V.C.S. = Valentin Christpoh Schilling
Suhl 1849 - 1900
see Handguns of the World by Edward C. Ezell, pages 366 -377
the following are not available, and I like to buy more
▲Bergmann = miner
open for loading a stripper magazine
Bergmann patent model 1896 number 3, cal. 6.5mm, serial # 497, early variation with slim grip frame and without extractor. The trade mark "Bergmann" on right side of frame, the maker's name V.C.S. in Suhl with the model # 278 and mandatory German proof stamps on left, the serial # 479 on the right side. Bright blue, moving parts kept in the white, crisp checkered grips. An excellent condition pistol showing very minor edge wear.
◄ 611 product number
trade mark ►
Bergmann = miner
Bergmann 1896 model 2, serial # 995, cal. 5mm Bergmann, 3" barrel with
fixed front sight and adjustable rear sight, made by V.C.S. = Valentin Schilling in Suhl and
underwent mandatory German proof as documented with the crowned U stamp, circa
95% bright blue remaining with a few scratches, hammer and trigger straw colored
case hardening, perfect hard rubber grips with B in medallion. From the pistol
are 2,000 made, and it is actually rarer than the Borchardt with 3,000 produced.
Rarer than the pistol is the original leather holster with maker's stamp.
The desirable set in very fine condition.
early model 1896 model 2 with folding trigger, serial # 362, cal. 5mm Bergmann, less than 500 of the pocket model were made, octagonal barrel, blue, checkered grips, fine condition.
one original stripper magazine with five 5mm Bergmann cartridges for the models 1 and 2 pocket pistols. Always wanted
a complete box with 50 Bergmann cartridges Cal. 6.5 mm
made by Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken,
the end-labels showing the Bergmann = miner
Box showing wear, but the labels are still readable and fine.
Rarer than the rare pistols!