Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Luger Model 1906

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Luger Model 1906

Date

about 1906

Object Number

PR.11090

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005 Gifted to the Ministry of Defence Pattern Room by the Metropolitan police, New Scotland Yard, London, June 1996

Physical Description

This is a rare example of the Bern-produced type sometimes inaccurately known as the 'Model 06/24', differentiated by its curved front strap as opposed to the simplified straight equivalent found on the 06/29 (which was redesigned in 1929 to be cheaper to make) and the longer grip safety on the latter.

Techniques

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength4.72 in
BarrelLength120 mm
OverallLength9.05 in
OverallLength234 mm
OverallWeight0.89 kg
OverallWeight1.96 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 31674

Calibre

7.65 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Serial number
31674
Breech, toggle, barrel, left side of receiver x 4,under rear sight, front of stock.
Stamped
Manufacturer's mark
Cross mark over 'WAFFENFABRIK BERN'
Toggle
Stamped
Proof mark
Standard Swiss proofs
Left side of barrel extension
Stamped
Inspectors marks
Swiss cross, 'CC'
Toggle
Stamped
Inspectors marks
Swiss cross
Right side of reciever, trigger guard,
Stamped
Inspectors marks
Swiss cross
Right side receiver x2, left side of reciver x2, top of barrel
Stamped

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