Lot 3513: Simson & Company - 1925
|Rare 1925 Dated Simson & Suhl Luger Pistol with Matching Magazine|
|Estimated Price: $10,000 - $14,000|
|Serial #||Manufacturer||Simson & Company||Model||1925|
|Type||Pistol||Gauge||9 Mm Luger||Catalog Page||179|
|Barrel||3 7/8 Inch Round||Finish||Blue||Grip||Walnut Checkered|
|Stock||Class||Curio & Relic Handgun||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||This is an excellent example of a rare Weimar era 1925 dated Simson & Co. Suhl Luger pistol, serial number "474". They were issued to both the Weimar Military and Police units up through the late 1920s before Hitler came into power and abolished/closed the Simson Company, as they were Jewish owned. The chamber are is dated 1925 and the front toggle is marked "SIMSON & Co./SUHL". The right side of the barrel extension has several small "Eagle 6" acceptance/firing proofs along with the small Weimar Eagle acceptance proof. It has the military style serial number placement with the full serial number on the major components with the last two digits on the small parts with the Eagle/6 Simson acceptance proof on many if not all of the small parts. It has the standard "GESICHERT" and "GELADEN" safety and extractor markings. It is fitted with standard checkered walnut grips and is complete with one nickel plated magazine body with the aluminum base marked "Eagle/6/474/Eagle/6/S".
|Condition||Excellent with 95% plus of the original blue finish overall with wear and finish loss on the edges and high spots with thinning on the grips straps. The various small parts retain 60% of their straw colors overall. The grips are excellent with nice distinct checkering, mixed with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. As noted this example has all matching numbers to include the magazine.|
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