Lot 4599: A Parabellum Dutch Navy, Mauser 1937, "Automatic Pistol No. 1, Mauser Contract"
October 29, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Cal. 9 mm Parabellum, no. 2250. Matching numbers including firing pin and grip panels. Bright bore. Proof mark double crown/U. Extractor marked "Geladen" (tr. "loaded"), safety stamped "RUST". Chamber marked "1937", front toggle link with Mauser banner. Complete, original bluing with light wear marks. Small and operational parts completely strawed. Dark walnut grip panels. Correct, nickel-plated sheet metal magazine with wooden base as ordered by client. From delivery of 200 Parabellum pistols in autumn 1937. Almost as new condition. Cf. Martens/de Vries, The Dutch Luger, p. 145f. and Hallock/van de Kant, The Mauser Parabellum 1930 - 1946, p. 404f. where the above weapon is depicted and described. Erlaubnispflichtig The Luger Collection Joop van de Kant.
Condition Report: I -