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Here are some pictures of an early regimental marked Imperial P08. The hold open has been added and the front sight blade modification has been made. Proper markings appear at both locations.

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The magazine is proper but not matched to the pistol.

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Excellent presentation of a 1908 DWM with a rare Hussar unit marking. 9.H.3.14 signifies: 9 Husaren-Regiment, Eskadron 3, Waffe Nr. 14.

The M1879 Reichsrevolver shown in the Reichsrevolver section is also marked to the 9th Hussar Regiment. The history of this regiment is also shown in that section. The following photograph from that history showing part of the 9th Hussar Regiment at mobilization may show the owner of your Luger somewhere.
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The magazine is a beech wood bottom one.The beech wood bottoms began to be issued in late 1916.
A proper mag should have a walnut wood bottom.
 

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quote:Originally posted by PAOLO

Garfield
The magazine is a beech wood bottom one.The beech wood bottoms began to be issued in late 1916.
A proper mag should have a walnut wood bottom.
Thank you. That is very interesting. Do you have additional information regarding the size and manner of stamping of the numbers?
 

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quote:Originally posted by garfield

quote:Originally posted by PAOLO

Garfield
The magazine is a beech wood bottom one.The beech wood bottoms began to be issued in late 1916.
A proper mag should have a walnut wood bottom.
Thank you. That is very interesting. Do you have additional information regarding the size and manner of stamping of the numbers?
Garfield
The size of the numbers on the specimen I know range between 3,6 mm. and 3,9 mm..About the manner they are placed,see page 88 (on the left upon and below) of the BEAUTIFUL "Imperial Lugers" of Jan Still.
 

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Garfied, Thank you for posting. An interesting pistol and excellent presentation. In case you do not have Imperial Lugers (buy it immediately or borrow mine!) that text reports the serial number is stamped lengthwise, as yours is, prior to the 1912 issue, horizontally, 1912 and later. That being said, I think mismatching shows a real Luger that has seen real use. 7179a would be 1908 production I believe (Imperial Lugers,p.20)

Thanks for the great post.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Heinz

Garfied, Thank you for posting. An interesting pistol and excellent presentation. In case you do not have Imperial Lugers (buy it immediately or borrow mine!) that text reports the serial number is stamped lengthwise, as yours is, prior to the 1912 issue, horizontally, 1912 and later. That being said, I think mismatching shows a real Luger that has seen real use. 7179a would be 1908 production I believe (Imperial Lugers,p.20)

Thanks for the great post.
Heinz: Happy that you enjoyed the pictures. I do have Still's Imperial Lugers. As you note, the serial numbers on the magazine bottom pictured above are of the type and are stamped in the manner as those found on pre-1912 magazines. The fact that the bottom is constructed of beech is an interesting anomaly. My first thought was that it was a late Naval magazine, however, it lacks the C/M acceptance stamp. While I can not state, with certainty, that all authentic Navy magazines received this stamp, neither can I state with certainty that all early magazines were produced with walnut bottoms only. Nor can I find the matter of the adoption of beech grips and/or magazines bottoms for use by the military addressed specifically in any reference. Bottom line is, I am not certain where the magazine fits in; it does look nice.
 

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I got two holsters which are H.9 stamped and 1910 dated. One is a altered Reichsrevolver holster the other a commercial holter. When I know how I can send you photos of them I will do so. A new member from Germany. Sorry for my poor English. Regards Klaus
 

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Klaus,
* And welcome to the Forum from Texas.

* Your English is infinitely better than my German. Have enjoyed your posts & will look forward to future holster pics.

* Thanks you for your holster listings. When I can't find a lederfabriken anywhere else, I can usually find it on your list.
 
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