Lot 2223 Detail
Cased Pair of DWM Luger Semi-Auto Pistols Including One of First Stoeger Pistols
Imported in United States
Serial nos. 516V and 4603, .30 Luger caliber, 4 3/4-inch barrels, no. 516 a 1930
Stoeger Eagle Model, with American Eagle motif on top of breech, and right side of frame
marked: A.F. STOEGER INC./NEW YORK and GERMANY, as well as GENUINE LUGER REGISTERED U.S.
PATENT OFFICE. Number 516/V on front of frame. Pistol no. 4603 a Model 1900 DWM Commercial
model. The antique case of oak, re-lined in green felt, with replica of A.F. Stoeger, New
York label, indicating firm's connection with DWM, Berlin, on inside of lid. Scalloped
brass plaque inlaid on case lid, inscribed: "W. MELLING." The
"Parabellum" Automatic Pistol manual included in lower section of two-tiered
case. Accessories including cleaning rod, and adjustment tool/screwdriver.
Condition: Very good to fine; 60% blue, light wear, fading finish.
Aftermarket display case fine.
Note: Papers from Auto-Mag, accompanying the set, indicate "the first group of
Stoeger Lugers shipped to A.F. Stoeger of New York City was actually accomplished during
1930 . . . .These Lugers wree all in the 500V range and were numbered as follows: 515V,
516V, 517V, 518V, 519V, 520V, 521V, 522V, 523V and 524V . . . ." 516V was one of ten
Luger pistols hand-carried by August Wiers from one German factory to another as
ducumented by Auto Mag. Rare and seldom found for sale.
Estimate: $6000 - $8000