WW1 Artillery Luger Pistol 1917 Imperial German Artillery Battery Gunners unit
Full matching numbers including the grips
Dry firing and totally strippable
This 100% Original WW1 Artillery Luger Pistol and every part of this Artillery Luger has the same common number S/N 9265 even inside.
Sympathetically deactivated to old spec, fully dry firing and Field stripping possible,
and the condition for this WW1 Artillery Luger is very good for war condition.
The Lange Pistole 08 or Artillery Luger was approved for service in June 1913 and went into production in 1913, with an initial order of 75,000 made, only 23,000 had been made by the Small Arms Factory at Erfurt by the outbreak of the First World War.
The production of the long barrelled Lugers was moved to Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken (German Weapons and Munitions Works), known as DWM where between 1914 and 1918 DWM manufactured over 175,000 pistols .
The Artillery Luger has a number of additional features when compared to the original P.08 Luger.
With a 190mm long barrel, almost double the length of the standard issue Luger and a rear tangent sight graduated out to 800m. When combined with its accompanying wooden stock the weapon was intended to act as a personal defence weapon for artillerymen and machine gun crews .
This Artillery Lugar is in war condition but every part has the same number including inside the grips, which is remarkable. If only if this Lugar could tell is story, but that is lost to time.
As you can see from the photos this Artillery Lugar is fully strippable and is dry firing.