Georg’s very own Bluger
With its custom 3.25-inch barrel and chopped-down frame, this circa 1905-06 era compact 7+1 Luger 9mm pistol is super cute and is of the style typically referred to as a “Baby Luger.”
Of note, this exact luger is well documented as having been built by DWM for inventor Georg Luger, for his personal use and has his “GL” initials on the toggle.
The gun was produced from existing frames, rather than having a new one forged.
This is one of three original 7-shot “Baby Lugers” that are known to exist in the world today, with this example possibly being the only known example with a 3 1/4 inch length barrel. To shorten the overall length of the frame, the original grip straps were cut in two at the DWM factory and then brazed back together. This extensive of a frame and magazine modification is why these pistols were personally modified under the direct supervision of Georg Luger.
It is up for auction next month with an estimated price of $95,000 – $160,000.