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 LOT 520
DWM Model 1906 Navy Commercial Luger Semi- Automatic Pistol Rig with Matching Numbered Board Shoulder Stock and Holster
- Serial no. 36823, 9 mm Luger cal., 6 inch round bbl., blue/ straw finish, walnut grips. An example of a DWM Model 1906 Navy pattern commercial Luger pistol. The commercial Luger pistols were some of the most cutting edge and desirable semi-automatic pistols available in the first decade of the 20th century, and found interested markets around
LOT 522
Rare Documented DWM Model 1900 Swiss Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Unique A Letter Suffix Serial Number - Serial no. 5072A, 7.65 mm Luger Auto cal., 4 7/8 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. This is a very early 1900 Swiss military contract Luger with the ultra rare “A” suffix serial number. These early “A” suffix serial numbered pistols are discussed on pages 27-31 of the book “The Swiss Variations” by Fred Datig and this pistol is listed by serial number on page 30, indicating that through the research of Michael AmRhyn of Lucerne Switzerland that these “A” suffix Swiss
Lugers were actually the earlier “E” prefix Lugers (From the E588 to E735 serial number range) that were numbered with the addition of the “A” suffix by
the Swiss Government. The reason for doing
this has never been explained, however
they are considered very rare with very few
ever reported, mostly in Switzerland with a
handful in the U.S. There is no indication or
whereabouts of any pistol manufactured with serial
numbers from “E1 to E587”. As noted on the list in the referenced book, this Luger serial
number “5072A” was originally serial number “E672”. This pistol retains its original 7.65 mm Luger auto caliber chambering with the 4 7/8 inch rapid taper barrel, old style long frame with the flat mainspring, early dished toggles with the toggle lock, recessed flat breechblock and grip safety. It also retains the original narrow trigger. The top of the chamber area
has the “Swiss cross” in sunburst crest with the DWM scroll monogram on the front toggle link. The left side of the
barrel extension is stamped with the small Swiss cross and cross over “V” control or firing proof of Herr Vogelsang the Swiss inspector at the DWM factory. A larger “P” is stamped on the front of the trigger guard indicating it was released from the military. The full serial number is stamped on the underside of the barrel with the last two or three digits of
the serial number stamped on the various small parts. With one original Swiss pattern nickel plated magazine with the unnumbered wooden Swiss base.
CONDITION: Very fine as arsenal refurbished. The pistol retains 98% of the blue finish with only minor edge and high spot wear. The smaller parts retain 90% of the straw color. The grips are excellent with some very minor nicks and handling marks, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. A rare example of an unusual and scarce Swiss
Model 1900 Luger pistol.
Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500
LOT 523
DWM Model 1906/20 Swiss Commercial Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol
with Desirable Abercrombie and Fitch Co. Retailer Marked Barrel - Serial
no. 2163i, 7.65 mm Luger Auto cal., 4 3/4 inch round bbl., blue/straw finish, walnut
grips. One of a small number of Luger pistols manufactured in Germany and routed
through Switzerland after World War I, where they could be fitted with barrels that exceeded the
lengths permitted by the Treaty of
Versailles prior to further export
to Abercrombie & Fitch Company
of New York, then the largest
outfitting and sporting goods firm
in the United States. The barrels
were manufactured by Hammerli, with the barrel
on this example marked “ABERCROMBIE &
on top. Features fixed blade front and
notch rear sights, Swiss “cross in starburst”
on the chamber, and a “DWM” monogram on
the front toggle. Extractor marked “GELADEN” and
safety polished bright in lower position. The small parts are straw finished, and the nickel finished
magazine is stamped “GERMANY” on the repaired hardwood base.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% plus original blue finish and 85% straw colors with scattered light handling marks, faint spotting, and crisp grip checkering. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500
  the world to include the
United States and South
American nations. The top
of the chamber area is unmarked,
with the standard “DWM” marked on the front toggle. It features the desirable 6 inch Navy type
marked with “crown/B,”“crown/G,” and “crown/U” proofs, two-position 100-200 meter Navy type rear sight, grip safety, and “GESICHERT” safety marking in the lower position. All matching visible serial numbers on various components including the underside of the barrel extension and grip panels. The nickel finished pre-war Navy style magazine fitted with walnut base with concentric circles marked “5616.” Includes a board shoulder stock marked with the matching number on the iron attaching area and with an attached sling along with a leather holster with cleaning rod and takedown tool.
CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 90% plus refinished/period blue finish with scattered light edge wear and spotting. 70% of straw finish remaining. The grips are fine with some light bruising and crisp checkering. Included stock is fine as re-oiled, holster is good. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 4,500 - 7,000
LOT 521
World War
I German
DWM Model 1914 Artillery Luger Semi- Automatic Pistol Rig with Board Shoulder Stock and Holster - Serial no. 5546e,
9 mm Luger cal., 7
7/8 inch round bbl.,
blue/straw finish,
walnut grips. Features
fixed blade front and
adjustable tangent rear sights,
“1917” dated chamber, and
“DWM” monogram on the
toggle link. Three “crown” and
Gothic letter military proofs and an Imperial
eagle firing proof on the right of the barrel extension, with the Imperial eagle on the
barrel and breech block. Matching visible serial numbers on barrel, frame, and extension, with matching “46” partials on the takedown lever, trigger, side plate, toggles, breech block, and interior of both checkered walnut grips. The nickel finished magazine is fitted with a “5663/l” marked hardwood base. Includes a board shoulder stock re-numbered to match the pistol, original brown leather holster marked “ERNST SIEGEMUND/DRESDEN./1915,” cleaning rod, and takedown tool.
CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 85% original blue finish and 70% straw colors with scattered light spotting, edge wear, and thinning. A touch of cold blue is visible on the sideplate bump. The grips are also very fine with crisp checkering. Included stock and holster are both fine. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500

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