Spring 2024 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction
June 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2024
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!
SCARCE LITHUANIAN CONTRACT BROWNING HIGH POWER PISTOL WITH ORIGINAL HOLSTER AND 2 CORRECT MAGS
Cal. 9mm Luger
A very fine example of this scarce (7,000) contract pistol made in 1937. It is of standard early configuration with tangent sight, slotted back strap and checkered walnut grips. A small dimple is on right side of slide to aid in disassembly. Top of slide is marked with pillars of Gediminas Lithuanian logo. A unique squared lanyard ring is at bottom of grip. Pistol has standard Belgian proofing with the addition of pillars of Gediminas proof found on side of barrel lug and on rear of magazines. MAG: 2 (1 in holster) excellent 13 rd. with split tail base and aluminum follower. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: original brown leather holster (consignor note states “My holster pictured in book” “The Belgian Browning Pistols 1889-1946”). No markings are found on holster. CONDITION: very fine. Pistol retaining about 95% original blue with some holster wear around muzzle and a hint of high edge wear on slide and trigger guard. There are also some handling and assembly marks. Grip straps show scattered light marks. There are some deep gouges on left grip. All numbers match. Bore is very fine, slightly frosted. Mechanically fine. Holster leather is still light in color with scattered light marks overall. Stitching and tabs are fine. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Curtis H Halvorson.