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Lot 3338: Mauser Large Ring Broomhandle with VL&D Retailer Markings

Mauser Large Ring Model 1896 Broomhandle Semi-Automatic Pistol with Von Lengerke and Detmold Retailer Markings

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3338: Mauser Large Ring Broomhandle with VL&D Retailer Markings

Mauser Large Ring Model 1896 Broomhandle Semi-Automatic Pistol with Von Lengerke and Detmold Retailer Markings

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500
Price Realized:

Mauser Large Ring Model 1896 Broomhandle Semi-Automatic Pistol with Von Lengerke and Detmold Retailer Markings

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: 1896
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.63 mm Mauser auto
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
Stock:
Item Views: 389
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 202
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Blade front and 1000-meter tangent rear sights, with the three line "WAFFENFABRIK/MAUSER/OBERNDORF a/N" marking on the top of the chamber area, "crown/crown/U" and "antler" proofs on the sides, and "VON LENGERKE/& DETMOLD/NEW-YORK" marked on the left side of the frame. The "crown/crown/U" is repeated on the bolt. Von Lengerke & Detmold were New York importers and dealers active in the early 20th century and were a prominent early pathway of the then-cutting edge Mauser Broomhandle onto the American sporting market. Matching external numbers on the receiver, bolt, hammer, hammer housing, takedown catch, frame, magazine follower, floorplate, and the interior of the 23-groove grips.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 40% plus original blue finish, showing areas of mixed gray and brown patina, scattered spotting, edge wear and mild handling marks. 50% of the original niter blue is present on the small parts, concentrated on the extractor, and the very good grips show some stains, scratches and dents. Mechanically excellent.



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