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SN 6745H. Cal. 9mm. Orig Death’s head Luger with holster as brought back. This gun was originally a “DWM” Imperial proof gun with crown over “N” proofs which was taken into SS service prior to 1941. The SS had great difficulty procuring ordnance equipment through normal channels prior to the invasion of Russia. It was their practice to acquire appropriate guns and parts where ever they could, scrub some of the markings, and mark them for their own service. Death’s head clearly visible above chamber with orig proofs as noted. Mag numbered 4701 does not match, nor do grip panels, otherwise numbers appear matching on frame, bbl, take down plate, take down latch, safety, toggle and extractor. Accompanying leather holster is also a period re-work with re-positioned belt loops and fastener and sports an orig Death’s head embossed on the outside of the flap. Illegible ink marking on inside of top flap with only partially legible makers mark on back of holster “NEU-ULM” with logo more clearly visible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish fine, orig condition as captured with about 75% finish thinning to a pleasing gray patina and wear to bare metal at the high points, 30% or less of straw remaining almost exclusively in protected areas. Grips show wear to the checkering and all too typical chip missing below the safety. Bore is shiny and bright, worn lands with some light pitting. Leather holster is good to very good with solid stitching and completely serviceable starting to wrinkle and just beginning to flake. Truly authentic examples of this kind are seldom found and any shortcomings anyone could perceive with the condition are far outweighed by the scarcity of this specimen. Death’s head marking is haunting to any observer. 50821-9 JWK66 (8,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 3147

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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