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For those that may be interested, acquisition this past weekend from a local gun show.

1917, DWM, serial number 6145, no suffix, with regiment markings, R.J.R.267.3.M.G.K.25. Barrel and breech block have Erfurt style proof. Pistol is all matching except the magazine, in wonderful condition.

Magazine is incorrect of course, but by George is a good one to have. Navy, 6962, Crown/M.

I am guessing the unit marking is Reserve Infantry, Machine Gun. Can anyone help identifying unit.

Also from same show, byf43, subvariation 1, serial number 5323k, complete rig and a Belgian, Charles Ph. Clement, Model 1910, 6.35 m/m, serial number 26516.

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VIS, sounds like a heck of a nice one. Can you provide pictures?

Congrats, and it sounds like congrats on the byf and Clement, don't know what that one looks like!

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Hi Francis, Sounds like you've got a nice one.
Reserve Infantry Reg 267 3rd Machinegun company weapon #25. The 267th Resv. Reg. was part of the 81st Resv. Division. It fought on the Western Front in Somme Dist.in Jan-Mar of 1915. Then transferred to the Eastern Front until Dec 1917. When it was returned to the Western front, where it suffered heavy losses. It remained on the western Front until the Armistice. Hope this helps add alittle character to your pistol. It appears to have possibly served on both fronts. And a Navy mag to boot. Can you post some photos?

Congratulations on your find, Ron
 

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Excellent find. Lugers with (unnumbered) MG markings to infantry regiments are fairly common. The unnumbered MG company marking is to the first MG company. Starting in 1916 the variety of MG units were consolidated into additional MG companies for infantry regiments and were numbered 2 and 3. Your 3rd MG company is a rare unit stamp.

Like Ron said photographs are much appreciated.
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Gentlemen,

Thank you for the kind responses and taking the time to do so. I am not "into" Lugers but this one now gives me an even dozen. It is hard to pick a favorite from the collection (Lugers) but this newest one just has "something" about it.

Now the search for the next "Radom" will continue.

Francis
 
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