"DWM 1902 LUGER SEMI-AUTO CARBINE. SN 23741. Cal. 30 Luger. Fine early carbine with 11-3/4" tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight and a 300 meter graduated ramp rear sight. The chamber area is unmarked and it has the "dwm" marking on toggle link. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips, a checkered schnable tipped forearm and checkered straight stock with serrated horn buttplate and sling loops with an orig brown leather sling. It also has an orig commercial magazine with unmarked wooden base. Right grip may be an old replacement, although it fits perfectly. It has the number "05" stamped on inside with an unusual vertical arrow & two "V"'s stamped in the same area. Left grip has two lightly stamped "E"'s and a 6-pointed star or asterisk stamped on inside. Approx. 2,500 of these rare carbines were made with only limited numbers surviving today. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including stock & forearm, grips as noted. Overall retains most of its orig factory blue with some very small spots of slight discoloration in one small area on bbl with some slight muzzle & sharp edge wear. Front & back straps retain dark blue with a few scattered spots of fine rust. Wood is sound with stock & forearm retaining about all of an outstanding professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine pitting. Grips are very fine plus with sharp diamonds and very minor wear. Magazine is extremely fine. 4-33916 JR99 (10,000-15,000)"
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