Post-WW I Deutsche Werke ORTGIES .380 Auto Hammerless SEMI-AUTO Pistol C&R
Made for Export in the Interwar Period
Here we present a C&R Deutsche Werke Ortgies Pistol, made circa 1923 in Erfurt, Germany with a production run between 1919 and 1924. Heinrich Ortgies designed the pistol while living in Liège, Belgium during World War I. After the war, he moved to Erfurt, Germany, where in 1919 he began production of the pistol in his own factory. The Ortgies pistol is a hammerless semi-automatic pistol produced in Germany in the years immediately after World War I, first by its inventor Heinrich Ortgies and then by Deutsche Werke. Inexpensive, but of good quality, the pistol achieved considerable success at contemporary shooting competitions and, as an export product, was popular throughout the Americas.
The pistol was produced in 6.35 mm, 7.65 mm, and 9 mm Kurz (.380 Auto) variants, all using the same blowback operating mechanism. Although not expensive, at the time it was of advanced design and high quality construction with relatively few parts. This one has both the thumb safety and the grip safety with the release.
The overall condition is near fine. Original finish. The action is excellent. The bore is shiny bright with nice rifling. The grips are solid and in very good condition. The magazine is not original and to a different gun altogether. It fits but does not feed.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 3-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .380 Auto (9mm Kurz)
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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