21 March 2001
A FINE MAUSER 9MM (PARABELLUM) MODEL 1896 'MILITARY CONTRACT' AUTOMATIC PISTOL, NO. 25254
The crowned 'U' proof mark on the left-hand side of the frame, with a Military Acceptance mark on the right-hand side of the chamber, the chamber and right-hand side of the frame with standard markings, late extractor and safety, the sights 50-500 yards, the butt with 30-line wooden grips and a deeply-impressed 'Red Nine'
With 95 original finish, the bore (unusually) excellent
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