Make: Deutches Waffen & Munitionsfabrik
Model: 1920 Commercial
Serial Number: 2402 M
Year of Manufacture: 1923 – 1934? If you can help us date this gun more accurately, we would appreciate your help.
Caliber: 7.65mm (.30 Luger)
Action Type: Toggle Semi Auto Pistol, Single Action
Markings: The under side of the barrel is marked crown over “N”, “2402 / M”. The left underside of the side plate is marked “02”. The left side of the receiver is marked crown over “N”, as is the left side of the forward toggle link. The rear toggle link is marked “DWM” on the top and “02”. The left side of the frame is marked “GESICHERT” at the safety. The front of the frame is marked “2402 / GERMANY / M”. The underside of the locking bolt is marked “02”.The left side of the extractor is marked “GELADEN”. The wooden base of the magazine in marked “GERMANY” and was manufactured by Mauser.
Barrel Length: 3.75”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a dovetailed fixed front sight and fixed notch rear sight on the rear toggle link.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut. The left grips have some compression marks and some of the checkering tips have been flattened, though just slightly.. The right side grip is in much better condition than the left. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition, and may even be more modern replacements (?).
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is not quite bright and the rifling is almost sharp. There is some slight erosion in the barrel.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 70% of its metal finish. The edges of the frame and receiver are shiny with thinning and there is just the beginning of pinpoint scattered frosting. There are some very light and insignificant surface marks thougohut, and some evidence of metal preparation. The grip screw heads are only lightly marked. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A brown leather military style holster is provided. The holster has a tool pocket inside the top flap and an extra magazine pocket on the exterior. Inside the holster appears to be marked “E.DELACROIXNACHF. / BERLIN / 1915”. The body of the holster retains most of it’s finish. The flap and flap strap have largely lost their finish. Please see the photos.
Our Assessment: The Luger is one of the all time classic handguns. It is known for It’s pointing characteristics and for its quality of construction. Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe carried one in a shoulder holster, as did just about every German soldier, officer and citizen from of means. They were prized trophies from both world wars,. This commercial model has the lug for a shoulder stock. This is a great representative example of a Luger – perfect for collecting without breaking the bank.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol can be transferred in California, and is C&R eligible and can be transferred to a California resident as a private party transfer at our shop in Simi Valley.
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