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Lot 4952: A Pistol 08, 29 DWM, police, with holster
29 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Cal. 9 mm Parabellum, no. 131v. Matching numbers, several parts without number. Bright bore. Proof mark crown/N. Schiwy safety, Walther safety was never installed. Groove for detachable stock removed upon instructions from the French occupants in Hesse. Chamber unmarked, front toggle link with DWM logo. At front of grip and on right side of fork police inventory mark "H.P. 110." (Hessian police, weapon no. 110). Original brushed bluing with light wear marks, at front of grip circa 30 % left. Small and operational parts completely strawed. Dark walnut grip panels, no number. Matching-numbered, nickel-plated sheet metal magazine with aluminium base, marked 131 / 2 with police sun/S. Very good condition. Comes with a lightly worn, dark brown, modified cowhide holster, maker "Ww.Su / 1931", below closing button marked "1185". Stitches and pull strap in good order. Cf. D. Maus, History Writ in Steel, German Police Markings 1900 - 1936 where the above weapon is dealt with on page 259. Also Hallock/van de Kant, The Mauser Parabellum 1930 - 1946, p. 350f. where the above weapon is richly illustrated and described. Erlaubnispflichtig The Luger Collection Joop van de Kant.
Condition Report: I - II
Notes: Ordonnanzwaffen bis 1945