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Luger Pistols

One of the first semi-automatic pistols ever created, the German 9 mm Luger was the product of technology developed by firearms engineer and inventor Hugo Borchardt, who had previously lived in the U.S. and worked for Colt and Winchester. The German Luger was designed to use the uncommon toggle-lock mechanism, which employs a jointed arm to lock in contrast to the slide action employed by almost every other semi-automatic handgun.

There is perhaps no more enduring symbol of a World War II German military officer than the Luger Model P08, their sleek, standard-issue sidearm. But the pistol's popularity extended far beyond the German Reich. In fiction, the German Luger was carried by hard-boiled San Francisco private detective Phillip Marlowe in Raymond Chandler novels. And in real-life drama, Lolita Lebrón and three other Puerto Rican nationalists memorably blazed their way to notoriety with Luger pistols in hand in a deadly attack on the United States House of Representatives on March 1, 1954.

The Luger pistol holds a special fascination for firearms lovers and historians. It is highly sought after by collectors and shooters for its distinctive profile, accuracy, association with infamy, and connection to the Germany's Imperial and Nazi past.

 

Quick Facts

  • In 2010, a rare .45 caliber German Luger, one of only two in the world, sold at Greg Martian Auctions for $430,000
  • In 2012, Rock Island Auction had a Hitler Guard German Luger for sale with a flashlight attachment and holster which sold for $184,000
  • In 2011, a DWM Model 1902 American Eagle cartridge counter Luger pistol with holster sold at Rock Island Auction for $74,750, a world record
  • German arms manufacturer Mauser started creating pistols in the 1890’s. View our collection of <a href=”https://www.invaluable.com/mauser-pistols/sc-L7GYAOHZV5/”>German Mauser pistols for sale</a> on Invaluable.

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(X) DWM Model 1906 P.08 Naval Luger, 9mm Pistol
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) DWM Model 1906 P.08 Naval Luger, 9mm Pistol
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1,1009 Bids
(X) DWM Model 1900 P.08 Luger, Commercial .30 cal. Pistol
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) DWM Model 1900 P.08 Luger, Commercial .30 cal. Pistol
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1,0008 Bids
1918 Erfurt German Luger Pistol and Holster.
Oct 15, 10:30 AM PDT
1918 Erfurt German Luger Pistol and Holster.
by Turner Auctions + Appraisals
Est: $300- $500
$2001 Bid
SIG SAUER P365 SAS SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
SIG SAUER P365 SAS SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
SWISS MODEL 1906 BERN LUGER PISTOL WITH RIG
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
SWISS MODEL 1906 BERN LUGER PISTOL WITH RIG
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
DWM 7.65 CAL, FINNISH LUGER PISTOL W/ RIG
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
DWM 7.65 CAL, FINNISH LUGER PISTOL W/ RIG
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5000 Bids
DWM 7.65 CAL, FINNISH LUGER 2 MATCHING MAG RIG
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
DWM 7.65 CAL, FINNISH LUGER 2 MATCHING MAG RIG
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
DWM MODEL 1920 9MM COMMERCIAL LUGER PISTOL
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
DWM MODEL 1920 9MM COMMERCIAL LUGER PISTOL
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
SCARCE NAVY MARKED G DATE S/42 P-08 LUGER
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
SCARCE NAVY MARKED G DATE S/42 P-08 LUGER
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$1,5000 Bids
DWM 1921 9MM P-08 LUGER POLICE FULL MATCHING RIG
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
DWM 1921 9MM P-08 LUGER POLICE FULL MATCHING RIG
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $3,000- $4,500
$1,5000 Bids
FINNISH MARKED 1936 MAUSER BANNER LUGER PISTOL
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
FINNISH MARKED 1936 MAUSER BANNER LUGER PISTOL
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $1,250- $2,250
$6500 Bids
** 1915 Dated DWM Produced Artillery Luger
Oct 26, 10:00 AM EDT
** 1915 Dated DWM Produced Artillery Luger
by Cowan's Auctions
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$6000 Bids
DWM PRE-WW2 "SNEAK" P-08 9MM LUGER
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
DWM PRE-WW2 "SNEAK" P-08 9MM LUGER
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7500 Bids
RARE 1933 KI KADETTEN INSTITUT P-08 LUGER
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
RARE 1933 KI KADETTEN INSTITUT P-08 LUGER
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $3,500- $4,500
$1,7500 Bids
SIMSON & CO, SUHL POLICE SEAR SAFEY LUGER PISTOL
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
SIMSON & CO, SUHL POLICE SEAR SAFEY LUGER PISTOL
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
DWM COMMERCIAL POLICE SEAR SAFETY 9MM LUGER RIG.
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
DWM COMMERCIAL POLICE SEAR SAFETY 9MM LUGER RIG.
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
KRIEGHOFF COMMERCIAL SIDE FRAME INSCRIBED LUGER
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
KRIEGHOFF COMMERCIAL SIDE FRAME INSCRIBED LUGER
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $4,500- $5,500
$2,2000 Bids
SCARCE WW1 IMPERIAL SPANDAU 1918 P-08 LUGER PISTOL
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
SCARCE WW1 IMPERIAL SPANDAU 1918 P-08 LUGER PISTOL
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
SCARCE G DATE S/42 9MM P-08 LUGER PISTOL
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
SCARCE G DATE S/42 9MM P-08 LUGER PISTOL
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$1,2500 Bids
SIMSON & CO OF SUHL 9MM POLICE LUGER PISTOL
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
SIMSON & CO OF SUHL 9MM POLICE LUGER PISTOL
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$1,2500 Bids
SIMSON & CO 9MM POLICE LUGER COMPLETE RIG
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
SIMSON & CO 9MM POLICE LUGER COMPLETE RIG
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$1,2500 Bids
DWM COMMERCIAL BLANK CHAMBER P-08 LUGER PISTOL RIG
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
DWM COMMERCIAL BLANK CHAMBER P-08 LUGER PISTOL RIG
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7500 Bids
WW1 DWM 1916 P.08 LUGER SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
WW1 DWM 1916 P.08 LUGER SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
DWM 1917 / 1920 9MM LUGER REWORK
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
DWM 1917 / 1920 9MM LUGER REWORK
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $800- $1,250
$4000 Bids

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