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Hey all, I posted directly to the 1900-1918: German (non-P08) Pistols & Holsters board figuring it was probably the most applicable place for my thread, but didn't think to cross post with the New Collector's board... Here's my post, hopefully someone can help! :D

Hey all, long time lurker, first time poster...

Long story short, I picked this gun up from the dad of an ex-girlfriend this summer in pretty rough shape, but the price he asked was a no-brainer so I jumped on it... (for those who might ask, $40)

The pictures truly speak to the condition it was in when I bought it (I took them the day after buying it) and it was pretty rough to say the least. Given the amount of rust there was no point (in my opinion at least) to try and turn it into something its not (like a collector's piece), but it definitely had the potential for a shooters grade restoration... As you'll see in the pictures, it's got a solid amount of rust in the trigger guard area and on the trigger itself. It's functional, mechanically safe, and a straight shooter, but the rust makes it uncomfortable to shoot and quite frankly unappealing.

Does anyone have a Stenda/Beholla/Leonhardt/Menta that they've done a full teardown on that wouldn't mind helping me out? Essentially what I'd like to do is break it down fully so I can take the time to clean every part, remove all rust, cold-blue it, and make custom grips for it.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions or help... Enough blabber, time for pics (sorry for those who think less is more when it comes to pictures, I'd disagree when the pictures are trying to show the condition of an item)



































Oh, one more stupid question, I picked up an additional mag or two from Triple K and they're slightly different sized in comparison to the original broken mag I got with it... any suggestions for a good tight fit without damaging the trigger bar spring (it can happen if it doesn't fit right, ask me how I know)
 

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its holster might add a few bucks to that.

Bottom line: ItHere's the condition value breakdown:

Excellent, $400; Very Good, $250; Good, $200; Fair, $150; Poor, $100.

Having its holster might add a few bucks to that.

For those who don't want to hit the links and futz with the magnification, the Stenda is an evolution of a pocket pistol called the Beholla. It does not sound successful; only 25,000 of them were produced and production ceased in 1926. What little I've gleaned from searching on the Web indicates it's a civilian pocket pistol. I suppose the holster was so you could carry it hand while hunting or perhaps at the range; but nothing I've seen indicates to me the holster is specifically made for that pistol.

Bottom line: It's a curiosity, not a rarity.'s a curiosity, not a rarity.
For those who don't want to hit the links and futz with the magnification, the Stenda is an evolution of a pocket pistol called the Beholla. It does not sound successful; only 25,000 of them were produced and production ceased in 1926. What little I've gleaned from searching on the Web indicates it's a civilian pocket pistol. I suppose the holster was so you could carry it hand while hunting or perhaps at the range; but nothing I've seen indicates to me the holster is specifically made for that pistol.

Bottom line: It's a curiosity, not a rarity. The info is on the web so I hope this helps alittle. I don't think they are worth very much. So the cost to fix it ( clean-up and reblue) You be the judge....thanks bill:)
 
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