1906/08 Transition Navy Full Rig 

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This is a 1906/08 DWM (Deutsche Waffen und Munitions Fabriken) Military Navy. This piece is a 6 inch (15cm) barreled 9mm Parabellum with the Navy adjustable rear sight and matching three matching  Navy magazines. The stock is serial numbered to the gun and the Wilhelmshaven Werft number matches the gun and the stock.  Complete!  (772)


The first toggle link is marked with the DWM logo. This 1906 Navy has the Gesichert marked safety (up).  There is the two-position (100-200m) sight on the rear toggle link and the last two digits of the serial number appear.

This Navy is the classic; complete with matching magazines. The Luger is all matching and this model has a hold open latch and of course the stock lug. There are no export markings so you are getting a true military gun..  The barrel is in excellent condition.

This is a collector grade gun with all matching numbers including the grips. Serial number placement is in the civilian ("hidden") style as was customary with the Navy's directives.   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 rear of back toggle, and under the first toggle and on the stock.


The grips are serial numbered to the gun as the two extra magazines and the correct pouch.

You can see the classic Navy concentric ring magazine base. There are many theories as to why the rings on the Navy magazines; 7.65 - vs. - 9mm, to separate the magazines for accountability. The P-04 as the German Navy called the Luger was the first military contract with the German military and the 9mm round was just emerging.  Early Parabellums manufactured with 9mm barrels had the bottom of the magazines marked Cal 9mm.  This might have been the Navy's way to identify the 9nn round by feel.  No one to ask today to clarify that issue.

The holster is intact with all the stitching intact and the pull strap works.  There is a Navy cleaning rod and a Marinen marked loading tool. In our 35 years of dealing in Lugers we have never seen such a complete Navy Rig.

Note how the Werft Wilhelmshaven number matches the back strap of the gun. (7116)


In January 1914 German Navy correspondence indicates action was being taken to remove the grip safety.  Between March 1915 and October 1916 there were 5800 Lugers delivered to the Keil Werft.  There was a total order for 8500 ordered and in October 1916 correspondence indicates that the orders were filled.  This means that 3700 Navy 1908 models went to Wilhelmshaven wherever else they could have gone. Not too many.


On February 2nd, 1910 the Reichs-Marine-Amt instructed the naval units that accountability would move from serial numbers to weapon numbers and issued the order for the application of the disc on the stocks to contain the weapon number. All  Pistolen 1904 received prior to this order were to be returned to the wharf from which they were issued for the installation of the Gewehr 98 style disc that we have come to identify with the Navy Luger.

The Werft Wilhelmshaven weapon number (7116) matches the disc on the stock. Here we begin to note that the cut of the rear frame of the gun allows for the grip safety which is our first indication that this Parabellum was built on a 1906 frame.

See below how the frame was milled for the 1906 grip safety lever and then marked on the frame for the insertion of a pin to narrow the opening to accommodate the new sear bar lever.  Although 6000 of these guns had been made in an order for 8,500 there were still 1906 style frames being used.

Here is another picture that shows the slot milled for the grip safety lever and how it was pinned to accept the new sear bar lever.


All matching Navy rigs takes on a new meaning for the term rare.  There weren't that many Navy's that survived the war from a group of Luger orders that wasn't that big in the first place.  Here is a Navy (Marinen) marked loading tool that comes with the rig.


The inside of the gun is clean with no evidence or pitting or rust. It has been cared for many years.  This gun is an exceptional Luger being in such fine shape and bearing all the correct proofs and markings to make it a text book "Navy".  Note wide flanged rear toggle pin, not usually found on early 1906 model Navy's.

Clear deep set proof and extensive inspectors marks makes this transition gun an easy one to see who was looking at it during manufacture.


Extraordinary Classic Navy rig in a transitional variation, a must have for the Navy Collector.

This is a seldom seen early 1906/08 Luger for sale, let alone a complete rig with an all matching gun, matching stock, matching wharf markings, Marinen marked loading tool, Navy cleaning rod all in this extraordinarily fine condition. 


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