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Lot 387: Deutsche Werke Ortgies Pocket Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Deutsche Werke Ortgies Pocket Semi-Automatic Pistol Inscribed to German War Hero and Iron Cross First Class Recipient Werner Wolff

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Deutsche Werke Ortgies Pocket Semi-Automatic Pistol Inscribed to German War Hero and Iron Cross First Class Recipient Werner Wolff

Manufacturer: Deutsche Werke
Model: Ortgies
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 6.35 mm auto
Barrel: 2 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 314
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Good - Some light pitting or frosted appearance
Rating:

OB - EXCELLENT- all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal; unmarred wood.

Description:

Top of the slide inscribed ""LSSAH" SS Werner Wolff SS" (Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler). Werner Wolff was awarded the Iron Cross First Class in 1943 for his actions while serving in the 2nd SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment during the Battle of Kursk in which he took command of the leaderless 13th Company after the wounding of its commander and stopped a Russian attack of over 150 tanks by organizing a defensive front as well as single handedly knocking out a tank.

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