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Old 05-29-2014, 08:05 AM
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It's been a while since I have posted anything interesting. Here's an attempt.

This is a wonderful DWM 1906 commercial Luger. It is relatively rare for several reasons: The "BUG" proofing demonstrates it was made for the German or possibly European trade. The lack of "Made in Germany" demonstrates it was not made for export to the U.S. And the 9mm caliber is rare in this model. Most were 7.65mm. Most commercial 1906 Lugers imported to the U.S. had the American Eagle on top. So it got here somewhat unintentionally.

My guess is that it is a WW2 bringback, having been taken from a German home. Just a guess since it is impossible to know.

However it got here, it has survived the years quite nicely.






































































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Old 05-29-2014, 08:39 AM
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That's one purty handgun. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:22 AM
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Quickly send it to me before someone sees you with such an ugly gun! PM me your address so I can send a ffl

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Old 05-29-2014, 09:26 AM
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Fantastic--and informative.

It always amazes me when a gun survives in that kind of shape.
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Thank u for sharing. I always open your post on any forum. Alway top drawer and well photographed! Wk

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Old 05-29-2014, 10:01 AM
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That is a beautiful P08 and I love the detailed photos!
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:38 AM
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Couldn't ask for much better. Very, very nice.
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:42 AM
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Gotta love 'time capsule' guns! Gorgeous Luger.
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Impressive gun. Impressive photos!
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:33 PM
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Beautiful pistol, very well photographed.
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:26 PM
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My, what a pretty piece of work. The bluing is just phenomenal, especially considering it's 108 years old. You're very lucky to have it.
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:44 PM
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Thanks for sharing Captn'
Always enjoy your photography and detail.
Beautiful old Luger.

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Old 05-29-2014, 11:30 PM
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Beautiful gun!! I'm green with envy; I've long wanted one to accompany my 7.65mm American eagle. However the only one I've ever seen was good on one side but a wreck on the other.
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An excellent pistol and extraordinary photography, (as always)!
Thank you for posting.
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Most impressive. Nice to look at. thank you for posting.
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If this is a karma, put me in!

Beautiful gun, beautiful pics!
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:23 AM
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Very nice!
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Nice pics! Thanks for sharing it down to the nuts and bolts. I inherited a DWM 1920 German commercial 7.65 that is in fair shape but well used. It was fun researching it to find out exactly what I had. The history of these pistols is fascinating!
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Yes, as Arte Johnson once said, "Veeerrrry Interesting."
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That's a beautiful piece. Admit it though, you just love taking it apart and putting it back together, don't you?

Uncle Bill came up with one many years ago and I stripped it for him and threatened to leave it that way but reason prevailed and I re-assembled it.

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very good photos...thanks
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If you ever open a museum, I think it would be worth a road trip to come visit. You show some very nice firearms!

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:06 PM
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I'll take it! PM to follow.........
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:34 PM
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Pretty amazing condition, and appears to have almost no shooting through it. Beautiful gun.
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Thank you for a most enjoyable post. Sincerely. brucev.
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