Standard late configuration Bergmann 1896, No. 3, single action blowback, bolt with extractor, with 4.5” lugged barrel having drift adjustable front sight and notched rear sight. Crown/C/U proofs on left side of barrel and chamber. Patent markings on left side of short fluted frame that has the later pattern rounded grip. Sideplate with miner logo referencing location in Gaggenau, Suhl. “PISTOLET BERGMANN” on rotating magazine cover. Full serial number on right side of frame. Fitted with molded hard rubber grips bearing “B” at top over uniformly checkered and bordered field. Fixed lanyard loop.
Late production Bergmann 1896, No. 3, 6.5mm, with magazine cover marked “PISTOLET BERGMANN”.
G- original rust blue with considerable fading, now mostly a grey-blue gun with oxidative changes as photographed. No suggestion of touch up. Same applies to the largely faded and now grey strawed and fire blued small parts. Hard rubber grips, each with a missing chip at the top forward corner, checkering with wear commensurate with rest of gun. Generally bright bore with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. A late production ANTIQUE Bergmann pistol, mechanically fine, at an attractive price point!