This is a picture of my oldest Luger a model 1900 which was per serial # probably produced in 1901-1902. Lugers went into Comm. production in 1900 with this model and obviously predates any military contracts. The serial # are low 3000 thus the first on the block. This old girl is 112 yrs old and in very good shape. These also predate the introduction of the 9mm cal. Most say these were the most beautiful Luger's as to shape. The inital blowback portion on dischge was also different as was frame etc. This pistol is all matching from a to z.