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    Sale 7643

    Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    21 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    A FINE 'N. NIEPER' PATENT .25 AUTOMATIC PISTOL BY OESTERR. WAFFENFABRIKS -GES. STEYR, NO. 5431

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A FINE 'N. NIEPER' PATENT .25 AUTOMATIC PISTOL BY OESTERR. WAFFENFABRIKS -GES. STEYR, NO. 5431
    The inscription "N. NIEPER PATENT" appears on the right rear of frame, "OESTERR. WAFFENFABRIKS -GES STEYR" on the left, raised black plastic grips with "STEYR" banner, detachable magazine, contemporary Austrian proof marks, in its original carton with cleaning brush.


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    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.
    Rifles and Pistols, (red labels) with specific exceptions (blue and yellow labels), require a British Firearms Certificate or Export Licence. All are sold 'as found'.
    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Post Lot Text

    Enclosed in the carton is a police Firearms Notice from 1920 entitling the owner to hold the pistol as a trophy of the Great European War (1914 - 1918) without need of a full Firearms Certificate.