A DWM Model 1920 rework parabellum pistol with associated holster

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A DWM Model 1920 rework parabellum pistol with associated holster

Sold for US$ 1,287 inc. premium
A DWM Model 1920 rework parabellum pistol with associated holster
Serial no. 199.8, 9mm caliber, 4 inch round blued barrel stamped only with serial no. on underside near frame. Blued frame stamped Germany; sideplate serial numbered 9.8; all numbers match; military proof present. Sear safety; frame marked Gesichert at back for thumb safety. Originally an artillery Luger, the receiver with chamber dated 1917, the front with notch from removal of the original sight; toggle marked DWM; extractor marked Geladen Straw finish on take-down lever, trigger, thumb safety, and back of magazine release. Front gripstrap with area where regimental markings have been removed. Checkered two-piece walnut grips. Matching aluminum base magazine with housing marked Haenel/Schmeisser Patent Brown leather holster marked cea/1942 with swastika over WaA706 and large embossed P.08; Bechtel is inscribed on the back of the holster, and written in ink on the inside of the flap, this is officer's name that allegedly captured the pistol.
Condition: Very good. Retains about 80% to 90% blue finish from period of rework, with visible pitting under some surfaces; some edge wear and marks from use. Small chip to left grip directly below thumb safety; checkering excellent. Faded straw finish with some spotting and wear. Holster markings excellent; some losses to finish on corners of flap; scattered scratches and marks from use.
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Footnotes

  • Note: This pistol was captured by the consignor's father during World War Two and carried by him throughout his tour in Europe, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and liberated several concentration camps, according to the consignor. He was a medical officer. His name is written inside the holster's flap, as well as inscribed on the back.
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