"1923 STOEGER LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 1029. Cal. 30 Luger. Appears to be an old re-work with 4-3/4" bbl, Sheard dovetail front sight with the U.S. spread-winged eagle over chamber and no markings on toggle linK whatsoever. Right side of receiver is marked "A.F. STOEGER INC / NEW YORK". Fitted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig commercial wood base magazine marked "GERMANY". Front of frame, below serial number, is also marked "GERMANY". Safety is marked "SAFE" while extractor is marked "GELADEN". Bbl is properly unnumbered as is the entire breechblock & toggle system, giving rise to the thought that the breechblock & toggle may be old replacements. Less than 1,000 of these were manufactured in various bbl lengths out to 24". PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish to the blue with properly polished rails and interior parts. Overall retains 50-60% thinned orig straw colors. Grips are extremely fine showing light wear. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-34153 JR87 (2,500-4,000)"
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