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    **NEW ADDITION** SMOF6715 - COLT MODEL 1911 WITH SAVAGE SLIDE SERIAL NUMBER 375010 CALIBER 45 ACP John M. Browning began designing automatic pistols in the late 1800s. The owners of Colt’s Patented Firearm Company entered into an agreement with him 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, plus other automatics for FN in Europe.

    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.

    During World War I Colt could not meet the demand for the Model 1911, and other manufacturers were sought. Union Metallic Cartridge Company made many thousand. A company named Savage (but not the well known rifle maker) also received a contract to make the Model 1911, but the war ended, and the contract was cancelled, before they could produce a complete pistol.

    The Savage company did make several thousand slides and these were used by the U.S. military to rebuild the Model 1911 after the end of World War I. This pistol is one of those pistols that was rebuilt with a Savage slide. The pistol was made by Colt in 1918, and the slide was added later by Anniston Arsenal as shown by the letters A.A. stamped on the frame. The pistol was re blued at that time. The finish would rate at 95% with a little edge wear. The grips are the correct fully checkered grips used from 1924 until 1941. $1995.00 (View Picture)

    **NEW ADDITION** SMOF6721 - SMITH & WESSON VICTORY MODEL IN .38 SPECIAL - SERIAL NUMBER V10897. Smith and Wesson was approached by the British Government in 1940 and asked to produce a pistol for the British Army. They took their proven Military and Police pistol, and began supplying it to Great Britain. When the U.S. entered World War II the U.S. Government took over the contract and bought an additional 800,000 M&P revolvers. They were serial numbered starting at 1 with the serial number preceded by the letter V. They were made with 2, 4, 5 and 6 inch barrels, in 38 Special and 38 S&W caliber. The U.S. Navy bought many and used them for its air crews. Those going to the military had the initials of an ordnance inspector stamped on the frame (WB or GHD), and most frames also have the worlds U.S. Property stamped on them. Grips were uncheckered walnut, and after the earliest production, all were Parkerized.

    This is a handsome revolver, it retains about 95% + of the original Parkerized finish, with slight wear on the high points, muzzle end and trigger guard. The grips are the correct uncheckered walnut seen on all Victory models. The pistol has no re-import marks from Great Britain so it is most likely one of the pistols retained by the U.S. government for use by our personnel. Victory Models have risen considerably in price over the last three years, and are an excellent starting point for a beginning collector of U.S. military firearms. This is a fine example of the Victory Model revolver. $650.00 (View Picture)

    **NEW ADDITION** SMOF6716 - U.S. PISTOL MODEL 1911A1 MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON RAND. SERIAL NUMBER 1372263 MANUFACTURED IN 1943. 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.

    We believe this pistol 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, grooved with ribs (1944 & 1945 production).
    • 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.
    • Trigger - stamped (used 1943-45).
    • Magazine - "S" marked for Scovill Mfg. Co., Waterbury, Conn.

    This pistol in VG to Excellent condition, with about 95% + original gray/green parkerized finish. The finish has a little wear on the sharp edges. The bore is bright and shiny with strong lands and grooves. 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. Overall an all correct example. $1995.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6218 - EXCELLENT LUGER - P.08 (BLACK WIDOW) IN 9 MM SERIAL NUMBER 3477A. 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 "3477a" is stamped on frame and barrel with matching numbers "77" 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)

    SMOF6295 - EARLY REMINGTON RAND MODEL 1911A1, SERIAL NUMBER 940441 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 the typewriter company, Remington Rand. They had expertise in the manufacture of small parts requiring a high level of precision. They made the most, and some considered their pistols to be considered the best manufactured. This pistol has about all of the correct parts including:

    • Early Du-Lite blue finish.
    • Checkered safety.
    • Checkered slide stop.
    • Checkered hammer with Du-Lite finish.
    • Magazine - "L" marked (Little Mfg. Co.)
    • Checkered mainspring housing with Du-Lite finish..
    • Keys grips.
    • Hi Standard (HS) marked barrel.

    The Du-Lite finish on this pistol would rate about about 98% with little or no wear on the high spots and the front gripstrap. The finish is too nice so we have a suspicion that it may have been touched up. The bore is shiny with strong lands and grooves with slight darkness in the bottom of the grooves which may clean up. Early Remington Rand pistols are hard to find, this pistol would make an excellent addition to any collection. It is a handsome pistol in very good to excellent condition. $1995.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6427 - EXCELLENT JAPANESE WWII T-94 IN 8 MM SERIAL NUMBER 33443 MANUFACTURED IN JANUARY OF 1943 The Type 94 was designed by Kijiro Nambu in 1934, in response to army requests for an 8mm pistol for airmen, tank crews, and others for whom the standard T-14 pistol was too bulky. The type designation reflects a change in Japanese nomenclature, after 1930, the system was based upon calendar year instead of reign-periods, and 1934 was `2594` in Japan. The Type 94 chambered the standard 8mm T- 14 cartridge and relied on a vertically-moving block to lock the slide and barrel together at the instant of firing. The block is cammed out of engagement during a short recoil stroke. The sear is exposed on the left side of the frame, allowing the hammer to be released if a cocked pistol is carelessly handled.

    Enthusiasts recognize many variations of this model, this pistol was manufactured in January of 1943 at the Nambu (Kokubunji ) factory. The metal is in excellent condition with 97% plus original finish remaining and almost no wear. The bore has bright with good lands and groves. Grips are in good condition. Overall this is an excellent example of a T-94 pistol. $895.00 (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)

    SMOF6611 - WWII GERMAN P.38 MANUFACTURED BY MAUSER (CODE BYF 44). SERIAL NUMBER 3801S. 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 soldiers 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 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)

    **HOLD** SMOF6223 - EXCELLENT LUGER - P.08 (BLACK WIDOW) IN 9 MM SERIAL NUMBER 8682G. 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 "8682g" is stamped on frame and barrel with matching numbers "82" 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. $2495.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6565 - RARE JAPANESE TYPE 26 REVOLVER IN 9 MM JAPANESE SERIAL NUMBER 54526 WITH HOLSTER. The Japanese military first adopted the Type 26 revolver in 1894. The Type 26 design is much like the Smith & Wesson top break revolvers that the Japanese had been importing at the time in that it uses the same top break loading system. The Type 26 used a Japanese designed rimmed 9mm cartridge. Other Type 26 features include a double action only lock with a hammer that could not be cocked by the thumb, following the pattern of the British military pistols of the day, and a hinged sideplate on the left side of the frame that swung open for easy access to pistol's internal parts for cleaning like the French 1892 revolver.

    Type 26 revolvers were initially issued as a replacement for the .44 cal. Russian Smith & Wesson. The model played its major role in the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-95, and the Russo-Japanese War 1904-05 but they served in the Japanese military all the way through the end of World War II despite being superseded by the Type 14 and Type 94 automatics.

    The fiinish on this reolver would rate about 75 - 85%, with some pitting, mostly in the area around the grips. This is the standard mid range production model and was manufactured at Tokyo-Kokura arsenal. The bore is bright and shiny with some dark spots which may or may not clean up. Grips are excellent with no cracks or dents.
    The holster is well used, it is missing the shoulder strap loops and is dark and worn. There is also some cracking, a hole or two and some missing stitiching. It could be improved with a little TLC by someone who is good with leather working. $595.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6330 - EXCELLENT JAPANESE WWII T-94 IN 8 MM SERIAL NUMBER 21992 DATED 16.4 The Type 94 was designed by Kijiro Nambu in 1934, in response to army requests for an 8mm pistol for airmen, tank crews, and others for whom the standard T- 14 pistol was too bulky. The type designation reflects a change in Japanese nomenclature, after 1930, the system was based upon calendar year instead of reign-periods, and 1934 was `2594` in Japan. The Type 94 chambered the standard 8mm T-14 cartridge and relied on a vertically-moving block to lock the slide and barrel together at the instant of firing. The block is cammed out of engagement during a short recoil stroke. The sear is exposed on the left side of the frame, allowing the hammer to be released if a cocked pistol is carelessly handled.

    Enthusiasts recognize many variations of this model, this is an early war pistol that was manufactured in April of 1941 at the Nagoya Nambu-Koubunji factory. The metal is in excellent condition with 95% plus original finish remaining and a small amount of light wear on the high spots. The bore has bright with good lands and groves. Grips are in good condition with no cracks or chips missing. Overall this isa very nice example of a T-94 pistol. $895.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6530 - EXCELLENT JAPANESE TYPE 14 PISTOL. SERIAL NUMBER: FIRST SERIES 75987, NAGOYA SUBCONTRACTOR. SHOWA 15.3. The Japanese adopted this pistol in 1925, the 14th year of the reign of Emperor Taisho, thus the model designation Type 14. This pistol looks like the Luger, and has the instinctive pointing of the Luger, but the operating system is entirely different, with a swinging locking lever in the back of the frame. The war with the Chinese caused the Japanese to drop the small trigger in 1939 for a much larger one to accommodate a winter glove. The pistol was the primary pistol of the Japanese military till the end of the war.

    This pistol was made in March 1940 (15.3), the 19th year of the reign of Hirohito, the seventh month of the year. (This is stamped on the right rear of the frame). The finish would rate 95+ precent and all serial numbers match except for the magazine. Overall this is an excellent example of one of the most desirable souvenirs of World Wa $795.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6561 - WWII GERMAN P.38 MANUFACTURED BY WALTHER IN 1943 (CODE AC 43). SERIAL NUMBER 4097F. CALIBER 9MM The German firearms industry has been noted for innovations. The P38 was one of these. While the Luger was an excellent semiautomatic pistol it jammed when exposed to small amounts of dirt, and was quite expensive to manufacture. 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 38, the year it was adopted. It featured a double action lock, the first adopted by a major army. It was also much easier to manufacture. While the Lugers were the most prized souvenirs captured by our soldiers, the P38 came in a close second.

    This pistol was made in June of 1943 at the Walther factory. All the parts match including the barrel, slide, frame, and locking block. The bluing would rate about 95% + with some edge wear and some light pitting on the left hand side of the slide. The grips are classic brown Walther, plastic with wood fiber content as a filler and correct for this pistol. The magazine has the correct eagle over 359 inspectors stamping An excellent example of a pistol that might have seen service in Normandy or the Battle of the Bulge. $950.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6420 - U.S. MODEL 1917 COLT REVOLVER. SERIAL NUMBER 238360. CALIBER 45 ACP. WITH DOCUMENTED MARCH 3, 1926 "DISPOSAL RECORD" IN THE SRS DATABASE. 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 June of 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 and would rate about 95% plus. The walnut grips are original, with a couple of small dings and are numbered to the revolver. This is a handsome revolver in much better than average condition. The revolver is listed in the SRS database as a "March 3, 1926 "disposal record" but exact details are unknown. $1350.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6396 - EARLY WAR P.38 MADE BY WALTHER IN 1941 (CODE AC 41) SERIAL NUMBER 7138 I CALIBER 9 MM LUGER 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 much machining, took a long time to manufacture and was expensive. 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 far 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. A 1939 German infantry division needed 1100 P38’s and paratrooper company 51. It's estimated that about 3.5 million were produced between 1939-1945. The Walther company was the exclusive maker until 1942 when the Mauser company started production.

    This pistol was made sometime in mid-1941. It is all matching including the slide, barrel, frame and locking block. The bore is bright with strong riflings. The magazine is a correct mimbered Walther magazine but the number does not match the pistol. The original finish would rate about 95% and the grips are original and have the correct 359 waffenamt code stamped on the inside. This an an excellent example of an early war pistol. $1295.00 (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. $3300.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6526 - LATE WALTHER P38, CODE AC 45 SERIAL NUMBER 8270 B (NEVER ISSUED) CALIBER 9MM LUGER 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 often jammed when exposed to small amounts of dirt. It also required many machining steps making it expensive to manufacture. Starting in the 1930's the German army began looking for a new pistol to replace the Luger. The Army finally accepted the design submitted 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 required fewer steps to manufacture, and was far less sensitive to dirt. While the Lugers were the most prized souvenirs captured by our soldiers, the P38 was a close second. Every German infantry division was issued 1150 P38s. These were issued to soldiers designated to man the MG34 or MG 42 and his assistant gunner. Over 3 million were made.

    This pistol was made late in March 1945 at the Walther factory. Its serial number is near the end of the “b” block. The U.S. Army arrived in early April 1945. The pistol had been proofed and different inspectors waffenamt marks applied to the frame, slide, and barrel, but the final acceptance stamp by the German Army , an eagle of the number 359 on the right side of the slide, was never applied. The soldiers who captured the plant found thousands of pistols waiting to be shipped. Most were “liberated” as war souvenirs.

    Two other gun makers were enlisted to make component parts for the P38, the Bohmische Waffenfabrik in Prague, (code fnh) maker of the CZ 27 pistol, and the FN factory in Belgium. The barrel on this pistol as made by fnh and is so marked on the bottom of the barrel block. The finish on this pistol is the late war type with crude machining marks seen on late war P38s. All numbers match (barrel, receiver, slide and locking block). The grips are the late war shiny black plastic correct for late war P38s.

    We believe the gun was made from previously rejected parts. The surface on the top of the barrel over the chamber has small rough area. It is typical of steel where a tiny defect formed in the metal when it was originally poured. Under normal procedures the barrel would have been put aside to be cleaned up and used later. In March 1945 there was no time to do the necessary machining. The back of the frame under the swell to protect the thumb has to coarse machining marks, likely from minor defects in the forging, and also was set aside for further work.

    End of war P38’s especially those that were never issued are of major interest to collectors. It is also unusual to find a P38 pistol about which we can deduce so much about its history. As ever all guns are sold as, and if you plan to shot the gun you should have it checked by gunsmith. $1295.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6480 - EXCELLENT LATE WAR JAPANESE WWII T-94 IN 8 MM SERIAL NUMBER 63430 DATED 19.10. WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE. The Type 94 was designed by Kijiro-Nambu in 1934, in response to army requests for an 8mm pistol for airmen, tank crews, and others for whom the standard T-14 pistol was too bulky. The type designation reflects a change in Japanese nomenclature, after 1930, the system was based upon calendar year instead of reign-periods, and 1934 was `2594` in Japan. The Type 94 chambered the standard 8mm T-14 cartridge and relied on a vertically-moving block to lock the slide and barrel together at the instant of firing. The block is cammed out of engagement during a short recoil stroke. The sear is exposed on the left side of the frame, allowing the hammer to be released if a cocked pistol is carelessly handled.

    Enthusiasts recognize many variations of this model, this is a late war pistol that was manufactured in October of 1944 at the Nagoya Nambu-Koubunji factory. The metal is in very good to excellent condition with some light but hardly noticeable pitting in some areas. The finish would rate about 98%. The bore is bright and shiny. All parts on tis pistol are matching including the serail number on the magazine. Grips are the late war wooden type, in good excellent condition. Overall an excellent example of a late war T-94 pistol with the benefit of having a matching magazine which is hard to find. $850.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6527 - POLICE MARKED MAUSER BANNER PISTOL MADE IN 1941. SERIAL NUMBER 6305X CALIBER 9 MM George Luger introduced his semi-automatic pistol to world in 1898, 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 it 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 and produced over one million until production was ended in 1942. Starting in 1937 they also made over 20,000 Lugers for the German police. The pistol Lugers were marked with a firing proof on the left side of the upper frame behind the barrel, and the letter “L” after the firing proof on the right side. In addition a small bar was attached to the top of the sear assembly to prevent an accident discharge if the top receiver was removed from the bottom receiver. The Mauser Company also applied their logo, a banner with the Mauser name inside it, on the first toggle link.

    The overall finish of this pistol would rate about 94% with some wear on high edges on the back grip strip and some light freckling mostly on the left side of the barrel. The bore is bright with sharp riflings. The magazine is a standard police magazine with aluminum bottom stamped with a serial number and no waffenamt markings. It does not match the serial number on the pistol. The stocks (grips) have the 655 waffenamt on the left grip and a “W” on the right grip. This is correct for Police Lugers. The grips are in excellent shape with sharp checkering and no dings or chips.

    Police issued Mauser Banner marked Lugers are some of the rarest Lugers, and are eagerly sought after by collectors. This is the first we`ve had for sale in many years. $2800.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6234 - WWII LUGER (PISTOL 08) MADE BY MAUSER IN 1940 (MANUFACTURER’S CODE 42 - MAUSER) SERIAL NUMBER 1503E. 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 "1503e" is stamped on frame and barrel with matching numbers "03" stamped on most small parts. All numbers except for the magazine match. Finish would rate better than 95% with the usual wear on the end of the barrel, and the high spots. The magazine is correct WWII vintage with aluminum base. Overall a good example of a World War II. $1895.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF5909 - EXCELLENT EARLY SMALL GUARD NAMBU TYPE 14 SEMI AUTO PISTOL IN 8 MM NAMBU SERIAL NUMBER 25579 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 "12.2" for January 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 except the magazine which is only one number off (578/578). The bore is in good condition with strong lands and groves. 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)

    SMOF6156 - GERMAN MILITARY MARKED PISTOL MODEL 1907 - RMF RHEINISCHE METALLWARREN UND MACHIENFABRIK DRESYE SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL Caliber 7.65 (.32) Serial Number 132109.

    The Dreyse company made the first bolt action rifle ever adopted by a major army with their needle gun for the Prussian army. The Model 1907 was their effort to create a German competitor to the highly successful FN Model 1900 pistol designed by John M. Browning. The pistol remained in production until late 1918 when World War I ended with about 250,000 made.

    The demand for side arms by the German Army during World War I meant that many private firearms were taken into service. This pistol is one of those. It is marked with the German Imperial Army markings on the slide and the frame indicating acceptance for service by the Germany military during World War I.

    This pistol is in good condition. It has some minor dings in the metal, but the action is tight. The bore has sharp riflings, but there is some darkening in the grooves. It has the three commercial proofs on the left, and a fourth military proof on the right side in front of the ejection port. World War I unit pistols are rare, especially those from commercial arms makers. This one traces its history to one of the major German armies involved in Germany's last effort to win World War I.. $450.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6280 - EXCELLENT JAPANESE WWII T-94 IN 8 MM PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER 58796 MANUFACTURED IN AUGUST OF 1944 The Type 94 was designed by Kijiro Nambu in 1934, in response to army requests for an 8mm pistol for airmen, tank crews, and others for whom the standard T-14 pistol was too bulky. The type designation reflects a change in Japanese nomenclature, after 1930, the system was based upon calendar year instead of reign-periods, and 1934 was `2594` in Japan. The Type 94 chambered the standard 8mm T-14 cartridge and relied on a vertically-moving block to lock the slide and barrel together at the instant of firing. The block is cammed out of engagement during a short recoil stroke. The sear is exposed on the left side of the frame, allowing the hammer to be released if a cocked pistol is carelessly handled.

    Enthusiasts recognize many variations of this model, this pistol that was manufactured in August of 1944 at the Nagoya Nambu-Koubunji factory. The metal is in excellent condition with 97% plus original finish remaining and almost no wear. The bore has bright with good lands and groves. Grips are in good condition. Overall this is an excellent example of a T- 94 pistol. $895.00 (View Picture)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)


    Classic & Collectible Commercial Handguns
    (post-1898)

    **NEW ADDITION** SMOF6745 - MERWIN-HULBERT FOURTH MODEL FRONTIER DOUBLE ACTION WITH RARE 7 INCH BARREL AND EXCELLENT “SUCTION” CALIBER 44-40 SERIAL NUMBER 7007 The Merwin-Hulbert Company produced a high quality six shoot single action revolver in both single and double action that was a direct competitor to the Colt and Smith and Wesson Revolvers of the late 19th Century. Almost all were nickel plated with heavy coat of nickel. The pistol also had a unique loading and unloading system. The hammer was brought to half cock, then a small lever just in front of the trigger guard was released. This allowed the barrel and cylinder to be pulled forward. This ejected the empty cases, but left the unfired ones in the chamber. The machining on these parts was so tight that the barrel and cylinder would pull backwards. This is referred to as “suction” by collectors and is highly desirable.

    This pistol has the 7 inch barrel and also the “skull crusher” butt. It retains about 95% of the original factory nickel finish with one spot of corrosion on one chamber, and some superficial scratches on the metal. The case coloring on the hammer is still present on about 85% of the metal. The assembly number on the cylinder and barrel match. The barrel has strong riflings, but some darkening in the grooves.

    The pistol also has good “suction” with the barrel cylinder returning about half way back when released. The grips are also original, and right grip has faded a brownish color, while the left is still black.

    These are rare pistols and seldom find in this high a condition. $4800.00 (View Picture)

    **NEW ADDITION** SMOF6743 - NORTH AMERICAN ARMS MINI 22 IN .22 LONG RIFLE CALIBER, SERIAL NUMBER L105290 The tiny single-action North American Arms Rimfire pocket revolver combines light weight and a low-profile for convenient carry. The stainless steel frames and cylinders make the durable and rugged. Cylinders hold 5 rounds and can be removed for reloading.

    This is a handsome little revolver in excellent condition. It is the perfect solution for small light-weight concealed carry. $250.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6277 - SAUER MODEL 1913 SEMI AUTO PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER 14611 IN 7.65MM (32 ACP). In 1900 the FN Company began selling their 32 caliber pocket automatic pistol. It was an instant success and the word “Browning” went into the French language to mean a pocket automatic pistol. Other companies hoping to take advantage began introducing their own pistols small automatic pistols. One of these was J. P. Sauer and Sons, a well-established German arms maker. Their first pistol was the Model 1913, a simple, yet effective design. The outbreak of World War I a year later gave them a large market among German officers who had to buy their own pistols.

    This is a nice looking pistol, it retains 95+ percent blue, that is likley an old refinish. Top of slide is marked "J.P. SAUER & SOHN , SHUL". Right hand side slide is marked "PATENT" and "CAL 7.65 is marked on the left. The bore is shiny with strong lands and grooves. The grips are white replacements, possible mother of pearl or some other material with the same look. The grips are in good condition with no cracks or chips. $375.00 (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. $3300.00 (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)

    **HOLD** 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)

    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)


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