Parabellum / Luger Pistols - Special Auction

by Joh. Springer's Erben Auctioneers
November 4, 2016 4:00 PM CET Live auction
Wien, Wien, AT | Auction Details

148 Lots

128: Holster P08 *
Est: €220 - €300
129: Holster P08 *
Est: €190 - €280
130: Holster P08 *
Est: €190 - €300
131: Holsters, mixed lot *
Est: €60 - €100

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After payment your goods will be professionally stored until collection.
We are glad to ship your items within the EU and also to export your lots to the US, Russia or any other country. Please find more details on our website.
If you have any questions concerning export or shipping, or if you need an import broker, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You may also organise the shipping by yourself. Please note that the costs of shipping and insurance depend on the size, weight and value of each item.
The shipment of weapons within Austria is only possible to a certain extend. When shipping weapons abroad there will be extra costs charged by the authorities!

Collection is only possible with appropriate legitimation.

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At our auction for Parabellum / Luger Pistols, accessories and related collectible items you have the possibility to bid live in the room, online on our website or through invaluable.com, by telephone and, prior to the auction, on written bid form (by mail, fax or e-mail).
The auction starts at the specified date, time and location with lot number 1. Bids can then be placed after registration by a hand signal, online after registration on our website, by phone (on request, for lots with a minimum starting price of EUR 500) and in advance as a written bid on our bid form (sent at least 12 hours before the auction by fax or e-mail). Written bids must indicate an exact amount. We will bid for you by increments, not exceeding the top limit stated on your bid form.

 

We explicitly call your attention that the majority of the offered lots (marked with an *) are imported from a non-EU state and therefore have to be fully VAT taxed in Austria.

In addition to your bid and the buyer's premium there will be VAT of 20% accounted, summing up the total of the surcharge to 44%. This only applies to retail buyers from EU countries.
 
Dealers and retail buyers from non-EU countries, like USA and Russia, are exempt.

 

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Joh. Springer's Erben Handels GmbH
Kagraner Platz 9, A-1220 Vienna, Austria

www.auctions.springer-vienna.com

auktion@springer-vienna.com

 

Tel.: +43-1-890 90 03
Fax: +43-1-890 90 03 DW 90

 

 

Special Auction Parabellum/Luger

The renowned goldsmith of Swiss Ticino, Ivan Inauen, spent some decades to gather a respectable collection of Parabellum pistols emphasising on Switzerland. Those items will be offered accompanied by other Luger pistols and corresponding objects in our first Special Auction.

The significance of Switzerland for the evolution of the Luger pistol

Between 1897 and 1900 plenty of self-loading pistol designs were tested for military purposes in Switzerland. Right from the start the Borchardt pistol was within this range, being improved upon during the following years to become the Parabellum pistol model 1900 by the Austrian designer Georg Luger. Since Hugo Borchardt declined to accept alterations to his weapon‘s design, the German firm of Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken AG (DWM) in Berlin finally commissioned Luger with the reconstruction, according to the demands of the Swiss army. One of the advertising slogans of the DWM was Si vis pacem para bellum“ meaning "If you want peace, prepare for war". The last two words of this antique Latin adage became the trademark name of the new pistol design. Luger was a highly gifted weapons designer and furthermore able to understand the way of thought of the Swiss officers involved, being an Austrian reservist officer himself. By hundreds of largely elaborate design changes in about three years, the unwieldy Borchardt pistol became the Parabellum model 1900, being accepted by the Swiss ordnance board in this very year.

The triumph of the Parabellum pistol

By the adoption as service weapon in Switzerland a dam broke. The rule of the revolver as military handgun that reigned for decades ceased, more and more states followed Switzerland’s example to test self-loading pistols, which have only come to the light of the world of weapons design in 1892. Amongst others, Austro-Hungary in 1907, Germany in 1908 and the USA in 1911 all introduced self-loading pistols for their armies. The Parabellum itself became a huge commercial success for the DWM, not only on the civilian market, but many states adopted this design in plenty of versions, for example the German navy with the 1904, the German army with the 1908, followed by Bulgaria, the Netherlands and many more. Even before WWI the design was being manufactured by other German factories as well, and in the inter-war years DWM relocated the production to the Mauserwerke in Oberndorf. Mauser supplied not only the Wehrmacht, but also Persia and Portugal. In 1942 production of the pistol 08 for the Wehrmacht closed, but there were so many of them spread throughout the German armed forces that the Luger“ remained the standard issue for the Wehrmacht until the end of the war, becoming a sought-after souvenir as the victors‘ booty. Nowadays, Parabellum pistols are highly collectable worldwide, having spawned a vast amount of specialised literature, most of it in English language. Not least for its curious toggle-link, this weapon is particularly fascinating for the technical- and cultural history interested collector. Especially in the USA, a definite Luger-Mania“ exists, since over there these pistols tend to be called thus referring to their designer’s name. Enjoy browsing through our catalogue and good luck for your bids!



e.g. in MÖTZ / SCHUY, Vom Ursprung der Selbstladepistole. Laxenburg and Braunau 2007

Buyer's Premium
47.0%
From: To: Increment:
€0 €199 €10
€200 €399 €20
€400 €999 €50
€1,000 €1,999 €100
€2,000 €3,999 €200
€4,000 €9,999 €500
€10,000 €19,999 €1,000
€20,000 €39,999 €2,000
€40,000 €99,999 €5,000
€100,000 €199,999 €10,000
€200,000 €399,999 €20,000
€400,000+ €50,000

Shipping Terms: After payment your goods will be professionally stored until collection.
We are glad to ship your items within the EU and also to export your lots to the US, Russia or any other country. Please find more details on our website.
If you have any questions concerning export or shipping, or if you need an import broker, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You may also organise the shipping by yourself. Please note that the costs of shipping and insurance depend on the size, weight and value of each item.
The shipment of weapons within Austria is only possible to a certain extend. When shipping weapons abroad there will be extra costs charged by the authorities!

Collection is only possible with appropriate legitimation.

Buyers fee: We explicitly call your attention that the majority of the offered lots
(marked with an *) are imported from a non-EU state and therefore
have to be fully VAT taxed in Austria.

Buyer's premium on top of your bid for each lot is 20% (excl. VAT)

- Differential VAT taxed lots: In addition to the buyer's premium there will be VAT of 20% accounted, summing up the total of the surcharge to 24%.

- fully VAT taxed lots (marked with an *) In addition to your bid and the buyer's premium there will be VAT of 20% accounted, summing up the total of the surcharge to 44%.

Dealers and retail buyers from non-EU countries, like USA and Russia, as well as Dealers from EU countries with a valid VAT identification number are exempt from Austrian VAT.

Dealers and retail buyers from non-EU countries, like USA, Russia, are exempt.

Contact: Joh. Springer´s Erben Handels GmbH
Kagraner Platz 9, 1220 Vienna, Austria
www.auctions.springer-vienna.com
auktion@springer-vienna.com

Tel.: +43 - 1 - 890 90 03
Fax: +43 - 1 - 890 90 03 90