Lot 4592: A Parabellum Mod. 1905 Dutch Transition
October 29, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Cal. 7.65 mm Parabellum, no. 6023. Matching numbers. Bright bore, length 98 mm. Proof mark crown/N. Extractor marked "Geladen" (tr. "loaded"), safety signed "RUST". Modification of old model with leaf spring into version with coil spring by changing spring holder. Grip safety. Chamber unmarked, front toggle link with DWM logo. Original bluing almost complete on barrel, fork piece and toggle link, partially thin and spotted on frame, nearly unblued on grip. Small and operational parts with remnants of yellow. Matching-numbered, dark walnut grip panels. Nickel-plated sheet metal magazine with wooden base, no number. A rarity. Only this weapon has been modified. The above weapon is illustrated and described by Martens/de Vries, The Dutch Luger, p. 121 - 125 and by Hallock/van de Kant, The Mauser Parabellum 1930 - 1946, p. 395. Erlaubnispflichtig The Luger Collection Joop van de Kant.
Condition Report: II -