Standard configuration Bergmann 1896, No. 2, single action blowback pistol, bolt cut for extractor, with 3” barrel having drift adjustable front sight and notched rear sight. Crown/C/U on left side on barrel and barrel extension. Patent markings and Gaggenau/Miner/Suhl logo on left side of frame. Serial number “1616” with gothic “S” suffix. Hard rubber grips with “B” at top over finely checkered field. Lanyard ring. Major components rust blued. Most small parts strawed or fired blued.
Scarce and highly desirable Bergmann 1896, No. 2, 5mm, late configuration with molded hard rubber grips.
VG-EX original finish with sharp edge wear and fading as carefully pictured. Rotating side plate with a faint wave and discoloration from cold blue touch up. No suggestion that the strawed or fired blue parts have been enhanced. Excellent grips with a few handling dings but no splits or repairs. Bright bore, a little dirty, with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. A delightful, scarce, and instantly recognizable semiautomatic from the end of the 19th century, especially nice as an ANTIQUE!