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Lot 3515: Mauser Model 712 (1932) Schnellfeuer Machine Pistol

Auction Date: September 10, 2017

Desirable Early Production Fully Automatic Class III/NFA C&R Commercial Mauser Model 712 (1932) Schnellfeuer Machine Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $12,000 - $17,000

Desirable Early Production Fully Automatic Class III/NFA C&R Commercial Mauser Model 712 (1932) Schnellfeuer Machine Pistol

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: 1932 Schnellfeuer Pistol
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 7.63 mm Mauser
Barrel: 5 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 13946
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 198
Class: Class III

These were manufactured from 1932 to 1936 with approximately 95,000 manufactured in total before production was halted. Almost all of the pistols were shipped to China where the stock pistol concept was very popular. This is an early four-digit (5701) commercial model that was identified by the Mauser factory as the "1932" model commonly called a Schnellfeuer. The early American Stoeger catalogs also listed it as a Model 712 with a detachable magazine. They are based on the standard pre-war Mauser Model 1930 pistol only these were manufactured as a fully automatic weapon. This one has the later "Westinger" designed, two position "locking" selector switch. The top of the chamber has the standard Mauser factory three-line markings of: "WAFFENFABRIK/MAUSER/OBERNDORF A/N". The left side of the chamber is stamped with the serial number "5701". All other parts are unnumbered. The left side flat of the chamber and top of the bolt are both stamped with a single "Crown/U" Commercial firing proof. The left rear side of the frame has the Westinger designed selector switch marked "N" and "R" with a small Mauser Banner logo behind the switch. The right rear side has the Mauser factory three-line, address markings of: "WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER/OBERNDORF A. NECKER/D.R.P.u.A.P." It is fitted with a set of original, unnumbered, 12 groove walnut grips. It is complete with one 10-shot magazine that is stamped with a "MAUSER" banner on the base plate and the original lanyard ring. This is an extremely rare pistol as very few were actually legally registered in the U.S.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 97% plus of the original blue finish overall showing light wear on the edges and high spots with several very small patches of pin-prick type pitting on the right side, frame rail, rear and muzzle end of the barrel, the upper magazine well and front underside lip of the base plate. The grips are excellent with only a few minor handling marks on the sides. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.

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