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These are like the ubiquitous 1914 Lugers except they don't have stock lugs on the grip strap..right? I've been told that the only dates known to be stamped on the chamber is 1911-13. So there are no pistols out there with 1908-10 stamped on them? If true, I wonder why that is? Any 1914 stamped pistol is going to have a stock lug, correct? Jim
 

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Jim said: "I've been told that the only dates known to be stamped on the chamber is 1911-13." What is the source of your information?

Starting in late 1908 and continuing through 1909 undated Lugers were manufactured by DWM for the German Military. Starting in 1910 and continuing through 1918 dated Lugers were manufactured by DWM for the German Military. Starting in 1911, and continuing through 1912-1914 and 1916-1918 dated Lugers were manufactured by Erfurt for the German Military. The stock lug was introduced in late 1913 and continued through 1918. A few 1914 dated DWM Lugers do not have the stock Lug.
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Jim -

On page 39 of Jan's "Imperial Lugers" you will find a picture of one of the 1913 DWM Lugers with a stock lug. These are uncommon, but are not as rare as the 1914 DWM which was manufactured WITHOUT a stock lug. A picture of the 1914 DWM w/o stock lug can be found on page 42 of "Imperial Lugers." Both are interesting variations.

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Luke: Just aquired Jan's Imperial Luger book...all clarified. Some 1914s without lug, a 1913 with a lug. Great old pictures! Hard-looking Imperial troops! Probably aged in their 20s, but look 40. Jim
 
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