Among the modern small arms, the Austrian Mannlicher model 1905 is undoubtedly one of the premium lots. Offers from 1,500 euros are welcome for this early model, which still retains the inscription on both sides (lot number 8344).
Lot 8345 is yet another showstopper. The smallest semi-auto pistol that was ever made will soon take pride of place in a new collection. Referred to as the Kolibri Model 2, it measures just 7 cm in length with a small calibre of just 2.7 mm. Created by the Austrian watchmaker Pfannl, the eight-shot pistol is now listed at 1,000 euros.
Under lot number 8549, the sought-after Mauser C96 with its original finish and lanyard loop has a catalogue price of 800 euros. The large heraldic eagle on the magazine plate makes this firearm an extremely rare find.