The first 100 Bergmann Mars 1903 pistols (approximately) were chambered for the .30 caliber cartridge. This particular pistol, SN: 108, may have been the last of that run before the chambering was expanded to 9mmBB. It is otherwise standard configuration Bergmann 1903, single action locked breech pistol with 4” barrel having fixed front and rear sights. Left side of barrel extension unmarked. The locking block on top of slide bears the MARS patent reference. Serial number under barrel, last two digits on inner surface of each grip. Magazine floorplate #74. Walnut checkered grips with fine border, secured with single transverse screw.
Bergmann Mars 1903, earliest production, correct extended magazine, in .30 cal, forerunner to the much more common to the M1910 and M1910-21
G+ original rust blue finish with considerable fading and oxidative discoloration as one would expect from a pistol that has seen heavy use. Comparable condition fire blue on locking block, rear sight and safety lever. Same holds for the straw on hammer and trigger. The number “74” on the magazine floorplate appears to have been over stamped. Grips with staining and scattered handling marks. Surprisingly bright bore with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. The earliest variation Bergmann 1903 Mars pistol with the desirable extended magazine and an excellent bore. A real find for those interested in early developmental pistols!