Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1588: Unknown Experimental Pistol 7.63 mm

Auction Date: September 12, 2014

Intriguing Experimental Test or Trails Luger Style Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Intriguing Experimental Test or Trails Luger Style Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Experimental
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.63 mm
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: in the white
Grip: black checkered plastic
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 273
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

This is a very unusual, early test or trials semi-automatic pistol. The pistol is a semi-automatic, blow back design that is chambered for a .30 cal type pistol cartridge, that maybe similar to the 7.63 mm or Mauser cartridge. The pistol is complete and it totally in the white with no markings or proof marks anywhere. It has a very large frame and grip area with a set of black hard plastic grips with unusual square checkering on the sides. It has a one-piece frame/barrel extension with a removable side plate to access the internal parts. It is fitted with a 5 inch barrel that has a very similar profile to a standard luger pistol. The barrel has the inverted "V" front sight and a simple sheet metal rear sight attached to the rear of the frame. It is a single safety lever on the left side with a slide hold open lock on the right sides, and it has no magazine hold open device inside. The pistol is complete with one original/correct, single stack magazine with a lanyard loop on the underside of the base plate and the magazine looks like it would hold approximately 10 rounds.

Rating Definition:

Very fine "in the white" bright metal. The grips are in fine condition showing wear along the edges with nice sharp checkering in the center of the grips. If someone can identify this desirable pistol, it could be the sleeper of the auction.

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