SOLD FOR: $1,170.00
Make: Stoeger Industries
Model: American Eagle
Serial Number: S1759
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Action Type: Short-Recoil Toggle-Action Striker-Fired Semi-Auto, Removable Magazine.
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “LUGER / REG. US PAT. OFF” ni an oval surrounded by floral engraving. The top of the barrel extension is marked with an American Eagle. The right side of the barrel extension is marked “STOEGER IND. AMERICAN EAGLE / CAL. 9MM LUGER”. The right side of the frame is marked “SPM HOUSTON, TX U.S.A.” above the grip panel and “S1759” above the trigger.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a “V” notch in the back of the toggle and a serrated ramped blade front sight in a dovetail on the base on the front barrel band.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut. The checkering is mostly sharp with only a few, scattered flattened checkers, more on the right panel than the left. There are no chips or cracks. The left panel is slightly loose to the frame. The grips rate in about Fine-plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 90% of its metal finish. There are light, scattered scrapes and scuffs throughout. There are too many to list individually, but none are deep or particularly prominent. The highest concentration appears to be on the right side of the frame just below the barrel extension. The screw heads have deep slots with light tool wear. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel assembly is tight to the frame. 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: Included is a blue plastic case with serial matching end and top labels. The interior has foam inserts which show light wear and degradation from age. The exterior has light wear from storeage. The case is in about Fine-plus condition overall. This pistol comes with a single 7-round stainless steel magazine with brown plastic floorplate which has American Eagles in the dimples. The magazine body shows light wear from insertion and removal while the follower shows little wear. The spring is strong and the feed lips are intact. The magazine is in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: Introduced in 1994, the Stoeger American Eagle brought the Luger design back to America where it started. Offered in matte black or polished stainless steel, this was an excellent alternative to purchasing a surplus Luger which would be a shame to shoot and tough to afford for many. This Luger copy is ready to hit the range without making collectors cry and stamp their feet. It comes with one magazine and its original case. Please see our photos and good luck!