"MAUSER PERSIAN CONTRACT ARTILLERY LUGER WITH STOCK, HOLSTER & RIG. SN 3568. Cal. 9 mm. 1930's Mauser Contract artillery Luger with 8" tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted dovetail front sight with an 800 meter rear sight with Farsi numbering. Top of chamber area has the Royal Iranian crest and toggle link is marked in Farsi. Serial numbers are also in Farsi with a series of Farsi writing & numbers on right side of receiver. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips and a mismatched aluminum base magazine with Farsi number "3771". Stock is matching numbered and is complete with brown leather holster containing an orig cleaning rod and takedown tool in their respective pouches. It also has orig shoulder strap with two-pocket mag pouch. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains most of its orig factory blue with some thinning around muzzle and sharp edge wear with a series of five or six small scratches on bbl. Receiver & frame retain virtually all of their orig blue with about 30-40% orig straw colors. Grips are sound with a few scattered bruises and chipped diamonds and show moderate wear. Magazine is very fine. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Holster shows moderate wear with some darkening over lower half. Straps & mag pouch are fine. Stock is fine with a few light scratches. 4-33915 JR79 (4,000-6,000)"
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