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SN 249. Cal. 11.35mm. The Danish Schouboe is a rare, single action, internal hammer, blowback .45 Cal. pistol with a frame-mounted rotatable safety, lanyard ring and bottom release magazine. It fired a unique very light weight (wood & aluminium cored/CN jacketed) bullet at high velocity to minimise recoil for the blowback action yet allow use of the large caliber for efficient wounding power. This gun has a 5″ bbl with a fixed front sight & a fixed, slip-in rear sight, tensioned by a long spring, whose back face is horizontally serrated. The left side of the slide is marked “DANSK REKYLRIFFEL SYNDIKAT / KOBENHAVN.” with SN “249” marked on the rear surface of the tang. Missing holdopen. Metallic grips with pressed checkering, each secured with a single screw at bottom of the panel. Missing magazine that should be of standard form with five indicator holes. Dismounting is accomplished by depressing the horizontally serrated insert above the tang and then rotating the bbl slide assembly up and off the frame. Slide can then be separated from the bbl, confirming that both are marked with matching numbers. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. CONDITION: Approx 80% orig rust blue, the balance with sharp edge wear and patchy oxidation. Bright bore with strong rifling & mild oxidation. As tensioning spring is weak, transfer bar does not reliably engage sear for hammer fall; missing holdopen & magazine; otherwise, perfect manual mechanics. An early development large caliber pistol, highly desirable in any condition. 4-52534 (7,500-10,500) – Lot 2226

Auction: Firearms - March 2015
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