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self-loading pistol Adler

caliber 7.25 mm Adler, matching serial #1178, 8-shot magazine. Mandatory proof-marked: double crown/"U". Top right on barrel housing marked "Patent Haeussler / ADLER WAFFENWERKE / Engelbrecht & Wolff". Complete bluing with light wear marks on grip, spot on bottom right. Small parts polished white or color case hardened. Black hard rubber grip panels with trade mark Adler/"MHZ" inside circle standing for Max Hermsdorff, Zella-St. Blasii, the co-designer. Left grip panel with small flaw at the top, the right one with longish flaw at the front. Matching-numbered magazine.
This pistol is a distinct rarity in excellent condition.    
one of the rarest self-loading pistols or in modern language semi-automatics built, constructed after the Deutsche  Reichspatent (German Federal Patent) # 176909, 22. August 1905 for Max Hermsdorff, Zella. According the literature Waffen-Revue #. 9, Juni 1973, there are less than 100 made. The caliber is 7.25mm, Brandt's Cartridge # 51 and rarer than the pistol.


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