Lot 843

Previous image preload Next image preload


1918 9mm DWM luger with later holster, with a 4 in. barrel and very good bore. Checkered walnut grips showing some wear from use at the bottom. Matching serial numbers; '6383', with '83' showing on most other parts, with 'DWM' monogram on top of toggle and dates '1918' and '1920' over the chamber suggesting the original 1918 frame was later arsenal reworked. Standard Imperial proofs on right side of receiver. All mechanisms still functional. The back strap of the frame is stamped with '6./J.R.5.33.' possibly referring to the 5th battalion of the 6th Jaegar regiment in the Imperial German Army. Accompanied by one stainless steel magazine. Sold with a fine Nazi era holster with a metal National eagle on the front and a stamp on the verso of 'Karl Bocker Waldbrol 1936', with space for an extra magazine. Light scratches yet overall very good. From 1919 on, DWM rebuilt luger frames with new or existing parts (including barrels) into complete pistols for sales to the civilian and export markets, and these sales helped restore DWM to solvency after the end of the war. It is likely that the 1920 stamp on this pistol shows it to be one that was reworked for this reason.

Accepted Forms of Payment:

American Express, COD (cash on delivery), Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer


*SEE ADITTIONAL SHIPPING ABOVE* -Shipments are sent via FedEx and DHL (for most overseas shipments) or FedEx Ground at the auctioneer's option. Due to complications from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will ship with USPS Priority Mail only if the buyer submits their request to us in writing and accepts responsibility for delayed shipments. Signature is always required, unless other arrangements are made. Handling and shipping charges will be added to the invoice in one entry. Buyers should be aware that large, framed, fragile or odd shaped items can incur substantial shipping and packing charges. International shipments are invoiced by DIMENSIONAL weight, not the item weight. Please contact us for an estimate before bidding NOTE: Large, heavy or bulky items may not be shipped by the auctioneer - arrangements for shipping of these items via a third-party shipper may be arranged through the auction house. Customers who supply their own courier account number will still be charged a handling fee. Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipments after receipt of payment due to the high volume of packages being shipped.

December 8, 2021 10:00 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

Alexander Historical Auctions LLC

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 25% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

View full terms and conditions

Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $20
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 + $10,000