Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1547: Charola y Anitua Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Scarce Charola y Anitua Semi-Automatic Pistol

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

Scarce Charola y Anitua Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Spanish
Model: Charola
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 5 mm
Barrel: 3 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
Item Views: 267
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 377
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Developed about 1898, the Charola y Anitua pistol shows a number of mechanical parallels to Mauser's 1896 "Broomhandle", with a fixed magazine ahead of the trigger guard, a short-recoiling barrel and receiver assembly, and a narrow profile grip. Blade front and fixed notch rear sights, with "I. CHAROLA-EIBAR 5 m/m" on top of the barrel, "winged bullet" trademark on the left side of the frame, and "SISTEMA CHAROLA Y ANITUA" impressed into the grips. The right grip panel has a matching pencil number on the interior.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 70% of the original blue finish, showing a mixed brown patina on the barrel and receiver, brown and gray on the gripstraps, patches of mild pitting concentrated on the right side of the frame and receiver, tool marks around the screws, and mild handling marks overall. The grips are very good, with some mild chipping around the edges, a few scuffs, and good detail in the decoration. Mechanically fine.

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