1920 DWM Carbine w/ Stock

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This is a 1920's export from DWM made after WWI from wartime stock. This gun is built around the military frame which displays the suffix "o" in the front of the frame and has a 7.65 mm barrel measuring 400 m in length with a extended front hand guard as shown.These weapons were much sought after by the light game hunters such as the European roe buck.This particular gun featured a full front stock like the popular Mannlicher stocked rifles of that time. (1664)

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The Kaiser had abdicated on November 9, 1918 to be replaced by a Republican government. After much political maneuvering and armed conflicts by the spring of 1919 the constituent assembly met in the provincial town of Weimar which then became the Weimar Republic. The elections held in Germany in 1919 that led to the consolidation of the Weimar Republic that it was some time before true political stability was returned. The Reichsmark collapsed in 1920s, but the German economy was subsequently rebuilt by an injection of American capital until the Wall Street crash in 1929. While the Army was limited to 100,000 men in production of new firearms was limited to a thousand guns. Spandau was permitted to reissue many wartime guns for the Army and the numerous state police forces.

full front stock.

The 1920s was the heyday for the Parabellum. With the sudden end of the war and no paying customers DWM was left with thousands of parts and no customers. When production began again in the 1920s there was a reach out to the old customers in United States. Military serviceman had seen the Luger in action and everybody wanted one.

Those soldiers that didn't bring home a souvenir Parabellum were quick to find among the captured stock many World War I guns selling from $15-$35. The importers Pacific arms on the West Coast in Stoker on the East Coast were quick to recognize the popularity of the Luger and began offering them in magazines and sporting publications,
These guns were offered in a variety of barrel lengths from the standard 100 mm barrel, to the Navy 150 mm barrel, to the artillery 200 mm barrel and that in this case a 400 mm barrel with a 16 1/2 inch length fitted with scope and the
 

Mounted on the top of the frame is a German scope that enhances this particular Parabellum into a fine target rifle.

 

The matching stock locks tightly into the frame and enables the shooter place accurate shots from this gun.



The scope is mounted solidly to the barrel with all of the graduations for distances and power clearly marked for the shooter. The gun is marked Germany which indicates this was clearly built for the export market.

Looking through the rear site and front site of the scope. This site and attachment is all factory made with all the German markings and proofs.

1920 Carbine
Luger Carbine
The frame in the barrel are both serial numbered in the longform with the full four digits "9099" in the small parts contain last two digits of the serial number throughout the gun. The bottom magazine is unmarked as are traditional commercial Luger's.

The dismantling of the Erfurt arsenal and the fall of DWM from grace, left the Germans without the producer of the Pistolen 08. This was hardly sufficient and the allies desiring to keep weapons production from the previously well-established arms makers selected Simpson & Co., of Suhl contract was awarded to Simpson for 10,000 guns in 1922 at this time DWM was sitting on massive stocks of unfinished World War I Parabellum’s and an equal amount of parts. In 1922 the provincial gun makers were allowed to refurbish Para Bella him’s for commercial purposes and DWM recommenced nine – military production though the company and DWM was now renamed Berlin-Karlsruher Industie Werke (BKIW).

 
This short-barreled rifle was ideal for the hunter of light game such as the European roebuck and other small animals. In addition, the scope made this target shooters favorite. Someone ordered this gun over a century ago, and it's well preserved craftsmanship is now available again.
The serial number on the stock matches the serial number of the gun bringing this to an all matching Parabellum. The extended front site was necessary for this long barrel to raise the site picture for the accuracy of the gun.

The stock is stamped GERMANY in the commercial export manner on this fine walnut stock.

The front site is firmly affixed to the gun and provides micro adjustments for the target shooter. While the scope is small, is not designed for shooting at the horizon, but rather for the up close game the sports require


A.F. Stoeger founded in New York City in 1919 by an Austrian born Alexander F Stoeger. PKI appointed Stoeger “sole agent” for the Parabellum in 1922 causing problems with Hugo Panzer & Company., Which eventually resolved in Stoeger’s favor. Stoeger took the unusual step of registering “Luger” in the USA in 1929 to prevent its use by rival distributors the company’s history is explored in greater detail in the World’s Greatest Gun Reference Book. In any case with Stoeger

Luger Carbine

The inside this liquor reveals that for many years someone was the good caretaker of this unique Parabellum.

One of the signs that this gun was destined for the United States is the extractor is marked "Loaded", soon to evolve into English being used on both the extractor and thumb safety for the "Safe & Loaded" series by Stoeger and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Showing you both sides of the receiver and the scope.

The above picture of the front stock shows how it is uniquely attached to the barrel, while the checkering enhances the whole gun.


These carbines are from a select group that were marketed in the United States after World War I by A. F. Stoeger on the East Coast and Pacific Firearms on the West Coast. They were offered in a variety of barrel lengths and confederations for almost pennies in comparison to what their values are today. In our 40+ years of dealing in Lugers this unique gun is the only one we have seen of this design.


This is a very difficult to obtain because the purchaser had so many options when ordering a carbine in those days that each one became unique to the buyer. Whom ever originally ordered this carbine specified the extra long barrel, the site and the distinctive Mannlicher-like fore-stock which all combined makes this firearm a one of one. This gun is offered for $12,500 and can be purchased under our layaway program.  This is as good as it gets.   This piece of history is complete and offered  to the collector seeking the best.   

We reserve the right to sell any internet offering to a direct sale and no not warrant the availability of any firearm. Call for availability as the gun may be sold before being posted as such on the internet. This gun may be withdrawn without notice for in-store sale.  Any questions to josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com.      


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