Lot 4594: A Parabellum Mod. 1906, Dutch Normaal Schietschool 1912
October 29, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Cal. 9 mm Parabellum, no. 43910. Matching numbers. Matt bore. Proof mark crown/N. Extractor marked "Geladen" (tr. "loaded"), safety signed "RUST". Grip safety. Chamber marked with a star, front toggle link with DWM logo. Original bluing with usage marks, on right side and at back of grip spotted. Small and operational parts thinly strawed. Walnut grip panels replaced in East Indian colonies. Nickel-plated sheet metal magazine with wooden base, no number. A rarity. The weapon comes from an allotment of ten arms of the Dutch East Indies Trials and was handed over to the Dutch Normal Schietschool in 1912. Indonesian separatists used to mark their war booty with a star on the chamber. Cf. Martens/de Vries, The Dutch Luger, p. 126 and Hallock/van de Kant, The Mauser Parabellum 1930 - 1946, p. 397 where the above weapon is illustrated and described. Erlaubnispflichtig The Luger Collection Joop van de Kant.
Condition Report: II -