44. Rare Portuguese Model 1935/06 GNR Mauser Banner Luger Pistol

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serial #2204v, 30 Luger, 4 3/4'' barrel with a bright very good plus bore showing a little light frosting. These National Republican Guard pistols were part of a small contract of 564 guns. The metal surfaces retain about 80% original blue with toning to gray-brown patina along the gripstraps, rear of frame and sideplate as well as some scattered dings, small areas of pinprick pitting and handling marks. The small parts retain good straw color with overall silvering and light freckling while the sear spring and toggle pins still retain strong fire blue. The checkered walnut grips are un-numbered and remain in very good plus condition showing some dings and lightly chipped points, more noticeable on the right panel which is also a little loosely fitted. The pistol is marked with ''(Crown) / (Crown) / U'' proofs, the intertwined ''GNR'' marking on the chamber and Mauser banner on the toggle are clearly visible and the safety marking and loaded chamber indicator correctly read ''SEGURANCA'' and ''CARREGADA''. All of the serialized parts are matching although there are quite a few un-numbered parts including the grooved firing pin, sear bar, hold open, safety and extractor. These Lugers are an interesting variant retaining 1906 pattern features despite fulfilling the contract in the mid 1930s. One incorrect ''(Eagle) / 63'' magazine is included numbered 7749t. A fine example of these low production contract pistols. (138737-205) {C&R} [Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection] (1500/2000) Sold For 1265.00

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