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 LOT 516
Very Scarce Royal Portuguese Navy Contract DWM Model
1906 Luger Semi-Automatic
Pistol with Holster - Serial no. 298, 9 mm Luger cal., 3 7/8 inch round
bbl., blue/straw finish, walnut
grips. Manufactured for the
Royal Portuguese Navy as
part of the first contract for
350 units delivered before the
fall of Manuel II during the
Portuguese Revolution in October 1910. These early contract Lugers are found in the 1-350 serial number range (see Gortz and Sturgess’“Pistole Parabellum” (Vol. II), page 522). The chamber is marked with a Portuguese “crown/fouled anchor” crest, with a “DWM”
monogram on the front
toggle. Features fixed sights,
grip safety, no stock lug,
polished lower safety area
without markings, “CARREGADA”
marked extractor, and Portuguese
“MP” proof on the left of the extension. Matching visible serial numbers on
the barrel and frame, with matching “98” partials on the takedown lever, side plate, trigger, toggles, breech block, extension, and grip safety. Fitted with unnumbered checkered grips and nickel finished magazine with a “Cal 9m/m” marked hardwood base. Includes an unmarked black leather holster.
CONDITION: Fine, retaining 75% original blue finish and 60% straw colors, with extensive scattered handling marks and spotting, along with light thinning on the frame. The grips are very good with light handling marks and a hairline crack above the securing screw of the right panel. The holster is very good with supple leather. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250
LOT 517
Mauser Model 1935/06
Portuguese Republican National
Guard (GNR) Contract Luger
Semi-Automatic Pistol with
Holster - Serial no. 2243v, 7.65
mm Luger cal., 4 1/2 inch round
bbl., blue finish, hardwood
grips. Manufactured in 1935
in a limited production run
of 579, the Republican Guard Contract
Luger used a 1906 pattern frame with
a grip safety, smooth back strap and
tapered pencil barrel. Fixed sights,
the chamber stamped “GNR” (Guarde
Nationale Republicanie) and the Mauser
banner on the toggle. The left si
of the barrel extension and
underside of the barrel
have small “crown/crown/U”
firing proofs, and the pistol
is numbered in the military manner.
This model also has the extractor and
lower safety area marked “CARREGADA” and “SEGURANCA” respectively. Straw finished
small parts, niter blue pins and screws, checkered grips and nickel plated magazine with a mixed numbered hardwood base. Included with the lot is a black leather holster and a pin punch.
CONDITION: Fine, with 60% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown and gray patina, bright edge wear, and scattered spotting and handling marks. 40% original straw and niter blue colors are visible on the small parts, and the grips are very good with some dents and flat spots. The holster is very good, with minor cracking. Mechanically excellent.
386 Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
LOT 518
Scarce Portuguese Navy Contract
Mauser Banner m/910 Luger Pistol
with Matching Magazine - Serial
no. 2502V, 9 mm Luger cal., 4 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut
grips. This example was manufactured under a limited contract
of approximately 156 Lugers delivered between the end of 1935
and end of 1941 designated the m/910 for use by the Portuguese
Navy, found in the 2284v-2289v, 2501v-2571v and 4301v serial number
ranges. Only 127 of these Portuguese Navy m/910 Lugers were fitted with a grip
safety. It is chambered in 9 mm, has a blank unmarked chamber, the Mauser banner on
the toggle, 1906 pattern frame, smooth back strap, and fixed sights. The left side of the
barrel extension and underside of the barrel have small “crown/crown/U” firing proofs, and the pistol is numbered in the military manner with matching serial numbers visible on various components including the aluminum magazine base. “SEGURANCA” marked lower safety area and “CARREGADA” marked extractor. Reference pages 634-635 of the book “Pistole Parabellum Volume II” by Sturgess and Gortz for information related to these Portuguese
Navy m/910 Luger pistols.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 60% original
blue finish with smooth gray and
brown patina on the balance and
some patches of light pitting. 40%
straw colors visible on the small
parts. The grips are also fine with numerous scattered minor chips in the otherwise defined checkering. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,500
LOT 519
Documented Royal Portuguese
Army Contract “M2” Crest DWM
Model 1906 Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Portuguese Holster - Serial no. 28, 7.65 mm Luger Auto cal., 4 3/4
inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. Manufactured during the final days of
the Portuguese monarchy, between
1908 (the ascension of King Manuel II)
and 1910 (the deposition of Manuel II) and the establishment of the Republic of Portugal). These were made specifically for the Royal Portuguese Army. There w approximately 5,000 made in total under this contract with this model
being easily identified as the
chamber area is marked with the
royal Portuguese crown above an
“M2” royal cipher. The Royal cipher is the
early pattern used on Lugers below serial
number 3000, and this Luger is pictured and identified
on page 521 of Gortz and Sturgess’“Pistole Parabellum” (Vol. II). Fixed sights, circled
triangle army acceptance marks on the barrel, barrel extension and frame, and “DWM” marked front toggle link. The extractor is marked “CARREGADA”, and the lower safety marking is polished blank. Fitted with straw finished small parts, checkered walnut grips and a nickel magazine with the circled triangle army acceptance mark on the walnut base. Matching visible serial numbers on various components including the inside of both grip panels, with an unnumbered magazine. Included with the lot is a Portuguese military pattern black leather cowhide flap holster with army arsenal stamp “A.E” (Arsenal de Ejercito) on the rear next to handwritten “3a/2o”, and
containing a pin punch.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 70% original blue finish with smooth brown patina on the grip straps, and sharp markings and edges in the metal overall. 50% original straw colors remain on the small parts. Grips are fine with some light handling marks and defined checkering. Mechanically excellent. Included holster is fine
with light edge wear.
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000

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