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In this auction, there are two sets of numbers under the barrel.

http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=6541649

I am very curious about this second number under the barrel. I am going to look at a similar Eagle tomorrow for the second time. It is marked in the same manner. It is my lack of knowledge about the two numbers that is putting me off. Any answers out there wouldf be appreciated.

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Bob, the upper number "172,28" is the gauge (calibre) of the barrel stated in the classic British form. It represents the number of lead balls the size of the bore that would equal a pound in weight. Europeans use a comma rather than a period to indicate a decimal.

Although this pistol was clearly intended for the US market, early commercial Lugers were so marked in order to widen the potential market to include our English speaking cousins in England, Africa, North America and down under
 
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