12/26/19 - These early DWM model 1914 Lugers are a really scarce, early variation that are seldom found. The key aspects in determining this as a true Model 1914 commercial are that it has the five digit commercial serial number, generally associated with this model, it has the 1914 stock lug, and is fitted with the hold-open device, new style 1914 frame with the coil spring. Also, if you look at the top of the receiver - all the way in the front- you can see the cut out for the Artillery style adjustable site. That's what makes this gun so rare. They used an "extra" frame and receiver from the WW1 era Artillery Luger to make this Commercial gun. There were only about 2,000 produced, from serial 71,500 to 73,500. This particular pistol has 99% of the original blue, with a little bit of finish loss on the left side of the muzzle and a couple minor dings on the trigger guard. The chamber area is blank with the rear toggle having the DWM logo markings. The right side of the barrel extension is blank with the left side, underside of the barrel and both the breech-block and front toggle have a single "Crown/N" proof mark. The last two digits of the serial number "09" are stamped on the various parts in the correct commercial fashion. This example is correctly chambered in 9 mm Luger and it has the standard extractor and safety marking. This Luger is complete with one nickel-plated commercial style magazine with the wooden base. Fantastic grips that fit the gun perfectly. Excellent straw on the small parts.