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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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CHROME PLATED DWM MODEL 1923 COMMERCIAL LUGER
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
CHROME PLATED DWM MODEL 1923 COMMERCIAL LUGER
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$6504 Bids
CUSTOM STOEGER AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER SERIAL # VAP 1
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
CUSTOM STOEGER AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER SERIAL # VAP 1
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$6503 Bids
DWM "1916" DATE P.08 POLICE LUGER SEMI-AUTOMATIC
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
DWM "1916" DATE P.08 POLICE LUGER SEMI-AUTOMATIC
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5002 Bids
DWM ARTILLERY LUGER MADE IN EARLY 1917 WITH
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
DWM ARTILLERY LUGER MADE IN EARLY 1917 WITH
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0001 Bid
IMPERIAL GERMAN DWM FIRST ISSUE P.08 LUGER
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
IMPERIAL GERMAN DWM FIRST ISSUE P.08 LUGER
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5001 Bid
UNUSUAL DWM "1918" DATE P.08 LUGER SEMI-AUTOMATIC
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
UNUSUAL DWM "1918" DATE P.08 LUGER SEMI-AUTOMATIC
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7500 Bids
SCARCE DWM MODEL 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE U.S. MILITARY
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
SCARCE DWM MODEL 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE U.S. MILITARY
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $4,500- $6,500
$2,2500 Bids
DWM MODEL 1906 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER SEMI-AUTOMATIC
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
DWM MODEL 1906 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER SEMI-AUTOMATIC
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$1,2000 Bids
PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED DWM MODEL 1900 AMERICAN
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED DWM MODEL 1900 AMERICAN
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
MODEL 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE TEST TRIAL RANGE LUGER
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
MODEL 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE TEST TRIAL RANGE LUGER
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,500- $3,500
$7500 Bids
MODEL 1904 NAVAL LUGER PISTOL WITH 1912 SAFETY
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
MODEL 1904 NAVAL LUGER PISTOL WITH 1912 SAFETY
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,5000 Bids
RARE DWM 1906 ROYAL PORTUGUESE NAVY LUGER
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
RARE DWM 1906 ROYAL PORTUGUESE NAVY LUGER
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,500- $4,000
$1,2000 Bids
DWM MODEL 1906 ROYAL PORTUGUESE ARMY LUGER
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
DWM MODEL 1906 ROYAL PORTUGUESE ARMY LUGER
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
INTRIGUING DWM "1920/1918" DOUBLE DATE LP.08 LUGER
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
INTRIGUING DWM "1920/1918" DOUBLE DATE LP.08 LUGER
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $3,000- $4,500
$1,5000 Bids
HIGH CONDITION LATE WAR PRODUCTION 1918 ERFURT
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
HIGH CONDITION LATE WAR PRODUCTION 1918 ERFURT
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,800- $3,200
$9000 Bids
DWM Model 1902 American Eagle Luger with Cartridge Counter Grip
Jun 23, 9:00 AM CDT
DWM Model 1902 American Eagle Luger with Cartridge Counter Grip
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $4,500- $7,000
$4,0000 Bids
DWM Model 1902 Luger Carbine with Shoulder Stock
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
DWM Model 1902 Luger Carbine with Shoulder Stock
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $5,500- $8,500
$4,7500 Bids
DWM Model 1906 "American Eagle" Luger Pistol with Holster Rig
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
DWM Model 1906 "American Eagle" Luger Pistol with Holster Rig
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,600- $2,500
$1,4000 Bids
Stoeger Marked DWM Model 1923 American Eagle Luger Pistol
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
Stoeger Marked DWM Model 1923 American Eagle Luger Pistol
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$1,0000 Bids
DWM Blank Chamber Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
DWM Blank Chamber Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,000- $1,600
$9000 Bids
Erfurt "1918" Dated Luger Pistol with Holster and Extra Magazine
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
Erfurt "1918" Dated Luger Pistol with Holster and Extra Magazine
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,600- $2,500
$1,4000 Bids
Imperial German DWM "1917" Date Luger Pistol with Holster
Jun 21, 9:00 AM CDT
Imperial German DWM "1917" Date Luger Pistol with Holster
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $1,600- $2,250
$1,4000 Bids
MODEL 1920 COMMERCIAL ARTILLERY LUGER REWORK.
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
MODEL 1920 COMMERCIAL ARTILLERY LUGER REWORK.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $2,500- $3,750
$1,2000 Bids
ASSEMBLED LP.08 LUGER SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL.
Jun 07, 10:00 AM EDT
ASSEMBLED LP.08 LUGER SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids

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