Recent Sale Spotlight: DWM 1917 Artillery Luger P.08

The Artillery model Luger has been an important piece of history and a desirable firearm to own. Austrian designer Georg Johann Luger patented the first Luger in the late 1800s as an improvement upon the Borchardt Automatic Pistol.

Here at Dunlap Gun Consigners, we were fortunate to watch the pistol flow through our inventory and into the hands of a lucky buyer. With adjustable rear sights out to 800 meters, the 1917 Artillery Luger P.08 sold for $3,375.

Gun owners use our online gun consignment process to sell their guns because of the fast, easy and affordable experience. You’ll get top dollar for your firearm by selling it on consignment with us. Plus, the entire process takes under 30 days. Not many consigners can compete with that.

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Designing the Luger Pistol

The coveted design of a Luger pistol is based on the idea of harnessing the recoil power of each bullet. The force is strong enough to eject the used cartridge and the assembly can then travel forward under spring tension to load the next round. Firearms before the Luger was introduced popularized this design such as the Maxim machine gun and Hugo Borchardt’s Model 1893 pistol.

The design is said to contribute to the pistol’s “mud-resistance,” which would explain its usage in the trench warfare conditions of WWI. Luger pistol’s mechanism works well with higher-pressure cartridges. The high-pressure cartridges produce enough recoil for the design to function properly, so one should avoid loading a lower pressure cartridge to avoid malfunction.

Luger History

Luger pistols, also known as the Pistole Parabellum, were manufactured in Germany and Switzerland. The Model 1900 Parabellum was issued to German officers and the Swiss Army. The U.S. purchased the Model 1900 for field testing, but they continued to reject these pistols as the cartridges used (first the 7.65X21mm in the Model 1900 and later the 9X19mm in the Model 1902) were deemed to be not powerful enough for military use.

Various models of the luger pistols, however, were exported to several other countries and became a popular military sidearm.

1908 brought the beloved Luger P.08 (Pistole Modell 1908) that had a 100mm barrel and chambered in 9x19mm Parabellum. In 1913, the Kaiser authorized the adoption of a variant to the P.08. This variant was known as the Lange Pistole 08 or the Artillery Luger P.08. The Artillery Luger has a 200mm barrel and an adjustable rear sight that was calibrated out to 800 meters.

Looking to Sell Your Top Dollar Firearm?

Here at Dunlap Gun Consigners, we are no stranger to the value and importance in history that firearms hold. We will sell your gun at a price it deserves. On average, our guns sell for roughly 20% higher than similar used guns on the market.

Our consignment fee covers all costs including marketing/advertising, photography, storage, insurance, paperwork and credit card payment fees. We have no hidden fees.

Competitors in our industry have long consignment processes, so maybe you’ve doubted selling your gun on consignment. Our entire process typically takes under 30 days and since we are an online-based company, all you have to do is send us your gun and we take care of the rest. Check out our full process here.

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