1935  GNR Portuguese
National Police Luger 

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This is a 1935/06 Mauser Banner Portuguese "Guarda Nacional Republicana" (Republic National Guard) made by Mauser under contract in 1935. With a 120mm (4 3/4") Barrel chambered for the 7.65mm. This represents a complete rig as issued with the all matching gun, three unmarked (commercial) magazines, punch, cleaning rod, two-magazine pouch and loading tool. These Lugers were unheard of in the collector market, until many years ago when a large group was purchased from the Government of Portugal and imported into the U.S. with only 564 produced.  (1543)


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A commercial Banner marked with the Crown U (Oberndorf proof) and the thumb safety marked "SEGURANCA" note 'safe up' from the old style, and the extractor is marked "CARREGADA".  This is a well documented series of exactly 564 guns from 1921v through 2484v. This model has the 1906 old style frame with grip safety, no stock lug and fast taper barrel. These were made specifically for the Portuguese "Republican National Guard" consequently the top of the chamber area is marked "GNR" for Guarde, Nationale Republicanie.

The Oberndorf "Crown/U" proof is stamped on the underside of the barrel and on the left side of the receiver and breech block. It is serial numbered in the traditional commercial manner with the full serial number, "2373" located on the frame, barrel and barrel extension, with the last two digits of the serial number (73) stamped on the various small parts. It is fitted with a set of nicely checkered walnut grips with an unmarked nickel plated magazine with an unmarked aluminum base. The condition of the gun excellent with the standard holster wear one would expect. The strawing and polishing is extremely good with minimal tool marking found on the war time guns and reflects the craftsmanship of the Mauser commercial guns.

The magazines are blank which is a characteristic of the Mauser Banner Commercial guns.  The frame and barrel bear the serial number well within the established range for these 564 guns in this contract and represent the "v" series which was where DWM stopped when the company transferred all their machinery, parts and partially assembled guns to Mauser.


The chamber as noted carries the intertwined "GNR" markings with the Mauser Banner on the front toggle. The deep blue early Mauser bluing process is evident on this gun and makes it a classic in all sense of the word.  The 1906 Model with the pencil thin  barrel, squeeze grip trigger and checkered toggles makes this the last of the production '06 Lugers.

Here we can identify the Crown "U" (Oberndorrf) proof, the "Carregada" (loaded) extractor, the small parts bearing the last two digits of the serial number and the "Segurancca" (safe) on the rear thumb safety.

The classic GNR follows the long tradition of the Chamber Marked guns from the Swiss Cross in Sunburst, the American Eagle, the Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Chilean, and the Portuguese Series from the Carlos I, Manual II, Royal Navy, R.P. Navy and the GNR.  The Portuguese liked the Luger, The two magazine pouch bears the "AE" proof mark of he Portuguese Military - this is as good as it gets.


The leather is subtle and functional with all the parts intact and functional. The  rig includes the all-matching gun, the holster with cleaning rod, oiler, pin punch and lading tool plus the double magazine pouch with two extra magazines.  The complete rig!

This offering is complete with an original Portuguese, black leather holster, a steel handle brass cleaning rod and black leather double magazine pouch. The back side of the holster is lightly stamped with the unit mark of GNR over 1936,

The brass cleaning rod comes with an oiler for grease application to the moving parts.  The Holster also includes the early pin punch that is usually found in the 1906 presentation cases.


Nice and clean on the inside, a well maintained firearm with a barrel that shows distinctive lands and grooves and a shiny interior. Although  they they do show honest holster wear on the high points there were used more for 'parade' duty and guarding and retained their minty condition.

Above is a close up of the "Carregada" (loaded) extractor and the blank loading tool. Below is the GNR inscription and Mauser Banner.  The number of lines within the Banner logo changed over the years and this is an early version of the  Mauser Banner.

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 magazine pouch contains three unmarked magazine and the pouch itself is stamped with the Portuguese acceptance stamp.  The underside of the gun shows the clean remaining straw blue on the trigger.  While demonstrating honest holster wear this gun was seldom fired.

This is a remarkable complete, all matching example of the Portuguese Banner GNR contract, one of the early Mauser Banners made from the "v' series of DWM parts and frames in a very limited number.  This Luger rig comes with an all matching P08, a holster, cleaning rod, punch, loading tool, and a two magazine pouch with two extra matching magazines.  Sales in store or at gun show may proceed postings on the web.
Any questions to josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com.                


LAYAWAYS:  Sometimes our "significant other" doesn't understand the beauty, craftsmanship and investment potential of one of these investor grade weapons.  In these circumstances where discretion becomes the better part of valor we will accept layaways of up to one year with at least 20% down and some activity occurring monthly to insure that after one year the sale is completed.  Cancellations of layaways forfeit 33% if done within two months, otherwise 100%. You can transfer a layaway to a consignment sale at any time. See "Legal" for exact terms.


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WARNING: We do not represent these guns as safe to fire. They are not test fired before sale; they are sold as collectibles only. Prior to firing you should have it inspected by a qualified individual and abide by all safety requirements.

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