Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1435: Bergmann Model 1896 No. 3 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: May 14, 2022

Excellent Bergmann Model 1896 No. 3 Semi-Automatic Pistol

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

Excellent Bergmann Model 1896 No. 3 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Bergmann Theodor
Model: 1896
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 6.5 mm Bergmann
Barrel: 4 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/straw
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 670
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 301
Class: Antique

Manufactured by the firm of V. Charles Schilling of Suhl, the Bergmann was developed in the mid 1890s, improved upon by Louis Schmeisser, and was produced in limited numbers. Blade front and notch rear sights, German "crown/crown/U" proofs, Schilling "mountain man" oval logo on the right side of the frame, and a series of numbers on the individual components to denote order of disassembly. Fitted with a straw finished trigger and hammer, niter blue safety, and checkered walnut grips.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 95% of the original blue finish, 80% original straw colors, and 50% of the original nitre blue with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey or brown patina, most noticeably at the muzzle and on the grip straps. The grips are fine with a few minor flat spots and dings, and otherwise well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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