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Unread 04-03-2022, 07:45 AM   #1
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Default United Kingdom Agent for Lugers 1920/1939

Does anyone know which company in the UK was the agent for Luger pistols?

Chas Osborne of Birmingham was the Smith & Wesson agent before WW1 and also had the agency for Brochardt pistols at one point, but i do not know who the official UK agent was for Lugers between the wars.


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Reading through Sturgess' book...

In 1900, the DWM agent in England was Vickers, Son and Maxim Ltd

Contracts with Vickers are documented with the Netherlands into the early 1920's.

By 1927, the Versailles treaty inspectors were withdrawn, and the Dutch were free to deal directly with DWM in Berlin.

The Versailles treaty followed by WW-II would have suppressed much of the market for the Luger in England through the end of WW-II.

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- Therefore if you want peace, prepare for war.
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