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Every screw and spring counted when these men staked their lives on these machines of war.Each piece represents a nation’s best effort to produce a weapon on a massive scale; balancing machine time, material consumption, reliability, precision, and ease of use.Action is very smooth on this digger and gas port is clean. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is approaching excellent. Comes with tripod numbered 188 and Zeiss optic SN 2583. Other external parts appear to be matching; this includes trunnion, feed shuttle, fusee spring cover, top cover, backplate, cocking handle, and rear sight as well as optic sight base and rail retaining plates. Sight optics are clear, metal retains 85% of its gray/blue finish. Bottom of trunnion is engraved “JPL T AZ85653”, which indicates that at one time this arm was in the possession of a noted firearms enthusiast in Arizona. This pistol is in the documented serial number range supplied to the Basel police immediately after WWI and is offered with the correct Basel Police pattern black leather holster. Retracting two pins from the base releases the lid to view the interior, which is lined with grey baize. An outstanding presentation case whose visual impact is even greater than the pistol. This example has a 5-1/2″ bbl with a fixed front and sight.

Well, this is the first official collection, representing eight major players in the Second World War.

Annulus - A tiny circular recess at the base of a cartridge case surrounding the primer pocket.

Recoil from fired cartridges invariably impress a discernable ring on the breech or bolt face of a firearm, providing some evidence of the amount of use it has seen.

Rest of carriage retains about 60% coverage with handsome bare brass where gun fits on. It is registered as a live gun however the chamber has been plugged with weld, otherwise the mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Feed lever articulates properly and belt advance indexes properly. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. The grips have ivory inlays that encircle 1-1/4″ x 1″ oval ivory escutcheons,, probably bone, finely engraved with the Imperial Hohenzollern crest. 90% of the gold plate remains on the extractor; 30% of the gold remains on the safety and trigger.

Wooden hardware is complete and serviceable with no cracks and retains about 5% of its green paint. This would be a great addition to the collection of a WWI enthusiast who wants to shoot their guns as well as display them. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Brass retains a pleasing deep shine with several scratches particularly a series of about nine 1″ scratches 3-4″ from trunnion. Wooden roller has a couple of scratches and dings but is fully serviceable. Pistol is presented in an embossed and gilded leather marquetry case whose lid has a raised Hohenzollern crest surrounded by a multicolored, Arabic inspired design that is repeated around the base. Grips retain orig finish with negligible repair around escutcheon on right panel. Comparable condition oiler, screwdriver and cleaning rod. Mannlicher made a small number (ten were submitted to the Dutch Army) of short grip M1901/M1905 pistols for Dutch military testing in which the safety lever was reconfigured and moved to the left side of the slide at the request of the Dutch.

Well, this is the first official collection, representing eight major players in the Second World War.Annulus - A tiny circular recess at the base of a cartridge case surrounding the primer pocket.Recoil from fired cartridges invariably impress a discernable ring on the breech or bolt face of a firearm, providing some evidence of the amount of use it has seen.Rest of carriage retains about 60% coverage with handsome bare brass where gun fits on. It is registered as a live gun however the chamber has been plugged with weld, otherwise the mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Feed lever articulates properly and belt advance indexes properly. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. The grips have ivory inlays that encircle 1-1/4″ x 1″ oval ivory escutcheons,, probably bone, finely engraved with the Imperial Hohenzollern crest. 90% of the gold plate remains on the extractor; 30% of the gold remains on the safety and trigger.Wooden hardware is complete and serviceable with no cracks and retains about 5% of its green paint. This would be a great addition to the collection of a WWI enthusiast who wants to shoot their guns as well as display them. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Brass retains a pleasing deep shine with several scratches particularly a series of about nine 1″ scratches 3-4″ from trunnion. Wooden roller has a couple of scratches and dings but is fully serviceable. Pistol is presented in an embossed and gilded leather marquetry case whose lid has a raised Hohenzollern crest surrounded by a multicolored, Arabic inspired design that is repeated around the base. Grips retain orig finish with negligible repair around escutcheon on right panel. Comparable condition oiler, screwdriver and cleaning rod. Mannlicher made a small number (ten were submitted to the Dutch Army) of short grip M1901/M1905 pistols for Dutch military testing in which the safety lever was reconfigured and moved to the left side of the slide at the request of the Dutch. Solid early-1890s blk pwdr "loose pack" box (as opposed to the later "heads & tails" box).