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1910 Luger

This is a completely matching, 1910 Dated, DWM (Deutsche Waffen und Munitions Fabriken) WWI Imperial Luger with matching magazine.  This is chambered for 9mm and has a standard 4" barrel fixed sights and walnut grips.   This WWI Luger manufactured for standard issue firearm to the German military. A very unique specimen in good condition with a lot of history in a 109 year old gun.   (2049)

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1910 Parabellum

The 1910 Model Luger is characterized by the 9mm  4" (100mm) barrel,  the rear "V" cut fixed and front dovetailed sight and the frame with the stock lug and the shortened sear. These series of Lugers were produced from 1908 until 1914 for the German Military. This Parabellum has all matching numbers. The thumb safety is marked "Gesichert" and when exposed (safety down) means safe.

Germany was not at war in 1910 and the procurement of sidearms had not reached the production levels it achieved by 1916. These early 1908 models are very difficult for the collector to find in such minty condition. This 1910 Luger has actual unit markings for a calvary unit makes it a true survivor and a jewel in anyone's collection.
That serial number appears on the front of the frame, on the left side of the receiver on the side plate and on the trigger. The magazine is marked in the early fashion parallel to the barrel, later the numbers became smaller to accommodate the suffix and proof marks and became perpendicular to the barrel.
Unit Marked
3rd Jäger (Hunter) zu Pferde (Horseman - Calvary) 5th Eskadron (Squadron) 13 Waffe (Gun)
The the year 1910 was the 1st year that the Army model became dated over the chamber. For the collector this marks one of the 1st guns in a World War I collection of Imperial Lugers.

 

 

The extractor is marked GELADEN the German word for Loaded. Both the sear stop and sear is marked with the last two digits of the serial number.

1910 DWM

1910 9mm

The Army Test proof was applied to the right receiver, the barrel and left breechblock.  The right side of the receiver displays all the Imperial Army acceptance stamps. The left side is left blank on these early models. Original grips are finely cut diamond shaped checkering made from walnut or in some cases beech wood.

 

The very early proofs of the Germany military acceptance. 1910 was the first recognized year of military contract markings.  Approximately 17,000 1910 dated Lugers were reported manufactured. There was no reported 1910 models manufactured by the Royal Arsenal at Erfurt.

 

DWM followed the policy of numbering 1-10000, 1a-10,000a then a production run of 17,000 would only reach into the "b's".  However the 1908 1st Issue models began the numbering and ran through 4828b at which point the 1910 date was added to the chamber.


1910 Luger
The inside of the gun is clean and well cared for.  The exterior shows honest wear on the muzzle, barrel and high points on the sides. The barrel is shiny and shows distinct lands and grooves.
Geladen

Above Left: On the extractor which is raised when there is a bullet in the chamber is the word GELADEN (Loaded). This small device tells the shooter both visually and tactilly that the gun is either loaded or not with a shell. Above Right: The last two digits of the serial number appear on the top of the thumb safety and the rear toggle.  This was initially prescribed by the German War Department and is fascinating aide to the collector.

1910 Imperial Luger
The Luger has all matching numbers including the magazine. The magazine is wood based, numbered to the gun. The magazine is clean.  This Luger shows characteristic holster wear on the side plate and front exposed edges of the rails and end of the barrel.
The barrel and the receive are marked with the full serial number and suffix.  Additionally there is 8.82 gauge marking reflected on the barrel which was the proof marking of land diameter of the barrel. The grooves designed to be 9mm. The balance of the serial numbers are hidden as in a commercial model under the side plate and locking lever.

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. We strive to provide pictures so you can judge for yourself if the gun meets your criteria. This weapon is designated as a Curios and Relic (C&R) and can be sent directly to those licensed persons or though your local dealer. 


 

Below: 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.  While the quality of the guns finish was not to pre-war standards they were still expertly fitted and the finish was excellent. The Army Test proof was applied to the right receiver, the barrel and left breechblock.

These grips are serial numbered to the gun.

Here we can observe the manufacturers cartouche and the date of manufacture 1910.  This matches the date of the gun and makes the rig as good as you can get with such a minty original gun.
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At the outbreak of WWI the German Army seemed reasonably equipped with the Luger Pistol. The DWM factory in Berlin moved to peak production by 1915 and were producing 700 Parabellums per day.

 

The combined production for DWM  during the war years is only estimated at 740,000.  This was extraordinary for this period when each Luger was individually machined and hand fitted and proofed. The war destroyed vast quantities and these 90 yr old guns that have survived today are treasured in  collections throughout the world.

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This is a excellent example of a 1910 Dated  DWM Imperial Luger with matching parts and unit calvary marked. This is a difficult date to obtain in this good of condition.

We reserve the right to sell any internet offering to a direct sale and do not warrant the availability of any firearm that does not have a physical deposit. Call for availability. This gun may be withdrawn without notice for in-store sale. Any questions or request for additional pictures email to josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com.

 

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