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Auction Date: September 10, 2011

Lot 1395: DWM - 1900

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Excellent DWM Model 1900 American Eagle Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Rare Ideal Stock
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500
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Serial #DWM - 1900 ManufacturerDWM Model1900
TypePistol Gauge7.65 Mm Luger Auto Catalog Page38
Barrel4 3/4 Inch Round FinishBlue GripWalnut
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis is a very fine example of a desirable DWM Model 1900 "American Eagle" commercial Luger pistol. These pistols were the true first commercial contract Luger pistols produced by DWM and can be found in the 2000-19000 serial number range, with this specific pistol falling toward the end of the production cycle. These pistols were specifically intended for sales in the U.S. market, hence the use of the American Eagle symbol on top of the chamber area with the DWM markings on the front toggle. This pistol has all the early desirable Luger features, starting with the superb hand fitted parts with the beautiful pre-war high polish rust blued finish, the early long frame, dished toggles with toggle lock on the right side, recessed breechblock, 4 3/4 inch fast tapered barrel, grip safety, no stock lug, straw colored small components and bright polished lower safety area. It is correctly serial numbered in the commercial fashion with the serial number under the barrel and on the front of the frame, which is also marked "GERMANY". The magazine is the correct nickel with a wooden base and is un-numbered. Some of the small parts are marked with the partial serial number "66" or "766". The pistol is fitted with the smooth Ideal stock walnut grips. Complete with an Ideal combination metal wire stock and leather holster. The Ideal Company in the U.S. patented and manufactured these stocks.

ConditionExcellent. The pistol retains 95% original blue finish with some thinning on the muzzle, wear on the left side of the barrel extension from normal cycling, high edge wear and some very light spotting on the grip straps. 70% of the original straw color remains on the small components. The grips are good with minor dents and scratches. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent. The stock is good overall with a mottled gray patina and some signs of cleaning. The leather holster is coming loose from the stock and is brittle on the upper edge. All the stitching is tight.
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