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I just acquired a 1914 DWM, s/n 37a, that has the "Bo30" marking on the bottom of the barrel. I understand that to signify the barrel is made of Bohler steel and that they are rare. I'd like to get a better understanding of how rare, why so few were used and why they were used. I'm digitally challenged and have yet to learn how to post pictures, but would be happy to forward scans to someone more technically adept than I.
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Actually, I suspect the Bö symbol on the barrels of 1913 and 1914 DWM Lugers is not too uncommon. I have two 1913 and two 1914 DWM Lugers and 3 of the 4 have the Bö marking. It is my understanding that the German army was experimenting with steel bullets at the time, but I am uncertain of the specifics. Maybe someone on the Forum with more knowledge of the subject could comment. Enjoy your Luger.

Luke
 
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