A Mannlicher Model 1901, Prussian test weapon
Firearms of the 19th and 20th century | A81s | Live auction | 584 Lots
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DescriptionCal. 7,63 mm Mannl., Nr. 111, Matching numbers. Bright bore, length 140 mm. Magazine for eight rounds. Brass follower. No proof mark, but certificate of proof mark absence. On the right side of the barrel root a small imperial acceptance mark crown/Gothic M. Marked on the left side of the receiver "Waffenfabrik / Steyr", on the right " 1. / System / Mannlicher". Complete original bluing, minimal signs of wear at the receiver. Operational parts polished white. Dark walnut grip panels with fine chequering. Lanyard ring.In the Gun Collectors Digest, 4th edition, Joe Schröder writes on page 183: A civilian model with a large number 9, German military stamp, probably a military test model. Mötz/Schuy write that tests were commissioned in Prussia to compare the performance of the Mauser C 96 with the Luger. 15 Mannlicher pistols were tested in spring 1902. Out of battery and therefore intended for officers.
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