RESERVED 12/01/2017 for Mr Bermingham
~ Boer War Carved Model Of A Borchardt C-93 Pistol ~
This is a unique 1:1 scale of a Borchardt C-93 pistol most probably carver by a Boer prisoners of war.
It is well known that most of these pistols were used by the Boers in conjunction with other German weapons, especially the Mauser 98 rifles and the Mauser C-98 pistol.
The model is very accurate, with a clear barrel, removable magazine and moving action.
The Borchardt C-93 pistol was designed by Hugo Borchardt (1844–1921) in 1893. Ludwig Loewe & Companyof Berlin, Germany, a manufacturer of machine tools, produced the C-93, a semi-automatic pistol that he had invented based upon the Maxim toggle-bolt design. Borchardt also developed the high-velocity bottlenecked7.65×25mm Borchardt cartridge for the C-93. Borchardt's assistant at the time, Georg Luger, also claimed to have influenced its design. With over 3,000 manufactured by Loewe and Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken, Borchardt C-93 was the first mass-produced semi-automatic pistol.
~ Dimensions ~
The wooden pistol is 14 inches (35.5 cm) long and 6.10 inches (15.5 cm) wide.
It weighs 200 grams.
~ Condition ~
The wooden pistol is in very good condition. Due to its age the wood dried and the magazine is loose.
~ Postage ~
Postage is £18 or it can be picked up from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.