SOLD FOR: $1675
Make: Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf a.N., Imported by Interarms
Model: American Eagle Luger, 1929 Swiss Pattern
Serial Number: 11.007462
Year of Manufacture: 1970’s; this item is on the ATF C&R list.
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Toggle Action, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol with Grip Safety
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “9mm Luger” with an “FBM” logo, also found on the left side of the frame. The top of the chamber ring is marked with the American Eagle, the right side of the receiver is marked with the serial number and “INTERARMS / ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA”, with the star-burst logo. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number. The left of the frame is marked “MAUSER PARABELLUM”. The top of the rear toggle is marked “Original” and with the “Mauser” banner logo. The back of the frame is marked “Made in Germany”, the left side, at the safety is marked “SAFE”, the fore strap of the grip frame is marked “MAUSER-WERKE A.G. Oberndorf a.N.” The left side of the loaded chamber indicator is marked “LOADED”. The rear spine of the magazine has Mauser’s logo, the factory box reflects the barrel length, caliber and serial number of the pistol.
Barrel Length: 6”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade dovetailed into a barrel band at the front of the barrel. The rear sight is “U” notch on the back of the rear toggle.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut. The checkering is sharp and without mars. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The trigger, safety, extractor and takedown lever are straw colored, the balance of the metal finish is blued.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is a spot of very minor surface oxidation at the bottom of the backstrap. There are a few scattered minor marks. Some areas of the finish has a slight plum hue, most notable on the sideplate. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol features a left side frame mounted thumb safety and grip safety. This is the Swiss Pattern Luger, with a straight front grip frame strap and grip safety. The action locks back after the last round is fired. This pistol looks to have seen minimal use, if any, outside of the factory and was well taken care of in the interim. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with its original Mauser Interarms hinge-lid blue and white factory box, which has the last four numbers of the serial number, correct barrel length and caliber reflected on the end labels. Also included is a single blued magazine with black base, an owner’s manual, serial-matching test target, brass cleaning rod, takedown/magazine loading tool and blue plastic Mauser medallion hanging from the trigger guard.
Our Assessment: This is a Mauser-Werke made American Eagle Luger 1929 Swiss Pattern with its original box, one magazine and other goodies. These pistols were made from 1970 to 1978 and are on the ATF C&R list, making this a great collector’s item, especially in its high condition. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion, the metal surfaces retain about 98% of their blue and straw-colored finish and the walnut stocks are free from any notable damages. The Swiss pattern features a straight front strap grip frame and grip safety, setting it apart from the dozens of other variations that exist. It is also the 6″ barrel version, while most we have seen have been the shorter 4″ barrel. If you are a fan of the revolutionary Borchardt system or Luger variations, this example is sure to spark interest. Please see our pictures and good luck!