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Selling: May 5, 2017

Lot 636: Krieghoff Heinrich Gun Co Luger Pistol 9 mm Luger

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Exceptional and Rare World War II Nazi "1943" Dated Krieghoff Luger with Matching Magazine and 1942 Dated Luger Holster
Estimated Price: $15,000 - $25,000
Serial #Krieghoff Heinrich Gun Co  Luger Pistol 9 mm Luger ManufacturerKrieghoff Heinrich Gun Co ModelLuger
TypePistol Gauge9 Mm Luger Catalog Page217
Barrel4 Inch Round FinishBlue/straw GripBlack Checkered Plastic
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis is a beautiful example of an all original, unaltered and very rare 1943 dated military contract Krieghoff Luger, that is complete with the original matching magazine and an exceptional late 1942 dated black Luger holster. These Krieghoff Lugers have always been a highly sought after pistol based on their very low production rates and unusually high quality of the fit and finish. The Krieghoff Lugers were exclusively manufactured for the German Luftwaffe and it is estimated that only a total of 300 Krieghoff Lugers were produced in 1943. The serial number range of those Lugers starts at approximately 11,300, making this specific luger one of the fairly early production models. The top of the chamber is correctly dated "1943" and the front toggle (which has the correct matching numbers on the underside) has a late production C-2 style Krieghoff marking that has the smaller "C" style radii anchor with the right point touching the bottom of the "K" with the left point just slightly outside of the anchor, as shown on page 83 of the "Krieghoff Parabellum"; in the right column fourth picture down. The right side of the barrel extension has the 1st "Lwa" stage II early proof next to the stage II mid-proof, and then the final acceptance proof. The underside of the barrel has the bore diameter, over the "LWa2" acceptance proof over the matching serial number of "11392". The breechblock has the correct Luftwaffe acceptance proofs on each side and is correctly number "92" on the left side. The side plate, trigger and take down latch all have the correct matching last two digits of the serial number "92". It is fitted with the correct late production Mauser style black bakelite coarse checkered plastic grips that are unmarked on the backside. As noted it is complete with an original blued "122" marked aluminum base magazine that has the Haenel "eagle/37" proof on the top and bottom area of the magazine body. The aluminum base is correctly numbered "11392" along with a single "Lwa" proof on the bottom. It is complete with a exceptionally nice, very late production 1942 dated black Luger holster. The backside is marked with a double stamped "jtn 1942/WaA145/P08".

ConditionExcellent with 95% of the original blue finish with some slight blue loss on the edges and high spots, with some thinning on the lower back strap, the front edges of the frame and the left side of the front sight base barrel ring. The smaller parts, take down lever and safety retain 90% plus of their straw color with the trigger retains 50% of its straw color. The holster is in excellent condition with some slight black finish loss on the lower toe and area and the front top portion of the flap itself, the rest of the holster is excellent with nice clear deep markings with all stitching intact still showing the original white color thread. As noted this pistol has all matching numbers to include the original matching magazine. An excellent example of a very rare 1943 dated Krieghoff Luger pistol.
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