Make: Garate Anitua y Cia, Spain
Serial Number: 21132
Year of Manufacture: 1915
Caliber: .32 ACP, 7.65 Browning
Action Type: Semi-Auto, Magazine Fed Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked "Pistola Automatica Calibre 7.65 / Garate Anitua & Cia-Eibar (Espana) / 21132". The left side of the frame is marked "21132 " and "G.N." in an oval. The bottom of the magazine is marked "21132" and "G.N." in an oval. The bottom of the grip frame is marked with two stars.
Barrel Length: 3 1/4"
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a blade front sight, and a fixed rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are wood. There are compression marks on both grip panels. The wood has become dry and the checkering is somewhat smooth. There are no chips, cracks or losses. The grips rate in about fair to good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The rifling is sharp and deep. There is some fouling that should clean up easily and maybe some light erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 40% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows scattered light erosion, mostly on the slide and frame flats. There are a few “worse” areas, the left front of the slide and the right front of the frame. Please see our pictures. The gun otherwise has developed a pleasing light patina. The screw heads are servicable and show use and minor disfiguration. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this gun..
Box & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a classic early 20th century semi-auto pistol, from that period where all the world’s gunmakers were solving the problem of shooting multiple rounds from the same gun after only one reload. This is a robust heavy pistol in .32 ACP, loosely reminiscent of the 1911 and quite comfortable to handle and shoot. Attention collectors and those who need a basic reliable home protection gun.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun can be transferred in California and is C & R eligible.
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