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 LOT 1532
Excellent DWM
Model 1906
American Eagle
Luger Semi-
Automatic Pistol in Desirable 9 mm Parabellum -
Serial no. 28976, 9 mm parabellum cal., 4 inch round
bbl., blue/straw finish, walnut grips. Manufactured for
export to the United States, with the distinctive large
American eagle crest over the chamber area and in the
scarce 9 mm Parabellum instead of the more common 7.65 mm Luger Auto.
Features blade front and notch rear sights, with the DWM monogram on the
toggle link, “LOADED” on the extractor, and a polished bright lower safety position.
The “GERMANY” export mark is present on the front of the frame. Equipped with
straw and niter blue finish small parts, smooth back strap with grip safety, checkered grips and a correct nickel finished magazine with “Cal. 9m/m” marked wood base. CONDITION: Excellent overall, retaining 98% original blue and 95% original straw finishes with light edge wear
also excellent with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Estimate:
4,000 - 6,000
LOT 1533
Excellent Swiss Police Contract DWM Model 1906 Luger Semi- Automatic Pistol with Holster - Serial no. 13137, 7.65 mm Luger Auto cal., 4 3/4 inch round bbl., blue/ straw finish, walnut
grips. Manufactured
prior to DWM halting
fulfillment of the Swiss
contract as a result of
World War I, with the last
delivered serial number
being 15215 as reported
on page 35 of “The Swiss
Variations” by Fred Datig.
Features fixed blade front
and notch rear sights,
Swiss “cross in shield” crest over
the chamber, “DWM” monogram on
the front toggle, “GELADEN” marked extractor, grip safety, no stock lug, and fast taper
barrel. The left of the barrel and extension are marked with Swiss “cross” proofs, along with an additional “cross/V” proof on the extension. With matching visible serial numbers on the barrel and frame, along with matching “137” partials on the extension and rear toggle, along with “37” partials on the side plate, trigger, front toggle, breech block, and grip safety. Fitted with matching checkered walnut grips numbered “137” on the interior. The nickel finished magazine is fitted with an aluminum insert hardwood base. Includes a “HUNGERBUHLER ARBON/07” marked brown leather holster with brown leather shoulder strap. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 95% plus arsenal refurbished blue and 70% plus straw colors with light handling marks, slight fading, and faint spotting. The excellent grips have crisp checkering. The holster is good. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 1534
Desirable Pre-World War I
Imperial German DWM Model
1906 Unaltered First Issue Navy
Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with
II Sailor Division of Wilhelmshaven
Marking - Serial no. 9672, 9 mm Luger cal., 8 inch round
bbl., blue/straw finish, walnut grips. A solid representative 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
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 serial number placement with “9672” 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 “9672” and “(crown)/M” marked on the bottom. “IIMD/41” 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.
CONDITION: Fine, retaining 70% plus original blue finish with scattered spotting, light handling marks, and edge wear. With 50% plus original straw colors visible on the small parts. The grips are also very good with minor handling evidence and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500
LOT 1535
Very Fine DWM Model
1900 Commercial Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol - Serial
no. 5142, 7.65 mm Luger Auto cal., 4 3/4 inch round bbl., blue
finish, walnut grips. Fixed sights, with a desirable unmarked
chamber, “DWM” on the front toggle link, and early Luger features
including dished toggles with toggle lock on the right side, recessed
breechblock, fast tapered barrel, flat recoil spring, grip safety and no
stock lug. The small parts are straw finished, with a pair of finely checkered grips and a nickel finished magazine with a hardwood base. The magazine base is unnumbered; otherwise, parts are matching overall. The front of the frame is marked “GERMANY”, appropriate for an American export of the era.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 85% original blue finish with smooth
brown patina on the balance.
60% straw colors
remain on the small
parts. Grips are fine
with some light wear
spots. Mechanically
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
   and faint handling marks. The grips are

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