Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1494: DWM 1900 Commercial Pistol 7.65 mm Luger Auto

Auction Date: April 30, 2016

Desirable DWM Model 1900 "American Eagle" Commercial Contract Luger Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $4,750

Desirable DWM Model 1900 "American Eagle" Commercial Contract Luger Pistol

Manufacturer: DWM
Model: 1900 Commercial
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.65 mm Luger Auto
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut checkered
Item Views: 1039
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 258
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

This is both an excellent and desirable example of a DWM Model 1900 American Eagle Commercial Luger Semi-Automatic pistol. These pistols were produced by DWM specifically for the US market as indicated by the use of the American Eagle over the chamber area. They are found in the 2000-20000 serial number range. Standard DWM markings on the front toggle, with dished toggles with toggle lock on the right side, recessed breechblock, 4 3/4 inch fast tapered barrel, grip safety, and no stock lug. They have a beautiful pre-war high polish rust blued finish with the straw colored small parts with checkered walnut grips. The lower safety area is unmarked and left with the bright polish. It is correctly serial numbered in the commercial fashion with the serial number (8831) stamped under the barrel and on the front of the frame which is also marked "GERMANY". It is complete with one magazine, the nickel-plated body, and the unnumbered wooden base with no proofmarks.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 90% plus of the original blue finish with edge and high spot wear overall, with some minor scratches on the grip straps, with blue loss on the side plate hump. The grips are in very fine condition with nice distinct checkering overall with minor wear across the tops of the checkering with a slightly larger pressure dent on the right side behind the magazine release. Mechanically excellent. A very attractive DWM Model 1900 American Eagle Luger pistol.

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