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Revised: 9/17/2008 

Additional Information. Included with this lot are two signed affidavits tracing the chain of ownership of this firearm to June 1915. Affidavits state the gun was purchased in new, unused condition from a hardware store in Boise, ID. Subsequent to the carbine’s purchase, an order was placed with noted German dealer Hans Tauscher for 8 boxes of ammunition and a carrying case. Affidavit states that it has been fired only 9 times since for target practice.

*SPECTACULAR DWM 1902 LUGER CARBINE WITH LEATHER RETAILER’S CASE. SN 50032. Cal. 30 Luger. Rare carbine with 11-3/4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link with “BU” proofs on left side of receiver, breech block & front toggle link. Made with grip safety & accompanied by correct wood base magazine with small flaming bomb proof & its orig matching numbered checkered walnut stock & forearm. Forearm has a tiny Schnabel tip with German silver escutcheons for the wedge. Stock has a straight grip with serrated hard rubber buttplate. Stock & forearm are equipped with sling swivels. Also accompanied by a tan leather retailer’s soft takedown case that is lined with orig muslin cloth & has a leather carrying handle. Carbine & stock fit into case at opposing ends with a flap at each end & three buckles for closure. This carbine & leather case are featured in full color on p. 31 of Luger, The Multinational Pistol, Kenyon. A popular Luger variation for collectors, this model was a favorite of Kaiser Wilhelm II. This outstanding example would be a welcome addition to any personal or museum collection. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 99% strong orig factory blue & about 98% orig factory straw colors, slightly thinned on trigger face. Magazine is extremely fine. Stock & forearm are sound with minor nicks & scratches and retain most of their orig factory finish. Grips are sound showing light wear with good wood grain showing through. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case is very fine with minor wear & scuffs with flexed flaps with some damage at edges of flaps. Cloth lining shows heavy wear with tears and small missing sections. Altogether a beautiful set that would be extremely difficult to duplicate. 4-36112 JR226 & BS (25,000-35,000)

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Auction: Firearms - Fall 2008
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