WWI German DWM (1917) Luger Pistol with British Proofmarks

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WWI German DWM (1917) Luger Pistol with British Proofmarks
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This is an excellent example of a late WWI German luger as manufactured by the DWM factory in 1917 with British proof marks. This pistol has a rust blued finish with the straw colored small parts with checkered walnut grips. The unique aspect of this example are the British proofmarks which consist of the "Crown over the BNP" proof, located on top of the breechblock, left side of the barrel, barrel extension and frame rail. While the under side of the barrel is marked with the full British proofmarks that consist of; "9 M/M, 752/ 15 TONS PER/ then the small symbol for square inch". The top of the chamber area is dated 1917 and the front toggle is marked "DWM", for Deutsch Waffen Und Munitions factory. The right side of the barrel extension has the three "Crown/Script" proofs next to the Imperial Eagle proof. Matching visible numbers on pistol. The safety and extractor are correctly marked "Gesichert" and "Geladen" and it has the fixed front and notch rear sight with the stock lug on the back strap. The magazine is a correct nickel plate WWI version with a wood bottom base plate numbered "7946n".
BBL: 4 inch round
Gauge: 9 mm Luger
Finish: blue/straw color
Grips: walnut checkered
Serial Number: 4066e
Condition: Excellent with 95% plus blue finish overall with edge and high spot wear. The blue finish has a slightly spotty appearance in a few places, but it is original rust blued finish. The small parts retain 70% of their straw colors with slightly more finish loss on the trigger. The grips are in very fine condition with sharp checkering overall with minor wear across the tops of the checkering, and some holster pressure dents on the left side. Mechanically excellent. A very nice example of a WWI German luger pistol with the scarce British proofmarks.