Semmerling LM4 Original Boston Ma manufacturer, purchased new in 1982. Condition is 95-98%. Pistol has been shot, Mil Spec 45ACP only 230 Gr Ball ammo only. Some slight wear on back and front of grip frame panel, comes with two clips.
High polished finish, very slight holster wear evident. Original wood grips.
S7 Tool Steel, unit magnafluxed before shipping in 1982.
I purchased mine in 1981. These pistols had the manufacturing rights bought out by American Derringer in Waco, Texas, and from time to time they make a production run if enough orders are placed with down payments prior to production.
There is good information and bad information on the web about this pistol. Surprisingly, WikiPedia has good info.
The pistol has 33 parts including screws, it was made of S7 Tool Steel and magnafluxed before and after assembly.
The pistol shoots nicely, and does not kick as much as some might have you believe, of course I always have fired 230 Gr FMJ's. Even qualified for CHL, got some looks there!
What follows is something that I have scrapped together and put into a Word Document of which a portion has been cut and pasted:
This extremely high quality pistol was manufactured by the Semmerling Corp. of Boston, Ma. The LM-4 was designed as the ultimate police backup/defense weapon. It is a manually operated, 5 shot repeater, 5.375 inches long, 3.75 inches high and 0.8125 inches wide, without the ebony wood grips mounted. With the ebony wood grips installed the overall width of the pistol at the grips is 1.25 inches wide. The barrel is 3.75 inches in length.
The LM4 was first designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. in early 1980s and marketed at a price of US$750. The goal of the LM4 was to achieve a combination of the highest practical firepower in as small and light a gun as possible, so as to be easily concealable. This was approached by selecting the service caliber of .45 ACP for its proven stopping power and opting for a manual repeating mechanism to minimize bulk and weight and ensure flawless operation in the most difficult situations.
The Semmerling LM4 has 33 parts (including screws), making it one of the simplest guns ever made. In the original design, every part except for the springs was made of high-quality S-7 tool steel. Every pistol was Magnafluxed (a method of testing ferrous metals for surface and subsurface flaws) twice in their assembly, making the LM4 one of the most carefully constructed pistols produced.
Although the Semmerling was intended as a back-up pistol for those most at risk of having their primary weapon taken from them, some adopted the pistol as a "hide-out" weapon. Capable of a "shot-a-second" firing rate, a practiced shooter can achieve an outstanding shooting performance. With the magazine loaded and a round in the chamber, the Semmerling LM4 is capable of carrying five .45 ACP rounds.
Fully loaded, the LM4 weighs in at 24 ozs. Built of the finest materials to be had, each Semmerling frame and slide was X-rayed and Magnafluxed by an independent lab--twice. Once before milling work begins and once when the frame was fully finished. Each Semmerling was essentially hand made with production averaging a little over ten pieces a month.
Every gun was proof tested and sent to the range for at least a dozen rounds of tuning before being sent out. The Semmerling is fashioned out of 33 parts (including screws) making it one of the simplest guns ever made. All the points of failure on a semiauto have been designed out of the Semmerling. Shock-resistant S-7 specialty steel was selected for everything except the stress-relieved "rocket wire" spr
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