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sorry new to forum posted this in wrong section.....
Just purchased first p-08 1915 DWM, will someone be so kind as to point me in the right direction to research this particular variant?
been collecting martial small arms for a few years but new to lugers.
always wanted one . now I have one AMAZING ..... all matching except mag but mag is nickel w/ wood bottom.
im glad i didnt get into p8's sooner because its all i would have..
any help will be appreciated im sure you guys get this alot
and im full of questions.... hopefully I wont bore you guys
any info or a point or shove in the right direction w/ reasearch
would be great!
thanks
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Jay, not a lot of guys from Rhode Island, I used to fly into there when I worked out of Boston. I see you found how to move the posting. Can you provide pcitures of your 1915?

To find out more, we'd need serial number, proofs etc. Any "unit" markings on it, etc.

On this forum, under this section is lots of info, plus under the weimar era, as many imperial guns were used through the weimar era and even ww2.

Welcome to the forum!

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Welcome Jay! You should also learn to use the search feature on the forum. There are several photo essays already posted on 1915 DWMs that you may enjoy. Look under Imperial Luger 1900-1918 and under Weimar Lugers 1920-1933 Imperial reissues. MAny 1915 Lugers had 30 years of hard use in WWI, the Weimar era, and WWII. A few saw continued use in the East German service until the 1970's. Almost as long a run as the 1911 Colt in the US.
 

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believe it or not Ron
the ice belt, runs through the "northern" part of the state so N, NW, NE,are in the belt i.e. more snow. S,SE,SW, get less snow ,ice, and the odd thing is very very diffrent types of people libve in these "areas" we call north county and south county so if someone says im from northern ri you know that there from north county and can only come from a few certain townships same for southern ri, hope this answers you,for the smallest state, we are quite complicated....lol
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Given the size of RI, why not control the "icebelt" with an old fashioned snow fence? Kinda like Walmart does in their supercenter parking lots.
 

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Jay, you had so many pictures and we were just taken aback by all the back and forth talking....

The luger is marked in the military fashio, i.e. not the commercial way. Obviously made in 1915 by DWM. On the right are proof and acceptance markings, appear to be normal for that time period.

The mag is the spare for another imperial era (the + sign is the 2nd mag).

Can you provide bigger and not as dark pictures of under the barrel markings?

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Thanks for your help
the markings inside the frame at the grip are also acceptance markings?
what would be a good source of info (besides this forum)to read on possibly DWM p-8's?
and were would you recomend sending for an appraisal ? I do have a couple appraisers but would prefer someone who lets say....pays more attention to luger pistols.
thanks!!
 

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Markings inside are working or rework marks, guns that made it through the years you see them.

It was adopted in 1908, so that is why it is called a P08 :)

If you want to sell, then you can get it appraised, if for insurance, then it is worth between $700-$900...

Ed
 
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