Note the side bevels in the 1st toggle link which is characteristic of the dwm produced guns. The complete book of the pistols and revolvers of germany, 1869 to. The initial luger pistols, plus others that had been ordered on a oneoff basis, as well as other variants that were tested, were recalled, refurbished and sold at auction by the ordnance. A team of german producers called snowgoons, along with the elite underground hiphop artists a total of 26 bring on the heat.
Numbered in the commercial fashion, all numbers match inside and out on the gun, and, of course, there are no importers markings anywhere on the gun. Heres a pdf download featuring indepth luger firearm pricing, grading. Model 1906 american eagle luger ten ring precision. Dwm on top of the toggle there is an american eagle on the top forward part of the breach. Its got that classic look that most picture when they think of the german luger. The pistole parabellumor parabellumpistole pistol parabellum, commonly known as just luger is a togglelocked recoiloperated semiautomatic pistol that was produced in several models and by several nations from 1898 to 1948. While every luger was interchangeable each manufacturer has some small distinctions in their process that set them apart. Black widow lugers, artillery lugers, and complete luger rigs. Jun 23, 2015 provided to youtube by the orchard enterprises german lugers snowgoons mitchell hennessy edi amin german lugers. Early old model commercial production american eagle lugers.
Lyrically the album is agressive a lot of battlerap. About 12,000 of these lugers were manufactured by dwm, mostly prior to ww1. This is the proper german military designation of military navy luger models of 1904 and 1906. Luger pistol 1904 patent art illustration drawing printable instant download. Among those the luger pistol german army designation pistole 08 was examined. Buoyed by their success with the swiss chamber markings as a marketing tool dwm set across the globe with multiple country stamps among the most notable are the swiss, american eagle, russian, bulgarian, chilean, portuguese, serbian, in addition to the blank chamber. Luger identification guide rework and nondwm lugers 19151945 this is one of a series of identification guides for small arms. This is a fine dwm model 1900 american eagle test luger serial 7001. The 1920 dated and double dated rework lugers dwm and erfurt are in the lugers dwm commercial 18981929 gallery. The luger is well known from its use by germans during world war i and world war ii, along with the interwar weimar republic and the postwar east german volkspolizei. Sellers grandfather won it in poker game while in air force. Dec 01, 2016 dwm manufactured approximately 12,000 1900 american eagle lugers.
The design was first patented by georg luger as an improvement upon the borchardt automatic pistol and was produced as the parabellum automatic pistol, borchardt. Luger identification guide rework and nondwm lugers. There is no country however small or insignificant in which that name, or its foreign counterpart, parabellum, is unfamiliar. The b inside a triangle proof under the barrel is a dwm proof used in that serial range, similar to the proof on the brazillian contract m1906 lugers. I recently picked this up at the gun shop off consignment hoping it would just be a shooter, but upon further inspection and research i think i may have stumbled upon an us army test trials american eagle luger. These early dwm lugers have excellent fit and finish, with beautiful. This is a fine representative example of a dwm model 1906 commercial american eagle luger. Wikimedia commons has media related to lugers from the united states subcategories. Beautiful early issue model 1900 american eagle luger. American eagle german luger for sale on gunsamerica. American eagle lugers at ria december 2, 2014 ian mccollum semiauto pistol, video 20 many people are aware of the. Determining the value of a german luger can be done by accessing a few readily available resources. An example being an american eagle, configured with an early ideal holster rig, probably 1901 based on the low 4digit serial number.
German lugers are among the most soughtafter pistols in gun collecting. The most frequent complaint that resulted from the american cavalry testing of the 7. The last pistols were proofed 1940 1942, as the eagle n proof stamp came into use after the new german legislation end of 1939, effective as from january 1940. Dwm manufactured approximately 12,000 1900 american eagle lugers.
Wikimedia commons has media related to lugers from the united states. German lugers for me is as big of an event as the release of another jmt album. These early commercial lugers are extremely well manufactured and exhibit excellent fit and finish with beautiful rust bluing and straw colored small parts. For generations, the most famous name in pistols has been luger. American tactical german sports 9mm mp40 a tribute to wwii. Luger very clean, little ware, 100 rounds shot, max. Luger 1906 royal portuguese army m2 luger 1906 republic of portugal navy. The distinctive look of the luger and its role in german military history make it the worlds most famous handgun. This seriesvariation of luger was manufactured expressly for sale in the united states. How to determine the value of a german luger gone outdoors. As history has shown, the united states did not adopt the luger in 1900 or at any point during its history.
This luger features a narrow grip safety, narrow trigger and checkered safety. This example is even more desirable in that it has the fat barrel in 9mm version. The pistole parabellumor parabellumpistole pistol parabellum, commonly known as just. Apr 20, 2009 for generations, the most famous name in pistols has been luger. The luger is well known from its use by germans during world war i and world war ii, along with the. During the next year, a number of trial submissions, and foreign contract models propagated as luger and dwm got their name out in front of the world of sidearm. There is no official record of what guns participated in the test, so the only assurance of having a test piece are those guns purchased by bannerman as surplus in 1910 and listed by serial number in the purchase.
These early lugers were made expressly for export to the united states to increase overseas sales by the dwm factory. In 1908 the german army adopted the luger to replace the reichsrevolver in frontline service. These american eagle lugers were made expressly for export to the united states, with this example even more desirable in that has the short 3 78 inch fat barrel 9mm configuration instead of the 4 34 inch fast taper barrel chambered in 7. We need some more information, as lugers with the american eagle were made at different times. There are approximately 2000 model 1900 american eagle lugers with us test trials characteristics, but the army only purchased. Matching serial numbers, except for unnumbered magazine, which is an early style. This is a fine e3xample of an early 1906 american eagle luger that was produced by the dwm factory. The left side of the chamber has a crownb and crown u. In what has become one of the most sought after versions, the lange pistole 08 or artillery luger was deployed to german artillerymen as a personal defense weapon. The luger pistol was accepted by the imperial german navy in 1904. May 29, 2019 the last pistols were proofed 1940 1942, as the eagle n proof stamp came into use after the new german legislation end of 1939, effective as from january 1940.
Provided to youtube by the orchard enterprises german lugers snowgoons mitchell hennessy edi amin german lugers. It appears that there were 3 models of the american eagle luger made in 7. Please find listed below the description of this luger in, my opinion, is in 95% condition. Desirable dwm model 1906 american eagle commercial luger 9mm. The 1900 american eagle is the quintessential parabellum, in my opinion. I have this old gun dwm american eagle luger pistol gun. Stoegers current offering is named the american eagle model. The chamber area has the distinctive american eagle. Luger pistol dedicated site site dedie au pistolet luger. The next commercial serial number block of old model american eagle lugers appears in the 5600 serial number range, which are also configured with 2nd issue thumb safety levers and 1st issue grip safeties. In luger, renowned gun expert john walter traces the history of this semiautomatic pistol from an early design by hugo borchardt in the 1890s through its use in the trenches of the first world war to the final days of the third reich in wwii. This is an example of a dwm model 1906 american eagle luger pistol. This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total. So i will stick with saying that as collector items original guns or novelties new ones, they are fine, and i recommend them.
All matching, excellent condition and germany marked. To the best of our knowledge, all the examples shown are original pre1945 manufacture. By the end of 1906 dwm was making luger pistols for brazil, bulgaria, the netherlands, portugal, and russia. No germany stamp, no proofs, numbered on shaft of the takedown lever and dead on in the serial number range of 61007100 at number 6276. German mauser k date model p08 s42 luger semiautomatic pistol with lot.