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Super rare 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.  SN: 51.  Cal.9mm x 25mm (DWM case 487B).  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.  CONDITION:  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!

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