This is a beautiful example of a superb, professionally made, full size replica of the original DWM Model 1906 Luger pistol in 45 ACP. 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 test samples. The DWM factory is believed to have originally produced one prototype and two full size Lugers for U.S. trials. Supposedly, one of the trial pistols was consumed in Army testing, and the other trial pistol actually survived and is still held in private hands today (original Ordnance Department photograph shown on pg. 383 of "U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1894-1920"). Only a handful of these wonderful custom Lugers were manufactured by Krause Werkes in California as a faithful recreation of the original "full size" Model 1906 Luger test pistol chambered in .45 ACP with the distinctive flat bottom trigger guard shape. Serial number "9" on the front of the frame and "GL" George Luger monogram on top of the toggle link. Includes original felt lined black leatherette case with extra magazine, box for .45 ball ammunition (empty), takedown tool, disassembly punch, and brass clearing rod with the small oiler/handle on the end. These Krause pistols were written up in the March 1998 issue of "Guns and Ammo".
Excellent, retaining 99% original blue finish overall with minor handling marks, 99% straw colors on the small parts. Grips are also excellent with crisp checkering. The case and accessories are in excellent condition. If you can't attain the real one, this is the next best thing!
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