"DWM 1917 ARTILLERY LUGER WITH STOCK & RIG. SN 3821. Cal. 9 mm. Usual configuration with 8" bbl, fine tune front sight and 800 meter fine tune rear sight. It has "1917" chamber date and "DWM" marked toggle link. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips and a matching numbered wood base magazine. Accompanied by an orig Luger board stock with Imperial German proof on left side and the number "5339b" on attaching iron. It has an orig "HUGOPRETZEL & CO. / BERLIN / 1916" brown leather holster with shoulder straps and a 2-pocket spare magazine pouch. It has an orig cleaning rod in the pouch on front edge of holster and is also accompanied by an orig sight adjusting tool. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig factory finish with some slight thinning around muzzle and on side plate. Trigger, lock bolt, safety & extractor retain most of their orig straw colors. Grips, although unnumbered, appear to be orig to this pistol and show only very minor diamond point wear with one or two chipped diamond points. Magazine is fine. Stock & holster rig are extremely fine, appear to never have been issued with holster retaining most of its beautiful orig brown finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, possibly unfired. 4-34154 JR78 (3,000-5,000)"
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