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SN 6022. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights and left side of slide marked “9mm Selbstladepistole Neuhausen 44/16”. Top of slide, back of ejector port, has a loaded indicator. Left side of frame has the serial number. Frame is extra thick to accommodate the double stack 16-rd magazine with reinforcements at the top rear on each side. Slide lock/disassembly bar and thumb safety are also on the left side. The “S” for safe is in white and the “F” for fire is in red. Thumb safety is also a decocking lever. Pistol does not have magazine safety. Trigger, hammer and grip screw are straw colored. Mounted with coarse checkered 2-pc walnut grips and accompanied by one orig 16-rd magazine serial numbered “101”. Frame, bbl, slide, slide lock and grips are all matching numbered. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. Grips are retained by a single screw with dovetailed front edges that fit into the frame. This pistol is pictured on pg 821 as part of figure 11-131 in The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols, Gortz & Sturgess. The bbl lug has a machined J-shaped slot which constrains the barrel to initially recoil parallel to the sight axis before the curved section acts to cam the bbl rear downward during recoil and extraction and returns it to the lock position. This was the SIG patented modification to the Browning HP pattern recoil lug which makes for a substantially more accurate shooting pistol. Also the pistol has full length frame & slide rails which further stabilizes the slide to increase accuracy. This would have been a very comfortable and accurate pistol to shoot. Very few, if any, of these pistols are known outside of European museum & private collections and this may be the only example in the United States, only eight 16 shot prototypes (sns 6018 – 6025) being made in 1944 for Swiss Army trials to find a replacement for the Parabellum pistol. PROVENANCE: Henk Visser Collection; Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about 96% strong orig blue finish with light wear and thinning on the edges and forward sides of the frame. Frontstrap is also slightly thinned. Straw colored parts retain most of their bright gold finish. Grips are sound, showing light wear and retain most of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. Magazine shows light wear on the body. 4-52539 JR223 (25,000-40,000) – Lot 1253

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2014
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