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Lot 4534: A Parabellum Mauser Banner 1937, Lithuanian contract, Electric Company Palestine
29 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: 1st weapon of three consecutively numbered ones. Cal. 7.65 mm Parabellum, no. 5023v. Matching-numbered including grip panels except firing pin and hold-open latch marked "13". Bright bore, length 100 mm. Chamber marked "1937", front toggle link with Mauser banner. According to original indiscernibly reworked and blued by G. Morgan, USA. Small and operational parts completely strawed, springs and screws blue. Dark walnut grip panels. Nickel-plated Erma sheet metal magazine with wooden base, not matching-numbered. New condition. Cf. i. a. Still, Third Reich Lugers, p. 198 where this weapon is listed by its number and Hallock/van de Kant, The Mauser Parabellum 1930 - 1946, p. 528f. and 542f. where the above weapon is richly depicted and its history described. Erlaubnispflichtig The Luger Collection Joop van de Kant.
Condition Report: I