DWM 1904 DUTCH TRIALS PROTOTYPE

SKU: C28638

$10,000.00 

4080-05

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30 Luger; 85% blue, 70% straw, very good bore, good grips, 4'' barrel, Important DWM Dutch Trials Prototype Luger pistol serial number 10046B. 4 inch 7.65mm Cal barrel of the distinctive prototype light military pattern with ramped foresight. DWM scroll on center toggle link. Dished toggles with toggle latch. Unmarked safety area. Grip safety. Unnumbered wood bottom magazine. All numbered parts are matching down to the checkered walnut grips. This is possibly the first surviving short frame prototype, which was converted from a long frame and is mechanically identical to the Dutch 1904 trials pistols, of which it is probably the internal factory prototype. This gun is featured on pages 99, 101, 223, 225, 229 and 264 of "The Borchardt & Luger Automatic Pistols" by Joachim Gortz and Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Provenance: From the collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Condition: Very good. Retaining about 85% original blue finsih with silvering on sharp edges. Scattered scratches and fading on grip straps. Retains about 70% straw, some parts appear to have been reheated. Dark grips show some wood grain and have some minor dings and chips in the checkering. Magazine is excellent with very little wear. Mechanically fine. BS C&R/FFL, s/n 100xxB, Catalog Number D-207