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Lot 3874: A Parabellum DWM, Commercial 1929/30, American Eagle, Stoeger (3-lines), Electric Company Palestine
28 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Cal. 7.65 mm Parabellum, no. 484v. Matching numbers except for rear toggle link ("13"). Bright bore, length 98 mm. Proof mark crown/N. Extractor marked "Loaded", safety stamped "Safe". Chamber with American Eagle, front toggle link with DWM logo. On right side of fork and reinforced frame three-line designation "A.F. STOEGER INC. / NEW YORK / Luger - Registered U.S. Patent Office". Original bluing with stronger wear marks along the edges. Small and operational parts strawed, stained. Dark walnut grip panels. Blued, matching-numbered sheet metal magazine with aluminium base. This Parabellum was originally meant to be for Stoeger, however, it obviously went to Palestine because the word "Genuine" is missing in front of "Registered". Good to very good overall condition of a very rare Parabellum. Cf. i. a. Still, Third Reich Lugers, p. 220 and Hallock/van de Kant, The Mauser Parabellum 1930 - 1946, p. 442 and 456f., where the above weapon is extensively illustrated and the historical background is described. Erlaubnispflichtig The Luger Collection Joop van de Kant.
Condition Report: I - II
Notes: Kurzwaffen moderne Systeme