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Lot 1580: M.A.B. Modele R Semi-Automatic Pistol in 9 mm Para.

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Scarce M.A.B. Modele R Semi-Automatic Pistol in 9 mm Para.

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Scarce M.A.B. Modele R Semi-Automatic Pistol in 9 mm Para.

Manufacturer: M.A.B.
Model: R
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm para
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
Stock:
Item Views: 185
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 387
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Designed after World War II and imported by the Western Arms Company in the 1950s, to be distributed by Winfield Arms, it is estimated that only around 1,000 of these Modele R pistols in 9mm were produced. The left side of the slide is marked "PISTOLET AUTOMATIQUE MAB BREVETE/MODELE R" while the right is marked "MADE IN FRANCE FOR W.A.C." It is fitted with blade front and notch rear sights, and lanyard loop on the butt, and a pair of "WAC" marked checkered grips. This pistol is consecutively serial numbered to the previous lot.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 98% plus of the original blue finish with some very light edge wear, a few scattered light handling marks, and the right side slide markings struck slightly soft. The grips are very fine with a few hairline cracks around the top screw holes, otherwise minimal handling evidence and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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