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Bayard, M1908, Vest Pocket Pistol, Imperial. #A-1120

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Scarce Bayard 1908, Imperial marked for WWI German issue, with original grips and magazine. SN: 178626. Cal: 7.65mm (.32 ACP). Standard configuration Bayard 1908, an unusual pistol whose recoil spring is mounted in the slide over the barrel. Fixed front and rear sights. Slide marked on the left side with caliber, patent information on crest. Left side of frame with the mounted Bayard knight adjacent to the two line manufacturer address in Belgium. Safety detents marked “SUR” (Safe) and “FEU” (Fire). Matching serial numbers and usual Imperial Military markings on the right side of slide and frame. Hard rubber grips, molded with the word ”Bayard” in checkered field, each secured with two screws. Bottom magazine release. Unmarked magazine, each side with four slotted indicator holes, fixed base. Condition: Bright original blue with wear consistent with holster and field use, particularly on leading edges of slide and frame. Left grip near excellent. Right panel has two losses as pictured. Bright bore. Perfect manual mechanics. One of the more unusual Belgium made WWI issue pocket pistols. A HISTORIC INVESTMENT!  Inv# A-1120

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