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 (1894-1920) BY MEADOWS
     LOT 3408
Documented Remington-UMC Preproduction Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol - NSN, 45 ACP cal., 5 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut checkered grips. This is a unique pre-production WWI era “Remington-UMC” Model 1911 contract pistol. This exact pistol is discussed on page 212 in the book: “US Military Automatic Pistols” by Scott Meadows. In the book the factory estimates that approximately 22 were actually shipped to the Army
LOT 3410
U.S. Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic
General Officers Pistol Issued to Brigadier General W. Buck
- Serial no. 561733, 32 ACP cal., 3 3/4 inch round bbl., parkerized
finish, walnut grips. Manufactured in 1942, this Model 1903 Pocket
Hammerless pistol was subsequently issued to Brigadier General W. McG. Buck in
October of 1969 (p. 131 “The Colt Pocket Hammerless Automatic Pistols” by Brunner).
No further information was available regarding General Buck at this time. The slide has
the standard two-line address and patent dates on the left followed by the Rampant Colt and the two-line caliber marking on the right. The right of the frame is marked “U.S. PROPERTY”, and the left has the serial number. The left of the trigger guard has faint “VP” and “X” markings, while the right is marked “73”. It is fitted with blade and notch sights and a pair of checkered
walnut grips with Colt medallions.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 98% plus of the arsenal refurbished parkerized
finish with some light handling marks scattered throughout and some very
light edge wear. The grips are very fine with a few minor flat spots and
blemishes in the otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000
LOT 3411
Two German Luger Semi-Automatic Pistols with
-A) German Luger Pistol - Serial no. 4122a, 9 mm
cal., 3 7/8 inch round bbl., blue finish, hardwood
grips. Manufactured at an unknown date, several
of the markings on this Luger have been subjected
to targeted hammer peening, obscuring them; an
“eagle/355” proof survives on the barrel, traces of
a 4-digit date marking on the chamber, and what
might be a “42” on the toggle link, suggesting Mauser
production in the late 30s/early 40s. Fixed sights, with
the serial number “22” on multiple components, full blue
metal on the finish, a pair of checkered hardwood grips,
and a blued “122/eagle/37” magazine with the number
removed from the alloy base. With a black leather flap
holster bearing faint 1936 maker’s marks on the back
and “SANDERS/54665754” on the flap and a
takedown tool.
CONDITION: Fair with half of the blue, showing bright
wear on the high edges, areas of gray patina, and
scattered handling marks. The serial number has
been professionally reapplied, and the military proofs
have been obliterated. The grips are very good, with
some dings and flat spots on the otherwise sharp
checkering. The holster is fair, showing scuffing and
cracking appropriate to age and use.
Mechanically excellent.
B) DWM 1914 Dated Military Luger Pistol with Extra
Magazine - Serial no. 6664a, 9 mm cal., 4 inch round
bbl., blue finish, hardwood grips. Fixed sights, with “Bo32”
and “8,83” marks on the underside of the barrel, “1914”
on top of the breech and a “DWM” marked toggle. The
hold-open is numbered “86”, with matching full and partial
numbers on the other metal components. Straw finished
small parts, with niter blue springs and pins and checkered
grips. Two nickel finished magazines are included, one numbered “6664/a/+” to match the pistol. With a brown leather flap holster bearing multiple unit markings and an unmarked takedown tool.
CONDITION: Fine, with 50% of the original blue finish, showing areas of gray patina, bright edge wear, and scattered handling marks. Mild spotting is present on multiple components, with patches of heavier corrosion on the left side of the frame, sideplate and barrel. 30% of the straw and niter blue is present, with a mixed gray on the remainder. The grips are very fine, with some mild dents on the sharp checkering. The holster is fair as repaired, with riveted and re-stitched belt loops, scuffs and minor tears. The takedown tool shows nicks and sharpening on the screwdriver blade. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
   in this manner, fully manufactured and blued without
any U.S. Army inspection proofs or acceptance marks
nor a factory serial number. The left side of the slide has
the full factory two block, three line markings with the
circled “REMINGTON/UMC” logo in the middle. The two-
line “MODEL OF 1911/U.S. ARMY CALIBER 45” is on the right side. It does have the full “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” markings on the left side of the frame. It is fitted with all the correct factory parts to include an unmarked/unproofed blued barrel, an original, half-tone blued magazine and checkered walnut grips. These Remington-UMC pistol were produced in their own serial number block of 1 to 21,676 for the U.S. Military and were manufactured at the Bridgeport, Connecticut factory using their own drawings that did not conform to either Colts or the U.S. Government. Consequently, most of these pistols were disposed of after WWI due to the non-conforming parts. Certainly this is a rare and very unusual, probably a one-of-a- kind, early Remington-UMC preproduction/prototype Model 1911 pistol.
CONDITION: Excellent with 85% plus of the original blue finish remaining overall with the finish having flaked/worn off the front grip strap, mainspring housing and upper edge of the grip safety. The grips are very fine overall with nice distinct checkering on both sides and only a couple of minor chips on the tops of the checkering. Mechanically excellent. A very rare and documented Remington-UMC preproduction Model 1911 pistol.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 5,500 - 8,500
LOT 3409
World War II Mauser “byf/44” Code P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster - Serial no. 6652c, 9 mm para cal., 4 3/4 inch round bbl., phosphate/blue finish, plastic grips. Fixed sights, with the “byf/44” stamp on the left side of the slide, “WaA135” proofs on several parts and matching numbers
on the slide, frame, barrel, and locking
block. Fitted with ribbed black plastic grips.
Includes a replacement black leather flap
holster stamped “P. 35 [P]” in blue
ink inside the flap.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% plus
combination blue/phosphate finish with scattered handling marks, front edge wear on the slide and barrel. Grips are excellent as well with some scattered light scuffs. Mechanically excellent. Holster is very good with some flex wear and a bend up portion of the flap.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750

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