1904 Cased Target Presentation Award Luger -

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This is a 7.65mm Luger manufactured by DWM as a presentation gun with a 6" (155mm) barrel for an Shooting Award in 1939.  The shooting prize (das Schießen des Preises) is a cased single shot target pistol produced by DWM and engraved with "CDP". This un-serial numbered presentation gun appears awarded in a schützenfest held in Tyrolea or Tirol, an Austrian State.  (7208).



The entire toggle train says Luger and the locking mechanism puts the gun in the 1904 range of development.  But who can tell when it was made since there are no proofs, nor dates.  It is simply a one of one.

The unusual grips, beautifully carved simply the fit the hand and complement the front strap extension so you can become one with the gun.  This is the Luger raised to the highest power.

Tyrolean (Austrian) Shooting Badge from a 1939 shooting match within the Austrian State of Tirol. 


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Magnificent doesn't describe the beauty and handling of this weapon.  Clearly made during the height of custom gun craftsmanship this will give hours of pleasure to the advanced Luger collector.

The bullet ramp is contoured for the cartridge and the inside mechanism doesn't show any signs of wear.  The toggle assembly appears to function just as the standard parabellum.


The case is normal briefcase size and completely covered in leather that is still handsome after all these years.  What a surprise when opened.

In addition to this one of one target pistol is an oiler and grease dispenser, brass cleaning tool, a brass screw driver, a period ammo box, brush and some patches.

Affixed to the case is the Austrian Nazi Eagle and included is the Tyrol Shooting Badge commemorating the Landes Schützenfest, (a prize on to itself for the collector).


The gun has no serial number and as such is a one of one presentation gun.

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.

The Austrian Eagle that is affixed to the cased target pistol. At that time Tyrol was a providence of Germany and located within the Bavarian political influence.  Because of the target behind the swastika there is the assumption that this was an adopted symbol of the shooting club (Schützenbund) much like today's symbol of the eagle.


The front sight is another rarity as it has the back ramp of the standard Parabellum but the front is cut into a more decorative work, which like the side plate is more ornamental than functional.


Also to be noted is the bevel machined in the end of the barrel which is another unusual characteristic as compared to other Lugers.

Here is the oiler which has two tiered top to fill the container and then the wick to dispense the grease.


So how did this trophy come to be.  Some insight might be gained from today's mission statement of the South Tirol Shooting Alliance.


Der Südtiroler Schützenbund ist ein Verein, der, aufbauend auf die Tradition der Landes- und Zuzugsordnungen der Tiroler Geschichte, die Aufgabe hat, die Heimat und die Identität des Tiroler Volkes gegen innere und äußere Feinde und Bedrohungen zu schützen und diese Tiroler Identität, angepaßt an die moderne Zeit, der Jugend weiterzuvererben.




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