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    Default Something you don't see every day

    This is a Bittner, serial number 29 of approximately 400 made in the 1890s. It is what I would call a lever action pistol. Pushing the ring lever forward with the shooting finger rotates and unlocks the bolt and cocks the mechanism. Pulling the ring lever back rotates the bolt into a locked position, and continuing to pull back fires the round. This was an early attempt at a repeating pistol.
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    They say I have ADD, but I don't think they know...HEY! LOOK! A CHICKEN!!

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    Weird but kool.

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    Interesting pistol. Thanks for posting.
    John

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    Back in the 60s I had a chance to pick one of these up for $3500, now they go for over $17,000. Still can't afford one.
    If it is made after 1918...it is a reproduction.

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    Current price of $17K is actually cheaper than $3.5K of 1960s. Looks like that's a generic rule, higher value pistols go up in value slower... probably due to market size being very small.

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    This marvel is on the top of my wish list!
    Pecunia Vincit Omnia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavlov View Post
    This marvel is on the top of my wish list!
    I believe horstheld.com has one. He carries many antiques. The price is market price.

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    Very cool, I like it

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    Here's one that sold for $8K in 2008 - http://jamesdjulia.com/item/lot-130-...-pistol-33924/

    It used the 7.7mm Bittner round... probably one of the more elusive ones out there. Can't seem to find a picture of it yet. If Bill says he has an unopened box of 50, now THAT will really be something.

    Oops - pictured here. Appears to be similar to a .32 ACP.

    Seeking a 1908 Bulgarian contract Luger magazine (early DWM P.08) with a C suffix. See the example at http://luger.gunboards.com/attachmen...3&d=1414271032 (on the right).

    Also looking for a DWM commercial takedown lever #01 and sideplate #77. Have the following magazines for sale/trade - double-proofed (early) Erfurt #5634a, single-proofed Erfurt #4294d, DWM #3494+, blued fxo / E/37 #5709r, postwar Erma SS w/black plastic bottom.

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    That Bittner from Stern collection was a great investment. I went to the preview and played it in hand a little bit, but he had too many nice items, I had too little budget Quite a few items from his collection were sold under typical market, and had quality.

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