~ A new specification deactivated Artillery 9mm Luger Pistol, produced by German arms manufacturer Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) ~
The Luger comes with deactivation certificate, dated 28/08/2013 and an original holster.
The top of the metal frame, just behind the adjustable sight, is stamped with the production year '1916'. The top of the hammer is stamped with the cypher 'DWM’.
The forward flat of the frame is stamped 3912. The left side plate is stamped 12 as is the rear of the lock. The underside of the barrel is stamped 912. The magazine is stamped 969.
The holster has belt loops attached to the reverse. It does not contain a cleaning rod.
The Luger was one of the first semi-automatic pistols. The design was patented by Georg J. Luger in 1898 and produced by German arms manufacturer Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) starting in 1900 with other manufacturers such as W+F Bern, Krieghoff, Simson, Mauser and Vickers. The Luger was designed to use a toggle-lock action, which uses a jointed arm to lock. It has become one of the most iconic/recognizable pistols ever made.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel has a length of 8 inches (20.3cm), with the Luger measuring 12.3 inches (31.1cm) overall. It weighs 1.38 kg.
~ Condition ~
The pistol is in average used condition.
There is some minor aging wear to the barrel and metal work with minor pitting in a few places, but it remains mostly clean & in good order. The original wooden chequered grips are in very good complete condition. It cocks and dry fires.
The holster is complete and supple.
Postage costs £14 or the Luger can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.