1917 Dated DWM Artillery  A

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This is a 1914 Model, chamber dated 1917 DWM 8" model with the 800 meter adjustable rear sight mounted on the barrel. The 1917 Chamber Date is year when production of the Artillery models got in full swing. The original intent was to issue the 8" weapon to gun boat crews but it then became standard issue to machine gun crews and artillery units.    (1979)

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A Machine Gun unit; note the straps over their shoulders for carrying the gun and ammunition.  Also they are all armed with the P.08, hand (stick) grenades and daggers.

This is a 9mm weapon with all the matching parts marked in the military manner (exposed). The barrel is 200mm and it has the adjustable  leaf site.  The Imperial proofs are well struck and tell the story of the gun.  The barrel inside is shiny with distinctive lands and grooves.  The magazine is clean and grips match the gun.
This is a 9mm weapon with all the matching parts marked in the military manner (exposed). The barrel is 200mm and it has the adjustable  leaf site.  The Imperial proofs are well struck and tell the story of the gun.  The barrel inside is shiny with distinctive lands and grooves.  The magazine is clean and grips match the gun.
The frame has the stock lug and the thumb safety. The thumb safety is marked "Gesichert" and extractor "Geladen".  The barrel is numbered and proofed to the weapon. The inside of the gun is clean and well cared for.
The Imperial proofs are well struck and tell the story of the gun.  The barrel inside is shiny with distinctive lands and grooves. The exterior of the gun is very clean for 95 year old battlefield pickup. The magazines are clean and grips match the gun.

 

Acknowledging a requirement to protect the crew served weapons the German army was in search of a shorter, more lightweight weapon than the K98.  The Luger Carbine was well known (the Kaiser hunted with one), so the idea for a long barreled pistol with a stock was an easy jump to make.


This is a 9mm weapon with all the matching parts marked in the military manner (exposed). The barrel is 200mm and it has the adjustable  leaf site.  The Imperial proofs are well struck and tell the story of the gun.  The barrel inside is shiny with distinctive lands and grooves.  The magazine is clean and grips match the gun.
On the right side of the receiver are the production proofs of DWM and the DWM military acceptance stamp including the test proof on the barrel.   The Army Test proof was applied to the right receiver, the barrel and left breech block.
The Luger has all matching numbers including the magazine. The magazine is wood based, numbered to the gun. The magazine is clean. The barrel and the receiver are marked with the full serial number and suffix.  Additionally there is 8.84 reflected on the barrel which was the proof marking of land diameter of the barrel. The grooves designed to be 9mm.
Above Left: The right side of the receiver displays all the Imperial Army acceptance stamps. These series of Lugers were produced from 1914 until 1918 for the German Military.
Here one can see the extractor marked "Geladen" [Loaded] and with the thumb safety "down" exposing the German word "Gesichert" (safe) the safety block behind the sear is up and the gun loaded and not ready  to fire.  The extension of the extractor could be felt in the dark give the soldier the assurance he was ready to fire.

 

The barrel length is 8" (200mm) and is chambered for 9mm. The serial number appears on the front of the frame, on the left side of the receiver, on the side plate sear and trigger. This Luger is all matching including the magazine.  This Luger bears a stock lug and a hold-open. The 1914 Model Luger is characterized by the short frame, the rear "V" cut fixed and front dovetailed sight and the frame with the stock lug. This Parabellum has all matching numbers. The thumb safety is marked "Gesichert" and when exposed (safety down) means safe.

The Imperial proofs are well struck and tell the story of the gun.  The barrel inside is shiny with distinctive lands and grooves. The exterior of the gun is very clean for 95 year old battlefield pickup. The magazines are clean and grips match the gun. This Parabellum is in very good condition, having been in a good home the last 42 years in a private collection. Below all the parts are displayed.

Original grips are finely cut diamond shaped checkering made from walnut or in some cases beech wood. These grips are serial numbered to the gun.

The serial numbers are marked in the "military manner" meaning they are exposed on the parts. This Luger has all matching parts. The no  suffix serial number  puts this Parabellum in the early part of 1915. This is a great collector grade weapon, low serial number, all matching,  and a wonderful addition to anyone's collection.

 

 

This is a very good example of the dated DWM 1917 in excellent condition with all the basic Imperial proofs and represents a piece of history; offered  to the collector seeking the the Lange Pistole. This Parabellum is offered for $2,895.00 over the counter.

Layaway is available, only $500 down and $408/mo for six months.  See below. Call first for availability. Questions to: josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com C This gun is subject to sale in store and not guaranteed to be available at auction or on the web. 

 
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