Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1513: DWM 1914 Artillery Pistol 9 mm Luger

Auction Date: April 30, 2016

World War I Imperial German Army DWM Artillery Luger Dated 1916 with Shoulder Stock and Leather Holster

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

World War I Imperial German Army DWM Artillery Luger Dated 1916 with Shoulder Stock and Leather Holster

Manufacturer: DWM
Model: 1914 Artillery
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm Luger
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1048
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 269
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

This is an attractive example of a DWM Artillery Luger rig that was manufactured in 1916. The pistol has the distinctive 8 inch barrel with tangent rear sight and stock lug on the grip strap. The pistol has a military blue finish with straw colored locking bolt, safety lever, trigger, ejector and magazine release. The grips are finely checkered walnut. The rear sight features nine position adjustments graduated to 800 meters. The front toggle link is marked with the DWM script monogram and the chamber is dated "1916". The full serial number is located on the front of the frame, barrel extension and underside of the barrel. The partial serial numbers are marked on the small components. The safety and extractor are marked: "GESICHERT" and "GELADEN". The Imperial eagle is marked on the right rear of the barrel and on the right side of the barrel extension with three crown over Gothic letter proofs. It comes with one tin-plated magazine with a matching numbered wooden base. It is complete with an original walnut shoulder stock and non-matching attaching iron. The stock is unproofed and the attaching iron is numbered "6096/e" on top. It is complete with a black reproduction leather top holster strap, shoulder strap and lower attaching iron strap and cover. The holster is stamped on the back side: "A. SCHWALBE/BERLIN/1916" and it includes a double magazine pouch. The holster is complete with an old reproduction cleaning rod and takedown tool.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 98% of blue finish overall with minor edge and high spot wear. The smaller parts retain 98% of their restrawed colors. The walnut grips are in excellent condition with nice sharp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent. The holster is in very good condition with a nice medium brown color with tight stitching mixed with some age cracking on the flap. The stock is in excellent condition. A really nice WWI Artillery Luger rig.

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