Swiss Luger Model 1900, manufactured by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) in 1905, is in good condition with 70% original finish. 4/5 Bore. All visible parts matching serial numbers. Wood grips matching serial numbers. Bore is bright but the rifling is lightly worn. Frame has heavy bluing wear along the upper portion from holster use. There is also surface pitting evident in areas on the upper portion of the frame. Edge wear is seen along the trigger guard, and the finish is also worn and dulled on both the front strap and backstrap. Bluing is worn on the right side grip screw. Edge/holster wear on the high area of the trigger plate. The slide has edge wear on the toggle grips. Barrel has dark bluing with some holster wear at the muzzle and there is evidence of light surface pitting. Straw finish is worn. Above the P 33 stamp is a faint inspector stamp from Major Vogelsang. Wood grips have dulled checkering. Receiver is P 33 stamped.
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.