to the rear until the safety cut in the lower edge aligns with the pivot point of the safety lever. Trun the safety lever all the way to the rear, this will release the takedown latch.
    • With the slide about 1/8" back of it's normal closed position, lift up at the rear to clear the top of the barrel. Push the slide forward and remove it and the recoil spring.
    • The firing pin, spring, and spring guide will fall out of the slide somewhere during this process, pick them up from the floor and the pistol is field stripped.

    Italian pistol proofmarks include a date code in either Roman numerals or an alphabet code. The XX code indicates this one was made in 1964. Importation of these was banned after 1968 due to the silly “points” criteria imposed by ATF at the time.

    Until the, the Galesi pistols were widely advertised and apparently fairly well liked in this country with a reputation for reasonably good quality and reliability, although all of the little .25 autos are picky about ammo and magazines, so this is recommended as a collector item, not something to defend your life in an emergency. Since it was made in 1964, this qualifies as a Curio & Relic firearm. $175.00 (View Picture)

    **HOLD** SMOF6293 - BELGIAN VELO-DOG HAMMERLESS FOLDING TRIGGER REVOLVER CIRCA 1890-1920 – 8MM OR .32 CALIBER CENTERFIRE Serial number 504 with Belgian proof mark of crown over oval with ELG on the back of the cylinder. This style proof mark was adopted in 1894, so this is possibly an antique, but may have been made after 1898 so we need to handle this as a FFL item (C&R eligible). There is a (maker?) marking on the left side of the frame near the barrel that looks like a blacksmith at work, possibly the mythological figure Vulcan. Good bore, and good mechanics (although the trigger pull is about 20 pounds!). Ejection rod is intact and works fine as you pull it forward, swing it over and poke the empties out one at a time. Black hard rubber grips are excellent, and the squared off upper ends may be a clue to help ID the maker.

    Velo-Dog revolvers were small pocket guns initially intended for bicycle riders to protect themselves from dogs, but the name has grown to cover a larger number of guns of this general style. These are important in the evolutionary history of concealed carry self defense guns. This one is chambered for a centerfire cartridge similar to the .32 Smith & Wesson blackpowder loads, but probably a European 8mm round, but we recommend against eventhinking about shooting any of these.

    Overall condition is good, with about 60% original blue turning plum with some patina and bare spots. A nice addition to a collection of oddities, or as an example of the state of handgun development prior to WW1, and later these were pretty well replaced by the plethora of 6.35mm (.25 ACP) pocket pistols. $225.00 (View Picture)

    **HOLD** SMOF6025 - EXCELLENT COLT MODEL NEW SERVICE SERIAL NUMBER 347246 CALIBER 357 MAGNUM. Colt was in innovation leader in revolvers starting with the Paterson in 1836. They introduced the first double action revolver in 1877 and the first swing out cylinder revolver in 1889. The New Service revolver was next step. It was their large frame was chambered in everything from 38 caliber to 476 caliber. Colt made about 356,000 New Service revolvers, half for the U.S. army in 45 ACP.

    The 357 magnum cartridge was first introduced by Smith and Wesson in 1935 and quickly became "The Cartridge" for hand gunners. Colt finally responded by chambering a small number of New Service revolvers in this caliber.

    This pistol was manufactured in 357 magnum and the Colt factory letter confirms this. The pistol is in about 97% condition. The wood grips have a few minor dings. The frame came from the factory with hole for a lanyard loop. This was filled in with plug.

    Though 356,000 New Service revolvers were made very few were made in this caliber. This pistol is in excellent condition. $2900.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6103 - EARLY 4 DIGIG SERIAL NUMBER THOMPSON CENTER .45 CALIBER “PATRIOT” SINGLE SHOT PERCUSSION PISTOL Serial number 4176 [right side of bbl by rear sight] These are very popular with shooters due to their accuracy, well shaped grip, excellent adjustable sights, and double set triggers. The blued barrel, color case hardened lockplate and brass trim makes these really nice looking guns as well. Shooters advise people to hold the gun in your hand when ramming the ball, not resting the butt on a bench which places a lot of stress on the stock and could lead to cracks or breaking.

    K.W. Thompson and Warren Center formed the company bearing their names in 1965 and began making the popular “Contender” single shot pistol. In 1970 the expanded into making high quality, but affordable black powder muzzle loaders, but with designs that appeal to modern shooters rather than trying to imitate traditional designs (which seldom look right anyway). (You must print out and read the owners instruction manual from http://www.tcarms.com/assets/manuals/noncurrent/Patriot_Supplement.pdf prior to firing.) This is a previously owned gun, with minimal signs of use, and is a nice item for the folks who collect Thompson Center products, as well as for someone looking for a potential shooter. Excellent bore. These are classified as ANTIQUE and no FFL is needed. $425.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6089 - SSP-91 (SINGLE SHOT PISTOL MODEL 1991) IN 7MM- 08 REMINGTON, MAGNAPORTED WITH RED DOT SCOPE MADE FOR MAGNUM RESEARCH BY ORDNANCE TECHNOLOGY, INC Serial number MR4608. This fits into a narrow niche of single shot handguns, many for traditional rifle calibers that appeal to some people as innovative, powerful and exciting. Others look at them and wonder why anyone would want one. If these sound interesting, read on, and send us a check! Many people recognize these as a product of Magnum Research Corporation which made them from 1991 through 1993, but this is actually one made by Ord Tech in the brief transition period after Magnum Research bought the design, and is marked with both companies names.

    American Gunsmith, January, 1999 reveals the following history of the design: The single shot Pistol of 1986 (SSP-86) was designed by John Foote and produced by Ordnance Technology of Stetson, Maine. It featured a rotary breech based on artillery principles in use through World War I. The SSP-86 was primitive when compared to its improved successors, and it functioned best with rimmed pistol cartridges. One of the sub- contractors on the SSP-86 was AGS Machining Co. Inc. of West Groton, Mass, headed by Alfred R. Straitiff, which made gun parts for several firearm companies. Straitiff and his son Rich thought that the SSP-86 had merit, but needed a total redesign in cocking, extraction, safety, and barrel interchange and came up with 38 improvements to the original design. Al Straitiff created Competitor Corporation, Inc. in 1988, and began production of the Competitor. He didn't need permission from Ordnance Tech, since that firm since that firm didn't buy the design from John Foote, and since rotary-breech-cannon concepts are in the public domain. Straitiff and his son filed for a patent on their improvements to the SSP-86 on April 3, 1990, and patent #5,105,569 was issued on April 21, 1992. Ordinance Technology continued to produce the SSP-86 through 1990, and freely borrowed some improvements from Competitor to build their SSP-91. Magnum Research Inc. Of Minneapolis sold the SSP-91 from 1991 through 1993. In 1994, Magnum Research introduced the Lone Eagle, an updated SSP-91. These firearms have a separate cocking lever on the left side of the grip, are barreled actions only (not interchangeable barrels), and do not have a safety blocking the firing pin. Although very similar externally, the Competitor and the Lone Eagle do not share parts or even all functions. They are totally separate firearms that resemble each other due to their SSP-86 ancestry.

    Other handguns in the single shot niche would include the Remington XP-100, the Thompson Center Contender, the Ruger Hawkeye, and I think that Colt, S&W and even H&R made some single shot target pistols similar to the Hawkeye.

    This has a 1.5 to 4.5 power red electronic “Micro Dot” scope by Oakshore Electronic Sights, Inc. with Weaver bases and rings, contemporary with the pistol so it is a complete package for a collector. We are not sure what 7mm/08 loads might be suitable for this and will leave that for the purchaser to discuss with his gunsmith or lawyer. A rare treasure for someone with exquisite (or perhaps eccentric) taste, or exploring a unique collecting niche! Used excellent- and the price includes the scope. $495.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF5560 - 19787 - RUGER BLACKHAWK IN .357 MAGNUM, OLD MODEL 3 SCREW, 6.5” BARREL - Serial number 63425 made in 1965. A nice honest old used gun with just a bit of holster wear on the sides of the barrel and front of the cylinder, and sharp edges, so about 95% or more of the original finish remains. Excellent bore and mechanics. A very nice example of one of the early and desirable old model 3 screw Blackhawks in .357 Magnum caliber. $425.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF5847 - - 22828 - GERMAN P-1 (P-38) 9MM SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL BY WALTHER Serial number 019853, made by Walther. The classic WW2 era German P-38 pistol was such a good design that it was adopted after WW2 for use by West German military forces as the P-1 and also for their police forces. The only change was the use of aluminum for the frame instead of steel, which reduces the weight slightly. This “P-1” is in used excellent condition, made in October, 1973 with the usual Walther commercial marks and proofs. Right side of slide is marked “C.A.I. GEORGIA VT/ GERMANY” to comply with federal law. Excellent plus bore and mechanics, and it looks like it has been fired very little. About 95% of the finish remains, anodized on the aluminum frame and phosphate on the remaining parts, with mainly holster wear on the sharp edges of the frame, and a few minor handling marks anywhere. Slide is electric penciled 853 to match the frame number. A good representative example of the classic Walther designed P-38 pistol which proved to be a reliable sidearm for the Wehrmacht during WW2, and again with the West German forces with NATO, finally being phased out in 2004. The P-38/P1 is unusual in that it has a single action/double action trigger design, so that the pistol can be carried with the hammer down, but fired by pulling the trigger, instead of having to carry cocked and locked as with the M1911. This also allows the operator to take immediate action in case of a misfire to simply pull the trigger to try again before having to rack the slide to try a new cartridge. We sell all guns as collectors items only, not as shooters, but a competent gunsmith would almost certainly confirm that this is a great pistol. This comes with one original Walther magazine complete with the NATO stock numbers marked on it. Sorry, we can not accept credit card payment for this item. $425.00 (View Picture)


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