In 97% condition and all matching with a mint bore we have a post WW1 production DWM made export model luger in 7.63 Luger caliber, which is known as 30 Luger in the States. These guns are often referred to as the 1923 Commercial, The Alphabet Commercial or just the Stoeger Commercial Luger. I won’t tell you what to call it but the pistol was made around 1922 for export sale to the United States as it is “GERMANY” marked. It is a new made gun and was not a rebuilt WW1 Luger. Large numbers of these pistols were brought over here in the 1920’s and you can think of it as being analogous to the Makarov pistols sold/dumped over here after the cold war. At the time, they were cheap,plentiful and mysterious and importers such as Stoeger sold a lot of them. It was this influx of Lugers that made them so well known and popular in America prior to WW2. They were chambered in the small but potent .30 Luger caliber as it was illegal to manufacture 9m/m caliber handguns in Germany at that time due to the Terms imposed on the Armament industry by the Treaty of Versailles. This model of Luger was sold all over the World and it was the standard military side arm of Finland where it was known as the Pistooli M23.
This is an exceptionally nice example, you just really never find them this clean so we took it on to offer our many Luger collecting clients.