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Lot 1554: DWM Model 1914 Commercial Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Outstanding and Rare DWM Model 1914 Commercial Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $10,000 - $14,000

Outstanding and Rare DWM Model 1914 Commercial Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: DWM
Model: 1914
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm Luger
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 417
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 418
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

These early DWM model 1914 Lugers are a really scarce, early variation that is seldom found. The key aspect in determining this as a true Model 1914 commercial are that it has the five digit commercial serial number, generally associated with this model, it has the 1914 stock lug, and is fitted with the hold-open device, new style 1914 frame, with the coil spring. The chamber area is blank with the rear toggle having the DWM logo markings. The right side of the barrel extension is blank with the left side, underside of the barrel and both the breechblock and front toggle have a single "crown/N" proofmark. It is correctly numbered as a commercial Luger, with the full five digit serial number stamped on the underside of the barrel, the front of the frame with the last three digits of the serial number stamped on the underside of the barrel extension, in front of and on top of the frame lug; i.e. "3/91". The last two digits of the serial number "91" are stamped on the various parts in the correct commercial fashion. This example is correctly chambered in 9 mm Luger and it has the standard extractor and safety marking. This Luger is complete with one nickel plated commercial style magazine with the wooden base.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 99% of the blue finish remaining overall and 95% of the original straw colors on the various small parts remaining. The walnut grips are both in excellent condition with nice original checkering on both sides and minimal handling marks. Mechanically excellent. A superior example of a DWM Model 1914 Commercial Luger pistol.



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