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I have a 1920/1913 DWM Luger, supposedly a police reissue, which I have always had doubts about. The gun is fully period refinished, including the trigger, safety lever, and most parts. The frame is numbered 5839"d", and shows the cut for a magazine safety, but the barel and slide have been renumbered with a out of case overstamp of the first two didgets. The barrel is originaly an "a" series. All sub numbers are corectly "39", and a sear safety is present. Is it, as I suspect, a made up gun, or is it possibly correct? I'm realy at a loss with Lugers,there are so many combinations! No matching magazines came with the gun. Can anyone offer an opinion?

Doug
 

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Doug, Without picture it is difficult to say much. Does your pistol appear to have a Weimar or Nazi style eagle on the barrel as a proof. It would not be unusual for a Police pistol in the Weimar period to have a replaced barrel or toggle from a salvage part. Both are a little more unusual. How is the Toggle stamped? In particular is it DWM, S, Simpson, or blank? Check the witness mark on the bottom of the barrel and rever to Dwight Gruber's post on witness marks. He would probably like yours in his database. I am assuming there is a sear safety, am I right?

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Doug, I have one that you have to look close and you see it is an overstamp, it is a correct weimar issue, but the markings and stamps should look original and the barrel with an "a" series has me doubting. To further what Heinz said, can you tell us any markings on the gun?

Proofs? Tell us what and where proofs and markings are located.

What initials or letters are on the toggle?

Can you provide pictures, to include side, top, etc?

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OK, guys, here goes. The slide shows three crown/script proofs and the Imperial Eagle on the right side. There is no eagle proof on the barrel, and the witness marks line up exactly. The toggle has the famous DWM intertwined logo, any yes, there is a sear safety. I wonder about the slide and frame matching, since there is a stock lug and hold open, but the chamber is clearly marked 1913 with a poorly done 1920 over it. Overstamps occur on the barrel and slide with only the first two didgets overstamped in a somewhat larger case. I'll try for some pictures this weekend, but I'm new at this digital posting game, so I'm not sure it will work. Hope any of this helps. Thanks to all.

Doug
 
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