"DWM ROYAL PORTUGUESE ARMY LUGER SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 384. Cal. 30 Luger. DWM military contract for the Portuguese Armed Forces under the reign of Manuel II, manufactured in period 1908-1910. This pistol has blue finish with 4-3/4" bbl, standard dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight with the crown over "M2" cipher of Manuel II over chamber area and "DWM" on toggle link. It has the Portuguese triangle in a circle proof on left side of receiver and rear of frame. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig Portuguese wood base magazine with the Portuguese proof on bottom. Only about 5,000 of these pistols were made and usually show moderate to heavy wear. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & receiver retain about 90% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and some very fine scattered pinpoints of rust. Breechblock & toggle system retain most of their orig factory blue with fine edge wear. Frame retains 60-70% orig blue with front & back straps and grip safety a dull blue patina. Sides of frame, under grips, are moderately pitted. Various parts retain strong orig straw colors with losses confined to face of trigger and thumb safety. Grips show moderate wear with several chipped diamonds. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in grooves. 4-34181 JR85 (3,000-5,000)"
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