POTD: 1920 DWM Luger Carbine with Replacement Stock
Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! The Luger pistol is such an iconic piece of history and has been greatly beloved due to coverage in popular culture. The Luger Carbine was drawn by influences of World War One trench carbines. These trench carbine PCCs were things like C96s, Lugers with detachable soft holsters, and even Steyr 1912s, but those were very rare. Rock Island Auction Company goes into much more fantastic detail below!
“This is a solid example of a late production 1920 DWM Luger carbine that is complete with a contemporary walnut stock and original attaching iron. These 1920 Luger carbines were all assembled with early 1902/1906 frames that had the old style rear grip safety and lower position safety lever. The frames were factory altered to add the attaching iron on the front end to make a carbine type pistol for sales after WWI, and this example conforms exactly to that configuration. There are very few examples of these 1920 Lugers as the DWM factory was busy reworking standard WWI lugers during the Weimar period and produced very few of these 1920 carbines…
The 11 3/4 inch barrel is fitted with the three position rear sight graduated for 100, 200 and 300 meters with a ramp front sight base with bead front sight. The forend and grip are checkered walnut with a single sling swivel on forearm. The stock is a replacement all walnut version that has more rounded sides than the flat board stock of the WWI period, and is fitted with an unnumbered attaching iron. The buttplate is a replacement steel non-factory variation.”
Lot 399: 1920 DWM Luger Carbine with Replacement Stock [Photograph found in Auction Catalog #50, Rock Island Auction Company]. (n.d.). Retrieved June 28, 2021, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/50/399/1920-dwm-luger-carbine-with-replacement-stock