"MAUSER BANNER 1935/06 PORTUGUESE MILITARY LUGER. SN 2334v. Cal. 30 Luger. Very rare contract Luger, only 564 made in 1935 for the Portuguese military. Pistol has blue finish with 4-3/4" bbl, usual dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight. It has intertwined "GNR" which stands for "GARDE NATIONALE REPUBLICANIE", the Portuguese Republic National Guard. Toggle link has a small Mauser banner and extractor is marked "CARREGADA" with the safety marked "SEGURANCA". Fitted with full checkered walnut grips and a proper unnumbered aluminum base magazine. It also has a grip safety which is an unusual feature for this late production Luger. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains virtually all of its strong blue and about 75% straw colors. Bbl has scattered pinpoint pitting on outside. It is possible that the finish may be an old expertly applied arsenal redo. Grips show light wear with a holster bruise on right side with moderate wear at bottom edges. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-34182 (3,000-5,000)"
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