May 07, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Magnificent Exhibition Quality 9mm Mauser Zig-Zag revolver with Superb Ivory Grips

9mm caliber, 5.25" barrel, no S/N.  Blued barrel with central rib inlaid at the muzzle with a gold band with addition silver and gold decoration. Rib inlaid in gold "WAFFEN FABRIK MAUSER OBERNDORF." Further inlaid with silver and gold flowers and lines. Barrel lug chiseled in deep relief with foliage bordered with gold line and further inlaid with gold.  Takedown ring gilt and chiseled on all flats with foliage and silver plating.  The frame deeply relief carved with flowers in the recesses bordered with gold lines and further inlaid with silver and gold.  Triggerguard relief chiseled inlaid with gold flowers. The cylinder chiseled in relief with gilding and close plated silver.  The hammer chiseled and gilt, chiseled with flowers further enhanced with detailed gold inlay.  Frontstrap chiseled and inlaid with gold.  Ivory grips carved in relief with flowers and strapwork of the finest quality.  The grip screw chiseled and inlaid with gold on both sides.  Screwheads are chiseled.


Barrel retains most original blue finish as does frame and triggerguard, back strap, and front strap.  Hammer retains much original gilding. Silver cylinder retains much original gilding in recesses. Interior or zig-zag appear to be unfired.  Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. Certainly the most spectacular zig-zag Mauser this firm has encountered, and would be the centerpiece of any early European revolver collection.  Museum quality throughout.

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
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