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This is a 1914 Model, chamber dated 1916 DWM 8" model with the 800 meter adjustable rear sight mounted on the barrel. The 1916 Chamber Date with the adjustable front sight and serial numbered leaf sight for elevation and windage. This Luger has a hold open after the last round is fired and the stock lug.  This all-matching gun and rig shows up in this condition once ever 40 years.       (1221)

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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. 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.

This is a 9mm weapon with all the matching parts marked in the military manner (exposed). This is a 1914 Model, chamber dated 1916 DWM 8" model with the 800 meter adjustable rear sight mounted on the barrel. This 200mm barreled artillery model is all matching, including the stock to the match the gun and the magazines all match.   This dated full rig shows up in this condition once ever 40 years.    

The  1916  dated  Artillery had the adjustable front sight which was turned to adjust the zero of the gun. These are usually very difficult today to move and fracture many of the brass tools proved the armorer to adjust the sight.

 

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.

 

The inside of the gun is well kept and very clean. All parts are full functional. Below left the extractor shows the "Geladen" which when loaded is both visible and can be felt in the dark by the shooter.

 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.

Included in this offering is the all matching Artillery Luger, the matching stock, two matching magazines in the dual pouch, a cleaning rod and a proofed loading tool. This is a complete rig with acceptance markings on the magazine pouch.

Sometimes in examination people think the leaf site is bent.  However, when raising the site to the full 800 meter position reveals a 7 left movement.  This design compensates for the rifling on the 200 mm barrel which gives the bullet a twist in flight and if properly adjusted will permit a corrected point of impact.  Another example of Luger engineering.

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.  The left front shows the last two digits of the serial number on the small parts plus the four digits on the frame and under the barrel.

The serial numbers are marked in the "military manner" meaning they are exposed on the parts. This Luger has all matching parts. The low 4 digit serial number without a suffix puts this Parabellum in the early part of 1917. This is a great collector grade weapon, low serial number, all matching,  and a wonderful addition to anyone's collection.

The stamps in both the holster and magazine pouch are the military acceptance stamps.  Both have a manufacturers cartouche and are dated 1916. The magazine are both matched and "+" stamped as second magazines.

 

The back of the holster has the Third Corp assignment of the weapon. Below the grips are serial numbered to the gun and tool has a Imperial proof.

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 serial numbers are marked in the "military manner" meaning they are exposed on the parts. This Luger has all matching parts.

 

Left: The stock is serial numbered to the gun and contains the suffix.

The stock displays the Imperial proof markings its authenticity. Other numbers may be unit markings to identify the gun for inventory purposes. This is a collector grade weapon, low serial number, all matching,  and a great addition to anyone's collection.

This 95 year old Parabellum shows minor holster wear one would expect on the muzzle, rails and side plate. The barrel is strong with distinctive lands and grooves. The stock and leather accessories are excellent.

Military Lugers were numbered 1-10000 and then 1a-10000a, 1b-1000b, and so on. To properly identify your Luger always use the full serial number with the alphabet identifier.

It is entirely subjective to give any Luger a rating of excellent or fine, just as it is to declare it xx% blued or strawed. Few Lugers are out of the box new and these are premium priced. Bluing percentages is like Beauty, in the eye of the beholder.  We strive to provide pictures so you can judge for yourself if the gun meets your criteria.

 

The matching gun and stock are very difficult to find. This 1914 DWM Model dated 1916 in excellent condition with all the basic Imperial proofs in very good condition with three matching magazines. This offering includes the Parabellum, the matching stock, an artillery cleaning rod and loading tool along with a dated and Imperial accepted holster and accessories, If you are collecting the dated artilleries or even matching rigs then you know how hard it is to obtain one like this.     Questions to: josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com This Luger is offered for $9,500.00 over the counter and subject to sale on site.

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