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Lot 637: DWM Model 1920 Krieghoff Commercial Luger Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Excellent Very Scarce Documented DWM Model 1920 Commercial Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Krieghoff Retailer Frame Markings

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Excellent Very Scarce Documented DWM Model 1920 Commercial Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Krieghoff Retailer Frame Markings

Manufacturer: DWM
Model: 1920 Commercial
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.65 mm Luger Auto
Barrel: 3 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 467
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 378
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured by DWM and sold commercially by Krieghoff, this pistol's serial number is recorded on page 142 of "The Krieghoff Parabellum". Acquired and sold prior to Krieghoff entering the Luger game themselves, the exact destination of these pistols is unknown, though speculated as being an English-speaking country. Fixed sights, with a blank chamber and "DWM" monogram on the toggle, "crown/N" proofs on some components, and "GERMANY" on the right side rail. The back of the pistol has been stamped "KRIEGHOFF" and "SUHL", the latter inverted. Straw finished small parts, with checkered grips and a nickel finished magazine with unmarked wood base.

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine, with 90% of the original blue finish, showing some bright edge wear, mild spotting and light handling marks overall. The straw finished parts retain 85% plus bright color, with a bright steel appearance to the remainder. The grips are fine, with mild dents and scratches, as well as a small chip absent near the safety lever. Mechanically excellent.



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