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Lot 416: Mauser Banner Model 1906/34 Swiss Contract Luger

Rare and Excellent Mauser Banner Model 1906/34 Swiss Contract Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine and Holster

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Lot 416: Mauser Banner Model 1906/34 Swiss Contract Luger

Rare and Excellent Mauser Banner Model 1906/34 Swiss Contract Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine and Holster

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Estimated Price: $9,000 - $14,000
Price Realized:

Rare and Excellent Mauser Banner Model 1906/34 Swiss Contract Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Matching Magazine and Holster

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: 06/34
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.65 mm Luger Auto
Barrel: 4 5/8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 484
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 337
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

This is an excellent example of a 06/34 "Mauser Banner" Swiss contract Luger pistol. These were manufactured by Mauser as a commercial contract for Switzerland. This example has the short style barrel extension with the 1906 frame with coil spring and grip safety, fast taper barrel, first pattern polished lower safety area and no stock lug. It is estimated that 500 were manufactured in the 3500v-4000v serial number range for both the Swiss Government, as well as other foreign countries. They can be found with and without a crest over the chamber area; this example bears the Swiss "cross in sunburst" crest. It has the standard "Mauser Banner" on the front toggle, with "eagle/N" commercial proofmarks and "Kal. 7,65" on the barrel. The full serial number and suffix is located on the front of the frame, with the number alone repeated on the left side of the barrel extension and underside of the barrel, with the last two digits of the serial number stamped on the various other parts. Import marks for HI LLC of Bettendorf, Iowa have been added around the magazine well. This scarce Swiss contract Luger is complete with one matching magazine that has the all blue extruded body, sans German proofs, with an aluminum base marked "3880/v". Also included is a Swiss pattern holster with shoulder strap, with a Zurich leatherworker's mark on the rear and faint hand markings inside the flap.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 95% plus of the original blue finish, showing some light dings on the sides of the barrel, mild spotting concentrated on the grip straps, light edge wear and mild handling marks overall. The trigger, ejector and takedown lever show 80% bright straw finish, with a gray patina forming on the thumb safety and grip screws. The grips are very good, with some dings, dark spots, and spots of verdigris. The holster is very fine, with some stress cracking concentrated on the flap and closure strap, with the leather supple and the stitching solid overall. Mechanically excellent.



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