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Bergmann1896, model 3,

see Handguns of the World by Edward C. Ezell, pages 366 -377,




der Bergmann = the miner

the proof stamps


Bergmann 1896 model 3 for 6.5mm Bergmann, serial # 2956,

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the Bergmann = the miner

all model 3 show the 278, mandatory German proofs

the pouch for the magazines

Bergmann 1896 model 3 for 6.5mm Bergmann, serial # 628 with rare original holster and very rare two stripper magazines     sold















exceptional condition Bergmann 1896 # 3, caliber 65mm Bergmann, serial # 681 in original box including 2 different stripper magazines, both loaded with 5 cartridges,  with cleaning rod, screw driver and oil bottle, a rare and complete set!                   
for information only =  sold










a Keller & Co. 6.5 Bergmann pistol cartridge with a round nose full metal jacket bullet. This is another of the series of cartridges developed by the German Industrialist Theodor Bergman in the 1894 to 1896 period for his automatic pistols.
Hirtenberg History: Our history started in 1860, when German immigrant Serafin Keller founded a small metalworking shop. Soon he began making metal cartridges, laying the groundwork for what would become the Hirtenberger Cartridge Factory. 
The first change of ownership was in 1887,  when Ludwig Mandl purchased shares in the company. The company name was changed to “Hirtenberger Patronen-, Zündhütchen- und Metallwarenfabrik Keller & Comp.” (cartridge, primer and metal product factory). In 1904 the last member of the founder’s family, Anton Keller, sold his shares to the Mandl family.
A rare Bergmann cartridge!     $50.

the following are not available, and I like to buy more

















open for loading a stripper magazine









Bergmann patent model 1896 number 3, cal. 6.5mm, serial # 497,  early variation with slim grip frame and without extractor. The trade mark "Bergmann" on right side of frame, the maker's name V.C.S. in Suhl with the model # 278 and mandatory German proof stamps on left, the serial # 479 on the right side. Bright blue, moving parts kept in the white, crisp checkered grips. An excellent condition pistol showing very minor edge wear.




◄ 611 product number

trade mark ►

Bergmann = miner




Bergmann 1896 model 2, serial # 995, cal. 5mm Bergmann, 3" barrel with fixed front sight and adjustable rear sight, made by V.C.S. = Valentin Schilling in Suhl and underwent mandatory German proof as documented with the crowned U stamp, circa 95% bright blue remaining with a few scratches, hammer and trigger straw colored case hardening, perfect hard rubber grips with B in medallion. From the pistol are 2,000 made, and it is actually rarer than the Borchardt with 3,000 produced. Rarer than the pistol is the original leather holster with maker's stamp.
The desirable set in very fine condition.   














one original stripper magazine with five 5mm Bergmann cartridges for the models 1 and 2 pocket pistols.  Always wanted


6.5m Bergmann pistol cartridge made by DWM and stamped 413A
Brandt's # 30 made for the Bergmann semi-automatic / self-loading pistol 1896,












a complete box with 50 Bergmann cartridges Cal. 6.5 mm made by Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken, Karlsruhe, DWM,
the end-labels showing the Bergmann = miner
Bergmann's Industriewerke
Gaggenau (Baden)
Box showing wear, but the labels are still readable and fine.
Rarer than the rare pistols!  

The 5mm cartridges, the left early groove less, the right later with groove.



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