1906 "Un-Altered" Commercial Navy Luger 

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This is a 1906 DWM (Deutsche Waffen und Munitions Fabriken) Un-Altered Commercial Navy.  This piece is a 6 inch (150mm) barreled 9mm Parabellum with the Navy adjustable rear sight and matching Navy magazine. The DWM monogram markings appear on the 1st toggle link and the extractor is marked 'Geladen' (Loaded).   This example has all matching serial numbers. The thumb safety is marked "Gesichert" and when exposed (safety up) means safe.  (1012)

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The frame has the stock lug and the thumb safety. The thumb safety is marked "Gesichert" and extractor "Geladen". The barrel is numbered and proofed to the weapon.  It is a "short frame" with the long sear.

This Navy is the classic; complete with matching magazine. This model has a hold open latch and stock lug. There is the two-position (100-200m) sight on the rear toggle link and the last two digits of the serial number appear. This is a collector grade gun. This model Navy was believed to be produced in less than 800 quantity. 

The front site is dovetailed adjustable with the then standard sight blade.  The serial number has no suffix and five digits of the commercial series. This Luger has all matching numbers. The barrel is numbered and scored and matches the frame.

Serial number placement is in the civilian ("hidden") style.   The serial number appears on the front of the frame, on the bottom of the locking bolt, on the trigger, on the bottom of the barrel, the side plate,  the left side of the receiver, and under the first toggle. The magazine is blank with the three ring Navy style magazine.

The Crown N proof, and the absence of any military proofs makes this a very rare version of Navy family.

This is an extraordinarily marked gun.

The five digit serial number is a trademark of the commercial guns produced by DWM. The 3000-3999 were number set aside for 1906 production so this gun was produced before the war time production.

Some "Commercial" '06 Navy's are converted war-time production with four digit serial numbers.  This is a true commercial.

See Murray, DWM Pistole Parabellum Lugers 1897-1907, Page 234


There is a wide flanged rear main axel pin.

This Luger variation is considered a 1st Issue "Un-Altered" version because the Gesichert is down on the thumb safety and leaving it in the original '06 version.  This was because when the original Navy contract was let the 1904 versions with one curled knob and one toggle with the lock was the weapon tested. The contract was slow being delivered and by the time more weapons were ordered the 1908 model had appeared with the thumb safety down.  The German Navy, in an effort to prevent confusion in 1912 ordered that all their Lugers be "altered" to match the current issue.  This produced the variations that Navy collectors covet today, the unaltered versions.

The inside of the gun shows very good care for a 100+ year old gun.  The condition of the gun is very good and barrel is well defined.  Here you can see the mechanism of the grip safety and the serial number it has.


This Luger is Sold and is offered for Historical Purposes only for your knowledge and enjoyment.



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