Here in 98% mint crisp & attractive condition, we have a very scarce and rarely seen Austrian Weapons Arsenal (ÖWA) vest pocket pistol in .25 auto. This ÖWA is Austrian Police marked, which is quite rarely seen and it was made in 1923. While these pistols are known for their very high grade fit and finish and are known to be highly accurate, the design was obsolete when they were made and few were sold.
The pistol is most often associated with the Armed Cadre of the Austrian Social Democratic Political Party, who obtained many of these pistols for use in street fighting in Vienna during the post WWI era of instability. This is a very desirable pistol for those who collect small pistols or Austrian made small arms, especially since this one saw Police Service.