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EXCEEDINGLY RARE SWISS MODEL 1906 E SERIES NUMBERED LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.
inv# 22-8 (21-4588)
Cal. 7.65 mm (30 Luger).
The Swiss assembled very very few E. prefix M 1906 Lugers referenced in the classic book by Geoff Sturgess, Vol. 1, Page 552, with an estimated production of just 20 pistols. Most were assembled in small batches as replacements for existing numbers, Sturgess having noted that most were in the range of 565-784.
This example and one other, found on an internet search, in the 800 range. This pistol, that has no import marks, is a standard configuration M1906 with Bbl. 120mm (approx. 4 ¾”), saw tooth blade front sight, and “V” notched rear sight. Cross in Shield over chamber and DWM on middle toggle link. “E.858” on front of frame and under barrel, the last two or three digits repeated on all the usual small parts (takedown lever is unnumbered) and both grips. Usual Swiss cross on left side of barrel extension and frame below rear toggle link. Military magazine with wood plug/metallic disks. Major components are rust blued; takedown lever trigger, magazine release, and safety lever are strawed.
Accompanied by two spare identically configured magazines and two different screwdriver tools: one in a hollowed, brass, military inspected container with press fit cap containing screwdriver, jag, and two bristle brushes; the second (very scarce-consigner mentioned only one other known) with a military inspected wooden handle and separate, double-bladed screwdriver shaft. Pistol and accessories contained in sturdy leather covered carrying case with leather handle, French fitted, lined with dark green felt, compartmentalized for pistol, each of two spare magazines with compartments for cleaning accessories/ammunition including sealed black labeled box of 24 cartridges dated 24.4.47. Paired brass fittings, each key locked with two hooks requiring simultaneous depression for release (key not present).
MAGS: 3 TOTAL plated proper 8 rd. Swiss mags. w/ unmarked wood bases having distinctive metal disks.