Standard configuration A.E.P. Bergmann Bayard 1910 with 4″ barrel having fixed front and rear sights. Left side of barrel extension marked with the usual 3 line A.E. Pieper address, location in Herstal, Belgium, and referencing the Bergmann patent. Full serial number on forward extention of frame. Occupational diamond/apple proofs on right side of frame, barrel extention and barrel. Correct unnumbered grips. Fitted with earlier unnumbered magazine from a M1908 pistol.
Scarce A.E. Pieper manufactured Bergmann Bayard 1910, cal 9mmBB, one of just over 1000 pistols made under German occupation during WWI in the 15000-160000 serial range with correct diamond/apple proofs.
VG-EXC bright original blue with fading in usual holster-contact areas as photographed. Comparable condition wear on fire blued extractor. Expected staining on exposed bolt, hammer, and trigger. EXC grips retaining most original varnish, minimal handling marks, burred screw. Dull bore with sharp rifling, faint ring, not externally discernable, about 1″ back from muzzle. Perfect manual mechanics. Seldom offered opportunity to own a WWI Bergmann Bayard made under German occupation!