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Rare DWM Swiss Commercial Contract Luger Pistol
  • 7.65mm / 30 Caliber Luger
  • Barrel marked "Abercrombie & Fitz Co New York, Made In Switzerland" (VERY RARE!!!)
  • Only 51 made in this caliber and only 100 total made in the Swiss contract
  • Toggle marked DWM
  • 4 3/4" barrel
  • Swiss Cross in sunburst emblazoned on receiver bridge which indicates commercial contract
  • Made by Federal Arms Co in Switzerland
  • 06/20 commercial model
  • Lower position thumb safety is polished (not blued), safe is in the upper position
  • The extractor is the late type and marked GELADEN on the left side
  • Checkered walnut grips and left side is slotted for the grip safety in excellent condition
  • Nickel plated magazine has wood base with metal insert and all are properly unmarked
  • First batch "i" model after 92,000 serial number run
  • Early post WW1 manufacture
  • 95%+ of original finish
  • Bore is excellent and bright
  • All matching numbers
  • Very nice action and trigger, appears fired little if any
  • These early Swiss commercial Lugers were originally intended for sale in Switzerland, however with the huge early demand in the US for Luger pistols in the 1907-1915 time frame, DWM diverted some production from their Swiss contract through their US agent to the Abercrombie & Fitch Co. of New York. At this time, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in New York was probably the largest retailer of outdoor sporting goods and equipment in the US.
  • This scarce Luger has the early style short frame with the 1906 style grip safety, no stock lug and is correctly marked GELADEN on the extractor
  • We have seen pistols of this quality selling upwards of $20,000 +
  • We are also including a reproduction 197 page Abercrombie & Fitch Co 1920 catalog reprinted and bound by Cornell Publications (specializes in vintage and antique gun catalogs and manuals)
  • This fine & rare Luger from a private collection is being offered for the first time for sale at this amazingly attractive price
  • Serial number 2860iXX
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