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    LOT 1521
Extremely Scarce Portuguese Contract Mauser Banner Model 1906/34 Luger Pistol
with Matching Numbered Magazine and Holster - Serial no. 4321V, 9 mm Luger cal., 4 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. This specific Portuguese contract Luger is one of approximately 50 Luger pistols ordered in June 1937 that fall into the 4301v-4350v serial number range. These were some of the last Lugers to be ordered and delivered to an outside country by the Mauser factory prior
to World War II, when
all sales of military
type weapons were
suspended based on the
need to equip the German Army.
It is correctly marked “SEGURANCA”
and “CARREGADA” respectively on the safety area and
extractor, noted only on Portuguese contract Lugers. It has the standard commercial
model “Mauser Banner” logo on the toggle with a blank chamber area and fixed sights with military style serial number placement. All visible serial numbered components are matching including the nickel plated magazine with matching number “4321v” marked on the aluminum base, with unnumbered checkered walnut grips. “Crown/U” firing proof on the left side of the barrel extension and breech block. Includes an unmarked reproduction Portuguese military pattern leather holster containing a
combination tool and cleaning rod.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 85% original blue finish with extensive dings and scattered very light pitting, with sharp markings and edges in the metal overall. 75% original straw colors remain on small parts. Grips are very fine with some light handling marks mostly concentrated on the left panel, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. A desirable early Portuguese military contract Luger that is seldom encountered on the U.S. collectors market today.
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 1522
Scarce Bulgarian Contract
DWM Model 1908 Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol - Serial
no. 1367C, 9 mm Luger cal., 3 7/8 inch round bbl., blue/
straw finish, walnut grips. A fine well above average condition
representative example of a Bulgarian contract DWM Model
1908 Luger from the second factory run, with 5,000 produced
with letter “C” suffix. These Lugers are rarely seen today as they saw heavy
use throughout both World Wars, with many captured by the Soviets that never
resurfaced, with the majority of these being refinished or reworked during their
service lives. Features fixed sights, Bulgarian “lion in crowned shield” crest marked on the front toggle, “DWM” monogram on the chamber, lanyard loop relocated top the bottom of the grip frame, with Cyrillic safety and extractor markings. Matching visible serial numbers
on the barrel and frame, with matching “67” partials on the renumbered takedown lever, trigger, toggle links, breech block, extension, and interior of both checkered grips. Fitted with a blued magazine with an “a/+” marked hardwood base.
CONDITION: Fine, retaining 75% plus original blue and 40% refinished straw colors with moderate edge wear, thinning on the grip frame, and light pitting near the
muzzle. The grips are fine with crisp
checkering. The magazine
body shows signs of a
flaked nickel plating.
Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000
LOT 1523
Rare Bulgarian Contract DWM
Model 1906 Luger Semi-
Automatic Pistol with Holster
and Extra Magazine - Serial
no. 1294, 7.65 mm Luger cal., 4
3/4 inch round bbl., blue finish,
hardwood grips. Approximately
1,500 of these Model 1906 Luger
pistols were ordered by Bulgaria
in 1908 in their own serial
number range of 1-1500. These
Lugers are rarely seen today as
they saw heavy use throughout
both World Wars, with many
captured by the Soviets and
never resurfacing. Most of these
were refinished, reworked,
and/or re-chambered to 9 mm
during their service lives. This
model has the Bulgarian Crest
marked chamber area with the
DWM monogram on the front
toggle, with Cyrillic safety and
extractor markings. 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 the left grip panel numbered “3”, the firing pin numbered “50”, and the magazines, sideplate, trigger, and extractor unnumbered. It is fitted with a “barleycorn” style blade front and notch rear sights, checkered walnut grips, and a correct pattern, unmarked, nickeled magazine with a wood base. With a brown leather flap holster and an extra nickel magazine with a plastic base.
CONDITION: Fine, with 75% plus arsenal refurbished blue finish, showing bright wear on the high edges, the start of a brown patina on the gripstraps and grip safety, and scattered spotting and handling marks. The grips are also fine, with some dents and flat spots, and the holster is fair with some tearing and cracking. The hold-open and sear disconnector hang up a bit, otherwise mechanically functions.
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 1524
DWM Model 1906 Commercial
Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol in Scarce 9 mm Caliber -
Serial no. 44261, 9 mm Luger cal., 4 inch round bbl., blue finish,
checkered walnut grips. There were only approximately 4,000 model
1906 Commercial Lugers manufactured for commercial sales with this
scarce example chambered in 9mm Luger (parabellum) caliber, while
the majority of these Model 1906 commercials chambered for 7.65mm
Luger. 9 mm Luger was usually reserved only for military contracts. This early 1906
Commercial model correctly has the unmarked/blank chamber area with the “DWM” logo
on the front toggle. Full serial number stamped on the front of the frame and underside of the
barrel, and the last two digits of the serial number stamped on various small parts. “Crown/N”
proofmark on the left of the barrel extension, underside of the barrel, breech block, and front
toggle. First pattern safety with the lower area of the rear frame polished and unmarked, extractor
marked “GELADEN”, and checkered walnut grips. “GERMANY” stamped on the front of the frame and
wood base of the early tin-plated commercial magazine.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 95% original blue finish with some smooth brown patina visible on top of
the chamber area and a few small patches of minor pitting on the sideplate, and sharp markings and edges in the metal overall. 75% original straw color remains on the small components with some
light pitting on the safety lever. The
grips are excellent with a few
light handling marks in the
otherwise crisp checkering.
Mechanically excellent. This
DWM Model 1906 Commercial
Luger in 9mm, a much sought after
Luger variation, would make a fine
addition to any Luger collection!
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,500

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