Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 837: Two Unique Mauser Style Semi-Automatic Pistol Copies

Auction Date: April 24, 2015

Collector's Lot of Two Unique Mauser Style Semi-Automatic Pistol Copies

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $900 - $1,400

A) Chinese Copy of a Mauser Type Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Semi-Automatic
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.63 mm Mauser auto
Barrel: 4 1/8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
Stock:
Item Views: 1057
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 238
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in China. Hammer fired with a fixed barrel, operating on a simple blowback design with a blade front and no rear sights. With a deep rust blue finish and grooved plastic grips. Features a push button magazine release, fairly uncommon on a Chinese copy pistol. A very unusual collectors item.

Rating Definition:

Very good with 40% faded original blue finish. The balance having a smooth brown patina. Small areas of edge wear, scattered minor handling marks and light spotting is present. Grips are good with chipped edges and unevenly cut grooves. Mechanically needs adjustment.



B) Unique Unknown Mauser Type Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Semi-Automatic
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.65 mm auto
Barrel: 3 7/8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: horn
Stock:
Item Views: 1057
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 238
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

An interesting copy of a German Mauser type pistol, most closely resembling the model 1934. With a fixed front and slide notch rear sights. The right side of the slide is marked "ALMAN MAVSR", with the serial number "677676" just rear of the muzzle. Fitted with hand carved horn grips. Very similar to the hand made small arms produced in the Khyber Pass region between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Rating Definition:

Very good with small traces of original blue finish in protected areas. The balance is a mostly smooth mottled brown/gray patina with areas of light edge wear, scattered small scratches and mild spotting. The grips are good with well defined checkering and some edge chipping. Mechanically fair. Needs some adjustments as the firing pin will not release, or may be absent entirely.



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