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   LOT 529
Rare, Desirable and Excellent Pre-World War I Imperial
German DWM Model 1906 Unaltered First Issue Navy Luger
Semi-Automatic Pistol Rig with II Sailor Division of Wilhelmshaven Marking, Matching Numbered Board Shoulder Stock, Leather Holster and
Double Magazine Pouch - Serial no. 8047, 9 mm Luger cal., 6 inch round bbl., blue finish, checkered walnut grips. This is an excellent example of an Imperial German DWM Model 1906 First
Issue, unaltered, Navy Luger pistol, one of approximately 8,000 of this model originally manufactured. These were the standard pre-World
War I Navy Luger issued to the Imperial German Navy all the way through World
War I and even into the Weimar era. This first issue Navy 1906 Luger has the desirable 6 inch
Navy barrel, two-position 100-200 meter Navy rear sight, grip safety, and the desirable first variation safety markings with “GESICHERT” in the lower position. The majority of these first issue Navy Lugers had
their safety markings modified, with this rare example one of the very few that escaped this alteration and still retains its original safety marking in the
lower position. The top of the chamber area is unmarked, and the standard “DWM” logo is marked on the front toggle. The underside of the barrel is marked with a “(crown)/M” Navy
acceptance proof and a crown firing proof on the left. The left of the barrel extension has a crown firing proof followed by double “(crown)/M” Navy acceptance proof marks. Crown proof mark also
located on the left of the breech block. It has the standard military style serial number placement with “8047” marked on the underside of the barrel and front of the frame. Various small parts are marked
with the matching last two digits of the serial number including the underside of the barrel extension and inside of both grip panels. The pistol is fitted with a correct pre-war Navy type magazine with
nickel plated body and walnut base with concentric circles and “6628” and “(crown)/M” marked on the bottom. “IIMD/15” unit marking on the rear grip strap, the marking of the II Matrosendivision (Sailor
Division) in Wilhelmshaven; a land based operation where a limited number of Navy personnel received their basic training prior to transferring to a ship. Includes a board shoulder stock with matching number “8047” marked on the iron attaching area and “(crown)/M” navy mark on the walnut stock and circular iron disc, a black leather holster and suspension rig, black leather double magazine pouch, combination tool and cleaning rod.
CONDITION: Excellent, retains 90% original blue finish with crisp markings and edges in the metal. 70% plus original straw colors visible on the small parts. Grips are also excellent with minimal handling evidence and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Included board stock is very fine with professionally restored stock lug, and light handling marks on the balance. Holster, suspension rig and double magazine pouch are also very fine. This excellent Imperial German DWM Model 1906 unaltered First Issue Navy Luger pistol rig with a matching numbered stock would be a prized piece in any German military firearms collection!
Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000
LOT 530
Exceptional 1908
DWM “Bulgarian
Contract” Luger
Semi-Automatic Pistol - Serial no. 1276c, 9 mm Luger cal., 4 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut checkered grips.
This is an excellent example of an all original, unaltered 1908 DWM Bulgarian contract Luger
pistol. There were exactly 10,000 of these pistol ordered by Bulgaria in the 1908-10 time frame in two
different blocks of serial numbers. This specific pistol falls into the second block of serial numbers as it has the
small letter “c” suffix. Although produced in fairly large numbers these are a very difficult example to obtain in original unaltered condition (such as this example) as they saw heavy use in both WWI and prewar era with most
having been rebuilt at least once or twice by DWM and then again after WWII when most of them were captured by the Russians. The chamber is marked with the DWM scroll monogram and unique Bulgarian Crest on top of the front toggle. This crest consists of the Bulgarian Crown over a
shield with a rampant lion inside. The right side of the barrel extension is stamped with a single “Bulgarian Rampant Lion” acceptance/proof mark with no other acceptance proofs anywhere. The lower safety lever area is marked “FIRE” and the left side of the extractor is marked “LOADED” both in Cyrillic. The full serial number
is located on the front of the receiver and the underside of the barrel, with the partial serial number “76” stamped on most of the various other parts with some correctly unnumbered. The pistol frame has the distinctive Bulgarian lanyard loop on the bottom of the
rear grip strap. It has standard unnumbered walnut grips with a standard 1908 pattern magazine that has the nickel plated magazine body with the unnumbered and unproofed wooden base.
CONDITION: Excellent with 90% plus of the original blue finish overall with only edge and high spot holster
wear overall. The various small parts retain 60% of their straw colors. The grips are very fine with a nice
matching dark brown color overall with very nice all original checkering on both sides with only minor
handling marks and light wear. As noted this pistol has all correct parts with all the major parts that are numbered are matching. Mechanically excellent. This is one of the finest examples of a 1908 Bulgarian contract Luger we have ever offered for sale.
Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000

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