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Lot 1426: Krause Custom Luger Pistol 45 ACP

Auction Date: April 24, 2015

Outstanding As New Cased Krause Werkes Model 1906 "45 ACP" Luger Pistol with Storage Case, Spare Magazine and Tools

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $15,000 - $20,000

Outstanding As New Cased Krause Werkes Model 1906 "45 ACP" Luger Pistol with Storage Case, Spare Magazine and Tools

Manufacturer: Krause
Model: Custom Luger
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 8306
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 158
Class: Modern Handgun

This is a beautiful example of a superb custom made full size replica of the original DWM NModel 1906 Luger pistol in 45 ACP. As we all know, back in the 1904/05 time frame the U.S. Ordnance Dept issued a draft requirement for a new "45 ACP" handgun open to all competitors who could submit a test sample. The DWM factory actually produced 2 full size Luger test samples serial number 1 and 2, and that’s all. Supposedly, the first pistol was consumed in Army testing and the second pistol actually survive and is still being held in private hands today. This beautiful example is a faithful recreation/copy of that original "full size" Model 1906 Luger pistol chambered in 45 ACP. It was manufactured by Krause Werkes in California, with only a handful of these wonderful custom lugers ever having been manufactured. It is a "monster" of a pistol being full sized in 45 ACP, that would certainly impress any Luger officiado. It only carries a single serial number "5" on the front of the frame with no other numbers or proofmarks. It is complete with a reproduction small black leatherette storage case that holds the pistol, spare magazine one display box for 45 ACP ammunition (empty) a take down tool and disassembly punch and a brass clearing rod with the small oiler/handle on the end. These were written up in the March 1998 issue of guns and Ammo.

Rating Definition:

Excellent as new and unfired with 99% of the current blue finish overall with minor collector type handling marks. The various small parts retain 99% of their current straw colors overall. The checkering walnut grips are also in excellent condition with nice sharp checkering. The case and various accessories are all in excellent condition. If you can't afford $500K for the real one this is the next best thing!!!

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