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stock, numbered “827” on the lower right side
of the stock, as noted all four original, matching wood based magazines, one spare dummy magazine with the brass oiler on the bottom, an original black leather holster with attaching straps, the original matching cheek piece numbered “827” and the small tin of lubrication grease with its leather pouch. Its all stored in an original leatherette case.
LOT 617
Exceptional Early Production Loewe Model 1893 Borchardt Semi-Automatic Pistol Rig with Four Matching Magazines, Matching Shoulder Stock, Leather Holster, Case and Accessories - Serial no. 827, 7.65 Borchardt Auto cal., 7 1/2 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock, walnut checkered grips. This is a very
fine example of a scarce Model 1893 Borchardt semi-automatic pistol that was manufactured
by Ludwig Loewe & Company in Germany. It is complete with various accessories including all four matching magazines, the original matching wooden shoulder stock with leather holster, cheek piece and oiler, all contained in a fair condition Borchardt style leather bound case. The top of
the lid has the small silver plaque attached that is marked “D.B. Fay”, (ownership unidentified). The Borchardt pistol employed the unique toggling breech mechanism which was eventually adopted and refined by Georg Luger and was used throughout production of the Luger pistol from 1900 through 1942. The top of the chamber area is marked in three lines “WAFFENFABRIK/LOEWE/ BERLIN.” with the top of the toggle mechanism carrying the German patent markings of “D.R.P./ No. 75837”. The right side of the barrel extension is marked “SYSTEM BORCHARDT PATENT”. The
left side of the breechblock, toggle mechanism and barrel extension are all marked with the early German commercial “Crown” over “B” and “U” proofs, and the left rear section of the barrel is marked with the full German commercial proofs that consists of the “Crown” over “B,” “U,” and G” over “172,28”. It is fitted with the original checkered walnut grips along with the original varnished border around the checkered panel
in the center section of each grip. This example includes the original matching wooden shoulder

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