Thread: 30 Luger DWM?
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Old April 22, 2013, 06:52 PM   #9
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"It can't be both Swiss and DWM; pics! "

FWIW: I own a Luger that was given to me (free) (shortly after the owners death). I initally thought I had really scored. However, after getting home and examining it in more detail, I realized that it was a parts gun. The frame is Mauser, the toggle is an American Eagle (I think that is the right term), and it has a six inch navy barrel complete with two rear sights.
The real sad part of the story is yet to come. When this was given to me, I had my choice of one of two Lugers. One was a pristine WWII bringback (captured and brought back by the recently deceased, and it was the first centerfire handgun I had ever fired, when I was a kid) complete with the holster and all the accessories. It was made in 1936 and was in VERY nice condition. However, I already owned a couple standard 4" barreled Lugers although neither was anywhere near the condition of this one. So, it was a tough choice. I chose the one I did because I thought I was getting an Artillery Model. The good one was given to someone else.
You know the rest. In the books you have read
How the British Regulars fired and fled,
How the farmers gave them ball for ball,
From behind each fence and farmyard wall,
Chasing the redcoats down the lane,
Then crossing the fields to emerge again
Under the trees at the turn of the road,
And only pausing to fire and load.
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