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Lot 3380: "M" Prefix DWM Police Luger, Serial Number "M28"

Unique "M" Prefix German DWM Model 1920 Police Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol, Serial Number "M28", with Holster and Extra Magazine

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3380: "M" Prefix DWM Police Luger, Serial Number "M28"

Unique "M" Prefix German DWM Model 1920 Police Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol, Serial Number "M28", with Holster and Extra Magazine

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Unique "M" Prefix German DWM Model 1920 Police Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol, Serial Number "M28", with Holster and Extra Magazine

Manufacturer: DWM
Model: Luger
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hardwood
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 216
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured without a chamber date and bearing a combination of commercial and military proofmarks, this Luger has a serial number of "m28" on the receiver and frame, with "28" on many other components. The use of a letter prefix in the serial number runs contrary to traditional German military numbering schemes, with some suggestion that the "m" was intended to denote a sample or prototype weapon. Page 243 of Still's "Weimar and Early Nazi Lugers" features the "m10" Luger, and notes it as one of only four "m" Lugers reported, along with this pistol. Fixed sights, with the "DWM" logo on the front toggle link, "crown/N" proofs on the barrel, receiver and breechblock, and "eagle/H" and "eagle/WaA66" on the right side of the chamber. "GESICHERT" and "GELADEN" markings are present on the upper safety position and extractor, with the sear safety installed on the receiver and remnants of a now-disabled magazine well safety on the frame. The grips are blank and the magazine mixed; otherwise, parts are matching overall. Fitted with straw finished small parts, checkered grips and a nickel finished alloy base magazine. Included with the lot is a brown leather flap holster marked "ROBERT LARSEN/BERLIN/1935" on the back, extra magazine and takedown tool. Provenance: The Paul Crockett Jr. Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 80% of the arsenal blue finish, showing some bright edge wear, a gray patina on the gripstraps, scattered spotting and mild handling marks. Some of the components may be renumbered, with the sideplate showing a polished area on the underside where a commercial serial number would be. 40% of the straw colors are present, with mild dings and scuffs on the grips. The holster is very good, with some cracking and scuffs. Mechanically excellent.



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