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  • Collectible Military Handguns
    (post-1898)

    **SOLD** SMOF6971 - REMINGTON UMC MODEL 1911 SERIAL NUMBER 12886 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. Colt and Browning 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 untill replaced by the Beretta M9 in the 1980`s. The Colt and Browning designed pistol is still a favorite among shooters all over the world.

    When the United States entered World War I in 1917 the military looked for other manufacturers to make the Model 1911 automatic pistol. The Remington Arms company, then owned by the Union Metallic Arms Company received a contract and between 1918 and 1919 produced about 21,500 pistols, making it the second rarest Model 1911. North American Arms company who made about 100 holds the record for the rarest Model 1911.

    This pistol was made about midway in the production run. It retains the original blued finished and the bluing would rate about 85%. All the parts are correct for the gun including the barrel with a P visible over the ejection port. The grips are also correct for the gun as is the magazine.

    Remington UMC pistols are difficult to find and most were reworked after the wear and acquired a Parkerized finish. Finding one with original bluing is a real plus. This is the first we`ve had for sale in several years. $4500.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6819 - EXCELLENT JAPANESE TYPE 14 PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER: 75987, NAMBU - KOKUBUNJI SUBCONTRACTOR FIRST SERIES. SHOWA 18.11. 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 November 1943 (18.11), the 18th year of the reign of Hirohito, the eleventh 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 War II.

    (PROVENANCE NOTE-  This item is from the Howard P. Hart and Jean H. Hart Collection of Historical Arms.  Mr. Hart was a career Central Intelligence Agency Officer as well as an avid arms collector.  A large part of their collection was donated to the Virginia War Memorial Museum in Richmond, VA, and many other items donated to the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, LA.   This item has the Hart Collection inventory tag attached, and has a certificate of provenance and a copy of Howard’s fascinating autobiography, signed by Jean Hart.  The association of this item with Mr. Howard Hart, and this outstanding collection adds to its desirability for your collection and for future owners and helps preserve the legacy of Mr. Hart.)  Read more about the biography of this remarkable American patriot on the Hart Collection Biography page $795.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6961 - 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 of the numbers including the grips match, except for the magazine. The bore is bright and shiny the lands are strong and sharp, there is some slight darkness in the bottom of the grooves that looks like it might clean up with a good scrubbing. 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. $1850.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6820 - WORLD WAR II NAGANT M1895 RUSSIAN MILITARY REVOLVER CALIBER 7.62 X 38 MM R (RIMMED) SERIAL NUMBER BA454 MANUFACTURED IN 1943. The Nagant M1895 Revolver is a seven-shot, gas-seal revolver designed and produced by Belgian industrialist Léon Nagant for the Russian Empire. The Nagant M1895 was chambered for a proprietary cartridge, 7.62x38R, and featured an unusual "gas-seal" system, in which the cylinder moved forward when the gun was cocked, to close the gap between the cylinder and the barrel, providing a boost to the muzzle velocity of the fired projectile and allowing the weapon to be suppressed (an unusual ability for a revolver). Other Nagant revolver designs were also adopted by police and military services of Sweden (7.5 mm M1887), Norway (M1893), Poland, and Greece . These revolvers were largely similar to the Russian Nagant M1895, but lacked the gas seal mechanism.

    This revolver was made at the Izhevsk arsenal in 1943. As with most of these, it has been refinished sometime in the past, and the finish would rate about 95%. The markings are sharp. The grips are in excellent condition. The bore is bright without pitting. The action is tight, and the cylinder still moves forward to form the patented Nagant gas seal. There are import markings on the barrel.

    The Nagant revolver was manufactured from 1895 into the early 1950's when it was replaced by the Markov pistol. With the USSR's role as a major combatant in WWII, an example of this revolver that was manufactured during the war years is an integral part of every WWII military collection.

    (PROVENANCE NOTE-  This item is from the Howard P. Hart and Jean H. Hart Collection of Historical Arms.  Mr. Hart was a career Central Intelligence Agency Officer as well as an avid arms collector.  A large part of their collection was donated to the Virginia War Memorial Museum in Richmond, VA, and many other items donated to the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, LA.   This item has the Hart Collection inventory tag attached, and has a certificate of provenance and a copy of Howard’s fascinating autobiography, signed by Jean Hart.  The association of this item with Mr. Howard Hart, and this outstanding collection adds to its desirability for your collection and for future owners and helps preserve the legacy of Mr. Hart.)  Read more about the biography of this remarkable American patriot on the Hart Collection Biography page $450.00 (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)

    **SOLD** 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)

    SMOF6330 - EXCELLENT JAPANESE WWII T-94 IN 8 MM SERIAL NUMBER 21992 DATED 16.12 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 December 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 is a very nice example of a T-94 pistol. $895.00 (View Picture)

    **SOLD** 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)


    Classic & Collectible Commercial Handguns
    (post-1898)

    SMOF6952 - (JT) CLASSIC SMITH AND WESSON 6.5 INCH MODEL 29-2 IN 44 MAGNUM SERIAL NUMBER N67825 MANUFACTURED IN 1978 This is the classic Dirty Harry gun with 6.5 inch, pinned barrel and recessed cylinder. The 6.5 inch barrel length was dropped as standard in 1979 in favor of the 6 inch.

    The "Most Powerful Handgun in the World" was announced to the shooting public on January 19, 1956, with a special telecast from Springfield, MA. The NT-430 was initially offered in both a 6.5” and 4” barrels, blue or nickel finish, at a price of $135.00. Approximately 6000 .44 Magnums were produced in 1957.

    The new .44 Magnum quickly gained popularity with shooters and handgun hunters. The .44 Magnum became the Model 29 when S&W assigned model numbers in 1957. The release of the movie Dirty Harry starring Clint Eastwood made the .44 Magnum and the Model 29 known around the world. The "Most Powerful Handgun in the World" acquired a mystique unequaled by any other modern handgun. Interest in the .44 Magnums increased to the point where demand far exceeded supply.

    This revolver is in excellent condition with about 95%+ original finish on the metal and a little lightening at the muzzle. The bore is excellent and the grips are in good condition with no cracks or chips missing but showing some light wear. $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)

    SMOF6891 - RARE SECOND YEAR PRODUCTION SMITH AND WESSON 6.5 INCH PRE- MODEL 29 4-SCREW IN 44 MAGNUM Serial Number S176000, according to information in the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson by Jim Supica & Richard Nahas, this revolver is the first Pre-Model 29 built in 1957. It comes with Original Presentation Case, Screwdriver, Cleaning Tools and Rare "Coke Bottle" Grips.

    The first production .44 Magnum, serial number S130927, was completed on Dec. 15, 1955. S&W called this model the NT-430 for N-frame, Target, .430 bore diameter. The second revolver (S130806) was completed December 29 of that year and presented to Coleman. Five additional .44 Magnums were completed in January of 1956 with S130942 being shipped to Julian Hatcher of the NRA and fourth going to Elmer Keith (serial number S147220) on January 27, 1956.

    The "Most Powerful Handgun in the World" was announced to the shooting public on January 19, 1956, with a special telecast from Springfield, MA. The NT-430 was initially offered in both a 6.5” and 4” barrels, blue or nickel finish, at a price of $135.00. Approximately 6000 .44 Magnums were produced in 1957.

    The new .44 Magnum quickly gained popularity with shooters and handgun hunters. The .44 Magnum became the Model 29 when S&W assigned model numbers in 1957. The release of the movie Dirty Harry starring Clint Eastwood made the .44 Magnum and the Model 29 known around the world. The "Most Powerful Handgun in the World" acquired a mystique unequaled by any other modern handgun. Interest in the .44 Magnums increased to the point where demand far exceeded supply.

    The early NT-430s were shipped in a black or dark blue pebble grain leatherette presentation case with S&W Insignia and ".44 Magnum" on the top. The interior was lined in blue satin and contained an aluminum (or blue steel) knurled screwdriver and cleaning rod with brass brush and cotton swab. The swab and brush were made with a treaded brass base.

    Approximately 6500 Pre-Model 29s were produced with the five-screw frame in the serial number range of S130000 to S167500 but revolvers with serial numbers as high as S174500 have been documented as five-screw framed. The serial numbers were stamped on the bottom of the grip frame, the rear cylinder face, inside the yoke, in the ejector rod shroud and under the extractor star.

    This revolver is in excellent condition with about 98% original finish on the metal and a little lightening at the muzzle. The grips are the rare "Coke Bottle" type, they are in good condition with no cracks or chips missing but showing some light wear. The case is in good condition, it has some wear on the fabric near the hammer. Coke Bottle grips have been selling for $550 on E-Bay and early cases like this selling as high as $250. Overall this is a handsome revolver and a rare find.

    Comes with a letter concerning the original owner, David W. Lyon, a successful power line contractor in Salt Lake City. $3000.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6644 - STAINLESS STEEL RUGER MODEL P-91 DC IN .40 S&W SERIAL NUMBER 340-36630. The Ruger P-91 is a semi-automatic pistol designed for military, police, civilian and recreational use. The designs are largely based on the Browning action found in the M1911 pistol, but with minor variations, generally related to the safety mechanism and the barrel-camblock interface. Reviews have considered them rugged, reliable, and strong.

    This pistol is in excellent condition (almost like new) it comes with ambidextrous decocker, blue finish 3 dot sights, original box, loading tool, and two high capacity magazines. $375.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6888 - HIGH STANDARD HD MILITARY .22 LR - SERIAL NUMBER 159628 MANUFACTURED IN 1946. 6 INCH BARREL. In 1943 the U.S. Army issued High Standard a contract for the production of their Model HD pistol in slightly modified form as the USA-HD for use as training and recreational weapons. High Standard manufactured USA-HD pistols until the end of the war in 1945. Development of the HD-Military began in 1944, the only change needed to adapt the USA-HD for the civilian market was the addition of an adjustable sight and to offer the choice of 4 1/2 or 6 3/4-inch barrels. Main production of the HD-Military began around serial number 147000 in early 1946 and continued well into the early 50s. Pieces are seen with serial numbers well over 300000, estimated HD-Military production was over one hundred fifty thousand. This is a handsome pistol, it retains about 95% + original finish. Bore is shiny with strong lands and groves. Grips are in very good condition with strong checkering and no cracks, chips or dents.

    (PROVENANCE NOTE-  This item is from the Howard P. Hart and Jean H. Hart Collection of Historical Arms.  Mr. Hart was a career Central Intelligence Agency Officer as well as an avid arms collector.  A large part of their collection was donated to the Virginia War Memorial Museum in Richmond, VA, and many other items donated to the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, LA.   This item has the Hart Collection inventory tag attached, and has a certificate of provenance and a copy of Howard’s fascinating autobiography, signed by Jean Hart.  The association of this item with Mr. Howard Hart, and this outstanding collection adds to its desirability for your collection and for future owners and helps preserve the legacy of Mr. Hart.)  Read more about the biography of this remarkable American patriot on the Hart Collection Biography page $550.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6832 - COLT .38 SUPER AUTOMATIC PISTOL MADE IN 1935- SUPERB! WITH CASE! Serial number 17959 made in 1935 with 98-99% original high polish blue finish. It will be nearly impossible to find a better example! The quality of the workmanship and finish on these pre- WW2 Colts is simply breathtaking.

    This is basically a Model 1911A1 pistol modified only as much as needed to function with the .38 Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge which had first been introduced in the Colt Model 1900. The “.38 Super” designation actually referred to the pistol, to distinguish this new offering from the older Colt models 1900, 1902 and 1903. Eventually, after WW2 there began to be differences in the ammunition, with older .38 ACP cartridges having slightly less velocity and significantly lower chamber pressures than the similar size cartridges loaded and sold as “.38 Super.” (There is a very good discussion of the history of the cartridge at http://38super.net/Pages/History.html)

    There is a great history of the .38 Super pistol development from Man At Arms magazine at https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54dc6b0be4b0d364a5ee20e0/t/54e785a1e4b021b682bbdfb1/1 424459169224/colt+super+automatic+copy.pdf which we will summarize here. The .38 Super pistol was introduced by Colt in 1928 as a higher velocity smaller caliber alternative to the .45 ACP Model 1911 with greater penetrating power, and began shipping in 1929. A total of about 37,000 were made prior to WW2, and during the war the British bought up 1,120 .38 Supers on hand and later the OSS bought 400 for their use. In addition, there were Match and Super Match versions offered for target shooters where this was a very popular competitive pistol.

    This is about as nice an example as most people will ever see. There is a tiny scrape in the finish on the front strap, and another on each side of the slide, and one eraser size spot where the deep blue finish is discolored. The sharp corners on the front of the slide show just the faintest bit of finish loss. This is an honest 98-99% gun, all totally original, never dinked with or touched up. Perfect bore. Comes with one original magazine. The case is a custom made case, very nice quality with red cloth interior, and would work equally well with any of the 1911 series pistols if you do not want to use it to protect this exceptionally nice gun. $5500.00 (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)

    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)

    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)

    SMOF6608 - UNFIRED! HIGH STANDARD SUPERMATIC CITATION MODEL 106 MILITARY - CALIBER .22 LR. SERIAL NUMBER 1889094 MANUFACTURED IN 1967. This pistol appears to be unfired and it comes with the original box and papers.

    The High Standard Supermatic line was introduced in 1951, it replaced the G series, and was a much more refined pistol with a slide stop, barrel balance weights, improved adjustable target sights and the lockwork refined. The Supermatic Citation was designed for target shooting, it's micrometer rear sight was mounted independently from the slide to improve accuracy.

    This pistol has a 5.5 inch bull barrel with slots for barrel weights, the serial numbers on the slide and frame are matching. The pistol was manufactured in 1968 and it is in brand new condition, probably unfired. It comes with the original box and papers. There is no visible finish wear, the bore is bright and shiny and the grips are nice and clean with sharp checkering, not dinged, cracked or oil soaked. The box is in good condition with some slight wear. $995.00 (View Picture)

    SMF6739 - RUGER STAINLESS STEEL NEW BEARCAT IN .22 CALIBER SERIAL NUMBER 93- 41161 MANUFACTURED IN 2008 The Ruger Bearcat was first introduced in 1958 and stayed in production until 1970. It is a design based on the classic Remington percussion revolvers of the mid- 19th century. Because of its compact size and frame, it was advertised as being ideal for hikers or campers in need of a .22 LR revolver, or "kit gun".

    Due to the popularity of the design Ruger reintroduced the model in 1993 as the New Bearcat. The New Bearcat features smooth rosewood grips with a Ruger medallion embedded. The New Bearcat makes use of the Ruger transfer bar safety system.

    This revolver was Manufactured in 2008, it is in excellent condition bit a bright and shiny bore. $550.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6642 - EARLY RUGER MK-I 5 & 1/2 INCH BULL BARRLE TARGET PISTOL IN 22 CALIBER SERIAL NUMBER 323063 MANUFACTURED IN 1965. The Ruger 22 Standard Model was introduced in 1949, and customers flocked to it by the thousands, America’s shooters found that it delivered outstanding performance and value. In 1951, the Mark I Target Pistol was introduced. This Mark I Target Pistol is an excellent choice for the target shooter who wants quality but does not want to invest a lot of money. The pistol has a blue finish and is set up with a 5.5 inch bull barrel and adjustable target sights. Excellent condition with an excellent bore, comes with one magazine. $350.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6606 - HIGH STANDARD SUPERMATIC MODEL S101 - CALIBER .22 LR. SERIAL NUMBER 573175 MANUFACTURED IN 1956. The High Standard Supermatic line was introduced in 1951, it replaced the G series, and was a much more refined pistol with a slide stop, barrel balance weights, improved adjustable target sights and the lockwork refined.

    This pistol has a 4.5 inch bull barrel with slots for barrel weights. The serial numbers on the slide and frame are matching. Pistol retains 90 to 95% original finish with some slight holster wear on the tip of the barrel and on the sharp edges. The bore is shiny with strong lands and groves. Grips are in very good condition with strong checkering and no cracks, chips or dents. This would make an excellent competition pistol or a handsome addition to a collection. $495.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6643 - EARLY RUGER STANDARD MODEL .22 SEMI- AUTOMATIC PISTOL MANUFACTURED IN 1964. The “standard model” was Bill Ruger’s first product, introduced in 1949, and with few minor improvements over the years remains in production today. The original design lasted from 1949 through 1982 with only the 1952 change in the color of the eagle on the grips from red to black in honor of the death of Alex Sturm, Ruger’s partner. In 1982 the Mark II was introduced and in 2005 the Mark III.

    This pistol is serial number 270792, it was made in 1964 with 4.75 inch standard weight barrel, fixed sights and nice checkered wood grips with the black Ruger eagle. The pistol is in excellent condition with a few small dings and scratches. Comes with one nine round magazine. $350.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6766 - RARE SMITH AND WESSON MODEL 1900 TRIPLE LOCK TARGET SERIAL NUMBER 14264 CALIBER 44 SPECIAL The Smith and Wesson company developed a large frame pistol at the end of the 19th Century and introduced it in 1900 as the Model 1900, often called the New Century”. In order ensure an extremely tight lock up between the barrel and cylinder at the time of firing they engineered a small metal extension onto the yoke that locked into the frame. Because of this these pistols were called Triple Locks. This refers to the three points of locking, the under barrel lug that locks the cylinder axis pin, the lock at the rear that locks the cylinder, and addition lock added to the yoke. This system stayed in production until about 1917 when it was abandoned as too costly. Just over 15,000 Triple Locks were made and are eagerly sought after by collectors.

    A small number of Triple Lock pistols were made with target sights. This is one of those pistols. The pistol has been refinished at some time in it's past, overall finish would rate at about 90% with some fading. The barrel has strong riflings. Triple Lock target pistols are rarely seen in any condition. $2200.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6598 - HIGH STANDARD MODEL B PISTOL. SERIAL NUMBER 46506. CALIBER 22. The High Standard Firearms Company of New Haven, Connecticut made high quality .22 caliber target pistols for many years. Many Model B pistols were used by the U.S. Government for training during World War II. The High Standard line began with the Models A and B, this makes the Model B a must for most High Standard enthusiast to have in their collections. Model A and Model B pistols were about the same design with an internal hammer and detachable box magazine that held 10 rounds, except that the Model B had fixed sights rather than the adjustable sights of the Model A. Barrel lengths of both 4.5 inches and 6.75 inches were available.

    This pistol has the longer 6.75 inch barrel, it was manufactured in 1939. The pistol it retains over 95% of its original blueing with some fading on the front and backstraps. The barrel is bright with excellent riflings. Overall this pistol is one of the best High Standard Model B Pistols that we have come across in a long time and it would make a great addition to any High Standard collection. $450.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6645 - SMITH & WESSON MODEL 41 TARGET PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER 17263 .22 LONG RIFLE WITH 7-3/8 INCH BARREL AND COCKED INDICATOR. NICE! The Model 41 is a semi-automatic pistol developed by Smith & Wesson after World War II as a competitive target pistol. Smith and Wesson designed the Model 41 to be the finest 22 target pistol that could be manufactured and many people believe that they were successful. It was designed with a 105 degree grip angle which is the same as the Colt M1911 pistol. This was intended to maintain a consistent grip angle for competition shooters who are often involved with both centerfire and rimfire shooting. Since the model is considered to be one of the world’s finest target pistols, it was purchased by the government for military marksmen as well as by civilian target shooters.

    Serial number range for this model began 1954 at 1001 and continued to 115000 in 1970. We believe this pistol (17263) was manufactured in 1959. The pistol is one of the highly sought after early model with 7-3/8 inch barrel and cocked indicator, the cocked indicator was dropped on later versions to reduce production costs. Pistol is in excellent condition with only a few small dings and scratches. $1200.00 (View Picture)

    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)


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