Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Saur Model Berhorden

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Saur Model Berhorden

Date

1930

Object Number

XII.6987

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via Amnesty 1988. From Cheshire Police. No.75.

Physical Description

Blued overall with two piece rubber grips. The makers markings are on the top rib. 7 shot magazine marked S&S CAL 7.65. The key difference between this Behorden and the Model 1930 is the trigger safety

Dimensions

BarrelLength3 in
BarrelLength77 mm
OverallLength145 mm
OverallWeight0.63 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 201004

Calibre

7.65 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

German nitro proof

Associations

Notes

Designed for police use and was indeed adopted by the Dutch police. The serial number range for this model seems to start around 175000. Also purchased in small quantities by the German military during the war, to the tune of approx. 135,000.