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    **NEW ADDITION** 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. $2350.00 (View Picture)

    **HOLD** 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. $1895.00 (View Picture)

    **NEW ADDITION** SMOF6311 - RARE EARLY ORIGINAL (UNTRIMMED) WEBLEY MARK VI REVOLVER MADE IN 1915, CALIBER 455 ELEY SERIAL NUMBER 165479 - The British presided over an Empire that stretched from the Canadian arctic to the tip of Africa and across India and Africa. The extent of their empire demanded reliable small arms that worked in all conditions, were also sturdy, and required little maintenance. By the late 1880's the British Army adopted a break top, double action, six shot revolvers of 45 caliber made by Webley and Scott. This pistol went through 6 models (Mark I through VI) and continued in service until 1932, when the caliber was changed to 38. The same design in 38 caliber then served into the 1950's when it was replaced by the Browning High Power automatic pistol.

    This model is the last of the Webley revolvers made for service in World War I, the Mark VI. It is an early example, made in 1915. After British service it came to the U.S. Because the rimmed Eley 455 cartridge was almost impossible to find, U.S. gun smiths trimmed off the back of the cylinder on most of these revolvers, making it possible to fire Colt 45 ACP cartridges using half moon clips. Webleys like this one with intact cylinders are extremely scarce! The revolver is in excellent condition with about 97% + of original bluing still intact. There is some light wear on the edges and high spots consistent with wartime use. The lanyard ring is still present. Bore is bright with strong riflings. All serial numbers including those on the frame, cylinder and barrel. Overall an excellent example of revolver that saw service in World War I. $1295.00 (View Picture)

    **NEW ADDITION** SMOF6222 - RARE PRE-WORLD WAR II BELGIAN ARMY HIGH POWER PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER 27418 CALIBER 9MM LUGER 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.

    The High Power was the standard side arm of the Belgian Army. It was issued with a leather holster attached to shoulder stock. The Belgian Army fought bravely against the Germans in May 1940 but were finally forced to surrender.

    This pistol has the standard FN proof marks, and also the additional acceptance marks of the Pre-World War II Belgian army. All numbers match. The blued finish would rate at 95% with just some high edge wear. The walnut grips show a small amount on high edges. The bore is bright. This is a rare pistol, early examples in this condition are seldom seen. $1995.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6404 - 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. $1995.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6510 - 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 left hand grip has a small repair around the screw hole. The bore is shiny with strong lands and grooves and the pistol comes with one correct Orgies magazine. $250.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6539 - NAVY MARKED AIR CREW SMITH AND WESSON VICTORY MODEL REVOLVER V149705 - 4 INCH BARREL CALIBER 38 SPECIAL. 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 is preceded by the letter V. They were made with 2, 4, 5 and 6 inch barrels, and 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 the frame. Grips were uncheckered walnut, and after the earliest production, all were parkerized.

    This revolver has the U.S. Navy markings on the right top strap. These revolvers were the issued to U.S. Navy air crew for personal protection. The pistol is all correct, with matching serial numbers on the frame, barrel, cylinder. The parkerized finish would rate about 95% with some edge wear and light spotting. The hammer and trigger still have nice case colors. The grips are the plain walnut, and have some minor dings from use. U.S. Navy marked Victory Models are an excellent buy for anyone interested in U.S. military collectible pistols. $750.00 (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)

    SMOF6514 - EXCELLENT MAUSER HSC PISTOL, GERMAN POLICE MARKED SERIAL NUMBER 738315. CALIBER 32 AUTO (OR 7.65MM) The Mauser company introduced this pistol about 1939 to compete with the double action automatic pistols being produced by the Walther and Sauer companies. The pistol features a double action lock (it can be fired with the hammer cocked or uncocked). Most of the production was taken over by military, or made available for purchase by various German police units.

    This is the nicest HSc pistol that we have ever offered. It was manufactured fairly early in production and has the finally machined glare reducing finish on the top of the slide. All numbers (barrel, slide, and frame match). The pistol has the Nazi eagle with the letter C marking used for pistols sold to the German police. The bluing would rate about 95% plus with just some wear on the sharp edges. The bore is bright with sharp riflings. A well above average example of wartime German police pistol. $750.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6515 - EXCELLENT! BRITISH WEBLEY MARK VI REVOLVER MADE IN 1916. SERIAL NUMBER 238242. CALIBER 45 ACP / 455 ELEY. The British presided over an Empire that stretched from the Canadian arctic to the tip of Africa. The extent of the empire demanded reliable small arms that worked in all conditions, were also sturdy, and required little maintenance. By the late 1880's the British Army adopted a break top, double action, six shot revolvers of 45 caliber made by Webley and Scott. This pistol went through 6 models (Mark I through VI) and continued in service until 1932, when the caliber was changed to 38. The same design in 38 caliber then served into the 1950's when it was replaced by the Browning High Power automatic pistol.

    This model is the last of the Webley revolvers made for service in World War I, the Mark VI. It was made in 1916. After British service it came to the U.S. Because the rimmed Eley 455 cartridge was almost impossible to find, U.S. gun smiths trimmed off the back of the cylinder making it possible to fire Colt 45 ACP cartridges using half moon clips. The revolver is in excellent condition with 95% + finish remaining. The lanyard ring is still present. The bore is bright with strong riflings. The serial numbers on the frame, cylinder and barrel all match. Overall an excellent example of revolver that likely saw service in World War I. $750.00 (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)

    **HOLD** SMOF6487 - EXCELLENT! COLT MODEL COMMANDO IN 38 SPEC SERIAL NUMBER 48760 In 1942 the Colt Company was asked to provide the U.S. military with revolver for use by military and plant security personnel. They chose their Official Police model, changed the commercial blued finish to Parkerizing, fitted it with plastic hand grips and called it the Colt Commando. The parkerized finish meant that the high cost of final polishing was substantially reduced. The military purchased about 50,000 Commandos, all in their own serial number range from 1 to 50,000. Most were made with 4 inch barrels, though a few were fitted with two inch barrels.

    This is the best Commando that we have offered in years! This pistol was made with a 4 inch barrel and is all correct and matching. The Parkerized finish would rate about 98%. The bore is bright and shiny with strong lands and grooves. The grips have no evidence of wear. The lock up on the pistol is tight. The Commando is one of the hardest pistols for the US military collector to locate and this one is in excellent condition. $950.00 (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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    SMOF6510 - 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 left hand grip has a small repair around the screw hole. The bore is shiny with strong lands and grooves and the pistol comes with one correct Orgies magazine. $250.00 (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** 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)

    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)

    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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