M1907 Dreyse Pistol

with holster in .32acp

 

This is a very fine unique pistol designed by Louis Schmeisser who also designed the iconic MP40 for the Germans in WW2. It comes with a WWI period pebble grained leather holster with the German owner's name inside. This pistol was acquired from an elderly woman who said that her late husband who served in Europe during WW2 brought it back as a souvenir. Overall in very good condition with a bore that has a couple of very minor pits. The bluing is gone and the surfaces are a nice grey patina. The grips are good with no cracks or chips. Come with one original magazine and the holster. All numbers match. I haven't fired it but everything works as it should. This one also has one of the earliest cocking indicators whereas the firing pin extension protrudes out the back of the slide when it is cocked. It also has the Imperial German proof mark in front of the ejection port.

Here is a little background I copied from Wikipedia:

  Primarily used by Austrian troops during World War I, especially officers of the Austro-Hungarian  Habsburg Empire. They were also used by officers of Imperial Germany during World War I. Examples issued to the Imperial German Army will have an acceptance proof above the ejection port on the right as well as the normal Crown N commercial proofs on the left side of the frame and slide near the trigger. Examples saw use by Wehrmacht troops (especially officers) during World War II. Nearing the end of the war many examples were issued to the Volksgrenadiere and Volkssturm, the latter often with so-called "last-ditch"  Presstoff holsters. Large numbers of these were brought back to the United States by returning servicemen, which accounts for their availability in the country today. Typically the paper Presstoff holsters have not survived. A few thousand were purchased by the Czech military in 1921 and 1922, but they were removed from service in 1923. In 1912 the pope's Swiss Guard acquired thirty of these pistols for use by it's officers and non-commissioned officers. They remained in service until 1990 when they were replaced by the SIG P225 pistol as the P75. During World War II this pistol found its way to the Norwegian resistance. Quite a few of these pistols have, alongside home-made Sten-guns and illegal radios, been found hidden within the house-walls of Norwegian resistance members and sympathizers.

 

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Overall a very nice gun that would be a good shooter and is priced way below the average price of $550-$600 I see them asking online and at gun shows.  

This gun must be shipped to an FFL or C&R holder or it can be purchased in person.

 

$385

 

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