SOLD - Rare 1908 DWM Bulgarian Luger - Restored
4/19/17 - This is a rare Bulgarian luger, manufactured by DWM. There were exactly 10,000 of these pistols ordered by Bulgaria in the 1908-10 time frame. These are a very difficult example to obtain in original unaltered condition as they saw heavy use in both WWI and WW2; having been rebuilt at least once or twice by DWM. After WW2 most of them were captured by the Russians. This specific pistol has a minty finish, but it has been restored. The chamber is marked with the DWM scroll monogram and unique Bulgarian Crest on top of the front toggle. The right side of the barrel extension is stamped with a single "Bulgarian Rampant Lion" acceptance/proof mark with no other acceptance proofs. The lower safety lever area is marked "FIRE" and the left side of the extractor is marked "LOADED" both in Cyrillic lettering. The pistol frame has the distinctive Bulgarian lanyard loop on the bottom of the rear grip strap. The grips are numbered and matching to the pistol. The magazine has a blank wood bottom but I believe it is postwar. Bore is excellent.