October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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Late production Conehammer with 5 - 1/2" barrel and pinned 50-500 rear sight. Usual chamber address with Crown/Crown/U marking on the left side of the barrel extension and antler proof on the right side. The initials “ARF”, inlaid in silver, were added to the raised panel on the left side of the frame. The full serial number is visible on the bolt stop, firing pin retainer, the back of the hammer and the frame just below the locking lever. Detailed disassembly shows all matching parts, including the sight assembly and hard rubber grips, that had the full serial number lightly scribed on each inner surface. Replacement lanyard ring. Correct Conehammer stock with refinished wood, the lid showing an extensive but high quality repair, missing the lug. Complete with Mauser factory original black leather bound presentation case, lined in tan suede, compartmentalized for the holstered pistol, six leather containers (three present, all black leather) for boxed ammunition, a covered accessory compartment, now containing the case key, and an early cleaning rod/takedown tool (Putzstock). PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: The pistol has 85-90% original blue with thinning around barrel and floorplate, a scattering of small nicks in front of magazine well, and a front and backstrap that have transitioned to a brown patina. Original fire blue on the small parts has faded to be commensurate to the overall condition of the pistol. The trigger is in the white as is correct for this variation. Original grips with diamond blunting and bruising but no chips or significant losses. Good bore with shallow rifling and moderate oxidation. Excellent mechanics. The refinished stock and the repaired lid have a scattering of light handling marks. Hinge retains 70% of its temper blue, the rest having transitioned to a pleasant patina. Near excellent and entirely original accessories, all of which are contained in an original Mauser presentation case with age appropriate scuffs and loses on the outside. A 6"x1" strip of new leather has been used to repair a defect on the edge of the lid on the left side. The suede liner, both in the lid and on the base, with expected stains and discoloration. MZ
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Value
Accessories
Stock Holster, Case, Accessories
Barrel Length
5 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
7.63mm
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Mauser
Model
C96
Paperwork
Serial Number
11463
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,800.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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