1918 DWM Post War 9mm


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This is a 1918 Dated DWM (Deutsches Waffen Und Munitionsfabriken Co) Manufactured Pistole-08. The chamber marking represent the military contract year of production and this example is a 1918 dated Luger. What sets this gun apart of the standard issue military guns is that there are no Imperial proofs on the gun and the suffix is "m".  Records indicate that this was among the very last guns on the assembly line when the war ended and deliveries stopped to the Imperial Government. (2185)

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With problems occurring both politically and on the battlefield, On November 9, 1918 the Kaiser, Grand Dukes, and Princes abdicated and a Republic was declared.  This was followed by the Armistice and secession of hostilities on November 11, 1918.

This is chambered for 9mm and has a standard 4" barrel (100mm) fixed sights and walnut grips.   This WWI Luger manufactured for standard issue firearm to the German military. The extractor is marked "Geladen" on the left side and the safety is marked "Gesichert" with the safe position being downward. The proof marks are the amazing story of this guns.

The serial number appears on the front of the frame, on the left side of the receiver, on the side plate sear and trigger. This Luger is all matching including the magazine.  This Luger bears a stock lug and a hold-open. It has the short sear and short frame and a hold open. 

The bottom of the barrel has the serial number but no customary gauge marking. The serial numbers all matching including the bottom of the magazine. The suffix 'm' gives us a good indication of a finished lot of guns that weren't delivered to the Imperial military, setting so to speak a cut-off for collectors of the war guns.

The front and rear of the 9mm 1918 dated Parabellum.  The last two digits of the serial number appear on the small parts throughout the gun included as above the back of the rear toggle.

The extractor is marked "Geladen" on the left side and the safety is marked "Gesichert" with the safe position being downward. The proof marks are the amazing story of this guns. On the left is the frame and barrel matching serial numbers.  Military Lugers were numbered 1-10000 and then 1a-10000a, 1b-1000b, and so on. The thumb safety is thumb marked, as the sear stop and 1st toggle link.

The military models of 1918 that were accepted by the Imperial Army (before the abdication of the Kaiser) were marked on the right side by the military inspections and stamped with a Crown/(capital letter) i.e., Crown/G.  This dated Luger was produced after the armistice of 1918 and then probably issued to the police who were permitted under the treaty of Versailles.

 This Luger bears a stock lug and a hold-open. The 1914 Model Luger is characterized by the short frame, the rear "V" cut fixed and front dovetailed sight and the frame with the stock lug. These series of Lugers were produced from 1914 until 1918 for the German Military. This Parabellum has all matching numbers. The thumb safety is marked "Gesichert" and when exposed (safety down) means safe.

The Luger is marked in the military manner (exposed) with the last two digits of the serial number marked on the outside of the part including, as above the trigger.

While the quality of the guns finish was almost to pre-war standards they were still expertly fitted and the finish was excellent. The Army Test proof was applied to the right receiver (after 1908), the barrel and left breechblock. Original grips are finely cut diamond shaped checkering made from walnut or in some cases beech wood. These grips are serial numbered to the gun.

The condition of this Parabellum is minty with just slight wear on the high edges. 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. If you need more information about the gun to make your decisions then e-mail josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com

The inside of the gun is clean and well cared for. We can see clearly the short sear that was the last patent of Georg Luger; shortening the sear enabled the shooter to load the camber with the thumb safety on. 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. This is a very clean WWI gun and is priced for the collector who wants to shoot the gun without degrading the value.

Marking end of war production this Parabellum shows slight wear and will make an excellent collectible or a shooter for someone who wants a representative Luger in their collection.

Without the Imperial Proofs or even any import marks this beauty has the look of the clean commercial guns that are clean of milling marks and retain the same pre-war rust bluing.

The extractor is marked "Geladen" Loaded and the thumb safety is marked "Gesichert" - Safe; after 1904 models the thumb up to fire safety was employed on all the Lugers.

Serial number placement is in the military ("exposed") style.   This example has all matching numbers. The barrel is numbered and proofed and matches the frame. The first toggle link is marked with the DWM monogram, and there is the "V" rear sight on the last toggle link.

This is a very unique all-matching Luger was produced for the 1918 delivery (WWI) but left on the assembly line at the Armistice without Imperial acceptance proofs and sold after the war or delivered to the Weimar Government without even the "Germany" marking.

Just minty and offered for $3,295.00 over the counter with the reservation that the gun may be sold before being posted as such on the internet. This gun may be withdrawn without notice for in-store sale. We reserve the right to sell any internet offering, to a direct sale and do not warrant the availability of any firearm that do not have a cash deposit. This handgun is C&R eligible and can be transferred/sold in California because C&R handguns are exempt from the roster.

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. Any questions or request for additional pictures email to josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com

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