EXC German WEIMAR DWM Luger 1920 Pistol C&R
Weimar Republic, Inter-World War Production Pistol
Here we present a German DWM (Deutsche Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken) 1920 Luger Pistol, made between the two World Wars, circa the 1920s. After the Great War, the victors-imposed limits on German arms production, as well as the size of the military and many other things via the Treaty of Versailles. Two of these restrictions were 1) that the barrel length be less than 100mm, and 2) the caliber had to be less than 9mm. The first restriction appears to have had the aim to complicate the manufacturing process and necessitate retooling, however, the modular design of the Luger allowed the manufacturers to simply reduce the barrel length and continue as normal. The caliber restriction was rather ignored it seems. However, this period saw a great production of Luger pistols made for export and many followed the stipulated pattern.
This is one such specimen made for export. It is chambered for the 7.65 Luger, fulfilling the sub-9mm requirement and it has a barrel length of 3-3/4 inches. Also meeting the Treaty’s expectations. The safety is marked “Gesichert”. The top of the toggle is marked with the “DWM” logo. “Crown/N” proof marks are found on the left side of the frame.
The overall condition is excellent. The original blue finish is 98% intact. Straw colors are excellent. The markings are clear and legible. The serial numbers match. The bore is clear and bright with sharp rifling. The hardwood, checkered stocks are in great condition. The action on this pistol is excellent.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 3-¾ inches.
Caliber: 7.65mm Luger (.30 Luger)
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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