1918 WW1 DWM P08 Luger 9mm Matching Semi Auto Pistol C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,525

WOA#: WY240224CC060

Make: DWM

Model: Luger

Serial Number: 3495

Year of Manufacture: 1918 C&R

Caliber: 9mm Luger

Action Type: Toggle Type Striker-Fired Semi-Auto, Removable Magazine

Markings: The top of the toggle is marked with the DWM rollmark with a “95” and another “95” on the back of the toggle. The extractor is marked “95” the underside of the toggle is marked with a “S” The frame is marked with “1918” on the top along with several proof marks, the side is marked “3495” with another “95” The bottom of the barrel is marked with a “N” in a circle on the lug followed by several more proof marks. The barrel is marked with “8,83 / 3495 / e” The takedown plate is marked with a “95” The grip frame has a “G / 95 / J2” with a circle “N” The mag is marked “156” with more proof marks. The takedown lever is marked “95”

Barrel Length: 6”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated blade dovetailed to a boss at the muzzle. The rear sight is a “U”-notch integral to the rear toggle link.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling and storage marks. The checkering is lightly worn. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued,

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright with defined rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition:  This pistol retains about 90% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered spots.  The rear of the frame has some wear from the toggle action. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. There is some wear from use on the grip and trigger guard. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly and the receiver is tight to the frame. This pistol has a grip safety as well as a manual safety. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: 1 Magazine

Our Assessment: The Luger (Pistole Parabellum or P-08) is perhaps the most aesthetically and ergonomically pleasing of all autoloading centerfire pistols. It is also one of the strongest, most accurate and most recognizable service pistols ever made. Georg Luger developed his famous pistol in 1898-1899 (starting with the Borchardt/Luger transitional pistol). The Luger is, essentially, a much improved Borchardt type pistol, which was itself based on the toggle action concept used by Sir Hiram Maxim in the world’s first practical machine gun. The Maxim shot its way to bloody fame in World War One, which also became the combat proving ground for the Luger Pistol. The Luger was so reliable and well liked that it was still being made and issued to German troops during WWII well after the P38 was adopted by the army. The largest percentage of Lugers were made by DWM, which became Mauser in 1930. After WWII, the demand for Luger pistols gradually picked back-up and copies of the original Luger pistols were made by Mauser as well as Stoeger. This pistol was made by Mauser and imported by Interarms. It has a grip safety as well as a manual safety and an American Eagle engraved on the top of the chamber ring, reminiscent of the 1906 model Parabellum. The pistol comes in a Beautiful Limited Edition display case with a cleaning rod and total of two magazines. This pistol will be great for those wanting a piece of German history and for those collectors with an interest in German weaponry. This pistol represents the last of the Lugers made by Mauser, and are a must-have for any Luger collector. There aren’t going to be any more made, so they are just going to get scarcer, and it is going to be hard to find one in as nice of a condition as this one. Please see our photos and good luck! – L.S.

1918 WW1 DWM P08 Luger 9mm Matching Semi Auto Pistol C&R
1918 WW1 DWM P08 Luger 9mm Matching Semi Auto Pistol C&R