This 2nd variation pistol has a 4″ barrel with a banded front sight and a half round-half octagonal barrel whose chamber is hand inscribed “WAFFENFABRIK / MAUSER OBERNDORF A.N.”. Major components are rust blued. Bolt is strawed while the extractor, safety, safety release button, trigger, magazine retention spring and grip screw are fire-blued. Disassembly shows all matching numbers except for the magazine whose body is numbered “142” and whose fire-blued base is numbered”72″. Impeccable provenance with previous owners including Henk Visser and and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Exact gun illustrated in the Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols, Vol 1-3 book but with a 20-shot magazine.
Super rare and well documented Mauser M1906-08 experimental pistol, one of fewer than 100 made (highest recorded number is 77), and the first Mauser to have a flap-locked mechanism.
Superb professional restoration with deep chamber markings, flat planes, sharp edges. Major parts with correct rust blue; enhanced fire blue on the small parts. Original grip retaining much of its original varnish. Slight blunting of checkering. Bright bore with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics . One of the most unusual, recognizable and desirable pistols ever made by Mauser that could easily be the centerpiece of any early automatic pistol collection. A HISTORIC INVESTMENT!