DWM Luger P.08 P08 Commercial 16 1/4″ 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol, 1920-1923 C&R

Sold For: $2,376.51

LSB#: 200909DW15

Make: DWM

Model: Custom Luger

Serial Number: 2160n

Year of Manufacture: 1920-1923, we do not know when this pistol was customized.

Caliber: 9mm Luger

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

Markings: The left side of the trigger, bottom of the sideplate, the takedown lever, back of the rear toggle link are marked “60”. The rear toggle is marked with a script “DWM”. The front of the frame under the barrel is marked “2160 / n”. The left side of the frame at the safety is marked “GESICHERT”. The left of the extractor is marked “GELADEN”. There are crowned “N” commercial proofs on the left of the barrel extension and breech-bolt. The right of the barrel extension is marked “MADE IN GERMANY”.

Barrel Length: 16 1/4”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a checkered, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “V”-notch in the top of the rear toggle link.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition as not original to the gun.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: 

Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its current metal finish. There are a few scattered minor scratches on the barrel and frontstrap. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Excellent condition as refinished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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: This pistol comes with a single 8-round magazine with brown plastic base. The left of the body is marked “fxo” and eagle over “37” twice (Haenel) as well as P.08 The magazine has light operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Very Good condition. Also included is the wood stock backing of a stock/holster assembly. The stock has a bruise on top-right edge at the tang of the latch assembly and some scraping on the left-rear. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the stock is in about Very Good-Fine condition.

Our Assessment: The Luger (Pistole Parabellum or P-08) is perhaps the most aesthetically and ergonomically pleasing of all autoloading centerfire pistols. 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 well liked and reliable that it was still being made and issued to German troops well after the P38 was adopted by the army. This DWM Luger has had a 16 1/4″ barrel installed, making it legal to install the included stock (bringing the overall length to more than 34″). The pistol shows little sign of use since it was refinished, retaining about 98% of its finish, a great bore and strong mechanics. This will make a great addition to any collection and will be a fun shooter that will grab some attention at the range. Please see our photos and good luck!

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R Pistol CAN be sold as a dealer sale in California and CAN be transferred as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) as our Simi Valley location. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.

DWM Luger P.08 P08 Commercial 16 1/4" 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol, 1920-1923 C&R
DWM Luger P.08 P08 Commercial 16 1/4″ 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol, 1920-1923 C&R