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Scarce 1900 DWM Commercial Luger .30 1901-02
This is an excellent original example of a desirable early-production DWM Model 1900 Commercial Luger pistol. These pistols were the true first commercial contract Luger pistols produced by DWM and can be found in the 2000-19000 serial number range, with this specific pistol being an earlier production pistol. These pistols were specifically intended for sales in the U.S. market, which is why "GERMANY" is marked on the front of frame under the serial number. This pistol has all the early desirable Luger features, such as the early long frame with the "Crown over B/U" proofs, dished toggles with toggle lock on the right side, recessed breechblock, 4 3/4 inch fast tapered barrel, grip safety and no stock lug. This specific pistol was fitted with the later and desirable hold-open device. They had superb hand fitted parts with the pre-war high polish rust blue finish with the straw colored small parts and checkered walnut grips. The lower safety area is unmarked and left with the bright polished. It is correctly serial numbered in the commercial fashion with the serial number under the barrel and on the front of the frame. The blue rates at about 95% with a bit of muzzle and sideplate wear, and some finish loss on the front strap. Bore is shiny with strong rifling but some frost. Grips are in excellent condition and matching numbered to the pistol. Correct magazine with blank wood bottom. Comes with a holster from Biffar, a retailer in Chicago.
Handgun Caliber: 7.65x22mm Parabellum (7.65x22mm Luger, .30 Luger)
Serial Number: 4976
Bore Condition: 8/10
Manufacture Date: 1901-02