SOLD - Rare Iraqi Tariq Pistol - Saddam Hussein Presentation Gun

Type: Tariq
Maker: Beretta (Al-Qadisiyyah Establishments)
Caliber: 9mm
Condition: 93-94%
Bore: 9.5/10
Year: 1980s
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$6,500.00
Availability: Out of stock
SKU
0313128843 - 14357
2/1/21 - This is a very rare and desirable Iraqi Tariq pistol with Kufic roll mark inscription reading "The nation is the honor of the fighter. A present from the president, The Leader Saddam Hussein, to whom defended the nation.” Also referred to as the "gift" variant or a Saddam Hussein presentation gun. This particular example is one of the nicer examples we've encountered, as these are generally seen in worn or visibly used condition. This one has little bluing loss, just on the high edges of the slide. Excellent, original grips with only a few minor scuffs. The bore is minty, hardly looks fired. The “Gift” variant which to date has not been found with any gold plating and is instead a standard 9x19mm Beretta Model 1951-patterned Tariq that differs only in the elegant presentation scroll on the right side of the slide. Silah report did research on these pistols and their best guess as to the purpose of these pistols was that "it is possible that families whose husbands had been involved in certain heroic actions and were thus presented with the “Gift” Tariq as a posthumous medal of some sort." More information can be found here (https://silahreport.com/2019/10/08/saddams-lesser-known-commemorative-tariq-variant/). Ultimately, this is a top condition example of a rare and very desirable pistol. FFL required.
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Condition 93-94%
Bore 9.5/10
Caliber 9mm
Maker Beretta (Al-Qadisiyyah Establishments)
Year 1980s
Type Tariq