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This is a excellent example of the 1902 Model DWM (Deutsches Waffen Und Munitionsfabriken Co) sporting carbine. These were a limited manufacture for the "light rifle market". The barrel is 300mm long with a ramp front sight and came in the 7.65mm (.30 Cal Luger).  These guns utilized the "long" frame and sear of the early models along with the characteristic dished toggles of the 1900 Parabellums.    (2177)

This carbine comes with both the sling and a wooden display case plus a loading tool.


The DWM monogram markings appear on the 1st toggle link and the extractor is the original design "leaf" type which was soon redesigned to increase its strength. Original grips are finely cut diamond shaped checkering made from walnut or in some cases beech wood.

The Albrecht Kind (1906) Hunstig Bei Dieringhausen catalog listed  the carbine individually with the slings and cases (one for a bicycle) in their catalog.
This Parabellum is 7.65mm (.30 cal Luger) which was the preferred caliber for accuracy both in Europe and South America. Serial number placement is in the commercial ("hidden") style.

The thumb safety is buffed. The last two digits appear on the takedown lever, the trigger, the rear toggle, under the front toggle, the breach block, the receiver, the stop lug, and the front stock. 
The rear toggle is smooth without any sight definition utilizing the graduated four position rear sight in front of the chamber.

The checkering on the front stock represents a by-gone era of craftsmanship and matches the stock.

This gun represents 120 years of care and preservation. The DWM carbine was presented to Kaiser Wilhelm and Pres. Teddy Roosevelt who are stated to use the gun and horseback hunting.
The front sight in front of the chamber is more similar to the ones appearing on naval guns that the later marble of the artillery, which had the 200 mm barrel. Note above with the front site elevated to its maximum range.
There are few definite dates which can be ascribed to the design progression in this. For these long barrel weapons. Thus, the order and timing of developments is not certain. Within that first group are the known Chilean guns in the serial number range 10,003 – 10,014. These models had a fixed rear site. Later, the variable-rear-site guns have identical 175 mm barrels, the fixed front site guns and second pattern thumb safety levers.From these longer barrels the concepts developed for the curbing which extended the barrel to 300 mm and then called for the extended forearm stock
Here we can see the fine diamond design on the grips used in those early models. On the left side in the rear of the grip. One can see where the cut out was made for the grip safety in a small detent created by the pin of the internal grip safety lever.
Above Left: One of the telltale markings of the original stock is the small pointed cone that is carved into the wood and filled with the horn's stock. Depending on what animal horn contributed to the stock but it's I have seen models in the past. Tiny holes which represented insect penetrations. (Obviously before production).
Above Right: Another characteristic of these fine short rifles is the long ramp front site, sometimes found the brass bead and others with the comb configuration.lever


The sling, while shown in many pictures with the original carbines in Germany has no identification marks or country of origin. It is identical in design but in the last 40 years we have seen different styles which only can be attributed to the different saddle makers that may have supplied these accessories.

On the rear of the toggle is the last three digits of the serial number. Many of the very early 1900s had three digits of the last toggle. Above Right: When can see the stock attachment (iron) there is the "13" last two digits of the serial number matching the stock to the gun.

The toggle assembly is the old type (dished) with the toggle lock on the right side.  The frame has a stock lug, and the toggle is marked with DWM, the manufacturer.

 Above: Here we can see the adjustable sight located on the barrel in front of the chamber. It has three stop adjustments at 100, 200 and 300 meters.  From our firing experience in the past these guns were very accurate.

The matching wood checkering on the stock and forearms are simply works of art and bring a sense of pride to any owner of such craftsmanship.

In the forearm is a spring loaded actuator that when depressed during recoil assists in pushing the receiver back in battery.  The front stock is serial numbered to the gun with the last two digits (13) in the attachment well. This example has all matching numbers. 

Serial number appears under the barrel wrapped by the leaf site. The number is then duplicated on the forearm attachment bar which is slotted to accept the push bar that holds it firmly in place. In this case we are showing you both sides of the serial number since few people disassemble the gun to look at this

This example has all matching numbers. Here you can see the double placement of the serial number on the forearm and bottom of barrel. The serial number appears "913"   on the rear of the toggle,


The inside of this Luger shows it was well cared for over the last 106 years and is looking for another custodian to care for its future. Here we have whitened the serial number on the squeeze grip. The DWM carbine was presented to Kaiser Wilhelm and President Teddy Roosevelt who are stated to used the gun in horseback hunting.

The 1900 Carbine uses the long frame, the long sear and the toggle lock mechanism on the right side of the gun. It fired a heavy load 7.65mm round to actuate the long barrel mechanism.

The finely checkered grips and matching stock reflects an old era of craftsmanship that we can only admire today.  Most carbines were kept in friendly environments and well cared for preserving them for our enjoyment.

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.    


Prior to WWI the DWM Luger production for the commercial market peaked.  The greatest client was the United States and then South America.  The demand was sufficient in 1902 for the publication of the Spanish language version of the instruction manual. Argentina perhaps had the greatest demand for the Luger and for the 7.65mm ammunition.

Any questions or requests to josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com   

This is a seldom available Luger variation and extraordinarily sought after piece in this minty condition. Please contact us in advance to determine the guns availability.This all matching gun with the original tightfitting parts is offered for $18,950.00 over the counter.

This 1902 Carbine comes with a very difficult to obtain hunting sling, a loading too and a custom storage case.  This is an over the counter price, discounted for a cash transaction. Credit cards will require a net adjustment to seller.  Thank you for looking.



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