Tim Hawkins· Registered
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just picked up a beautiful 1908 DWM commercial luger, B.U.G. proofed, #52110. Gun is 9mm, all matched and has 98% original finish. Attached is a picture of the magazine well with a "Prv." marking. The gun has no hold-open added nor does it have any unit markings indicating military use. Is there still a controversy concerning the meaning of "Prv." or has the collecting community accepted the meaning as being "Private" as in a private purchase gun? All help and opinions appreciated. Thanks.