Sphinx Model AT.380-M .380 ACP 3.2? Double Action Only DAO Semi-Auto Pistol

SOLD FOR: $1110

LSB#: 220306GC035

Make: Sphinx

Model: AT.380-M

Serial Number: M04255

Year of Manufacture: Mid-1980s-1996

Caliber: .380 ACP

Action Type: Double Action Only DAO, Detachable Magazine Fed Semi-Automatic

Markings: The right side of the frame is marked “SILE / OSSIAN, IN.”. The side of the chamber visible through the ejection port is marked “.380”. The left side of the frame is marked with the serial number above the magwell, “SPHINX / MADE IN / SWITZERLAND”, and “U.S. PAT.”. The left side of the slide is marked “AT .380-M”. The bottom of the slide is marked “6 / W”.

Barrel Length: 3.27”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade fixed into the slide. The rear sight is a square notch with two red dots and is dovetailed to the rear of the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black plastic panels with smooth borders and Sphinx logos. The grips have no major defects, just light handling wear. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered light handling marks and there is faint operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this handgun is in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The pistol has a smooth double-action trigger pull. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a pair of 10-round magazines and a leather holster.

Our Assessment: Sphinx got into firearms in the 1980s and is best known for their continuous improvements on the CZ 75 design. The Sphinx pistols were primarily used by special forces, military, and competitive shooters due to their high quality and reliability. The Sphinx pistols are built with extremely close tolerances and assembled by master gunsmiths so they tended to be more expensive because they could not be mass-produced, but they are worth every penny. This example is an AT.380-M, a compact Double Action Only semi-auto with fully ambidextrous controls. It is in Excellent condition with about 99% of its metal finish, a bright bore with sharp rifling, strong mechanics, original box, and it hardly even looks used!! This would make a great home defense or carry pistol and would make a good gun for recreational target shooting as well. That said, in its high condition and given the fact that they were not mass produced this would make a nice addition to your collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Sphinx Model AT.380-M .380 ACP 3.2? Double Action Only DAO Semi-Auto Pistol
Sphinx Model AT.380-M .380 ACP 3.2? Double Action Only DAO Semi-Auto Pistol