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Fabulous, Ultra Rare Krauswerk 45 ACP Luger Carbine
Cal. 45 ACP
Although Krauswerk has long been known for making the best quality reproduction M1906 .45 cal and Baby Lugers, what most collectors don’t realize is that Krauswerk also made at least two .45 ACP Luger carbines!
Although the S# on this example is “4”, it is not known if the guns were made consecutively as the consignor was very specific in wanting a S# 4 carbine to match the SN of his M1906 & Baby Luger.
The carbine was made using the same equipment as for the M1906 pistols, modified to have a longer bbl., a forward frame extension for forearm attachment, a modified rear toggle (still marked w/ the intertwined “GL” but devoid of the rear sight), & a backstrap with integral lug for shoulder stock attachment. The only other marking was the intertwined “DWM” on the middle toggle link & the S# “4” applied to the forward frame extension.
The bbl. measures 16.25″ long &, as per the original carbine, has a long serrated ramped base leading to a bead-profile dovetailed front sight. The sliding rear sight is mounted in front of the receiver & is graduated w/ “1”, “2” & “3” markings. Trigger, safety lever & grip safety are per the standard production guns. Fitted w/walnut checkered panels.
The unmarked shoulder stock is very similar to that of the standard carbine in having a 2-screw lug, a locking lever on the left side & a serrated buttplate secured w/ 2 screws. The forend & buttstock are checkered to emulate the original & each are fitted w/ rotating sling swivels.
MAGS: folded metal mag. whose plug is secured by 2 pins.
Frankly, if you want the biggest, baddest Luger Carbine in the United States, this may be your only opportunity!