Historic Documented "Eva Braun's" Personal 25 ACP Deutsche Ortgies Semi-Automatic Pistol

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Historic Documented  Eva Braun's  Personal 25 ACP Deutsche Ortgies Semi-Automatic Pistol
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Estimate: $25000 - 50000
This pistol is documented as being the "One of A Kind", personal "25 ACP" pistol that was given to "Eva Bruan" personally by Adolf Hitler. This pistol itself is a rather plain and diminutive, Deutsche Werkes Ortgies semi-automatic that was made in 1939 and is not what you would expect from someone in her position, or one that was given by the Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler, however the accompanying documents substantiate the historical lineage from the time it was removed from Eva Bruan's house in Munich in 1945, by the Munich Chief of police to the present day consignor. It has been a known fact that Eva Braun carried a small 25 ACP pistol that was given to her by Adolf Hitler. The exact make and model of that pistol were generally unknown until this pistol and documentation surfaced. The original owner of this rare pistol was a Captain Showalter, (Ret.) who at the time was a 1st Lieutenant stationed in Germany in1945 and was responsible for overseeing the cleanup of left over war material in and around Munich. Be befriended the local game warden and eventually the Police Chief of Munich. The Police Chief allowed Lieutenant Showalter from time to time to go through the warehouse/storage areas of confiscated weapons. It was during this time that Lieutenant Showalter was able to obtain this specific pistol. In a signed letter from Captain Showalter, he stated that the Munich Chief of Police personally removed this pistol from Eva Braun's residence after the war and had placed it in the storage area. Captain Showalter retained this specific pistol until it was given to his daughter, who eventually sold it to the current owner in 1997. The current owner/consignor has had the pistol in his possession since then. The pistol itself, as noted is a relatively plain example with standard markings and features, except for the small, approximately 1 inch long gold inlaid bar on the right side of the slide, which has been hand engraved in a watchmakers, style with Roman font letters "EVA BRAUN". The gold bar has been undercut and the left end shows signs of where it was hammered in and then polished before it was engraved. As noted the pistol has the standard slide and frame markings, with no other embellishments. The right side of the frame, slide and barrel all carry the standard "Crown/N" proof mark and is dated "39" on the rear upper, underside of the frame. It is fitted with standard wood grips with the "DS" inlay on each side and comes in a contemporary custom made fitted walnut display case with black lining.
BBL: 2 5/8 inch round
Gauge: 6.35 mm auto
Finish: blue
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: 42668
Condition: Excellent with 97% plus of the original rust blue finish overall showing signs of light use and handling consistent with what you would typically see for a small pocket pistol that might have been carried in a womans purse of pocket. The barrel retains its original factory, in the white finish. The grips are very fine showing minor handling marks and light pressure dents, again consistent with what you might see for a lightly carried pocket pistol. Certainly a "One of A Kind', super rare pocket pistol that would be the center piece of any WWII, European or American, automatic pistol collection.