Lot 1589: DWM - 06/34
|Extraordinary Hitler Guard "Night Pistol" Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Flashlight Attachment and Holster|
|Estimated Price: $75,000 - $150,000|
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|Type||Pistol||Gauge||30 Luger||Catalog Page||18|
|Barrel||4 Inch Round||Finish||Blue||Grip||Walnut|
|Stock||Class||Curio & Relic Handgun||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||This is an excellent example of an extremely rare Hitler Guard Luger pistol with 4 inch barrel, DWM scroll on front toggle link and crown "N" proof on left side of receiver and bottom of barrel. It has the rare grip safety with "T" serial number range and correct wood base magazine with full checkered walnut grips. Gesichert marked safety in lower position. The right side of frame above the trigger is stamped with a crown and larger "S" proof. The pistol comes with a unique and very unusual precisely machined anodized brass flashlight made to slip over the end of the barrel with about 3/4 inch ears that fit over each side of receiver and rest on receiver rails. This flashlight has its lens directly below and aligned with the axis of the bore with a battery pack in a rectangular base at rear with a clip attachment for a wire to plug into a brass socket that is connected to a brass plate at top front of right grip. There is another brass plate riveted in place at bottom of right grip, all of which are connected with brass plates fitted into milled recesses inside the grip so that when a person grips the pistol the skin conductivity makes a connection and illuminates the flashlight. It is believed that the flashlight and battery pack were carried separate from the pistol, probably in its own leather pouch. In Peter Hoffman's book "Hitler's Personal Security" he mentions the existence of these 30 cal. Night pistols with tracer ammunition and flashlight used by an RSD officer in constant patrol around the Fuehrer's bunker. Consignor states that the only other known of these rare flashlight pistols is on display in a military museum in Germany. Also in this lot is a special configuration, black leather holster that has an extra wide opening flap on the rear side that exposes the pistol butt and trigger, obviously so the user could unholster his gun quickly. Inside the flap has a narrow tool pocket. On the front edge of holster, in its usual position, is the spare magazine pouch containing an extra wood base magazine. The back of holster is unmarked with the unusual flap marked "D.R.G.M." and the spread winged eagle with crossed rifles over "AKAH". This is the only example of this pistol, flashlight and holster know to ever be offered at public sale making it one of the most rare of all Lugers and accessories. Consignor also states that these were acquired by a GI while he was in Germany. To our knowledge, this is the only one currently in private hands.
|Condition||Excellent. The pistol retains 97% plus original blue finish with only slight muzzle and high edge wear. The small components retain 85% original straw colors with some slight battering marks present on the takedown lever. All numbered parts are matching. The grips are very fine with a bruise on the left side and some minor wear to the otherwise sharp checkering. The brass fittings are fine with a pleasant medium mustard patina. The flashlight attachment for the barrel is excellent retaining 95% plus original black finish. Wire and male connector for female socket on grip are missing. The original clip on bottom of flashlight retains most of its original black finish. The mechanics are excellent. The holster is very fine with the body retaining most of its original black finish with the flap retaining about 80% original brown finish with light wear and flexed lines. Extra magazine and takedown tool are very fine.|
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