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This area is for questions that are asked frequently, and is mainly about Lugers since that is what is asked ~~ however, we can add any additions to this if requested
DWM Army Models: 1902 test, 1906/07 test, undated, dates:1910 to 1918; 1908 & 1914 Comm. Army; Erfurt Army Models, dates: 1910, 1911-1914,1916-1918 (Spandau?)
Erfurt Artillery dated 1914; DWM Artillery dated: 1914 to 1918
DWM Models: 1904, 1906, 1908, 1914 dated: 1916, 1917; P.08 Navy 1908 Comm. Navy
Army, Artillery, Navy
Unit histories, in action photographs, and related accessories
Army, Navy, Police. May have: 1920 Reichswehr property stamp, Weimar Army/Navy/Police unit markings, indications of Weimar Rework
Models: 1923 Commercial (better called 20 DWM), 1920 Commercial (better called Alphabet DWM), 1933 Mauser Sneak (better called 29 DWM)
Dated: 1925, 1926, Blank chamber, S stamp
Army, Navy, Police
Period in action photographs, and related accessories
THIRD REICH LUGERS
S/42 code dated: K, G, 1936 to 1939; 42 Code dated: 1939, 1940, 41; byf code dated: 41, 42; Army Banner; Banner police dated: 1938 to 1942, Croatian, KU marked.
Dated: G, S, 36, 1936 to 1938, 1940 to 1944.
Army,Navy,Luftwaffe,Police - In Action Photographs & Other Accessories.
COMMERCIAL - FOREIGN CONTRACT LUGERS - ACCESSORIES
Borchardt, DWM Commercial Models:1900, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1908, 1914, Carbine; DWM contracts: Swiss, Bulgarian, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese,Brazilian, Bolivian, Chilean; DWM contracts United States: AE, AE Test,AE Cartridge Counter Test, .45 cal. Test
DWM models: 1923 Commercial (better called 20 DWM), 1920 Com. (better called Alphabet DWM), 1933 Sneak (better called 29 DWM); Vickers;Bern model: 1906, 1929; DWM contracts: Finnish, Stoeger, Dutch
Mauser Models: 1934, 1934/06, Navy, Long P08; Stoeger, Dutch, Portuguese,Swiss, Electric Co. of Israel, Swedish, Siamese, Latvian, Persian, Turkish
CENTRAL POWERS PISTOLS AND ACCESSORIES
Mauser: 1914, M1896/12, M1896/16 Red 9; Walther: No. 4 & No. 6; 1913 Sauer, 07 Dreyse, FL Selbstlader, Beholla, Menta, Jager; M1908 Bayard, 1910 Bergman Bayard; Browning: 1900 & 1903; Frommer Stop; Steyr Hahn
M7 Roth Steyr, 1912 Steyr Hahn, Frommer Stop, 1908 Steyr, Mauser 1896/12 Austrian (Steyr Mannlicher?)
Bulgaria: DWM: 1900, 1906, 1908; Turkey: Mauser 1896, Browning 1903
AXIS PISTOLS, 1933-1945
Army, Navy, Police, NSDAP - Also includes reissue of Imperial pistols and Weimar issue pistols. P 38 & HP, Mauser: 1934, HSc, Schnellfeuer; Walther: PP & PPK, Sauer: Behörden & 38H; Ortgies.
Army, Navy, Police Steyr Hahn, Steyr 08/34; Cz: 24, 27, 38; Radom, Bergman Bayard, Norwegian M1914, FN Browning: 1922, High Power; Gavage, M1935A, Unique: 16,17, Kriegsmodel; MAB D, Tokarev; Beretta: 1934, 1935; Astra: 300, 400, 600, 900, 903; Star B, Femaru P. 37.
MAB A , Astra 200, FN Browning Baby, CZ 36, Unique 10, Beretta 418, Mauser 1910/34, Sauer WTP (Vest Pocket Pistols) Models 1920, 28 & 33 and Sauer Model 19
Discussion of all makes of pre-WW2 22 cal and smaller
Glisenti, Brixia, Beretta: 1915, 1922, 1923, 1931, 1934, 1935.
Grandpa Nambu, Papa Nambu, Baby Nambu, Type 14, Type 94, Type Hamada, Type Inagaki, Type 26 Revolver, foreign manufactured Japanese procured military pistols.
Pistols and Holsters - Hungary: Femaru 29M & 37M; Romania: Steyr Hahn, 1934 Beretta; Bulgaria: DWM 1900, 1906, 1908, Mauser byf 42; Star B; Slovakia: Cz 24; Croatia: Mauser P08, Walther HP; Browning 1922
M 1896/12; DWM M 23 Luger; Lahti L 35; Cz: 24, 27, 38; 1934 & 1935 Beretta, Astra 300, Browning High Power
REICHS REVOLVERS AND ACCESSORIES
LUFTWAFFE DRILLING & SHOTGUNS Forum description
WORLD WAR I AND II PISTOLS USED BY THE ALLIES
BOOK REVIEWS FOR PISTOL COLLECTORS
POST WAR PISTOLS AND HOLSTERS Post WW2 military pistols, holsters and accesories
Norwegian Lugers and holsters, 1945-1999
German Democratic Republic (DDR) pistols and holsters 1945-1990
Mauser pistols, revolvers and holsters, 1968-present
Makarov Military Pistols and Holsters 1951-1991
West German pistols
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New Collectors BoardHello everyone, I need your knowledge! Ihave found that box containing 9 mm parabellum cartridges The cartridges are not marked, The box has no manufacturer's marking Is it a manufacture for the civilian market? Date of manufacture? WW 1? WW 2? post 1945? Thank you for your comments, in order...
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1900-1918 : German (non-P08) Pistols & HolstersWelcome all! Need help determining the authenticity of the Mauser holster. I personally do not have any doubts. Some people are confused by the very good condition of the holster. I will provide any photos.
Want to Sell Trader BoardLuger P-08 41 byf code ser # 5179 y. All numbers matching on gun but magazine is mismatched (type 2 Army mag # 6357 u - stick eagle/63). Grips are NOT original to gun - high quality aftermarket checkered walnut. From estate sale - no other info available. Very fine original condition overall...
Italy Pistols and HolstersFound this Beretta Rig from 1943, Serial# G15204 with Holster and 2. Mag. Karl