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This is my first attempt to post a series of pictures of one of my Lugers, and this one is no beauty. However, according to "Imperial Lugers" it is pretty uncommon. Jan states in "Imperial Lugers" that . .
"a few 1914 DWM Lugers in the 8000a to 9400a serial range bearing the C/X C/X C/X acceptance stamps lack a stock lug" without estimating the total production. This serial number range suggests a production run of perhaps 1400 Lugers.

According to "Imperial Lugers" "This Luger bears the same C/X C/X C/X Army inspections stamps as found on 1908 Commercial Army Lugers." I wonder what the common element was here, other than the obvious, and if there is any background history on these guns.

I would be interested in hearing from others who own one of these.

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The gun is pretty rough but is all matching and shows no signs of tampering, so I am pretty sure that it is authentic.

The roughest part is the side plate. It appears that the gun must have rested on the left side in a rust-promoting environment for some time. The pitting here is unfortunate, but it is part of the gun's history.


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Luke, a great late slickback. Is this the 1914 you showed me a few years ago?
 

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You have a rare and interesting 1914 DWM military no stock lug variation. What is the serial number?

Have not verified any history concerning these unusual variations. There is a bit of speculation though. I speculated on page 25 of Imperial Lugers (1991)that these might be some sort of Imperial police issue. Later I found one that bore military unit stamps and feel certain now that these are military issue.
Jan
Link below contains information on the C/X C/X C/X DWM Lugers.
* 1908 DWM, COMM. ARMY, R.I.R.72 M.G. Jan C Still (1908 Comm. Army, sn 70149, R.I.R.72.M.G.11)
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George -

The same; just hadn't considered presenting it on the Forum until today. Thought maybe it would be of interest to collectors who have not seen one like this. Unlike the 1914 and 1908 Commercial-Army Lugers which have 5 digit serial numbers, this one has the standard 4 digit + suffix Army numbering.

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