DWM Luger 1900 Swiss Military - sn 17xx
Swiss Army Luger 1900, one of the first 2,000 units manufactured by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken under contract for Switzerland and delivered to the Swiss Military between 1900 and 1903, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. All serialized parts matching serial numbers.
Very good to excellent straw finish remaining.
Right side of the frame has mild edge wear at the forward edge and light edge wear along the edges of the high area, running to the rear. There are scattered areas of light finish wear along the side of the high area. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Left side of the frame has light edge wear at the forward edge and along the upper edges. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Expected mark caused by safety selector usage. Side plate has light edge wear at the high area and around the outer perimeter. Various very light to light marks and scratches in the finish and light finish wear on the side of the frame to the right of the side plate. Light edge wear at the bottom of the grip. On the underside of the frame there are some light marks in the finish on the trigger guard and very light to light finish wear on the front strap.
Receiver has light edge wear on both sides. Light finish wear on both toggle knobs. Barrel has scattered small, light blemishes in the finish. Light holster wear on the front and rear sights.
Walnut grips have fair to good checkering. Magazine has correct walnut base with metal insert.
Both the frame and receiver are stamped with P56, indicating privatization in 1956. The P on the frame is triple struck. To the right of the receiver's P56 stamp is a Geneva cross and Major Vogelsang's stamp. "Cross in sunburst" on the chamber and DWM logo on the toggle.
C&R eligible. Discreet import engraving.
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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.