SOLD - Rare American Eagle Army Test Luger

Type: Luger
Maker: DWM
Caliber: .30 Luger
Condition: ~70%
Bore: 5/10
Year: 1901
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Availability: Out of stock
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11/5/20 - Here we have an extremely rare and correct American Eagle Army Test luger produced by DWM. In April of 1901, the United States Board of Ordnance and Fortifications put in an order for 1,000 of these lugers following test trials in which the model was fired 2,000 times under the harshest conditions possible. These lugers feature the Great Seal over the chamber, which was not included upon request, but rather was found to be a great sales tool for the Swiss market by DWM following their initial sales of the same model but featuring the Swiss sunburst. The characteristics that separate these American Test Eagle lugers from the other Model 1900 lugers are the lack of proofs, the lack of a 'GERMANY' import stamp, and the last two digits of the serial number on the right end of the takedown lever. This particular pistol features grips that are numbered and matching to the gun, and a wood-bottom magazine that is unmarked. The finish rates about 70%. There is spotty wear on the barrel and front strap. Areas of wear on the top of the chamber, high edges of the frame, and on the side plate. There is a rather significant area of splotchy discoloration on the right side of the frame that extends to the back strap. Some minor dings and scratches on the left side of the frame. There are areas of minor oxidation most noticeable on the straps. There are areas of minor pitting on the toggle. The bore has decent rifling, but there is pitting throughout.
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Condition ~70%
Bore 5/10
Maker DWM
Year 1901
Type Luger
Caliber .30 Luger