Photo credit: Christie's Rare and Historic Firearms
Catalog, New York, 10/7/1981, p.89
An exceptionally rare and
important Model 1905 as it is the only recorded
example to have left the factory gold inlaid and
engraved. Model 1905 serial number 3382 - Embellished
by Cuno Helfricht himself, gold inlaid monogram "P.H.M."
in block style on the backstrap. (See
Factory Gold Inlaid
Model M sn 2322 for an example of gold inlaid block
style initials.) Style III engraving on the slide and
frame. Unusual lanyard ring added, London proofmarks. This
pistol was an overseas order as it was shipped July, 1908 to
the New York exporters, Arkell & Douglas, in a package
marked "P&B-Port Elizabeth."