SOLD - Rare & Minty - 1914 Erfurt Artillery Luger Rig
4/27/18 - This is one of the earliest recorded Erfurt Artillery Luger rigs, made in 1914, with a 3-digit serial number. It is the 811th Artillery Luger made! It is in an absolutely beautiful original condition, retaining close to 98% of the bluing. It is all matching except for the magazine, and has excellent grips and bore. It has just a hint of edge wear and a small area of old pitting/patina on the stock lug, and a few freckles on the right receiver ear - both detract very little from its overall appearance. The gun is profusely proofed with German Imperial proofmarks and has a high quality rust-blue finish that you can find only on the earliest of Erfurt made guns. With only 20,000 Erfurt artilleries made in the beginning of WWI, it is the second rarest variation, following the 1914 dated DWM production. Many perished in the Great War, and to find such pristine example is next to impossible. The pistol comes as part of a rig, with correct holster, stock and cleaning rod that are numbered to a different gun. The holster is maker marked and in very good condition, as is the stock, which is properly Imperial proofed.