D.R.P. = Deutsches Reichs Patent
serial # 1599, magazine # 1344
Borchardt # 1599
made by DWM / Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken Berlin,
caliber 7.65mm Borchardt, 7½" tapered round barrel
with small front sight and notched rear sight held in place with 2
screws. The pistol has most of the bright original blue remaining showing some
wear and patches of rust. The original grips show some wear and the
magazines is # 1344. The function is fine and the bore is perfect.
design is the first successful semi-automatic pistol, and desirable as the
direct forerunner of the Luger pistol.
After surviving two world wars these antique pistols are very rare. $22,500.
proof stamps D. R. P. = German Federal Patent stud for shoulder stock
D. R. P. = German Federal Patent
stud for shoulder stock
law protected on hold-open device
hold-open device disassembled
shoulder stock with "law protected" and holster
matching numbered shoulder stock
shoulder stock connection to pistol with adjustable wheel
original case with carrying grips and typical crack in lid
Borchardt made by LOEWE in Berlin, serial # 689, caliber 7.65mm Borchardt. According to literature Loewe manufactured only 1,104, and a lot were lost during the two world wars. The Borchardt design is the first successful semi-automatic pistol. It has a 7½" tapered round barrel barrel with small front sight and notched rear sight held in place with 2 screws. With crisp checkered walnut grips. The pistol is with circa 95% original bright blue and some springs in a bit faded fire blue in exceptional condition. Expected wear over the recoil spring housing where it is attached to the shoulder stock.