"DWM 1916 NAVY LUGER. SN 4242. Cal. 9 mm. Standard Model 1914 Navy Luger with 6" bbl, dated "1916" over chamber. Also dated "1916" on left side of front sight base and left front edge of receiver. It has 2-position 100 & 200 meter rear sight with full checkered walnut grips and a commercial Navy magazine with wood base marked in script "Cal. 9 mm". Although these pistols were produced in large quantities they are quite scarce today as most were issued during the two World Wars and lost as sea, while surviving examples were modified to conform to the agreements in the Treaty of Versailles after WWI. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except grips which are numered "60". Overall retains 93-95% strong orig blue with some scattered spots of light pitting on right side of bbl and very fine pitting on front & back straps. May be an old arsenal re-do. Various pieces retain small amounts of orig straw color. Grips show light to moderate wear with right grip having been partially repointed. Magazine is extremely fine with wood base retaining most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine frosting. 4-34152 JR70 (3,000-5,000)"
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