Sold For: $1,255.99
Make: Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf a.N., Imported by Interarms
Model: American Eagle Luger, 1929 Swiss Pattern
Serial Number: 11-009203
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 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 “GESICHEHT”, 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 “GELADEN”. The rear spine of the magazines have 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. 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: Factory 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 97% of its metal finish. The barrel has a few scuff and thin scratch marks (these are found on the right rear portion). A small mark is found on the upper rear right side of the receiver, the back has a mark from the rear toggle in normal operation. The straw colored components have a few tiny casting flaws as photographed. All of the control checkers have sharp detail. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus to 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 strait 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 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 two piece 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. The lid has tape repairs and tears at the corners, the lower tray has roughing from storage, the internal foam liner has compression, small losses and oil staining; the box is in Very Good condition. Also included are two blued magazines with black bases, an owner’s manual, safety / warning card, takedown tool, brass cleaning rod and protective plastic wrappings, all showing minimal wear, in Excellent condition; the brass cleaning rod has natural patina.
Our Assessment: This is a Mauser-Werke made American Eagle Luger 1929 Swiss Pattern with its original box, two magazines 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 97% of their blue and straw-colored finish and the walnut stocks are free from any notable damages. The Swiss pattern features a strait front strap grip frame and grip safety, setting it apart from the dozens of other variations that exist. 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!