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Hello,
bought recently a new piece for my collection - a 1918 Artillery, 3 digit number suffix C.
Should be produced at the beginning of 1918?

!!!!!!!I noticed that the beech wood grips are not numbered!!!!!!

see the pics!

Roland

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Absolutely beautiful.

Could you please post the right reciever stamps in a photo? I would like to especially see the final acceptance stamp (on the right), and perhaps, that may give a clue as to the date of manufacture. As well - if it is not a problem, the serial number itself.

Stunning piece!!!
 

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Hello again! I´m happy that you like this pice! Ser.Nr. is 633
Makes always fun to have collectors recognizing a nice condition, that helps me to suffer from the high price, I paied to a friend!
Here I´m going to post some more pics of the proof marks:


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Roland
Excellent photographs and presentation. Sometimes the grips are not numbered; however, the beech grips are proper for 1917 and 1918 Imperial Lugers. Your photograph is not sufficently sharp to determine the barrel proof. I would guess that it is the style of proof used by inspectors associated with the DWM plant. As I recall, the Erfurt style proof is more commonly associated with the 1917 and 1918 artillery barrels.
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Roland,

I own a pristine, standard (4" barrel)1918 DWM, and it also has beech grips which are not numbered but appear to have been on the gun from the beginning.

Luke
 
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