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Danish Bergmann Model 1910

(138P) Danish Bergmann Model 1910/21 Semi Automatic Pistol, Serial #17663, 9mm Bergman Cal., 4″ round bbl., blue finish, walnut grips.

This is an excellent example of a scarce late production Bergmann semi-automatic pistol as manufactured in Herstal Belgium and converted to the newer mechanish at a Danish Arsenal in 1921.  The left barrel extension is marked, “ANCIENS ETABLISSEMENTS PIEPER, HERSTAL-LIEGE, BERGMANN’S PATENT,” with “BREVETE S.G.D.G.” below and “M. 1910/21” below the frame rail.  The right side  of the barrel has the following proofs all in a row, early Belgium Lion/PV, crown over R, star/B, Belgium Perron and Belgium ELG proof.  The right side of the barrel extension also has the Belgium Lion.”V proof, star/B and Perron proofs.  There is a property number or unit number (1378) on the right rear section of the frame.  The serial number (17663) on the frame appears to have been restamped with the magazine serial number (17663) clearly having been restamped.  Note that the frame and magazine have the same number,  Fitted with smooth grips.

CONDITION:  Excellent overall!  The pistol retains 95% original rust blued finish with minor holster type wear.  It retains the original bright “in the white” polish on the hammer, trigger, magazine release, bolt and safety lever.  The grips are fine with some minor handling marks.  This is a scarce, very early semi-automatic Bergmann pistol with a top value of around $4,000.  Sell $3,500.00.