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1917 DWM Luger Serial No. 7892c with WWI military proofs, reblued.
My question is about the magazine with blued tube.
Aluminun bottom is stamped S/42, 7892, Eagle 83.
Is this a Mauser rework in the '30s?
Any information on this magazine is appreciated.
Bill
 

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Probably Bill. WWI mags had wood bottoms and were nickle plated. Does the mag have a letter under it matching the serial no. of the gun. If not a rework, it could be a forced match. I'm sure someone else will interject the pertinent data. As you know S/42 is a mauser code.
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Bill

Not to sure if you have a reworked luger but the magazine with the S/42 is a Mauser parts code and the Stick eagle over 83 came out in 1938 around the G block on the magazine.

definetly a forced match magazine.
 

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Dave & lugerlou,
No, it does not have the letter 'c' under the serial number on the magazine, but it does have a
very large '#' under the Eagle 83. I'm not familar with the term forced match. What does it mean?
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the number was either restamped or a blank mag was used and the mag was "matched", either arsenal or at a later point.

So "forced matched".
 

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Respecting your magazine it would not matter if the suffix letter was under the magazine serial number. The 1917 DWM luger would have the wood bottom for a base, serial number crosswise with suffix letter and a shiny tin tube, not a aluminum base with a blue tube.



Your magazine is for a later production luger, hence the aluminum base and blue tube. The SE/83 as stated earlier is for a Mauser produced luger not DWM.

Force matching is when individuals try and match up the serial number of their lugers to magazines without paying attention to the correct period when the magazine base and body were produced. The exception to this is the police reworks.
 
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Hi I have just got a 1916 Erfurt luger p08 - my first Luger by the way. Seems to have matching part numbers but the question I would like to have answered is where is the serial number on the magazine? It is a shiney one, proberbly nickle plated with a wooden bottom. Sounds like it's a genuine WW1 magazine so thats good. I'm very new to the Luger side of collectibg so please be patient with some of my assumptions and questions.
 

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Fletch, welcome to the forum. It is best if you start your own thread, rather than bring up another from 3 months ago. This way, you can receive e-mails on "your" thread, etc.

And serial number would be on the base. If there is none, then either yours has been sanded down, is a replacement, or a commerical which would not have a number.

Pictures need to be provided to give you a good guess (in your own thread please)

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