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Spied this one in a shop. DWM serial 4032b (commercial style numbering) with no date or stock lug. Imperial mark on left side of barrel, receiver (also 2 proofs), and toggle. Unit marked 107.R.3.1. and had the hold open. Condition was probably 80%+ matching but wood bottomed clip (numbered 3002 with large numbers lengthwise, not across). They were asking $850. Jan, what is the history on this unit?
 

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The 107th Regiment (Saxon) was part of the 24th and 58th Infantrie Divisions during World War I and battled on the Western and Eastern Fronts at the Marne, Flanders, Artois, Russia, Lorraine, Verdun, Champagne, Somme, Russia-Lake Narotch, Houthulst Wood Ypres, Scarpe-Somme.
There are 9 Lugers and 0ne Sauer marked to the 107th Tnfanterie Regiment. During 1918 the 107th Infanterie Regiment battled the British on the Western Front. Most likely these Lugers were captured by the British and eventually made their way to the U.S.

* 1908 DWM, s/n 4032b : 107.R.3.1. - (107 Infanterie-Regiment, Kompagnie 3, Waffe Nr. 1)
* 1912 ERFURT, s/n unk: 107.R.3.4. - (107 Infanterie-Regiment, Kompagnie 3, Waffe Nr. 4)
* 1917 DWM, s/n 4771a: 107.R.L.M.G 12.K.11 - (107 Infanterie-Regiment, 12 Kompagnie ,
leichter Maschinengewehr-Trupp, Waffe Nr. 11)
*1911 ERFURT, 5824: 107.R.81. - (107 Infanterie-Regiment ,Stab , Waffe Nr. 81)
* 1908 DWM, s/n 3452b : 107.R.I.1. - (107 Infanterie-Regiment, Bataillon I, Stab, Waffe Nr. 1)
* 1915 DWM, s/n 4657a : 107.R.I.10. - (107 Infanterie-Regiment, Kompagnie 1, Waffe Nr. 10)
* 1913 Sauer, 68123 (Army,c/scriptic): 107.R.5.24.-(107 Infanterie-Regiment, 5 Kompagnie, Waffe 34)
* 1917 Lange DWM, s/n 5790e : 107.R.11.46. - (107 Infanterie-Regiment, Kompagnie 11, Waffe Nr. 46)
* 1915 DWM, 4646f : 107.R.1.M.G.K.17. - (107 Infanterie-Regiment, 1 Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie, Waffe Nr. 17)
* 1916 DWM, s/n 6860n : 107.R.3.M.G.K.8. - (107 Infanterie-Regiment, 3 Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie, Waffe Nr. 8)

Sources: Still- Noll data base; J. Noll, The Imperial German Regimental Marking, and The Histories of 251 Divisions That Participated in the Great War.
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I'm thinking about getting this Luger. Assuming it is matching with proper non-matching mag and is 80% original cond. with a good bore is it worth $850 + tax?
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I went back to look at this 1st issue P08 again. This time I was allowed to partially disassemble it (take off sideplate and remove receiver toggle assy.) The innards are still in the white, last 2 digits of serial were stamped on the receiver lug, toggle pin looked to be fired blue and was unnumbered. Bore would probably go Very Good, some darkness but not really corroded with sharp rifling. There was some rust and a couple of steel wool cleaned spots but no real pitting, probably 80% and in need of some TLC. There appeared to be no police or weimar marks added. The hold-open pin had patina but the proof was there below it. I forgot to note if the sear was relieved, will check that out when I go back. I could not find any stamps on the front sight or base, can someone tell me what the front sight mod was and how it was marked? Also what parts that are normally numbered on dated Imperial lugers are not numbered on a late 1st issue (such as grips, firing pin, toggle pin, etc.)? Tag is marked as a DWM 9mm, and shop thinks it's 1920s commercial. Negotiated some more and got them down to $790 total out the door.
 

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Better buy it quick.
 
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