Lot 5519

Sunngard Mod. 1909 prototype, experimental sheet-metal gun with two magazines with matching numbers

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A83s | Live auction | 725 Lots

Hammer price € 11,500

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Description

Cal. 6,5 mm Sunngard, SN. 14, Matching numbers. Bright bore. Barrel length 156 mm. 2 x 25 rounds. Spring lock. Striker-fired action. Grip safety at the front of the grip. Thumb safety. Rear sight as charging aid. Marked "Sunngard Pat. 1909" on the left of the slide, "50 Cart. Cal. 6.5 - 7,6 Hg - 9.6 Hg" on the right. Receiver and barrel sleeve of stamped sheet metal. No grip panels. Original bluing, on the right side of the grip partially with minuscule spots. Two unblued magazines with matching numbers, each with 17 openings: the front magazine is in use and provides the rounds, the back magazine is sitting a bit lower in the frame. When the front magazine is empty, it is removed and replaced by the rear one. This pistol was offered to the Norwegian government and other countries, but was turned down. With one original round, which cannot be exported. Also see DWJ, 1970, p. 262, and Simon, "Selbstladepistolen aus dem Baskenland", p. 41.
Please note the recent restrictions on magazine capacity for hand guns: as of September 1, 2020, the new German Gun Act ("3rd WaffRÄndG") will come into effect, banning pistol magazines holding more than 20 rounds. Since these magazines were purchased prior to June 13, 2017, and registered with the German authorities, they can still be legally transferred. Foreign buyers will please check their national gun laws regarding high-capacity magazines prior to making a purchase!

WBK: Attention - For this gun we will need to obtain an export license for you, based on your import permit (if needed in your country) or through your firearms dealer

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The auction includes 726 lots and starts on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 5001 - 5727. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.