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Lot 1702: DWM 1900 American Eagle Luger with Ideal Stock/Holster

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

DWM Model 1900 American Eagle Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Desirable Ideal Combination Shoulder Stock/Holster

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,250 - $4,750

DWM Model 1900 American Eagle Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Desirable Ideal Combination Shoulder Stock/Holster

Manufacturer: DWM
Model: 1900 Commercial
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.65 mm Luger Auto
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: wood
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 353
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

The first true commercial contract Luger pistols, the "American Eagle 1900" was intended explicitly for the American market. This 1900 has been fitted out with an Ideal stock/holster; an early development, the Ideal predates the integral stock mounting iron brought in for later Lugers, and provided a fairly elegant solution without requiring permanent modification of the handgun. Fixed sights, with the signature "American Eagle" on the chamber, fast-taper barrel, flat-top breechblock, dished toggles with integral lock, hold-open, niter blue and straw colored small parts, and a nickel finished magazine with unmarked hardwood base. The small parts are numbered in the early commercial pattern. A pair of Ideal grips have been installed, with smooth wood panels installed over a metal frame. The holster is constructed with a blued steel framework around a leather body, with adjustable belt clip and telescoping arm assembly.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 70% of the original blue finish on the top portion of the pistol, showing areas of brown patina, bright edge wear and mild handling marks overall. The grip straps are professionally refinished. 50% of the original bright straw finish is present on the small parts, with bright wear on the remainder. The steel baseplates of the grips are in fine order, with the wood panels showing a number of scuffs and dents overall, and a crack running through the left panel top to bottom. The holster shows cracking and scuffing of the otherwise very fine leather and 60% bright original blue remaining on the framework, with a brown patina and mild wear/spotting on the remainder. Mechanically excellent.

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