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DWM Artillery Luger, 1915, Rig. #A-1058

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Scarce, all original finish DWM 1915 Artillery Luger, all matching rig except magazine. SN: 5343. Cal. 9mmP. Standard early production DWM Artillery with 8” barrel having fine tune front and rear sights. “1915” chamber date with intertwined “DWM” on middle toggle link and long sear bar. Major components are rust blued. Front sight, rear sight bar and grip screws are fire blued; take down lever, trigger, safety, ejector, and magazine release are strawed. Full serial number under barrel, on forward frame and on left side of receiver. Extensive disassembly shows all matching small parts including the firing pin and each grip panel. Unnumbered fire blued rear toggle pin as is correct for this variation. Fitted with unnumbered magazine from a 1920 Commercial pistol marked “Germany.” Complete with original and matching shoulder stock including the holster that is also dated “1915” inside the lid. Pouches for takedown tool and cleaning rod but no accessories. Standard boot with liner and original shoulder strap that is missing one of the studs. Condition: Pistol is in VG-EXC condition with freckling around the forward barrel and sharp edge wear in the usual locations. Surprisingly strong front and backstraps. Fire blued and straw parts with oxidative freckling but no suggestion of enhancements. Sharp, finely checkered and matching grips with minimal blunting. No cracks or significant losses. Magazine with excellent, bright body. Left side of plug with losses on the upper edge. Bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. Comparable condition shoulder stock with deeply impressed Imperial marking. Original leather oil darkened. Tie down strap for boot with stitched repair. Flex surfaces with light crazing. Shoulder strap missing one stud and no takedown tool or cleaning rod as previously noted. A very nicely presenting 1915 Artillery Rig, especially with a matching board stock and correctly dated holster!  A HISTORIC INVESTMENT! # A-1058

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