SOLD - Rare, Excellent 1908 DWM Luger rig - Bulgarian Contract

Type: P.08
Maker: DWM
Caliber: 9mm
Condition: 90-92%
Bore: 8/10
Year: 1908
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$4,500.00
Availability: Out of stock
SKU
197c - 06507

1/18/18 - This is an excellent example of an all original, unaltered 1908 DWM Bulgarian contract Luger pistol. There were exactly 10,000 of these pistols ordered by Bulgaria in the 1908-10 time frame. This specific pistol falls into the second block of serial numbers as it has the small letter "c" suffix. These are a very difficult example to obtain in original unaltered condition (such as this example) as they saw heavy use in both the WWI and WW2, having been rebuilt at least once or twice by DWM.  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 full serial number "197 c" is located on the front of the receiver and the underside of the barrel, with the partial serial number "76" stamped on most of the various other parts with some correctly unnumbered. The pistol frame has the distinctive Bulgarian lanyard loop on the bottom of the rear grip strap. Both the grips and the magazine are matching numbered to the gun! The bluing rates at about 90% with standard holster wear on high edges. It comes with an original, handmade Bulgarian Luger holster.  The spare magazine is imperial proofed and original to the period.  The bore shows some use but is in very good condition with only minor frosting,  

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Condition 90-92%
Bore 8/10
Caliber 9mm
Maker DWM
Year 1908
Type P.08