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Militaria and Sporting Arms / P.08 Artillery Luger Semiautomatic Pistol with Holster and Wood Stock Curio or Relic firearm

Lot 1300
P.08 Artillery Luger Semiautomatic Pistol with Holster and Wood Stock
DWM, 1917
Curio or Relic firearm
Ending from 29 September 2022, 19:00 EDT
Skinner Marlborough

US$2,000 - US$4,000

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P.08 Artillery Luger Semiautomatic Pistol with Holster and Wood Stock
DWM, 1917

Serial number 142, 9mm caliber, blued steel barrel, slide, and frame, the barrel with rear adjustable tangent sight to 800 meters, and front sight adjustable for windage, the slide dated "1917" and the toggle with "DWM" marking, right side of barrel with eagle mark, right side of slide with imperial German markings, trigger, safety lever, take down lever and extractor spring with strong straw color, checkered walnut grips, all visible serial numbers match, magazine numbered 2218o; including leather holster with original cleaning rod retaining some tow on the end, a magazine tool, and wood shoulder stock with matching serial number "142" on the mount, the face of the stock with imperial German mark.

**Successful bidder must arrange pickup/transfer through a federal firearms licensee.**

Barrel lg. 7 3/4, overall lg. 12 3/8 in.


Originally the property of General Nathaniel Hillyer Egleston, 51st Cavalry Brigade, New York National Guard; by family descent to the consignor.

General Nathaniel Hillyer Egleston was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on February 13, 1884. After attending the Pingry School, he went to Williams College and graduated in the Class of 1906 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Egleston then attended the New York Law School and graduated in 1908. He was admitted to the Bar and eventually became the general solicitor for the New York Telephone Company.

Nathaniel Egleston enlisted in "Squadron A" on February 18, 1907, he was promoted through the grades of corporal, sergeant, first sergeant, and on March 11, 1915, was commissioned second lieutenant in the cavalry. He was promoted to first lieutenant on July 7, 1915. Egleston served in the Mexican Border Campaign and supported the Pancho Villa Expedition from June 30th to December 28, 1916.

Upon the organization of the New York National Guard into the 27th Division for World War I service, Squadron "A" was converted into the 105th Machine Gun Battalion, in which organization Egleston served as a first lieutenant until February 21, 1918, when he was commissioned captain. On October 28, 1918, he was transferred to the Infantry and promoted major on November 9, 1918. On December 1, 1918, he was assigned to command the 106th Machine Gun Battalion until this unit was discharged from service on July 7, 1919.

During the World War I, Nathaniel Egleston participated in all of the battles and engagements of the 27th Division. For his gallantry, Egleston was awarded the Silver Star with Cluster, the Order of the Purple Heart, a citation from General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, two citations by Commanding General Pershing, 27th Division, and the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross.

Captain Egleston returned to the National Guard in command of Squadron "A," Cavalry, which was subsequently known as the 51st Machine Gun Squadron, and later made part of the 101st Cavalry. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on November 26, 1932. On January 31, 1933, Governor Herbert H. Lehman approved the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Hillyer Egleston to the rank of Brigadier General to command the 51st Cavalry Brigade, New York National Guard.

At the beginning of WWII, General Egleston was assigned to Office of the Secretary of War. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and retired from active duty in 1949.

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