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Old 11-14-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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Hello, grandfather bought a handgun from his friend that was in World War II and was wondering if anyone could give me more information about this pistol. The only information I was able to find is that it is Dutch from the words "rust" next to the safety and that it is a 9mm luger perhaps made by the company DMW

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That is a rare DWM 1906 Grip Safety Luger. In nice shape it would be valued at around $3,000 bucks. This gun has been badly damaged by having the finish buffed off. Some one ruined it by cleaning off the original finish and did a very poor job. It may bring $600 on a good day.
If it were mine I would have it rebuilt by a German Arms company that specialize in saving these guns. I would expect to pay about $1,000 dollars to have this done.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luger_pistol

That will tell you a bit about the Luger, and Deutsch Waffen und Munition Fabriken. Your pistol is not likely Dutch, but German. Think the word you read on the safety is Geischert, German for Safe.
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No it definitely says "rust" parallel to the safety

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That is a rare DWM 1906 Grip Safety Luger. In nice shape it would be valued at around $3,000 bucks. This gun has been badly damaged by having the finish buffed off. Some one ruined it by cleaning off the original finish and did a very poor job. It may bring $600 on a good day. If it were mine I would have it rebuilt by a German Arms company that specialize in saving these guns. I would expect to pay about $1,000 dollars to have this done.
After restoring it for around $1,000 how much could it be worth then .... $3,000 range?

It was bought for $25.00 in the 50's and has maybe 20 rounds shot through it. Shooting is flawless.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luger_pistol That will tell you a bit about the Luger, and Deutsch Waffen und Munition Fabriken. Your pistol is not likely Dutch, but German. Think the word you read on the safety is Geischert, German for Safe.
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You are correct it is a gun that was issued by Holland. The Dutch East India Company used these guns in the tropics. They were often in bad shape. The safety and arrow marked "Rust" above the safety.
You would have one fine rare luger for $1,000 dollars or less. That is a dream. I would like to have it for my collection. Maybe this link can educate you on your rare find.

http://phoenixinvestmentarms.com/History%20Book/671dutchKL.htm

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Thank you for your information. Going to look into restoring it to original. Surprisingly good accuracy at 15 yards comparing it to a 3rd gen glock 19

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