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Lot 417: DWM Swiss Contract Model 1900 Luger

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Excellent DWM Swiss Contract Model 1900 Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Excellent DWM Swiss Contract Model 1900 Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster

Manufacturer: DWM
Model: 1900
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.65 mm Luger Auto
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 384
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 337
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Blade front and fixed notch rear sights, with the "DWM" monogram on the toggle link and a Swiss Cross on a striped sunburst on the chamber. A small "Geneva Cross" stamp is present on the receiver, rear of the frame and rear toggle link, with "+/V" on the left side of the chamber area, flat top breech block, dished locking toggles and bright-polished safe position. Fitted with a fast-taper barrel, grip safety, straw and niter blue finished small parts, checkered grips and a nickel magazine with metal accent discs on the unmarked hardwood base. Import markings for a HI LLC of Bettendorf, Iowa have been added to the edges of the magazine well, and the grip safety is inscribed "A. ORMOND"; Ormond has not been identified. Includes a brown leather holster with a shoulder strap, marked to E. Hintermann of Zurich on the rear and "+/K" inspector mark inside the flap.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 95% plus original blue finish, showing some light edge wear and handling marks overall. Bright and vivid straw color is present on the trigger, safety and takedown lever, with fiery niter blue on the pins and sear spring. The grips are very fine, with some dark spots and dings. The holster is fine and shows mild scuffs, cracks and verdigris buildup, but remains supple with solid stitching. Mechanically excellent.



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