661. Rare Bavarian Model 1869 Werder Lightning Pistol

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serial #3645, 11.5x35mm Werder, 8'' part round part octagon barrel with a bright near excellent bore showing a little minor frosting. The barrel of this pistol is mostly a smooth brown patina showing strong arsenal-quality bright blue on and around the front sight while the frame retains about 85% arsenal-quality bright blue showing some light oxidation staining and spots toning to gray-brown patina. The triggers, safety and bolt are mostly bright showing some scattered gray freckling and some of the screw heads still retain some remnants of fire blue. The smooth walnut grips are pencil-numbered via assembly number to the gun and remain in near excellent condition showing some light handling marks and nice inspection stamps with a small ''(Crown) / S'' on the right and large ''(Crown) / M'' on the left. The safety screw head shows some moderate slot damage, all of the various inspection stamps throughout the pistol are crisp and clear and most of the visibly numbered parts appear to be matching by assembly number ''8'' although the trigger appears to be ''51''. The lanyard ring is intact and the action seems to function well mechanically. A very attractive example of these impressive Bavarian pistols which only saw limited production before the unification of Germany. (138737-22) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection] (1000/1500) Sold For 920.00

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