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The attached photographs are of my 1915 DWM Police reissue. Arguably this particular pistol may have been issued later than 1933 as it has a sear safety but lacks a magazine safety or any provisions for the mag. safety. Also the magazine has a Schmeisser Police style body, although it retains the wooden base presumably from an earlier magazine.





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The holster is numbered to the pistol under the front flap, it is also numbered to an earlier pistol on the back. There appear to me two sets of Police property markings on the back of the holster that have been X'd out. I believe they begin with P. S. for the Police school at Stetin.


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These two pictures show the Imperial barrel proof on the right of the barrel and a stange proof on the left side of the barrel. The barrel appears to be original form the serial numbering and the witness mark, However it has been reblued recently (It was in rough shape). The proof on the left side appears to be some sort of Police arsenal or army acceptance or proof. Open to suggestions on this one.


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Last Picture is of the takedown lever as it shows some of the evidence of pitting before the pistol was reblued. As can be seen some detail in the barrel proofs may have been lost in the rework.



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Thanks Dwight, You are correct. I should never trust my memory.
P.S. = Police School Sachsen

Charlie, I would appreciate your information. I do not have to look so far to go through my two holsters ;)

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For the sake of completeness and to acknowledge Dwigt Gruber's work:I have added a picture of the witness mark on this 1915 reissue. Bear in mind this pistol was reblued so some of the metal upset around the mark may have been polished off but I think not much from the look of it.

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Thanks Charlie! Very nice photos. It is interesting to note that your holster closure strap has beeen moved to a straight vertical position while mine is not moved too far from the military angle. Also I note your magazine has an aluminum bottom on what appears to be a seamed magazine. Apart from these small details the overall appearance is very similar.
 

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Thanks Jan. I think this was probably reissued around 1935 as evidenced by the magazine and the sear safety with no magazine safety. This pistol is an excellent shooter with some pretty impressive performances at 50 yards.
 

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Don, The serial number is 8413 b, with no unit marks on the pistol. The magazine bottom is renumbered in the police style, with no letter suffix and a "2" indicating the second magazine. As noted the Tube is a Haenel Schmeisser indicating replace in 1935 or later using the renumbered police wooden bottom. So it is a replacement bottom on a replacement tube!

The pistol is currently in Cincinnati in my son's safe while I am in Pittsburgh. The computer with those files crashed a long time ago and I do not know where the backup CD of pictures is.

The pistol case is marked P. S. 8,83 on the back on the upper row and P. ? 194 on the lower row. There is an additional serial number on the back and this pistol's number on the front. I purchased this pistol from Tom A after it had been refinished by Ted Green. Tom indicated it was in rough shape when he bought the rig but showed no signs of having been messed with. My email is [email protected]. If you send me yours I will send you a better picture provided I can find it :-(
 
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