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This is a 7.65mm Classic Luger squeeze grip 1906 Swiss Commercial manufactured by DWM  with the 120mm (4.75") Barrel. This Luger has the new model frame and no stock lug.   (1383)



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In 1897 Georg Luger personally demonstrated the Borchardt automatic pistol.  The conclusion of the Swiss Kriegamaterialverwaltung was that the Borchardt was too big, had poor balance and was too complex.  However the 7.65mm cartridge was an overwhelming success for the Swiss.


This is a 7.65mm caliber with a 120mm (4 3/4") barrel. The all matching gun is proofed with the Swiss Cross and the acceptance mark of Colonel Vogelsang. The gun comes with a military holster and the early sling as most of the Swiss Military were ski troops and wore the weapon over their shoulder for quick access.


All 7.65mm Lugers have have four-groove rifling with a right-hand twist of one turn in 250mm. The inside of this barrel is very strong with still shiny finish.

The original Swiss Cross in Sunburst were engraved and these approximately 200 are sought after by collectors. On the right you can see the Swiss modification to the traditional "V" sight ; the Swiss preferred the "U" cut.

This 1906 DWM Swiss Rig includes the all matching Swiss '06 Parabellum, a 1906 Holster and the original Swiss shoulder strap with the early attachment device.  This is a very rare combination to be found in such excellent condition and all intact.




In 1897 Georg Luger personally demonstrated the Borchardt automatic pistol.  The conclusion of the Swiss Kriegamaterialverwaltung was that the Borchardt was too big, had poor balance and too complex.  However the 7.65mm cartridge was an overwhelming success. The Swiss were the first to adopt the Parabellum for its military service on May 4th, 1900 and so began the production of the worlds most recognized handgun.
In 1905 when DWM introduced the new model (an upgrade from the 1900) with the new extractor, new main spring, modified toggle grips and locking mechanism, the addition of "Gesichert" and a shorter barrel (118mm) the Swiss accepted some but not all the changes of DWM for their '06.  They wanted to keep the 120mm barrel,  they wanted to keep the 7.65mm, and they didn't want the German word for safety when they were a three language country.



The DWM Monogram (Deutsche Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken AG) on the 1st toggle link and the Swiss Cross in Sunburst over the Chamber. There are the standard military proof marks other than the Swiss Cross that appears on the left side of the barrel; two digits of the serial number are on the rear toggle link along with the "V" sight.  We provide extensive pictures so you can access the percentage of bluing; this model has a hold open latch and all matching numbers.



In 1898 Georg Luger returned with the first of the Borchardt-Lugers (two were thought to be submitted.) The Swiss were truly impressed by the rapid fire of the Luger with hardly a misfire. Another trial was held in 1899.  Again the Swiss were impressed and ordered 20 of these pistols for extensive field testing asking Georg Luger to lighten the pistol. 



Here is the exposed gun with all the numbers matching, in excellent condition reflecting 100 years of care and demonstrating the elements of craftsmanship that last.






The early Lugers made by DWM contained a lot of "window-dress" because in those day of individually build craftsman guns it was expected that the gun not only shot well but looked good too.

The presentation of the Swiss Cross is an early example of this salesmanship when these were presented to the Swiss with their National Emblem it imp arted not just a national identity and pride but it in turn made the gun more than a object of war but also of beauty.

The magazine was not neglected with the insertion of the metal disc. It performs no function other than to make the Luger look better and the Swiss appreciated this beauty and became the first contract customer of DWM and the Parabellum.


The Swiss were meticulous when marking and caring for their weapons. When ever a Parabellum changed hands or was released from service it was sent back to the factor and re-inspected and refinished. There is no "P" code (Privat) or export markings. This weapon probably belonged to an officer and was kept in a high state of maintennance.


Commercially marked in the "hidden" manner with the concealed serial numbers, all matching the magazine is the commercial style with the Swiss disc.



This Luger is identified as a curio and can be send directly to C&R licensees and above.   Questions to: josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com . We strive to provide pictures so you can judge for yourself if the gun meets your criteria.  Thanks for looking. This Luger is offered for $3,895.00 in an over the counter cash transaction and includes the holster and shoulder strap.



LAYAWAYS:  Sometimes our "significant other" doesn't understand the beauty, craftsmanship and investment potential of one of these investor grade weapons.  In these circumstances where discretion becomes the better part of valor we will accept layaways of up to one year with at least 20% down and some activity occurring monthly to insure that after one year the sale is completed.  Cancellations of layaways forfeit 33% if done within two months, otherwise 100%. You can transfer a layaway to a consignment sale at any time. See "Legal" for exact terms.


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We honor a three day return policy. We will answer any questions, send you any pictures, as detailed as you want, to insure that what we are showing you is what you want to see, before you buy it.  See Legal.


WARNING: We do not represent these guns as safe to fire. They are not test fired before sale; they are sold as collectibles only. Prior to firing you should have it inspected by a qualified individual and abide by all safety requirements.

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