SOLD FOR: $1175
Serial Number: 11067
Year of Manufacture: 1924
Caliber: 7.65mm/.32 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi Automatic Pistol with Tip-Up Barrel.
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “SHARP-SHOOTER”, “PATENT NO 68027”, and a proof mark. The left side of the frame is marked with the serial number, “11067”, and three proof marks over “CAL 765”. The left side of the beavertail is marked “MADE / IN / SPAIN”.
Barrel Length: 3 7/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is blade integral to the barrel. The rear sight is a u-notch integral to the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood panels. There are scattered spots on both panels where the checkering is worn with a more notable compression on the right panel. The checkering is otherwise well-defined. Overall, the grips rate in Good-to-Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is well-defined. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 85% of its metal finish.There is minor thinning on most edges of the slide and frame. The slide shows light scuffs most notable at the front, and the frame shows minor nicks mostly on the right side. There is a spot of finish loss on the frontstrap. The grip screws show light tool marks with strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Very Good-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol includes one (1) 8-round magazine that shows moderate operational wear with scuffs throughout, has a strong spring, the feed lips are intact, and overall rates in Good condition.
Our Assessment: The Arrizabalaga Sharp Shooter is a commonly known as the unpopular pistol that was later paired with a lever design by J. Lopez de Arnaiz to create the Jo. Lo. Ar pistol. Minus the lever that allows the slide to be racked one-handed, the Sharp Shooter is identical to any Jo. Lo. Ar. you might see with its distinctive “cauliflower” hammer and tip up barrel (perhaps its unusual tip-up barrel, as the pistol is a blowback design that extracts rounds just fine when firing). This example is nearly 100 years old and is in overall Very Good-plus condition with a clean bore and most of its original finish remaining. Good luck and happy bidding!