The Model 1902, with its shortened 4-inch barrel, was the first Parabellum pistol to be offered in 9x19mm Parabellum caliber, along with a change from four-groove to six-groove rifling. The new component parts were stamped with serial numbers to match the frame to ensure that all the fitted parts stayed together. That still doesn't answer the question of why a 9mm would be re-worked to a. The front sight is an original that's been modified to a Marbles style bead. It has the prewar rust blued finish with the safety, trigger, take-down lever and ejector having a straw color.
The firm Armeria Belga of Santiago Chile also manufactured a detachable stock, the Benke Thiemann stock, that could fold out from the grip section. The condition is excellent so this makes me think that it has been reblued. This latest version of the Parabellum replaced the old flat laminated main spring with a new, more reliable coil design. Must be rust bluing which is what the factory did to the Lugers made at that date,. Features the wide grip safety and a stock lug on the frame.
Found on Erfurt Lugers produced 1908-1918. Additional charges for Non Free Shipping products, products shipping to remote locations, HazMat products, and large or heavy items still apply. I wouldn't hesitate to use it for self defense if I had to do so. I read somewhere that prior to 1910, there were Lugers that were not date stamped. Straw colored small parts, police sear safety, checkered grips and nickel aluminum base magazine numbered to a different pistol.
No offense to the lugerless - just my opinion on the matter. The Pistole 08 or P. General is known to have personally carried an M. This Luger sports faux elk horn grips Franzite they have some play. I have a couple questions. Visible numbers match including inside of each grip panel. In 1906 and 1907, the U.
The h series would date to about 1920. The later sidearm of the Swiss military, the , was also manufactured in this caliber, but only for civilian use; Swiss military issues of the P210 were chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum. If you have a firearm related question, please register and post it on the forums. Properly marked safety position and extractor. Straw colored small parts, checkered grips, and blue aluminum base magazine numbered to a different pistol. Update: I am going to learn how to field strip it.
German military authorities refused to take any more Luger pistols, leaving a large stock of parts at the factory in Oberndorf. Our return policy is not designed for folks who have just changed their mind or who did not fully read the description. All sizes in millimeters mm. It is complete with one magazine with the nickel plated body and unnumbered wooden base. The edges and corners are sharp and distinct and not rounded off or buffed and the markings are clear and sharp.
This beautiful American Luger is mechanically excellent. The pistol is fitted with a set of checkered walnut grips. A partial mark may just be a bad stamping. Yes Shipping Weight The total weight of the product and its packaging, as calculated by the shipping carrier. Frankford Arsenal had provided Luger with 5,000 rounds of. For example, the inside of the rails of my pistol have been blued. The side plate is thinning to a brown.
There is a minor circular shaped indentation on the left panel, otherwise the grips are excellent with a few minor nicks in the overall crisp checkering. The pistol retains 97% blue finish with some scattered minor wear and some minor thinning on the grip straps. The small parts retain 70% original straw color. Condition: This Swiss Luger is in about 93% condition with some very light rust on the top rear of the toggle and the rear of the grip safety. These pistols were specifically intended for sales in the U. These pistols were exported to the United States in both 7.
Due to the almost identical case width, rim width, and overall length of the cartridges, most 7. The Imperial Eagle proof is also marked on the top, rear of the barrel and left side of the breechblock. Army officials purchased another 50 Model 1902 Parabellum pistols with 4-inch barrels, again in 7. Army for field testing, with the remainder to the light artillery and officers at West Point. The smooth walnut grips show wearand handling on each side. The pistol retains 95% arsenal blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina with some minor spotting on the grip straps and limited minor pitting.
I will need to take better, more detailed photos. I confess to not having much background in the early Military Lugers. The Model 1900 or Pistole Modell 1900 was issued to German officers and likely first saw combat in China during a bloody intervention by German troops in the aftermath of the of 1900. I did find the the inside of the frame is in white, so no hot blueing here. Around 1903, a separate load was developed for Parabellum carbines, with approximately 20% more powder increased from the standard 0. In addition this specific pistol has the second pattern thumb safety lever that has the high-domed, cross-checkered pattern.