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American Historical Foundation

Blue Max Luger Deluxe

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Blue Max Luger Collector

The Grand Cross of the Pour le Mérite (Blue Max) Luger—“One of 100”

It is the signature weapon of Germany. It is the legendary Luger. Its design is sophisticated, and complex; over 1,100 operations were required to make one Luger. The functioning of the knee-action toggle recoil/cocking/re-chambering system intrigues anyone who loves to operate, or watch in action, unusual mechanisms.

The “Blue Max”

In a history-making “world’s first,” this most-valued battlefield weapon is being paired with Germany’s highest and most-prestigious battlefield award. The Pour le Mérite (the “PLM”) was better known by its nickname, the “Blue Max” (“Blauer Max,” in German). Prussian King Friedrich the Great instituted it in 1740—the reason for the “F” and crown device on the medal. French was the official royal court language throughout Europe; hence the French name, “For Merit.” The color of the enamel work explained the “Blue” of its nickname, and the “Max” referred to Max Immelmann, the first fighter “Ace” to win the medal in WWI. It was last awarded in 1918, just prior to the dissolution of Imperial Germany. The best known of the Blue Max winners was Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron,” the most legendary pilot in military history, with eighty air-combat victories.

The Pour le Mérite (Blue Max) Luger

It would be presumptuous for a Limited Edition Luger to bear the name Pour le Mérite, unless it were magnificent. Collectors may select from two editions of this superb, Museum-Quality collectible firearm; each is an authentic, original, pre-war/wartime German-made Luger. Both editions feature the finest custom gunsmithing, including:

The Grand Cross of the Pour le Mérite Luger—“One of 100”

Awarded only five times in its 178-year history—and only to German royalty and Field Marshals—the Grand Cross of the Pour le Mérite, the highest order of the award, represented the elite of Germany’s elite. Appropriate to this high station, each Grand Cross of the Pour le Mérite Luger—“One of 100” is custom gunsmithed to Exhibition Grade, including:

The Grand Cross of the Pour le Mérite Luger is strictly limited to only 100 firing examples, worldwide.

Display Case

Also available is a custom made, luxuriously lined Display Case with locking glass lid and engraved identification plaque to display and protect your Tribute from dust and unauthorized handling.

Shipping Procedure

Since the Tribute is a working firearm, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice.

Reservation Form

I wish to reserve (Quantity) of the "Blue Max Luger Deluxe", a working Luger, at the price of $4,995*. Each Luger is numbered and registered within the limited edition of 100, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Thirty-day return privilege.

Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per Luger. I will pay the balance prior to delivery at the rate of $480 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.

Optional Display Case:

I do not wish to order the optional luxuriously lined Display Case at this time.

I also wish to reserve the optional luxuriously lined Display Case. Please add $179 + shipping to my deposit at this time.

* All orders are subject to acceptance and availability. If I cancel my reservation prior to delivery, I will receive a full refund, less a commissioning fee of $195. Shipping and handling will be added to each order. Virginia residents please add sales tax.