Spanish Garate Anitua, Engraved Presentation Pistol.
Attractive nickel engraved Garate Anitua & Co pistol with grip safety and mother of pearl grips. SN: 4663. Cal. 7.65mm. Special order chrome engraved Eibar pistol whose left slide is marked “F.A.M. GARATE ANITUA & Co-EIBAR/THE BEST AUT. PISTOL “EXPRESS” FOR 32 CAL.” Offset is the smaller notation “Made in Spain”. The early rampant lion, an early Eibar proof, appears on the left rear of the slide, as part of the Eibar triad on the left side of the frame, and on the exposed barrel hood. The serial number is on the right side of the frame with disassembly showing assembly number “27”. Around the slide markings, proofs, and serial number is delicate scroll engraving with highlighted bordering. Mother of pearl grips are each secured with a single screw. Correct original magazine, unmarked, with five indicator holes. Condition: Very good + original nickel with wear and oxidative changes consistent with moderate use. Smooth mother of pearl grips with small chips around retaining screws. Near excellent bore with only minor oxidation with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. A HISTORIC INVESTMENT. #C-A
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