A Bergmann-Schmeißer Mod. 1894
Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A80s | Live auction | 918 Lots
Hammer price € 24,000Login
Cal. 8 mm Bergmann, Nr. 8, Bright bore, barrel length 135 mm. Magazine for five rounds. Proof-marked double crown/U. Without extractor for rimless cartridge. Blowback. Loading port on the right, no loading frame. No inscription or text. Original bluing partially minimally thinner at the edges and the grip. Hammer, trigger, and small parts strawed, screws and front sight blued. Walnut grip panels with fine chequering. Lanyard ring. Lateral cleaning rod missing. With a dummy cartridge for demonstration purposes. Extremely rare weapon, the highest known serial number is 28. Schmeißer worked for Bergmann, the director of the "Eisenwerke AG Gaggenau", to develop a pistol, the later model 1894. Bergmann founded his own company "Bergmann's Industriewerke Gaggenau" in 1893. The pistol model 1894, which was constructed by Schmeißer but was patented under Bergmann's name, was supposed to be his introduction to the arms production. For technical reasons they had to be made at V.C. Schilling in Suhl. Around 1896/97 the newly founded arms department at Bergmann's factory was able to produce the models 1896 on its own.
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