Pre WW1 Belgium Bergmann AEP Brevete Model 1910/21 4” 9mm Largo C&R Pistol

SOLD FOR: $1980

WYOA#: WY230221JD001

Make: Anciens Etablissements Pieper Herstal-Liege

Model: 1910/21

Serial Number: 3802

Year of Manufacture: 1908-1912

Caliber: 9×23 9mm Largo, 9m, Bergmann-Bayard

Action Type: Single Action Semi–Auto with Detachable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “BREVETE. S.G.D.G. ANCIENS ETABLISSEMENTS PIEPER. HERSTAL-LIEGE. BERGMANN’S PATENT. / M.1910.21”  There are Belgium proof marks on the right side of the frame, top of the BCG, bottom of the frame next to the magwell, and on the right side of the barrel.  (See Photos).  The right side of the frame is marked, “3802”.  The bottom of the frame is marked, “11718”.

Barrel Length: 4” approximate

Sights / Optics: The rear sight is an open V-shaped notch sight. The front sight is a blade fixed to the front of the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered synthetic panels. The grips have light moderate handling wear..  The checkering has become dull. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are loosely fitted to the frame.  The screw has some corrosion.  Overall, the grips are in about Good condition.

Magazine quantity and Condition:  Two standard 6rd 9mm Largo Magazine.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no visible erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 70 % of its current metal finish. There is light surface thinning on some parts. There is some deep corrosion in patches on the bolt, charging handle, trigger, parts of the frame and hammer.   The markings are clear. Overall, considering this is a pre WW1 era pistol, this pistol rates in about Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a total of two magazines.

Our Assessment:  The Spanish in the very very early 1900’s adopted a new pistol from Bergmann Mars called the model 1903 – the same pistol the US would test in its selection process for a new handgun before adopting the 1911.  The 1903 was a revolutionary pistol with a design that fit perfect for the Spanish military except once they had it, they decided to make a few minor adjustments to perfectly suit their men from the already wonderful design.  The new design would be called the 1908 which featured a thicker and more stocky grip, a larger mag release button at the front of the trigger guard, and an easier safety lever.  The 1908 would be the base design for the upcoming, 1912, and finally the M1910/21 with a minor few more adjustments.  The M1910/21 would see use during WWI as well as the 1912, but the 1912 became more of a civilian retail targeted audience once the Great War began and the 1910/21 took over.  This is a genuine WWI classic pistol that will make any collection far more rich in history and authenticity.  Bring this to the range and experience what fun these historical pistols brought to a Pre World War World.

Pre WW1 Belgium Bergmann AEP Brevete Model 1910/21 4” 9mm Largo C&R Pistol
Pre WW1 Belgium Bergmann AEP Brevete Model 1910/21 4” 9mm Largo C&R Pistol