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1920/1913 Police reissue ?

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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?

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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?

regards, heinz
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