Archive for Lugers

1900 American Eagle Luger

 (137P)  Scarce Early DWM Model 1900 “American Eagle”  Luger Pistol, serial #9737 in 7.65mm (30 Luger) Luger auto, 4 3/4″ bbl,. blue finish, walnut checkered grips.

This is a very fine example of an early DWM Model 1900 “American Eagle” commercial Luger pistol.  These pistols were the first true commercial contract Luger pistols produced by DWM and can be found in the 2,000-20,000 serial number range with this pistol falling midway in the production.  This pistol has the early production features such as the long frame, dished toggles with toggle lock on the righe side, recessed breechblock, 4 3/4″  fast tapered barrel, grip safety and no stock lug.  This pistol is not marked Germany, indicating it remained in Europe which also verifies how it was factory modified to add the hold-open latch.  More than likely it was liberated after WWII.  In addition this specific pistol has the second pattern thumb safety lever that has the high-domed, cross-checkered pattern.  The lower safety area is unmarked and left brightly polished.  It is correctly serial numbered in the commercial fashon with the full serial number on the front of the frame and the underside of the barrel, with no German export markings, which is how it was modified for the hold-open latch.  It is complete with one magazine with the nickel plated body and unnumbered wooden base.

CONDITION:  Very fine as partially refinished with 85% of the original rust blued finish, with a professionally restored, authentic rust blued finish present on the grip straps and trigger guard bow.  The walnut grips are also in very fine condition overall with a nice matching dark brown color distince checkering on both sides and some minor compression nicks on the right side.   The pistol retains 95% of the re-straw colors on the small parts. 

This very good, early American Eagle…$4,200.00.

Not for sale at this time.