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Lot 2411 - 1873 Winchester 3rd Model

“We proudly present several original Winchesters, the famous "gun that won the West", all in mint condition from a fantastic collection, namely lots 2408 to 2426.,” says a Hermann Historica spokesperson. “Winchester also attempted to conquer the East by sending several shipments to Russia – lots 2885 and 2886 – but that did not work out, as history tells us.”

One example on offer from Hermann Historica is lot 2411, an 1873 Winchester 3rd Model which features a 20” round barrel with an almost mirror-like bore. Manufactured in 1891 the top barrel is marked with “Winchester’s-Repeating-Arms. New Haven CT. / King’s-Improvement-Patented-March 29.1886. October 16.1860.” On top of the chamber is the mark “.44WCF”, to the left “Manufacture Francaise D’armes St.Etoenne.” The bottom of the brass cartridge is marked “44 Cal”. The model “Model.1873” is marked on the upper tang, with the serial number on the lower tang.

The rifle features a full-length magazine tube, v-notch rear sight, foldable sight graduated 2-9, soldered front sight. The metal surfaces with a smooth mottled brownish patina with traces of original blue finish. The wood reworked, varnished, in good condition with a smooth walnut fore-end, straight grip stock marked “G”, iron buttplate with compartment containing a four-piece cleaning rod. Saddle ring on the left-hand side. Both sling swivels. Length 98cm. 


Lot 2469 - Mauser Mod. 27 Unique Prototype

“Lot 2469 was the first pistol to have its own pop song, says Hermann Historica. “…appropriately sung by Guns'n'Roses: "One in a Million"! And as Elvis Presley used to say "It’s now or never". 

“One single prototype was made of the Mauser Model 27, serial number 1. To paraphrase our customary recommendation, "This gun is a must-have for every serious collection – but can only take pride of place in one!" 

Cal. 6, 35mm brown., SN. 1, the serial number “1” found on almost all parts of the gun. Bright bore, barrel length 78mm, six grooves. Magazine for nice rounds. No modern proof marks. This gun resembles the Model 1910 with external hammer and dovetailed rear sight. On the left of the lockplate large Mauser barrel with three-line marking “Mauser – Werke A.G. / Oberndorf a.N. / Pist. Kal. 6,35 Mod. 27”. Original brush finish. Strawed hammer. Fire blued barrel release and trigger. Single piece walnut grip with rounded back. Magazine with three vertical windows, the bottom with a small Mauser barrel. The gun with hardly any signs of usage, in almost as-new condition. 

This gun is most likely the only ever built prototype of a Mod. 27, and was hitherto virtually unheard of. In 1970 it was sent to Mauser for a factory assessment, which is included) “Beurteilung der Mauser-Pistole, cal. 6, 35mm Mod. 27, Nr. 1”, signed by Mr. Vorgrimmler, the CEO of Mauser) and will be hander to the buyer, together with further correspondence with Mauser.


Lot 3006 – Haenel Mod. 42H (MKb 42 (H)) Machine Carbine

“The Haenel machine carbine, lot 3006, is almost equally uncommon. A piece in this condition only comes onto the market every ten years,” says Hermann Historica.

Cal. 7,92 x 33 kurz, SN. 9492, matching numbers. Mirro-like bore. Magazine for 30rrounds. Tangent rear sightscaled 1 - 8. Semi or full auto, the selector switch marked “E” and “D”. Marked “M.Kb.42(H)” on the left side of the housing. Later version without bayonet lug. Scope rail at sight base. Barrel not missing. Soldered cocking mechanism. Marked “fxo/cos” at the housing, the slide and gas position marked “ar” (Mauser Borsigwalde). The exterior of the rifle with remainders of the bluing, heavily spotted, some pitting, the inside in very good condition. Walnut buttstock and grips. Incl. one original magazine, marked “MKb / 42” with various acceptance marks Eagle/WaA816 in original, partially spotty finish. All parts fully intact. This rare collector’s piece can be improved by careful cleaning, restoration and rebluing.

Development of this rifle started in May 1938 by Hugo Schmeisser, chief designer at Haenel. It was built in cooperation with Merz (Code “cos”), a Franfurt-based company specialized in sheet metal stamping. This rifle only saw use in field trials, as production ended after only 11808 units in favour of the MP 43/44 and the K 43.

Note: please make sure before placing your bids that you will be able to purchase/export/import this full-auto rifle. In Germany it is classified as a “prohibited item” and requires a dedicated BKA-permit, which the buyer must apply for. Foreign customers please check your local regulations.


Auction: Fine Antique and Modern Firearms

with 1044 Lots

May 28, 2021, 10 am (CET)