This 1900 DWM Swiss Luger was part of our December 2018 Giveaway. Congratulations to Roderick of Pennsylvania!
Excellent condition in 92% Original Bluing. Shiny bore with sharp rifling 5/5. The barrel is matched to the firearm. There is slight holster edge wear, mild handling and storage marks.
The magazine is a nickel-plated body with a wood base that has a metal insert. The magazine is not serialized. The serial range and right hand frame side shows commercial model, however this piece displays multiple Swiss military proof marks for acceptance.
This piece comes with an accompanying 1906 manufactured holster and a cleaning kit completely with the tool and grease.
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. The chamber is marked with a crisp Cross within a Sunburst. The toggle bears DWM’s iconic scrolled logo as well as dished style knobs and a side lock indicative of it’s early production type. The frame has a long type grip safety, narrow trigger, wide trigger guard and bears no stock lug. The front sight is a sawtooth style affixed by dovetail to the barrel. The grips are a clean checkered walnut.