Hi everyone. I'm looking for some assistance with identifying the possible unit that these markings represent. These are located on the front grip strap of my 1918 Erfurt Luger. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
A diagonal slash is characteristic of Reichswehr unit marks. Wacker & Görts lists one unit mark beginning with 11 (eleven, eleventh batterie) and quite a few beginning with II (second battalion). All the other characteristics of the mark are so far out of the ordinary for a unit marking that even a Reichswehr connection is indefensible.
after blowing up the image to me it appears to be a Reichswehr unit mark of 11/353, with the first "3" being double struck as well as poorly struck. Now what those particular numbers represent I am not sure. They look like an 11 rather than II to me at which point its an 11th division of something. then the gun number. As stated previously Unit marked lugers are scarce. so that's just my opinion.
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