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Bergmann pistols

produced by V.C.S.  = Valentin Christoph Schilling
SUHL
Suhl 1849 - 1900
see Handguns of the World by Edward C. Ezell, pages 366 - 377,

Bergmann 1896 model 3

 

The Bergmann = the miner

# 1012

open for inserting stripper magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bergmann  1896, model # 2, serial # 1012 on right side, caliber 5mm Bergmann, 3" barrel with adjustable front sight and rear sight on end of the breach, mandatory German proof stamp on left with PATENT,  BRÉVETÉ S.G.D.G. (= Patent without government guarantee, was in France a legal notice releasing the State from any liability on the proper functioning of effective panted device. This reference was established by the law of 1844 which states that patents are granted "without screening, at the risk of applicants, and without warranty or of reality, novelty or merit of the invention, either fidelity or accuracy of the description. It has disappeared in 1968")  and article # 611. Additional the trade mark Bergmann (= miner)
The rare pistol is in good working order, showing the expected wear especially at the corners and the original hard rubber grips have minor repair.    $5,000.

 

 

274

 

symbol: the Bergmann = miner
V. C. S.  SUHL

 

 system open

 

system open

U proof stamps on barrel and system
PATENT  BRÉVETÉ  S.G.D.G. = no government guarantee

Bergmann early model 1896 model 2 with folding trigger, serial # 274, caliber 5mm Bergmann, 3" octagonal barrel with fixed front sight, notch for rear sight on breech, with prominent folding trigger and for the early model used door for the magazine. The pistol shows better than 90% original bright blue with a few traces of use. Crisp checkered grips and a provision for the lanyard ring. Less than 500 of the pocket model were made. The function is perfect and in very fine condition.     $18,000.

 

Bergmann Simplex 2156

CS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bergmann Simplex # 2156, caliber 8mm Bergmann-Simplex, 2" ribbed barrel with fixed front sight and mandatory German proof stamps, v-notch rear sight. A detachable 8-shot box magazine mounted in front of the trigger similar to the Bergmann 1896 models,  on the bottom is the trade mark miner = a Bergmann depicted. A swing thumb safety on left side of receiver with straw colored trigger and hammer, hard rubber grips with Simplex name on each side. Fine condition with  85 - 90% strong original bluing remaining, minor rust pitting in a couple of places,  trigger and hammer retain 85 - 90% original straw colors.  Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. A correct cartridge is included.
Scarce antique pistol    $5,000.

 

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