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Lot 1387: DWM 1918 Dated Artillery Luger with Holster, Stock, Drum Mag

World War I German DWM 1918 Dated Artillery Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol Rig with Matching Numbered Shoulder Stock, Holster, and Snail Drum Magazine

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1387: DWM 1918 Dated Artillery Luger with Holster, Stock, Drum Mag

World War I German DWM 1918 Dated Artillery Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol Rig with Matching Numbered Shoulder Stock, Holster, and Snail Drum Magazine

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000
Price Realized:

World War I German DWM 1918 Dated Artillery Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol Rig with Matching Numbered Shoulder Stock, Holster, and Snail Drum Magazine

Manufacturer: DWM
Model: 1914 Artillery
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
Stock:
Item Views: 401
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 290
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Blade front and tangent rear sights, with the chamber dated "1918" and the toggle marked "DWM". The right side of the barrel extension bears the three "crown/gothic letter" proofs, with the Imperial eagle firing proof on the extension, barrel and breechblock. Numbers are matching, including on the rear sight components and on the wood base of the nickel finished magazine. Included with the lot is a first model AEG "trommelmagazin" snail drum magazine, hardwood shoulder stock matching numbered "3012a" on the mounting iron, a brown leather holster marked "BA XIV" and "SCHWARTZENBERGER/NURNBERG/1915" inside the flap, takedown tool, cleaning rod, and shoulder strap. Provenance: The Art Buchanan Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 80% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown patina concentrated on the gripstraps, bright edge wear, and mild spotting and handling marks. The refinished extractor is slightly undersized, and has been cleaned or repaired. Most of the refinished straw color is present on the small parts, and the grips show mild dents and stains. The stock is fine, with scattered dents and scuffs on the wood and some areas of brown patina on the iron, and the leather is good with mixed colors, cracking and tearing. The snail drum is refinished over light pitting. Mechanically excellent.



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