1917 Artillery Luger - sn 3xxx
Very Good, 82% Original Blue, 5/5 Bore. All S/N numbers matching. Minor holster edge wear, mild handling/storage marks. Few slight dings at the front of the trigger guard.
This model has the standard German 1914 Artillery features such as the iconic 8in length 9mm barrel with a 9 position adjustable rear sight. The receiver is marked with four stamps on the right hand side, The toggle is marked with a DWM logo inscription. The toggle is the new type flat, checkered toggle knobs. The chamber is marked with the manufacturing year 1917. The frame has a wide trigger, narrow trigger guard and short type stock lug. The thumb safety is serrated with the upper position marked “GESICHERT.” The grips are a checkered walnut.
This piece includes a magazine with a wood base.
The Luger is one of the most recognizable semi-auto pistols in the world, originally designed by Georg Luger while at Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) in approximately 1899. Switzerland was the first nation to adopt the Luger as a military sidearm, chambered in 7.65mm, under the models 1900, 1900/06 and 1906/29. The Luger remained in production through the 1940s, with numerous variations in service during WWI and WWII, and has been used as a military sidearm by several nations around the world.