An 1899/1900 Swiss Military Test Model parabellum pistol
Lot 1349¢
An 1899/1900 Swiss Military Test Model parabellum pistol
US$ 30,000 - 40,000
£ 23,000 - 30,000

Lot Details
An 1899/1900 Swiss Military Test Model parabellum pistol
Serial no. 20; 7.65 Para. caliber; 4 3/4 inch narrow barrel; dovetailed fire-blued front blade sight. Manufactured by DWM, but with no toggle inscription; no proof marks. Blue finish with strawed accents including trigger, thumb safety lever, take-down lever, magazine catch, sear bar, extractor, ejector, and toggle lock. Stamped with serial number on bottom of barrel, back of toggle, forward of rear sight, right side of takedown lever, right side of magazine release pin, back of grips, grip safety on left side under grip, and on back of frame. Breech with hand-engraved "Swiss cross" in a sun-burst chamber marking; grip-safety; rear toggle assembly link marked with intertwined GL for Georg Luger. Early dished toggle cocking knobs with toggle cocking knob lock on right side. No stock lug on backstrap; very narrow trigger with curve en suite to triggerguard; wide triggerguard. Figured checkered walnut grips with plain border around edges; fire-blued grip screws. Magazine nickeled with wooden, unmarked base with aluminum disks in buttons.
Condition: Excellent. Retains 98% plus of rust blue finish; some very light edge wear and minor storage marks; excellent bore showing no wear; excellent markings. Strawed components retain 90 to 95% finish with scattered spotting and areas of discoloration. Grips excellent with sharp checkering; a few light scattered storage marks. Magazine excellent.
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Footnotes

  • Note: This model was the first true Luger produced. Less than one hundred were made and less than three are known to exist.
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