Luger Artillery 1913 Pre-production Prototype Stock. Order RefRef.#01.FC3.
For the advanced Luger Collector. A fine example of an extremely rare 1913 pre-production (style)
prototype Artillery Luger Shoulder Stock. Made from solid German Walnut wood. This highly unusual
Shoulder-stock incorporates the "Luger Artillery Pistol" and comes complete with Brass Loop-handle
Cleaning Rod and Magazine Loading/Stripping tool.
This is an example of an extremely rare, prototype German Artillery Luger combination holster/shoulder
Originally developed in the 1908-1910 time-frame and intended to be used as a shoulder stock for the
early Artillery Lugers and to also act as a wooden holster for the Lugers. There were only a handful
of these actually made (estimated at less than 50) with almost no examples being seen or even offered
today on the collectors market. These were a very short lived prototype variation, produced by DWM under
direction of Georg Luger, that abandoned this concept in favor of using the flat board stock version with
a standard leather holster. This later design proved to be far more durable and easier to produce.
New Production item.
Accessories shown in the photo i.e. Artillery Luger Pistol and 32 rnd Snail Drum (Trommel) Magazine* and
holster* are not included but shown for example display purposes only. Accessories available*
Archive Photo footage:
Attached are several examples of an Original 1913 Prototype Stock and Holster and Imperial units wearing
the newly supplied rigs .
Note the pebble grain leather surface finish compared to the 1916 LP08 smooth Leather Holster and shoulder
stock rigs. It is not reported but many of the earlier rigs were made from Horse-hide (skins) and not cowhide
as was originally thought or documented. Cavalry led horse units were extensively used in WW1 and in the
Trenches etc. Hides were removed from the dead horse carcasses and horse meat fed to the serving soldiers.