"BORCHARDT PATENT MODEL 1893 SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL #19. SN 19. Cal. 7.65. All blued finish with a 7-1/2" bbl and 2-piece wooden checkered grip. Most all parts are marked "19", except cheekpiece. Chamber marked "Waffenfabrik Loewe, Berlin"; toggle marked "D.R.P. No. 75837"; right side of frame marked "System Borchardt.Patent." with numerous German proofs on left side of chamber and bbl. Pistol comes complete in carry case with accessories, shoulder stock with attached leather holster, four matching magazines, a dummy magazine with an intracal brass oiler, a cleaning rod with tips, a leather shoulder strap, a small oil can marked "Made in USA", a wooden cheekpiece for the shoulder strap with a brass plunger knob, two flat metal screwdrivers; all parts except cheekpiece is marked "19". Cheekpiece numbered "351". Carrying case is covered with black leather and has a covered carrying handle with nickel plated hardware. Case is lined in green vaize. Back of dummy clip is marked "GESETZLICH GESCHUTZT" as is the bottom of the stock. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Pistol retains 98% of its orig blue finish with nitride blue on the trigger, springs and plates. It shows very little wear and has just a little bit of finish corrosion on the grip straps, top of toggle and toggle knob with a very slight amount of finish wear on the front sight ring. Grips are in excellent condition with no dents or bruising at all and very sharp checkering. Grip screws retain nearly all of their blue and just one slight bugger on the left. Nickel plated magazines are in very good condition with a little light pitting into the nickel and numbered wooden bottoms remain flawless. Dummy magazine with brass oiler is in excellent condition as are the cheekpiece, screwdriver and all of the other accessories. Buttstock also shows excellent plus, retaining almost all of the blue on the metal with just a minimal of corrosion and a couple of very minor scuffs. Holster is soft and pliable but shiny black dye leather has all but flaked off. Leather shoulder strap is soft and pliable but showing its age with some cracking. Leather covered case, with the small flat that reads "J.L. Childs, Floral Park, L.I." shows very good with some nicking throughout. Leather case handle is pretty dry but shows no tearing at this point. Action is crisp and clean and bore is bright and shiny. One would go far and wide to find a better or more complete Borchardt than this. 4-33902 BK130 (30,000-40,000)"
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