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Lot 1653: Firearms International Prototype Model D9 Pistol with Box

Documented Firearms International Prototype Model D9 Serial Number 1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1653: Firearms International Prototype Model D9 Pistol with Box

Documented Firearms International Prototype Model D9 Serial Number 1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,600
Price Realized:

Documented Firearms International Prototype Model D9 Serial Number 1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box

Manufacturer: Firearms International
Model: D9
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 397
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 422
Class: Modern Handgun
Description:

The included letter from Pete Dickey, a former staffer for American Rifleman and vice president of Firearms International, states that this pistol is one of two prototypes created by Firearms International for their "D9" project. This was to be a slightly scaled up version of their .380 semi-automatic pistol which had initially been marketed by Colt as the Pony, and later as the Model D. The letter states this prototype may be the first subcompact 9mm ever made. The pistol features serrated blade front and notch rear sights, Firearms International address on the left side of the slide, and "D9 1" on the right of the frame. This pistol was on display at the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum from 2013 to 2022 and is featured on page 202 of Guns of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum. Includes a Firearms International box and two extra magazines. Provenance: The Supica Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 98% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks and crisp grip checkering. Mechanically excellent. Box is very good.



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